Life has been so full lately, I haven’t made much progress on the last few bits of my studio revamp. White carrera marble tile floors have been installed, walls have been painted, my brass etagere/design library is up, but there’s so much more I want to do! At least I’m still invigorated by what I’ve


I’ve got my design library transferred to my vintage brass etagere in the studio revamp, so I thought I’d share some tips to help you style your next bookcase! Tip #1 When creating your stacks, remove book jackets to help create uniformity of tones, and spread spine colors out between the stacks: / Tip #2

ARTSY ACCENTS New Year, New Look

With new floors, doors and paint for my office remodel, I’ve been moving back in…but not without a refresh of the new studio’s look. This go-around I’m inspired by a vibe that’s a bit Art Basel Miami meets muse Kelly Wearstler. No. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

THANK YOU! Top 10 of 2014

It’s been such an amazing year, and I’m so grateful for all the good that’s come! I wanted to give shout-outs to those that offered me such wonderful opportunities in 2014, and a big THANK YOU to all of you for your support! No.10 Adore Home Book This was huge for me, my very first

GIVEAWAY! Agate Bookends from Brooklyn Thread

How pretty are these blue agate bookends from Brooklyn Thread? And how excited am I that I get to give these beauts away to one of YOU, just because?! It’s easy to enter: Comment below on where you would put these or how you would use them! Extra entries for tweeting the giveaway or pinning


Dog happens…and you’re forced to rip out and replace flooring. But then you have the perfect excuse to revamp your entire workspace! Enter: carrera porcelain tile, and a refreshed scheme to go with such a fancy floor. Paint: Allen + Roth “City Retreat” / luxe crystal chandelier / neon sign / “Pink Poodle” by Arthur

Announcing ‘The E List’ Weekly Newsletter!

I’m thrilled to announce that we’re launching the first ‘The E List’ weekly newsletter on Friday! With the help of my amazing new assistant Jenny Rose, we’ll be pulling together the most recent posts and the most popular posts from the archives to style your business, your home, yourself, your life! Sign up here to receive


No. 1 Throw a cowhide over your headboard for an instant chic update It was a completely unintentional fix — I had originally purchased the cowhide for my office. When it didn’t work as planned, that lightbulb lit up. Now I can’t imagine using it any other way. Voilà! I got a “headboard” for $199!

THE EVOLUTION of an Inspiration Pinboard (Four Themes)

Yay it’s Friday! It’s been such a busy week that it was imperative for me to take breaks here and there and work on a new inspiration pinboard for my office. Exploring what’s inspiring me at the moment and collaging it together really helps me to stay creatively motivated and excited.  I don’t know how

HOW TO Build a Gallery Wall (5 Rules)

Back in 2011, I did a guest post for my dear blogger bud Tobe over at Because It’s Awesome on the “5 Rules of the Gallery Wall.” Because I’ve done three versions of a gallery wall in my office since, I thought it might be time to post those tips here on this page, with

CRANE & CANOPY Styled Beds for Mommy & Me

This was so much fun, I’m excited I get to share this with you! Bedding company Crane & Canopy recently asked me and my daughter to style up our beds, each using one of their super plush, satin-y soft duvet sets. You probably would not be surprised at all that I chose the Linden Gray

PUBLISHED! The New Adore Home Book

Hello! Since returning from the RewardStyle Conference in Dallas last weekend, I’ve been sick in bed with something awful. But this bit of news most certainly perked me up: the Adore Home magazine book is now available, and my daughter’s room is featured! I can’t wait to receive my copy and see it in print


Yesterday I had a photo shoot for an upcoming issue of OC Family magazine, for their “Inspired Moms” feature! It was such a blast to collaborate with photographer Noel Besuzzi on the looks, angles and compositions. Here are a few behind-the-scenes peeks… Love this pic (snapped by my friend/assistant for the day) that captures our

A BRAND STORY Part II: The Tipping Point

And then I decided to decorate my house…  Last week I shared how I got my start 11+ years ago, so today I thought I’d continue that story with what seemed to be a tipping point for me, because it has not been simply smooth sailing! That said, I do think it’s true that when

GIVEAWAY! Fashion Illustration by Anum Tariq

Happy TGIF! I’m so honored to offer a giveaway for a fashion illustration by up-and-coming talent Anum Tariq! She graciously offered me a print to add to my own gallery wall, and I’d love to give you one of your very own! You could win one of these beauts…

PROFILED on The Everygirl!

In case you missed it, yesterday I had the amazing honor of being profiled on The Everygirl! They did a tremendous job with the feature and I could not be more pleased. Head over there to read how I got my start, how I juggle mom/work/social/volunteer duties, and how I try to push myself forward. The

FEATURED Style Me Pretty Living

In case you missed it, I had the amazing double opportunity to share a bit about my business and my home on Style Me Pretty last week! They did such a great job with both pieces and I couldn’t be happier. But of course I wanted to be sure I got to feature some of my

GET MY LOOK Raw & Refined

I’m thrilled to announce I’m on Style Me Pretty in a two-part feature discussing biz/life bits  and giving a tour of my home! A few months ago, photographer Bryce Covey came by to shoot my house, and it was so fun to see how another photographer would capture new details. The above shot is one

MERRY CHRISTMAS! (& A Mini Meltdown)

Happy Christmas Eve! But let me apologize for being M.I.A. I’m sure I’ve lost most of you by now (I’m scared to look at the analytics!), but it was completely unexpected. My daughter ended up having a nasty stomach virus (that closed down her classroom), my husband has the flu (still), and at one point

VIGNETTE A Pretty Pause

I was supposed to have a photo shoot yesterday (for The Everygirl…yay! But it got rescheduled…boo), which is always a great excuse to bring fresh flowers into the house. And maybe,  just maybe, have the chance to linger for a moment to appreciate. I don’t know about you, but my days have gotten crazy busy,

SEASONAL PINBOARD Black, White, Blush & Fur

It’s been a rough week, so I’m especially happy it’s Friday (and I can see more to come, so I may need to disappear for a bit…but I’ll be back, as always). Now that the weather has finally cooled here, I switched up my inspiration moodboard to match my mood: not as bold, a bit

FASHION IN DECOR My Office on "Home on the Runway"

I really hope you’re not sick of my house just yet! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the launch of new decor site Home on the Runway, not only because the site is all about fantastic interiors and styling tips, curating these for yourself and shopping the looks, but also because my office is featured! I am

D.I.Y. Spotted Canvas

Here’s a fun, cheap and easy project for your weekend: a black and white spotted canvas. I recently did one up to add to my gallery wall, and it was so simple I had to share…

FEATURED!! Adore Home Magazine California Edition

It’s live, it’s live! I’m thrilled to share my feature in the California edition of Adore Home magazine with you! I was honestly shocked and so incredibly honored that my little home got such a large feature — it’s a bit surreal! When you live/breathe/work in the same space every day, you kinda get tunnel vision;