shabby chic

Horse meets Home

by Anna on August 24, 2012

I introduce to you: A concept board for the project of my newest client. A friend of mine just purchased a condo in Del Mar and I just had to get a start on bringing together some ideas. I’m loving the fact that she wants to incorporate some quirky horse paraphernalia into the living area- its really going to add some personality and fun! I’d like to mix some modern pieces with rustic equestrian pieces and tie it all together using sleek blue and rusty orange. I think we will definitely have a good time pulling off this look while also working within a budget. Here is my take on the MODERN EQUESTRIAN LOOK……

Small Rectangle Lacquer Trays
$29 – westelm.com

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Wee rooms for Wee-ones!

by Anna on January 11, 2012

Baby is on the brain! Here are some Wee-one rooms that have me inspired. Unlike the typical girly pink and powder blue rooms, these rooms have character and STYLE. I’m especially loving the bright white and natural vibe of some of these rooms. Almost all of these looks can easily be acheived on a budget….think Ikea, second hand shops, and DIY projects. You really don’t have to spend thousands on baby furniture to create a happy, comfortable, loving environment for your little one. Simplicity and creativity go a long way! 

(Stay tuned for March/April when you will find out how Maxime’s room turned out!) 

Which room is your favorite?

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Design: Love, Laugh, Lavender.

by Anna on June 29, 2011

One of the most inspiring parts of my travel in France was a cozy little place called La Maison Douce. It has charm oozing from its old chipped painted surfaces. I fell in love with the soft calming hues of lavender and earthy green paired with crisp white linens. The breakfast room was almost completely white with hints of black and gold. I got the sense that every detail was carefully considered. Everything had its purpose and place. There was a simplistic natural elegance; a feeling that you were home but still far away from all the craziness of life. I felt so grounded and at peace with my surroundings. Even the morning breakfast of freshly squeezed orange juice, toasted baguette, sliced cheese, yogurt, dried fruit and nuts, assorted jams and honey, and french pressed coffee gave the impression of ease but was filled with love and care. It was the absolute perfect blending of textures, colors, sounds, smells, and tastes to make my senses feel truely relaxed and on vacation.        

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