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I’m so excited to share my latest project with you — a pilates studio in Studio City, California. This was such a fun project to design, and I couldn’t have asked for a better client.

Before

My goal for the studio was to create a space that felt light and airy, yet completely relaxed. The owner, Angie, is so friendly and personable that I really wanted the space to reflect her personality. I designed a seating area that would be comfortable, yet understated, so not to take away from the real stars — the pilates equipment.

I added a mix of both faux and real plants.

THE LOCKER ROOM

The exterior was fairly simple — paint, a new awning, grasses that would move in the wind and some privacy for the clients.

Happy Wednesday!

Since tomorrow is Palm Sunday, and the weather should be beautiful, I decided to invite some friends over for a late lunch in my garden. First step is to repot some planters that are in serious need of help.

One of the planters that needs some attention is this long narrow one that goes on one of my tables.

Yikes, here’s what she looked like before. Pretty sad, huh?

I went to a local grower this morning and grabbed some simple succulents that looked good together. When planting a mix of succulents, I like to take them all out of their pots and remove any excess dirt. Then I place them all on a tray so that they’re easy to grab once planting begins.

For this long planter, I like to place a large more dramatic succulent in the middle, as the focal plant, and and then just add the same succulent on either side for symmetry. Super simple.

Once I was done planting and filling with extra dirt, I added some gravel I had handy, but it’s not necessary if you don’t have any.

Happy Saturday!

 

I’m a new believer in faux flower arrangements. After visiting one of my favorite stores in Mallorca last week, I came away completely inspired. Two days after I arrived back home I was in my local craft store picking out some for myself. The vibrant colors are perfect for the spring. Below, are some of my favorite examples.

Some of my favorite places to purchase faux flowers are Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Pottery Barn and Rolling Greens (here in Los Angeles). My advice would be to go with a larger arrangement — it adds more color and drama. Have fun!

I love Ellen DeGeneres’s new lighting collection. Crafted by Generation Lighting and influenced by some of Ellen’s favorite artists, the collection is inspired by her own treasured pieces throughout her homes. I love the relaxed style of the collection which works beautifully with many different styles —  from rustic to mid-century.

One of my favorites — Augie Table Lamp

Anhdao Table Lamp

Indo Table Lamp, Indo Wall Sconce & Georgia Wall Sconce

Francis Floor Lamp

Another of my favorites — Redmond Table Lamp.

To view Ellen’s entire collection go to Clarkson Lighting.

 

Have a great weekend!

xoxo,

Shannon

A KITCHEN REMODEL

Happy Thursday! Today I’m sharing more before + after photos of my Glendale project.

After

Before

As you can see the original kitchen was inclosed in a tiny room. In order to create a more open and inviting space, we gutted everything to make room for an island, new cabinets and new lighting.

After

Before

After

After

After

GLENDALE PROJECT

Happy hump day! The Glendale project is almost finished. Today I’m sharing a sneak peek of the exterior, and will have more photos to follow, including the interior.

After

BEFORE

AFTER

 

Before

DESIGN CRUSH

Love the work of interior designer, Monique Gibson, and one of my favorite Gibson projects is John Mellencamp’s home in South Carolina (see below).

Gibson’s talent to make large spaces feel warm and inviting, yet stylishly interesting, is stunning.

Happy Friday!

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