Josh's Home Tour

Saturday, January 10, 2015

On my recent trip to Brooklyn, I had the pleasure of staying at Josh's hipster abode in Prospect Heights.  Being an artist, it was no surprise that his home was filled with artwork everywhere!  Most of the work was done by Josh's artist friends although he had a couple personal pieces as well.  The vintage furniture pieces, throws, the many plants and quirky touches throughout the home made it a warm and inviting place even without his presence.

I wasn't able to interview Josh but please check out his website here for more information on him and his work!

Dikka and Vega's Home Tour

Friday, December 26, 2014

From the moment I approached Dikka and Vega's home, I felt like I was being transported to a place where sereneitiy, whimsy, love and art all combined and exploded into a magical place.  Their Glendale apartment was cozy but no short on the things that make a home special.  Both being from Bali, Indonesia, their place was filled with sentiments of the their homeland and culture but also combined with vintage americana and little tokens of their love all over.  Read more about Dikka and Vega's home and their story below! 

10 great gifts for design lovers to give (or get!)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

We're embarrassed at how long it's been since our last post. But we're back in time for the holidays and very excited to have our first guest post by Casey. We all know from his home tour that Casey has a great eye and he's pulled together an awesome gift guide for design lovers.

Let's be honest: It can be stressful to find something special for all the friends and loved ones on your list -- almost as stressful as wondering what they, left to their own devices, will leave under the tree for you this year.

Well, we're here to help.  We've scoured our favorite online stores and found 9 well designed gifts, each under $100.  And with all of these in stock and ready to ship, you can shop from the comfort of your couch while everybody else is trying to find parking at the mall.  Even better, a few of these are from small businesses and nonprofit organizations so you know your money is going to a good place.  

With great options like these, it's bound to be happy holidays for all!


Anything else you'd add to this list?  Leave it in the comments!

Featured Hotel :: Hotel Lautner

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I came across photos of Hotel Lautner in on Instagram and thought 1) it reminded me of Mark's home and 2) I need to add it to my list of weekend destinations. It was built in 1947 by architect John Lautner in Desert Hot Springs and after a varied history and changing of hands, it was renovated and reopened in 2008 by interior designer, Tracy Beckman, and furniture designer, Ryan Trowbridge.

 First three photos by Darren Bradley via Modernist Architecture. Last photo by Dan Chavkin via Palm Springs Life.

We Love :: White and Wood

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I've been trying to make some updates around the house, mainly swapping out the heavy and dark with lighter and brighter colors, textures and fabrics. So it's no surprise that I'm in love with all things white and love the contrast against wood. Here are a few things I'm eyeing:


1. Florence Knoll Credenza via 1stdibs. 2. Ladies and Gentleman Perimeter Tray via Dwell. 3. Case Study Planters via Modernica.

Carmen and Lupita's Home Tour

Sunday, August 17, 2014

We were so happy to meet Carmen and Lupita and visit their apartment in Hollywood, CA.  Since we met the couple through Paula, it was only befitting that Paula was also able to join us on the day of the home tour.  With it's brick walls, local energy and everything you can imagine within walking distance, the couple instantly fell in love with the place.  Over the years, they have filled the home with vibrance, life and color.  After getting to know Carmen and Lupita, we couldn't imagine the place any other way.
Both are in a creative industry and love travel, music, film and anything design related.  Read more about them below.

Rethink :: Wallpaper

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I feel horribly guilty for the lack of updates. It's been an usually busy time at work and it's left me with little energy and a severe lack of focus on the blog. It seemed like a mere few weeks since we shot and posted Jinny and Matt's home tour, only to realize that that was two whole months ago.

 The good news is that we recently shot another home tour and should have that to share soon. In the meantime, I thought I'd share a little visual inspiration with some of my favorite wallpapers.

I'm not exactly sure when wallpaper transitioned from something synonymous with old ladies and outdated decor, to something modern and contemporary. I never grew up with wallpaper so never had an appreciation for how great it can be. But these favorites are definitely something I could get into:

Sources (top to bottom) 1. Domaine Home 2. Cupcakes and Cashmere 3. Isabella Blog Flickr 4. Decordots

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