Color Crush: Blush

January 27, 2017

Blush is a color that is making a big statement in the design and fashion world and I am not complaining one bit. You may have seen this color around quite a bit lately and it's only becoming more popular - on furniture, decorative items, art, textiles, and the list goes on. Here is a grouping of items I have sourced for you and some inspiration found on Pinterest that incorporates this beautiful, soft, lush hue including a paint palette that I am obsessing over. Which blush inspiration is your favorite??

1 / Sulb Velvet Bixby Chair / Anthropologie
2 / Sunrise Wall Hanging / Anthropologie
3 / Pfeiffer Tall Upholstered Bed / RH Baby & Child
4 / Rose Quartz Bookends / ZGallerie
5 / Slub Velvet Edlyn Sectional / Anthropologie
6 / Parallels Pillow / Lulu & Georgia
Mongolian Lamb Pillow / west elm
7 / Capri Blue Iridescent Candle / Anthropologie
8 / Sato Rug / RH Teen


**Disclaimer: Sources are for mood board. All other photos via Pinterest**

2017 Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery

January 26, 2017

This year the Pantone color, Greenery, is celebrated in designs and decor of various styles around the world. If you're not familiar with the color of the year here is a little info. Each year The Pantone Color Institute announces a symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what is seen taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and attitude ( 

The Pantone Color Institute has put together a collection of palettes that incorporates Greenery in a sophisticated way that relates to what all of us around the world see in nature (can see all palettes here). I have since seen Greenery in many different designs that range from modern to eclectic to  traditional. I usually gravitate towards more of an emerald green, but I put together a mood board using Greenery as an accent below that displays a more mid-century aesthetic using one of my favorite chosen palettes by Pantone; Deep Rooted. Are you a fan of this years Pantone Color of the Year??

Medium Mid-Century Wooden Lamp / Rejuvenation
Audrey Nightstand / west elm
Mid-Century Leather Tufted Bed / west elm
Linen Edlyn Ottoman / Anthropologie
Velvet Tillie Armchair / Anthropologie
Hand loomed Shine Rug / west elm
Arabic Print Wall Art / Anthropologie
Hot Pink Abstract Wall Art / Anthropologie
Tulips in Lesterware Wall Art / Anthropologie
Grasscloth Wallpaper - Silver / Serena & Lily
Pillow Me Ikat Throw Pillow / Etsy 
Belgian Linen Flax Ikat Stripe Duvet and Shams / west elm
Warmest Throw Yarn Dyed - Poppy / west elm


**Disclaimer: Images and information from used in this post**

Did You Know?: RH Teen and Baby & Child

January 21, 2017

Hello and welcome to my first Did You Know post! I want to dedicate one post each week to teaching - this could be anything from new furniture collections to interior design history to trending decor. For my first post, I want to share a handful of items from RH Teen and RH Baby & Child that could be used in adult spaces that you may not know about. When people hear teen or baby collections, they usually do not think to take a look for their own space. I am always intrigued on all the sophisticated pieces that these collections have that definitely are not just for teens or babies. I have used and recommended many items from these collections to clients, not only because of their different yet mature aesthetic but because of their appealing price points. Both lines have recently introduced new collections with a more modern feel that fits clients personal design taste but you will still see collections that are traditional, industrial, and rustic, too. I've put together 10 different pieces from each line that I am crushing on that could just be the piece you're looking for in your space! If not, then definitely check out the RH Teen and RH Baby & Child website and take a peek because I'm sure you will find something you love even if you don't need it ;) 

Carver Upholstered Bed
Cyril Side Table
Weller Open Media 
Kellen Bench - Velvet 
Alder Table Lamp 
Industrial Era Task Floor Lamp 
Industrial Plank Shelf and Brackets
Renzo Leather Desk Chair
Alessa Upholstered Desk Chair 
Box-Tufted Velvet Quilt
Puckered Voile Quilt

Maelin Upholstered Bed
Sato Rug - Grey and Midnight
Vintage Porters Wide Trunk
Aubrey Shagreen Nightstand
Polyhedron Side Table
Metal Gallery Frames
Cotton Canvas Drapery 
Industrial Campaign Storage Desk 
Avalon Single Shelving
Antiqued Carved Wood Mirror


Create the Look: Studio McGee's Office Retreat

January 19, 2017

Hi everyone! I am starting a new theme of posts every week dedicated to creating looks by some of my favorite designers. I browse social media and blogs often and get inspired continuously. It's always refreshing to check out others work and get ideas. One that I particularly love is Studio McGee. Shea McGee and her husband, Syd, started their design adventure together after realizing that design was their passion. I am constantly inspired by their work and find myself wondering where they find all of the beautiful items they include in their designs which lead me to this post. I absolutely love this office design below - it is so open and light but at the same time bold and curated. I find myself gravitating towards designs like these where you will find minimal pieces paired with natural, and organic elements and it never hurts when there is stunning art involved. Below you will find a list of items I sourced for you to create this same look! If you have any inspiration photos that you are loving and want to send them to me to create a post like this, feel free to contact me and maybe you will see it in the coming weeks! Enjoy :)

Spotlight White Desk / Crate & Barrel
Vintage French Round Fabric Chair / RH 
Lido Isle Baskets / Serena & Lily
Natural Off White Cowhide Rug / Cowhide Imports
Embossed Wood and Metal Tray / World Market
Small Rippled Cylinder Vase / Target
Samual Kane - Inky Love / Z Gallerie 
Sara Brown - Romance Story / Z Gallerie
Drawing Room Blue 253 - Farrow & Ball
Symmetry Objects / west elm
Striped Angle Marble Bookend / west elm
20th Century Library Double Sconce / RH 



Apartment Refresh to Come

January 14, 2017

Hello all! I hope the start to your new year has been fun and productive :) So far for me, I have looked into classes at NYSID and FIT, although NYSID has more class options for me to take they are so darn expensive so this next week I will be narrowing down my options and deciding which one's will be worth it. I would love to take classes with credits, just in case I decide I want to pursue a degree, I can put them towards it. As for learning Spanish, I have not dug too deep into that yet but I plan on using Duolingo to get started soon! As for painting more, I plan to turn my eat in kitchen area into a "studio" space which excites me. One last thing is that I plan to refresh my apartment this year in order to kill two birds with one stone - 1) we are in need of some new pieces and 2) it will be the start to my portfolio that I'd like to create this year so I think it's worth a little investment. The key to all this being...saving money! :) In the meantime, below are some items that I am hoping will make it's way into our apartment soon many of which are on sale right now!

1 /  Nea Rug - Cream / $2,149 / $1,289RH Teen 

This rug is a viscose, cotton and wool blend. I plan on ordering a swatch to see if this tone works in my space and isn't too light because it is mostly viscose which could stain more easily but I am loving this option! 

2 / Mira Coffee Table /  $599 / $449 / west elm

 Currently I have a bone inlay table with a metal origami base and I looove it except it is just too small. We need a larger table, with no wood because we already have a lot of wood (floating shelves behind sofa, media console, and side table) so I would love an option like below to break that up. The top is a black and grey marble which I feel would be durable (more so than white) because of it's variation and dark hue. I just love this one!

3 / Austin 62" Media Console / $999 / $899 / Crate & Barrel

Finding the right media is not easy - well, it would be if it was just up to me buttttt 
it's not :) It has to be a lot of things like 1) open shelving 2) can hide all wires and 2) the right size and ideally a solid wood. This solves all of those things and I'm loving that it's solid walnut with exposed dovetail joinery.

4 / Capitola Stripe Pillow - Fog / $98 / Serena & Lily
 Camille Diamond Medallion Pillow Cover / $78Serena & Lily

What I love about pillows is that they are such a simple way to change the look of a space without spending a fortune. This one especially is a natural linen and created using an ancient Japanese dyeing technique that makes each one original and authentic.

5 / Parsons Bone Inlay Floor Mirror / $549 / $411 / west elm

We have a space in our living room where I currently have a round brass geometric mirror in between two windows, but I would love to switch it out if I end up going with a coffee table with a brass frame. Our current coffee table is a bone inlay one, which I love except it is just too small. So I thought of incorporating the bone inlay that I love and do a leaner mirror instead. This one would be perfect.

In the next few months I am looking to make these changes and hopefully will have after photos for you. Stay tuned!


Anthropologie Furniture Sale

January 6, 2017

Hi! I've been furniture scouting lately for our apartment because it's in need of a little refresh and I couldn't help but to share some items on sale from one of my favorite places to score some unique finds - Anthro. I couldn't tell you how many times I've wished to furnish and style my whole apartment with Anthropologie. If you're in need of more than one piece of furniture I would definitely take advantage of their $149 unlimited furniture delivery, too :) Here are some of my favorite pieces currently on sale right now!

Bone Inlay Bed / $2,299.95

Avelaine Coffee Table / $899.95

Clearie Dining Chair / $149.95 

Ikat Wallasey Chair / $299.95

Lacquered Regency Nightstand / $499.95

Lacquered Wellington Desk / $899.95

Lindley Marbled Side Table / $599.95

Petaluma Vanity Set / $1,699.99

Reclaimed Wood Side Table / $249.95

Sura Media Console / $1,099.95

Bring it On, 2017

January 4, 2017

Hello all and Happy New Year! It's been quite some time that I haven't made a post (I feel like that is the start of the last few post's I've done) but I am back! This year I am committed to doing a few things that I been thinking about for quite some time. For more than a year, I've been pondering the thought of getting my degree in Interior Design versus taking individual classes, or just gaining as much experience as possible without taking any classes. Although I have been gaining invaluable experience, I would love to take classes to learn the different computer programs which ultimately leads me to my first goal of 2017 - to apply to FIT and start classes this year. My second goal is to own my art business. Lately, I have only been creating custom paintings which aren't always what I want to paint. I would love to create one piece each month or two, and post it on my Etsy page. I have fell off of my Etsy, too, as I haven't kept it up to date at all so I really would love to take the time and create paintings that I love and mean something to me, and if someone wants to purchase it, even better :) My third goal this year is to design a whole space whether it's my own or another's and enhance my portfolio. I can create space plans and mood boards, but I would love to see them come to life in one's home. My very fourth goal is to learn Spanish. I have taken Spanish in high school and two years in college so you would think I could speak fluently by now but that's not the case. I think it's so beneficial to know another language, and this is the year I am going to try my best to learn Spanish as fluently as possible. So there it is! I know it sounds like a lot, but I feel like if I stay committed and set timelines for myself, I can reach them all. I encourage all of you to continue to follow your dreams, whatever they may be. The below quote couldn't of said it better. Stay tuned for my next post!

PS. Redesign of my blog coming soon :)