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So it’s only natural that March rolls along and I’m over here like “Hey world, Amber here – When can the Duck, Gwynnie, & I press pause and take a lil VAY to the CAY?!” Well, I’m becoming aware that there is never a good time to press pause and run in the opposite direction – and really – I don’t want to. I’m so in love with everything that’s happening over here at the good ‘ole AID, that I’m fine with a one-way ticket to day dream! I’ll just be in my office (sunnies on) shouting for piña colada’s and ceviche during the lunch hour. ANY WHO – to get back on topic – Here are my picks for all the peeps out there who have a vacation coming up in the next month or so! I also threw in some magical books from Shoppe – check ‘em out here and HERE!

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//How to Choose Living Room Furniture//

Peeps. Listen up! Let’s take it back to the basics - I’ve got a nifty little guide that helps you plan your living room furniture layout over on eHow. I promise it’ll be worth your time, and you’ll all be thanking me later when your living rooms are looking mighty fine! But hey, I better get an invite to your next wine n cheese soirée – just sayin…

Hey – I have an idea – lets look at some living rooms that I’ve had a big fat girl crush on for a while now…

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//5 DIY’S I’D LIKE TO TRY//

Even though my life has been an absolute craze over the past few months – I still have some DIY’s that I’d like to TRY! (Because I’m a crazy person who can’t shut her mind off… there I said it!) Plus, it’s the weekend and I wanted to give y’all a little inspo to get creative with your free time! I might slap myself for saying this BUT here I go… I want you to check these out below and let me know which ONE I should attempt! BOOM. I said it. You pick – I’ll give it a dandy ‘ole try. Oh my Gawd, what did I just do…

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MODERN WALL HANGING

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via homey oh my!

 

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SPECKLED DIP MUG

diy1 via the merrythought

 

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RAISED COPPER PIPE PLANT STAND

DIY5 via ehow

 

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NO-SEW ROPE COIL BASKET

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via alice & lios

 

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PEGBOARD WALL ORGANIZER

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via the merrythought

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

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Top 10 – Accent Chairs

I love me some purrrrdy Accent Chairs – whether they’re rattan, leather, canvas – YOU NAME IT! Here’s a list of my Top Ten favs right now. I’m positive they’ll make your space look PERF! Don’t forget to add a pillow and/or sheepskin – perhaps from Shoppe?! Woo! Oh. Mah. Gerrrd. I can see the new homes for all these hopeful, stray accent chairs already… I know chairs aren’t puppies but show ‘em some love people – wouldja!

Top 10 - Accent Chairs

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Coordinate your Living Room Colors

Yo! So I know how tough it can be to coordinate a big ‘ole living room – believe me. You have this perfect image in your head but then the outcome just looks B-L-A-H. I helped ya’ll out with this Get The Look from #ClientFreakinFabulous before… but be sure to check out my full guide on eHow - How to Coordinate Colors in your Living Room! Woo! Read the post HERE and have an amazing weekend lovelies!

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Get the Look // Pop & Scott

Guess what time it is – It’s GET THE LOOK time! I’ve been wanting to do this particular one for a lonnng time, so here it is! This eclectic, colorful home is to die for – you can tell there’s so much history and love put into this space. If you’d like to see more, check out this inspo project here. I highly suggest you do because the Australian couple behind this home has got it goin’ on!

On another note, we carry this Pop & Scott planter at Shoppe and they literally fly out the door. They come in all sorts of groovy colors and sizes – so make sure to check em out!

Get the Look - Pop & Scott

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TAKE IT // LEAVE IT

It’s been back to back installs for us the past 2 weeks here at Ambular Interiors.

You’ll have to forgive me for not posting some good ‘ole jibber jabber until just NOW! What do I do when I feel like I have so much to talk about but nothing to talk about…. We do a little TAKE IT or LEAVE IT!

So go on, do your thang, and tell me what you would take and would would you leave??


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DIY: Bohemian Bedroom

Happy Friday my LOVES! Today I’m tuning in and flashing back to one of my favorite bedrooms we completed this past year. Remember good ‘ole #ClientCutestCanadiansEver?! Well I wanted to inspire you all – You could definitely create this look for yourself at home. Why? Well, this room had great bones to begin with – all we did is add new furniture and decor. This of course took a whole army of design dweebs in my head, but look at the outcome – It’s a COMPLETELY different room! You just have to break. it. down. That’s why I’ve created a bomb.com guide to help you – for the full step-by-step tutorial to create your own Bohemian Bedroom – hope on over to eHow now! Take a look, tell me what you think, and then start fresh with your own bedroom!

 

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After Photos By: Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

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// JUNIOR DESIGNER WANTED //

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Soooooo whats a company to do when you keep growing and need more help around the workplace??

YOU HIRE RAD PEEPS!!!

Believe it or not, we are hiring AGAIN folks. We filled the Office Manager position and now we just need a new Junior Designer to join the team! This is a really serious job, so please do not apply if you do not have specific experience as a Design Assistant for a few years or specifically a Junior Designer from another interior Design firm. I love a ” I can do anything” attitude, but I need our next #AIDSQUAD member to be in the know about all things  that go down and the workings of a busy design firm.

We have grown so much and we really require our next team member to possess all the below attributes…. THIS JOB REQUIRES THEM. .

So here is a run down::

- You must be proficient in CAD, photo shop, and excel. If you can use a 3D rendering program that’s a MAJOR bonus or if you can do a good ole fashion hand drawn rendering that’s great also!! Knowledge or a willingness to learn Design Manager is a must. You can absolutely be new at these things, but a working knowledge is a requirement.

- You must know how to go into a home, measure accurately, take photos and create floor plans for clients. You are representing me and my company so being “presentable” is super important.

- Project management proficiency is required. You must pay attention to detail and be able to work closely with me to help manage our work schedules as well as production and vendor schedules. You need to be able to keep track of the client “to-do” list, keep the calendar up to date, follow-up with orders, keep invoices updated, and have an overall sense of what is going on in the office and what needs to be accomplished. This part of the job requires excellent organization skills. Ideally you would just instinctually keep my head screwed on straight and our jobs in line, so that we can keep cranking out killer designs.

- You must be friendly, honest, and accountable. I am looking to hire someone to work really closely with me and my team, so you need to be drama free and have a sense of humor. It’s not a rare sight to see me stumble into work, disheveled and demanding comic relief and coffee.

- Knowledge of Los Angeles vendors and suppliers.

- Knowledge of InstagramPinterest, and wordpress would be amazing. The more you can do, the more of an asset you will become!

- A love of design and style as well as an up to date knowledge of whats happening in the design world is a MUST. I am talking blogs, and magazines, and all things design related. We currently only like to employ design obsessed nerds that have nothing better to do than geek out with me about the latest Domino mag. HA, I am totally kidding …and I am an equal opportunity employer,  so I would also hire interior dorks, design dweebs, fabric freaks, color geeks, and just plain Goobers.

- Great communication skills are necessary for this position. We are constantly talking to vendors, clients, customers, etc. and you need to be able to communicate with them as well as relay information from them to myself. We all like to be in the loop of what’s going on around here so we can be the most productive and efficient as possible. Have you ever played a game of telephone? Yeah, its kinda like that.

- You must be a self-starter and be able to work independently as well as collaborate with a team. I need somebody who is ready to tackle the day when they come into the office and get that we werk really hard and are non stop day in day out.

- We are a highly fast paced environment, so the ability to work on multiple projects and juggle long to do lists is crucial.

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Now lets talk about what in fact you will be doing on a day to day basis: 

This position will have you working from 9:00am to 6:00pm on a daily basis with the flexibility to work a 50+ hour week sometimes. We also have out of state clients so you must be down to travel! Pajama parties and room service are totally a thing around here.

You will be working closely with me, my senior designer and the team design assistants to help design projects, create mood boards, organize fabrics, SHOP TILL YOU DROP, contact vendors and clients and arrange schedules, and create purchase orders and invoices.

You must have a reliable car, live in LA, you must be an amazing note taker, and you MUST have a good attitude.  I like to surround myself with positive and creative people.

In your resume please include anything that is relevant to YOUR design and style. If you have a blog, send a link. Same with instagram, twitter feed, Pinterest… whatever you want me to see to show me who you are. Do something to stand out! Being professional is great, but I am a personable person, so the person I hire must ALSO be personable!

You must have a minimum two-year experience as a Design Assistant or Junior Designer in a residential Interior Design firm…

LOCATION
Calabasas,
California
SALARY LEVEL
depends on experience but will also include health benefits after 60 day period.
Please email me at hello@amberinteriordesign.com with the subject title:
 “JUNIOR DESIGNER POSITION PLEASE” 
Please include your resume into the body of your email please!!
I am really looking forward to seeing some talent in my inbox, so send me it all!
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Top Shoppe Books

If you follow me on Instagram you most likely saw my post about an Amber Interiors book somewhere on the horizon. I wish I could just blink my eyes and have all my tricks of the trade spill out onto the pages of a book – but as you know, all good things take time. So until then – we’ll just have to read some of my currents favorites! If you’ve visited Shoppe – you already know we have tons of freakin’ awesome books to choose from. I’m super happy that they are now available to purchase at the Shoppe online. Here is a selection of a few of my favs – They are all must haves for your coffee table or for your favorite BFF – aka ME! Go on now… TREAT. YO. SELF.

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