Friday, April 18, 2014

Four Things on Friday

Here are four things for your Friday:

1. J.Crew is having a 30% off sale. Use code BIGSALE at checkout! Here are some of my faves:

2. West Elm is having a 20% off sale for select sofas! There are some awesome pieces!

3. I'm now accepting e-design clients and in-home design clients in West Michigan. Please contact me if you're interested in these interior design services!

4. Happy Good Friday. I'm so thankful for Jesus' sacrifice, so that we might have eternal life.

"But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed."
- Isaiah 53:5


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Flower Arrangement & Fruit Tart Recipe

Photos by Michaela Noelle Designs for The Inspired Room

Want to see a beautiful, colorful, Springtime floral arrangement, perfect for Easter brunch or dinner? Head over to The Inspired Room to get the step-by-step flower arranging tips and learn how to make this amazingly delicious fruit tart! My grandma and I devoured the tart right after these pictures were snapped :)

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fashion: Scallops & Blush Pink

Thanks for the quick photo op during our dessert date, Maggie

DETAILS | Blush Top / Jeans / Bag (similar) / Bracelet / Sunglasses / Sandals (sold out, as they are 2 years old, but these are similar)

I'm a girly-girl through and through, but you already knew that. What you might not know is my first blog friend turned real life friend, Megan, started her own online clothing boutique. If you haven't been introduced to Ruby Cross Boutique, allow me :) This sweet shop combines cute and affordable into one, offering stylish clothes at great prices. Who doesn't love that?! I'm all about adding some color and pattern into my wardrobe, and RCB does just that.

What I love about this light and flowy, blush pink top is the scalloping detail. It's feminine and soft, while still simple. It's perfect for everyday wear, or I could dress it up by tucking it into a cute skirt and throwing on a pair of heels. The other day (as you can see from the pictures above), I wore the top while grabbing dessert and doing a little shopping with a friend. It was perfect!

Megan is graciously offering all my readers 20% off their next RCB purchase by entering MND20 at checkout. 

Happy shopping and happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Client Reveal: Casual California Living Room

Yesterday I finished up with one of my favorite local clients here in the Bay Area. Over the last few months, I've been helping Elissa add some finishing touches to her living and family room. Yesterday I styled the mantel and the rest of the room and just had to snap some photos for you to see. This mantel reminds me a lot of my parent's mantel, which you can see in my Spring mantel video

We added height on both sides of the mantel, hung a gorgeous mirror above the fireplace, places some glass bottles, layered some pictures of her kiddos and called it good! It's simple and sweet. 

We also purchased this lamp from Lulu & Georgia for the side table. It's the perfect touch and adds some height for this side of the room. 

The best accessories: books!

You can get a peek at the coffee table and rug. The rug is super saturated with color, which I love, so it was important to keep the decor neutral in order to keep the harmony. I love these potted succulents on the coffee table. Perfection!

The right side of the room has this amazing (and huge) framed quilt, comprised of hexagon shapes. Did you know hexagons are going to be one of the hottest shapes this year?! (Both in interiors and events. I'm calling it right now!) It's fun to have this piece of history in the living room. Under it, we placed a leather bench with storage, perfect for shoes and other items Elissa needs to store out of sight. This is right by the entry, so it's the perfect catch-all spot.

DETAILS | Blue vase / Branches / Mirror / Glass Bottles / Coffee table books / Floor basket 

I think the room turned out great, what do you think?! 

By the way, if you haven't heard, I'm moving to Michigan in May. Because of this, I'm moving my business with me and now accepting clients in the West Michigan/Grand Rapids area. I'm also still taking on virtual design clients, which is an easy and affordable way to decorate! 

Happy Tuesday!
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