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I love this little studio off the garden and can imagine all the possibilities that could happen with it. With views of the garden, it could easily be the perfect office, studio or hobby room. Check out the before and after photos below.

Happy Friday!

The kitchen is by far my favorite room in a home, so I always love to get my hands on a remodel. Initially, we were not going to do a serious rehab on this home, but decided in the end it was the better way to go. We knocked down most of the walls surrounding the kitchen, and replaced all flooring throughout the home. New cabinets, countertops, recessed lighting and sconces were added for extra interest.

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After

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Tomorrow, my favorite room in this whole project!

The South Bay Project is done and almost ready to go on the market. This week I’ll be sharing before + after photos of both the interior + exterior.

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Tomorrow, the interior.

Happy Wednesday!

 

Happy Thursday! With the weather warmer and evenings longer, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy dining outdoors. Below, are my 5 favorite dinning situations.

Placing your table under a pergola, or under a tree, creates a dining-like setting and gives it a more intimate feel.

via Gardenites

And, if you don’t have a tree or pergola, place your table next to a wall. This can still create a room-like atmosphere.

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!

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