//Moving On Up//

As you’ve probably seen on my Instagram we are expanding Shoppe to fill our entire space in Calabasas. If you haven’t visited yet, we currently have Shoppe in the front and our design firm in the back – but we are busting at the seams over here! We’ve been searching high and low for the perfect new office spot and it looks like the stars are finally aligning! It’s just around the corner from our current spot and my mind is spinning with new office design ideas. I’m so excited, I’ve been doing weird little celebratory dances in between hacking up a damn lung at the office – don’t mind me. AND since Shoppe is expanding, you’ll be seeing a TON more online and in-store, because Shoppe is about to get even DOPER. (yah huh, I know – I didn’t even know it was possible.) As we move along with this transformation, I’ll be sure to keep y’all updated – Until then, I’m finding inspiration from these drool worthy office pics…

Office Collage

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Color Theory: Dark Grey

You want to know what’s damn SNAZZY? I don’t even know why I asked – y’all know I’ll tell you anyways. So here it goes – first off, I’m snazzed about it being Friday… but I also luuurve me some Dark Grey hues. I could go on all day about how good it looks all around the home, and I suggest y’all gain some serious inspo from these pics below. I’m currently about to take the dark grey plunge with one of my client’s cabinetry and well, I’m pretty excited about it. Check out the below and have yourself a grand ‘ole weekend…

Color Theory - Dark Grey

 

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//That Glossy Gloss//

Every. Damn. Time. I see my interiors in a magazine it makes me do a little jiggity jig dance all over town. Woo! First up, I made the cover of the April issue of 805 Living for their big Home & Garden issue. It feels awesome to have such overwhelming support from the good ‘ole 805, which is right in my backyard. Make sure to check out the whole issue here! Up next, I was in the March issue of House & Home magazine for #ClientDoubleThumbsUp‘s dreamy bedroom. I know I’m a little late to post this one but you can still buy the electronic issue here! Hope you enjoy as much as I did y’alllll.

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// Crushing On // Light Wood + Marble Kitchens

Good morning – Rise and shine! Today I am getting MAJOR inspiration from these purdy kitchens below. There is nothing better than a light and bright kitchen in my eyes. Soon I’ll be moving into a bit of a fixer upper, so I’m thinking of going down the marble & white oak road… What do you think? Major YAY or No-to-the-NAY?

 

Design Inspiration By:

// Blakes London // Disc Interiors // Scott and Scott // Nam Dang Mitchell // Luxe Interiors //

 

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//Bookshelf Style//

Do you have a bookshelf or some amazing built-in shelves that are just dying to be styled?? I don’t know bout y’all, but I sure do love a perfectly put together bookcase.  Books mixed with rad pieces of art, greenery in killer pots, a candle or two, and some interesting knickknacks are the key elements needed to achieve effortlessly cool bookshelves. I put together a nice little ‘how-to’ over on the good ole’ eHow for you lovelies to see, so be sure to check it out here. A well styled bookcase can dramatically change the appearance and vibe of your space, so I’ve taken a vote and have personally decided that each of y’all need to give it a shot.

Here are a few inspo pics to get you going, but make sure to take a peak at the article for the complete guide!

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Get the Look: Client Freakin Fabulous

Happy Hip Hop Hoppity Easter Err’rybody!! I hope you all get to enjoy the day with your tiny chickitys somewhere b-e-a-uuutiful. Speaking of somewhere beautiful… take a gander below and tell me you wouldn’t spend your entire life in this living room. I might just stop on by #ClientFreakinFabulous’s house this morning – dressed as the Easter bunny – and stay for some freshly squeezed orange juice and waffles! I think they’d let me hang for a bit… but then again – I’m CRAY. But actually, I’ll just be at home loving on my very own bunny Gwynnie and of course my main Duck. What could be better than that! Here’s fresh lil Get The Look to put some Spring in yo step!

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Shoppe Pillows: Antique African Mud Cloth + Vintage Indigo + Vintage Chinese Batik

 


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Small Powder Room Ideas

It’s strange to me that I’ve never dedicated a single blog post to one of my favorite spaces to design: the Powder Room. You can’t say no to a jewel of a powder room in your home. It’s your chance to be uber creative, which is what I’m all about yo! I did a little know-all guide for this particular space over on eHow. Be sure to check it out here! I wish I could have a pow wow about powder rooms but this’ll do for now… Cue the inspiration pics!

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+ Just Some Things +

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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SPECKLED DIP MUG

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RAISED COPPER PIPE PLANT STAND

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NO-SEW ROPE COIL BASKET

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PEGBOARD WALL ORGANIZER

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Have a lovely weekend!

 

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