Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Home Suite Home: Client Project

Friends! I'm so excited to tell you all about a project I'll be working on over the coming weeks. Meet my newest design client, Lauren of Elle & Company! I'm so excited to be working with this girl, as we've become fast friends ever since she emailed me almost a year ago, telling me about her amazing Daybook Planner. As a graphic designer, brand-creator, and all around sweet soul, I jumped at the chance to help her and husband redesign their little home. 

Lauren and Jake live in a small guest house, they lovingly refer to as their "suite", so we are calling this design series Home Suite Home. I just love it! Most of their furniture and decor has been generously gifted to them or passed down to them to use in the suite, but Lauren is ready for a bit of an update, and I'm ready to help. Each week (or every two weeks) I will be showing you a current room in their suite, along with my design plan. Each week we will need your help to choose an element for the space, too, so you'll want to come back and give your opinion! 

Today I'm showing you the floor plan for the suite, as well as the inspiration for the design plan. Since budget is tight, we will be searching for items that don't break the bank, but definitely ramp up the style factor. Decor with pops of color is what Lauren is all about, and as I'm told, Jake is not opposed to splashes of pink. So...that is definitely happening :)

Here is the floor plan (for those visual-floor-plan-lovers like me!)

And here are a few of the inspiration pictures and items I'm planning to add to the space:

peachy pink pillow / fretwork pillow / sunburst mirror / turquoise shelf / love pillow / shelf

Each week we will be sharing the design plan for one specific room and we're both so excited to see this come together. Hopefully this will be a great series for those of you who also live in small spaces, craving that high end designer look, while working with a small budget and small space.

Head over to the Elle & Company blog to read more about the story of their Suite and see the initial pictures! It's so great, so be sure not to miss it.

Enjoy your day! I'm flying back to California today to visit my family. This girl is excited!! 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Home Tour: Colorful Chic


Photos by Victoria Pearson for House Beautiful // Design by Schuyler Samperton

Wow! Say I was exhausted after Bloom last week would be an understatement. I'm so glad I had the weekend to recuperate. Today I'm sharing a gorgeous, colorful and "granny-chic"-- as House Beautiful calls it. What a lovely house, mixing pattern and color so effortlessly! This home tour shows that you can have many colors and patterns throughout your house, as long as you tie everything together with a few repeating colors, creating harmony. 

Hands down, my favorite space in the house is that amazing craft/painting sunroom-extraordinare. The rustic wood paneling is just gorgeous! A close second would be the vibrant kitchen. Did you know red is the most appetizing color?! I don't normally gravitate towards red, but it's really nice in this kitchen rug. I think it adds spunk without being too crazy, while the reclaimed wood island helps to warm the space up and give it a well-balanced look. 

What is your favorite room in this cozy Los Angeles abode?

Have a lovely week!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bloom Workshop #2 is Here!

Today is the day! Bloom round 2 is here and I couldn't be more excited. We can't wait to meet these wonderful ladies and pour into them with knowledge, tips, tricks and fun, beautiful things all day long. 

As I'm in bed typing this post on my phone (just being honest!) I am so thankful God had given Ashley and I this opportunity to share our passions with others. It's a JOY!  Follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #bloomtheworkshop for all the happenings throughout the day. 

Have a wonderful day! And for more information on our workshops, visit www.bloomtheworkshop.com


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Favorite Shoes for Fall

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SHOP Fall Boots:

Are you as ready as I am for fall boots?! I just got to pull mine out last week (mine are Steve Madden from last year, but I really want to get a new pair this year!) I'm really into booties and casual flats this season, too! Those leopard flats up above?! GET IN MY CLOSET. But really, at such a great price I might have to make the purchase :) 

Do you have your eye on any new shoes for fall? Do tell!

Happy Tuesday!
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