Big News

You know how your supposed to “listen to the signs”  and “trust what the universe is telling you?? Wellllllll I have to say I am kinda OK at this life skill and lately I have been getting some HUGE signals about my future. Let me elaborate.

Just a mere 7 months ago I was working from home. The biz was getting larger and I was starting to feel like the girls and myself were HATING coming to work in my tiny home office. One day I randomly drove by this building located in a cute little biz area near my house and saw a “for lease” sign in the window. A quick google search later, I got the deets, called the number, met the agent, and signed a lease!

It was a knee jerk decision but I felt OK about it in my guts , so I threw caution to the wind a within a month we were in and working in our cute new space!

(see the office post HERE & HERE,  see the bathroom office remodel post HERE, and our little kitchenette post HERE)

We decided to open up the office by appointment only for anyone that wanted to come by and “Shoppe” everything in person. Because the design office is also the place where we store the pillows and shoppe goodies, I figured it couldn’t hurt to allow anyone local to come visit. Every week we had appointments and I was thrilled and kinda surprised by the overwhelming response.  When the customers come in, it is always fun and I find myself getting super excited to throw some pillow combos together and ignore the mounds of work piled on my desk!  It’s a welcome and much appreciated interruption….but albeit an interruption that took away from all my design clients and ultimately from the daily flow of the major part of my biz. The demand for regular store hours as well as a larger staff was becoming more and more apparent each week we have been in our tiny space. Unfortunately, and to complicate matters even further, they started building a giant restaurant next door to us. Like literally RIGHT NEXT DOOR. For the past 4 months we have been doused in noise pollution, construction dust,banging hammers, buzzing generators, jack hammers, dumpsters, and the occasional nail popping through our walls!!  If I was having a hard time concentrating and being creative before, imagine what adding the chaos of construction has done!!  It was basically the least functional office space one could ever have, and so after much, much deliberation and countless  “pro’s and cons” lists, we have given our notice at the office. This all happened just over a week ago…Friday to be exact, and just like that…we are moving!!

We were lucky enough to already find ourselves another space. Of course the new space has it’s own trippy story behind it, and I think its worth sharing because sometimes the universe shows you things in weird ways. We live in Calabasas CA. and this little city has some pretty adorable little shopping areas, but had a major lack of cute boutique and home goods stores…In fact, I don’t think there are any! So when we first moved to this part of town, almost 2 years ago, we started exploring and seeing the gap in the market. We would eat at this rad little restaurant called Pedalers fork  and go to the farmers market on Saturdays in an area called “Old Town Calabasas”. I remember a specific morning in particular when we parked and walked by this cute great little building and noticed a “for lease” sign in the window. I said to The Duck “I am gonna call and see what the scoop is. How awesome would it be to have this as a little design office/retail space for Shoppe“. So I called, and what do you know…the space had JUST been taken by of all things, an interior designer!!! I was bummed, but honestly still in no financial position to rely on the shoppe being able to pay the rent at this larger space, nor did I have any clue that shoppe would one day actually be able to handle a rent price like that. So I put it out of my mind, but dreamed about it for the past 2 years. Literally every time I would drive by, I would say….” that’s my future space!” Anyways, so after we gave our notice on the friday, we went to the farmers market on that very Saturday and what do you know…….the space was back up for LEASE!!!!!! To make a long story short, the owner had to get out of the 5 year lease for various reasons, and we were able to take over her lease!! We get the keys on May 1st and are hoping to open our doors August 1st.

It will be half part retail and half my design offices, so we have  A LOT of work to be done to make it ready.  I am more excited than I could ever imagine but I am also a barrel of nerves…but good nerves! The excited kind of nerves. Anyways, I will keep everybody posted with plans and “before” pics and mood boards etc. But for now, Here is  at  little pic of the side doors to the building!

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Life According to my iPhone

I am currently getting ready for the largest installation I have ever done to date with my #ClientSandyCastles and so to say I am in “Stress-Mode” would be an understatement. Its 5k sq. feet and we have done literally the whole house down to the plates and pillows….It’s a lotta stuff.

Anyways, I will be grammin some behind the scenes photos so follow along on IG if you want to see my frazzled self up to my ears in really really pretty things.

Anywhooo here is whats been happening lately, according to my iPhone.

Like I said #clientsandycastles is finally upon us. Here is what the pad looked like last time I was there…

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We also did a little bit of install at #clientfreakinfabulous sweet sweet pad. We are having Tessa come shoot the house for reals next week but here is some sneaks for now.

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In more work related news, I visited my #clientdreamteam and walked the framed out casa. It doesn’t look like much now, but this is another project I can’t wait to show y’all!  Since I will have so much say in every aspect of the whole homes design details, I am taking my time and thinking the whole thing through real hard!

So Exciting!!!

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I went shopping in LaLa land for clients and I fell head over heels with this cluster of lighting from Heather Levine

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I got my first image of the wallpaper I designed for Studio Four up in a powder bath and I am kinda obsessed. We have swatches now available on Shoppe if you think you wanna deck your walls with indigo!

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Speaking of Shoppe, we were supposed to be launching our new updated website this week…but we have some CRAZY exciting news and big Shoppe updates that have sorta derailed our progress. In the meantime we have been doing photo shoots with all of our new products. We will be offering a way wider rage of products that fall in line with my aesthetic. We are making it way easier to get the Ambular Interiors look in your own pad. We ain’t just about pillows and rugs anymore.

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then the Indigo truck came to visit and I bought way to much…can you blame me!

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In personal happenings, since I have never really been able to make our current rental house we are living in feel like my home, when I randomly get the urge to do something to it to cute it up…

I do. In this case I hung my hats above my dresser and I LOVE the look.

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 The Weather has been amazing, so this weekend the fam and I took a little hike into the trails near our house. The flowers were bloomin and we found a secret tree swing!!

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Happy Tuesday Lovers!

 

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// Client ‘Cool as a Cucumber’ Update //

We have been plugging away over at my “Client Cool as a Cucumber” pad. The end is in sight and I can’t WAIT till this house starts coming together. We have designed the entire thing and now we are on full order mode making sure we cross our T’s and dot our I’s and not screw the whole thing up! Ha!

Luckily the mood board doesn’t do the house justice!!! The vintage pieces we have purchased are off the chain and so are the custom pieces that we are designing.

Here is a little bit!

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Happy Hump Day!

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Pillow Combo of the Weekend

 

Happy Easter! Combo yo’self up!
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The Family Behind Dr. Client Clients

Ever wonder who the beautiful Family was behind Dr Client Clients??? Well, I am so thrilled to see the go-to stylish Mama inspo site, Mother Mag featuring Jessica and baby Wolf in their amazing home!! Check out the article HERE.

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Get the Look

I realized I kinda SUCKED at giving you sources for all the other goodies from the Anthro Post…..so here ya go!

You can get this look no prob

SEE!!

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An Indoor Hanging Garden With Anthropologie [A How-To]

Do you remember back when I was approached to work with Anthropologie on the one room three ways? That post was so much fun, so I was super pumped when they approached me again to give them my take on an indoor hanging garden. Since Anthropologie is at the forefront of trend forecasting and always has the best selection of…well everything, I took thier word for it when they told me that indoor hanging gardens are the next big thing! Good thing the selection of garden and outdoor products was filled with cool items to help me get the look.  Anthro does the whole ‘bringing nature indoors’ thing so well, so I couldn’t wait to take a stab at it myself.  I decided to use the hanging plants as a type of art replacement. So instead of filling a wall with a bunch of art and photography, swap out a few pieces for some hanging greenery. I swear rooms with plants have such a happier vibe. Placing décor mixed in with the greens that has a more defined shape or edge creates a nice contrast to the soft, organic forms of the plants.

Check out what I did to transform this boring old console and lame white wall into a CUTE little vignette and on trend indoor hanging garden!

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I am also over answering some Q & A’s over on the Anthropologie Blog. Check it out if you wanna find out more of my IHG tips an tricks! 

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take it // leave it

YOU GUYS, Did you know it’s Tuesday. I mean I guess I knew, but this weekend was so sucky I would like a do-over

G had double pink eye…..so there is that and I have no voice, and am pretty sure I have the beginnings of a major head cold coming on.

Does anyone feel bad for me?? No, Ok fine…I will not be a debbie downer on this fine Tuesday morn. Lets get to talking and gawking over interiors we could “take or leave”

ready…lezgo!!

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Designer Quick Tip

Happy Friday lovers!!

I hope you enjoy your freakin’ weekend and this quick tip of mine. Amber Interiors - Designer Quick Tip - Rugs image found here

 

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+ Top 10 around a grand: Coffee Tables +

In need of a coffee table and want to spend under 1k (NO WAY!!)?

I got some for ya right here, straight from the pages of the interwebs - it’s a top 10 around a grand.

Yeeeooowww!

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