Fun Home Office Design

May 18, 2015

So I've been dreaming of having an office of my own instead of taking over our dining room table which is what can happen what you live in an 800 sq foot apartment. I know one day I will get there but designing a clients office of her own had me dreaming even more so I decided to share this work in progress with you. What I love about this space is the color scheme and simple touch of the beach. Other than that, this office is timeless yet super chic. Did I mention I only had a 10x10ft space to work with? Not my dream size but you'll see why I'm loving it so much...

My idea is to have the Sherwin Willams Aquatint paint color on the wall where the bookcases will be as an accent wall. the two walls where the two desks are will have the neutral chevron wallpaper. The wall art and decorative accessories in the minty accent color will tie the whole color scheme together throughout the space. I can't wait to see how it all comes together in person! Stay tuned :) Follow me on instagram for more interior and art inspiration and ideas @laurenmaiorana!


My Top Californian Finds

May 14, 2015

It's almost the weekend! I'm just as excited for that as I am about these pieces I'm about to introduce you to. Since moving to California a year and a half ago, I've noticed that handmade items, natural woods, and clean lines is what California is all about -- bringing the natural vibes of the outdoors in. I've rounded up some of my top Californian finds for you to drool over, too. Here are some of my faves:

1 // cedar and moss table lamp / $249 / rejuvenation /
The mid century modern feel with a touch of brass is one of my 
favorite things in this world.

2 // handpainted dusk basket / $48 / anthropologie / I love
baskets -- they are so versatile. I've been seeing many baskets used not
only for storage but as a plant holder. (possible future post I think...)

3 / no 21 / $90 / loomgoods / I love loomgoods. It may be 
a splurge but totally worth it. The mudcloth used is so original and authentic.

4 / tshaj boho pillows cover 20x20in / $50 / etsy / I 
love supporting etsy makers. Tshaj shop has SO many good 
boho pillow finds.

5 / indra rug 3'7''x5'7'' / $239 / lulu & georgia / One of my favorite stores,
ever. This rug has a coastal color scheme with a boho feel. Very Californian.

6 / john vogel bench / $499 / west elm / Another mid-century 
modern vibe with this piece. 

7 / dip dyed stools / $58-$68 / serena & lily / These
stools have always been on my radar. They're one of Serena
and Lily's staple items -- you can use as a side table, in a bathroom, under a console,
so many great uses for this one of a kind piece.

They're all so good! I love supporting local, too. Any chance I get, I love to incorporate the local talent around me. I've had my eye on these pieces for a while -- a girl can dream when she lives in an 800 sq ft apartment. One day! 


My Top Multifunctional Finds

May 4, 2015

Hi there and Happy May! I could write a post about how April showers bring May flowers but instead I decided to round up some of my favorite multifunctional finds. Whether you live in a small space (like me) or a large one, multifunctional pieces are always a good idea. Here are my top 5 favorites:

1 // marina mirror rack / $229 / cb2 / I love a good entry mirror and even more
when there are hooks involved. 

2 // lulu fabric storage ottoman / $146 / overstock  / This is a serious steal right here.
Not only does this piece have a fun pattern but can be placed in a living room, window nook, entry way or even in front of a bed PLUS it has hidden storage. Win. 

3 // duo side table floor lamp / $399 / west elm / Because the lamp is attached
to the table you get double the surface area on the table to place things than
you would have had if you were to put a lamp right on it. 

4 // dual-drawer chalkboard shelf / $39 / urban outfitters / Love the look. Love the functon. Love the price. I can picture this in an entry way or kitchen wall.

5 // lacquer storage coffee table / $549 / west elm /  west elm is based out of Brooklyn 
which is why many of their pieces are meant for smaller spaces. This storage coffee table comes in 3 finishes (all attached to the link). Not only can you store items inside like books/magazines/throws -- you can set your laptop on top for working and use as a table for eating, too.

One day I will have all of these in my home! Are there any that you are
falling in love with or may even have yourself?! I'd love to know what you think. For 
more design and art inspiration check out my instagram @laurenmaiorana :)