HOUSE TOUR Design Crisis

Plus a new “Design Under the Influence” on the Breuer Caned Chair! I  have been in love with Erin of Design Crisis’ style since I first laid eyes on her dining room — majorly crushing on her caned Breuer chairs, which I had as a kid growing up (wish my parents had kept them!). Because they


I haven’t forgotten the fox buckle worn by Claiborne Swanson Frank in that Vogue feature earlier this year. Seems like our favorite retailers have caught on: Tory Burch, Burberry, Zara and French Connection all have their own incarnations of our foxy friend…


In my recent absence, I completely missed this APT with LSD feature on Alina Cho’s NYC home. Of course my husband would never let me do pink walls, but when you pair it with contemporary art, mid-century modern classics, brass, black AND Lucite…well, you can’t go wrong…right?


If you can’t tell, I’m kinda diggin’ this vibe for fall…

CELEBRATING 10 Years!!!!!

Welcome to my new site!  Break out the party people, today I’m celebrating 10 years of working for myself! A million thank you’s to all of my amazing clients that have let me shine through the years. Honestly I didn’t think I’d make it today…


I’m thrilled to announce the launch of another fun project! Merely Sweets is a family-owned bakery here in Orange County, and they came to me after being open for a few months with just a logo…


Guest posting on Things That Sparkle! Alex is off sparkling on her honeymoon, and I get to fill in for her today! Check out all the jewel tone inspiration I’ve pulled together, plus a few pieces that will add your own sparkle…

THE SPUTNIK and a Mini Makeover

Plus a new “Design Under the Influence” As I mentioned last week, we did a mini makeover on our master bedroom. I’ll have more “official” photos to share soon, but here’s a first look!

5 PIECES To A Great Room

Guest posting on Little Bits of Lovely! I’m sharing my unintentional “formula” that I didn’t even recognize I tend to follow until recently: 5 pieces that together can make a standout room. They are identified in the above. Curious? Check out the post to find out more!

PROJECT LAUNCH Lulu & Georgia is Open!

I’m so pleased to announce the launch of a project I’ve been working on from the very beginning with the branding and identity, to conceptualizing and styling the photo shoot, and designing a multi-faceted eCommerce website! Let me introduce you to Lulu & Georgia, a home decor site full of rugs, furniture, and accessories carefully curated

It’s A Doozy

Between being sick all week, and my year-old iMac deciding not to turn on (still), I somehow made it through the photo shoot yesterday. Don’t ask me how! Definitely one of those state of delirium situations where you just do what you gotta do to make it through. But photographer Jen Daigle is always a

Move LifeStyle Launches Today!

I feel so fortunate to have met actress Autumn Reeser at an event earlier this year. Come to find out, she’s also a mom, a blogger, and a woman that like us, is really striving for that work + life balance. We’ve kept in touch since, but during our recent iChat (she is in Hawaii


As I prepare the “looks” for my photo shoot on Thursday (eek!), I keep going back to this palette…

D.I.Y. Inspiration Pinboard

As promised…sharing my pinboard and breaking down how I tackled it in 5 steps…

[Guest Post] Mimosa Lane The Cozy Cable Knit

Please welcome Albertina of Mimosa Lane! You know when you come across a blogger with that “eye” but with the added bonus of being truly, genuinely sweet? That is our guest today, Albertina. On Mimosa Lane she shares the pretty daily, and even went as far as to mail some pretty to me for my

AUSSIE STYLE Modern Eclectic

Browsing my new OBSESSION, The Design Files, I came across the Melbourne home of designer Lauren Seeman and her husband. From the stunning art collection and rich textiles to the jewel tones and contemporary touches, it’s comfy chic at its best. Drool…

ROOM TO OUTFIT Moroccan Chic

I’m baaaack….and I’m guest posting on ever stylish The Vault Files today, with my interpretation of this room into an outfit for fall…

Unplanned Hiatus

via  I’ve been MIA the past couple days…kind of a big deal in my little world. Since starting this blog almost two years ago, I have enjoyed putting out content consistently and reliably. But life happens and the blog had to be put on the back burner. Boo. Thank you for your continued support despite

KATE MOSS Autumn in London

FOR RAG & BONE 2012 Yesterday I featured a spread of Kate Moss fluttery in the afternoon sunlight of St. Tropez. Today I couldn’t resist juxtaposing this edgy Rag & Bone campaign featuring her on the streets of London. With camera in hand, photographer Craig McDean followed a leather, knit and bootie-clad Kate clearly in her natural

KATE MOSS Late Summer in St. Tropez

for Elle France Kate Moss looks stunning sous le soleil as she takes us from late summer to early fall fashion. Transitional wear does her well (or should I say, she does it well!)…

PIN BOARDS Inspiration for My Inspiration

a.k.a. “my next art installment”  I’ve got a photo shoot in a couple weeks for a new daily online magazine (yay!), so I’m scrambling this weekend and next to get a few projects done around the house. One is to get a pinboard up above my desk in my studio. I’m thinking large and in


Trend watch You wouldn’t think such a strong statement of a color would be sweeping street style shots, but so many of our favorite designers have burgundy bags in their collections for fall! I’ve found a bunch of options as a guest post for Natalie today, and I’ve included the styled pics there for ideas

BLACK/WHITE and French all over…

à la Vosgesparis Could we all use some mid-week inspiration? I found mine in blog Vosgesparis, and Desiree’s black-and-white dream of a home. Parisian Chic meets Edgy Chic with a high-fashion overtone, and I’m all for it…

PORTRAIT Vintage Hawaii

My grandmother Mitsue While I get back into the swing of things over here after the long weekend, I wanted to dedicate a post to my maternal grandmother who would have been 91 today. She passed away 10 days after my daughter was born in 2009, and I’ve missed her everyday since.