Nov 22, 2011

Ombre Art

Ombré - a French word meaning "to shade." 

If you haven't noticed, this style has been applied to any and everything these days! The biggest trend is the Ombré hair style. Yes, it is now cool to have roots.  But my favorite use of Ombré has to be in the art world. It's such a beautiful, soft, simple look that will work in any space. Not to mention the fact that it's a look that can easily be done DIY style. Paint chips and watercolor work best. I can't wait to create my masterpiece...

Nov 20, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I still can't believe Thanksgiving is already here! This is the time where most people sit and stress about the big meal but for me it's all about the decor. Unfortunately I'm not too skilled in the kitchen so you won't find me whipping up any elaborate entree.  I would much rather spend my time creating little touches around the home like these...

Nov 17, 2011

Meet My New Neighbor!

I doubt any of you live in my neighborhood so this probably isn't the most interesting piece of news...BUT West Elm is open on Beverly Blvd!! This is soooo close to my work (and home) - I no longer have to make the trek to Santa Monica.! I can't wait to visit the new showroom and spend some $$. Of all the chain home stores this is by far my favorite. They do a great job of mixing modern and eclectic styles. I especially love their holiday decor - it's fun and whimsical without being cheesy and expected. Today is a good day.

Nov 15, 2011


A little birdie called Lonny told me about a great new online magazine Co-Lab. It's full of so many great images I just had to pass it along! The mag is a collaboration between Chairloom and Super Rural - both amazing websites on their own. The images highlight their fabulous use of old furniture pieces and breathing new life into them.  It makes me want to go to a flea market and learn to reupholster!

Nov 7, 2011

Rope 'Em

I'm not a huge Nautical fan but for some reason I've been drawn to anything rope these days. It's not just being used for those decorative knot thingys that I can't stand!

It's making a comeback in a new way. Check it out...

A fun shot from the infamous Ace hotel in Palm Springs. 
Not your typical interior but super fun for a hotel space.

$85 is a little steep for a door mat but this will last a long time!

Turn an ordinary can into a naturally beautiful vase. 

Clever wall divider.