Wasima's Home Tour

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wasima's home is truly a labor of love.  We were introduced to Wasima by Mark and even though this was the first time meeting Wasima, we left feeling inspired and in awe of her passion for design and dedication for making her home uniquely hers.

Wasima's home is a mid century home in South Pasadena, with a beautiful deck overlooking the canyon.  After buying her home, she spent the next few years working with architects, pouring through design details and adding her own personal stories into the decor of her home while still thoughtfully keeping some of the original design elements of her home.  We were amazed how each room or design element had a story behind it and spoke to her eloquent style, her creative talent or her bright personality.

Featured Retailer :: Spruce Apothecary

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We love creative, beautiful spaces and our recent trip to Abbott Kinney inspired us to look at retail locations as another source of inspiration.

I came across  the feature of Spruce Apothecary, based in Portland, Oregon, in Remodelista and loved its minimalist decor and symmetrical presentation. I am admittedly a sucker for judging a book by its cover and it's exactly the kind of store that I would be drawn into.

Read more about Spruce and its founders on Remodelista here. Photos by Josh Partee

Paula's Home Tour

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Paula welcomed us into her cozy apartment with an amazing brunch set-up: freshly-baked popovers, granola and berries, chilled champagne for mimosas and good, strong coffee. Needless to say, it was an amazing treat and served as the perfect set-up to get to know Paula in her minimalist but stylish home.


Can you describe your style for us? 
I do not subscribe to a particular design style, but in the past I tended to really integrate Mid-Century Modern aesthetics.  With this place, however, I went with updated takes on traditional pieces, such as the clean lines on my brown leather sofa or my vintage-y looking rug freshened up with a bright overdyed color.

Rethink :: Shelving

Monday, March 3, 2014

As a professional chef, I loved opening up Susan's cupboards to showcase the assortment of amazing homewares. I love that the everyday, assortment of things that you use can end up being an added design element - it's all about presentation.

I've always been a fan of open shelving (although living in California makes me nervous about what would happen in an earthquake) via SmittenStudio.

A vintage car used to store and showcase homewares via DesiretoInspire.

A lovely white hutch to showcase neutral housewares via MyLovelyThings.

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