Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Design Source: fiber and water





I was recently introduced to the online source of Fiber and Water: a collection of accessories, including wall art and pillows, printed on burlap. Hand-crafted in Maine, with many patterns having a nautical theme, I was instantly attracted given my beach and boating upbringing on the Southern California coast. So much so, I encouraged Phoebe of Fiber and Water to reach out to our local boutiques, especially those of my hometown of Newport Beach and Balboa Island. Here are some of my favorite finds!

Love this coral pillow in teal.


The Reef Knot: Remiscent of my boating days.






A collection of map prints are available in both pillows and wall art.



Of course, I had to find my home state.



Vintage prints are also available.





Monograms and custom prints make for great gifts.





For the dog lovers: cute pug prints.







Last but not least: I'm loving all the pattern prints!



A fun orange chevron.





For more, visit: www.fiberandwater.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Of all the colors, Black

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I like black. While I love color too, there is something about black being basic, classic, elegant, and perhaps a basis for a neutral. Plus when used in a specific way, can become high contrast. It stands out from the crowd. It is, of course, all the colors mixed together.

IMG_3402.JPG Come on in. Nothing like high gloss black doors.

IMG_3193.JPG Black kitchen cabinets: Classic, timeless.

IMG_3503.JPG Yet contemporary too.

IMG_3405.JPG Black exterior siding on a house.

IMG_3403.JPG Some black with white contrast and pops of color.

IMG_3391.JPG Black + White = Simplistic + Minimalistic.

IMG_3116.JPG Black furniture: vintage chic.

IMG_3118.JPG This black bathtub is the epitome of luxe.
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I like black. While I love color too, there is something about black being basic, classic, elegant, and perhaps a basis for a neutral. Plus when used in a specific way, can become high contrast. It stands out from the crowd. It is, of course, all the colors mixed together.

IMG_3402.JPG Come on in. Nothing like high gloss black doors.

IMG_3193.JPG Black kitchen cabinets: Classic, timeless.

IMG_3503.JPG Yet contemporary too.

IMG_3405.JPG Black exterior siding on a house.

IMG_3403.JPG Some black with white contrast and pops of color.

IMG_3391.JPG Black + White = Simplistic + Minimalistic.

IMG_3116.JPG Black furniture: vintage chic.

IMG_3118.JPG This black bathtub is the epitome of luxe.

IMG_3119.JPG I am sure this black matte refrigerator would be a conversation piece in any kitchen.

IMG_3120.JPG Graphic tiles with black.

IMG_3126.JPG Natural wood "almost black" cabinetry.

IMG_3122.JPG Black becomes very masculine in this bathroom.

IMG_3121-0.JPG Black framed glass shower doors: chic.

IMG_3424.PNG Coveting these black sconces. {All images via my Pinterest boards}

IMG_3119.JPG I am sure this black matte refrigerator would be a conversation piece in any kitchen.

IMG_3120.JPG Graphic tiles with black.

IMG_3126.JPG Natural wood "almost black" cabinetry.

IMG_3122.JPG Black becomes very masculine in this bathroom.

IMG_3121-0.JPG Black framed glass shower doors: chic.

IMG_3424.PNG Coveting these black sconces. {All images via my Pinterest boards}

Design Source: DaVill Blinds

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I was recently looking for a window treatment company for one of my online design projects and came across DaVill Blinds: a competitively priced site for shades, shutters, and blinds backed by the trust of two former interior designers. Given their motto is they never have a sale, I felt the stability of pricing and being able to buy when ready (vs the sometimes rush to buy my clients get to score a sale). In other words, a great resource for clients who may implement the selections on their own time and budget.

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Sourcing shades for one of my online design projects.

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DaVill offers various types of blind options, such as these basswood versions.

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Blackout roller shades (great for bedrooms) come in a variety of colors.

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Solar shades, like the above, along with other cellular and roller shades are available too.

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And blinds that are available in a range of color options, metallics too

For more info, visit www.DaVillBlinds.com