When we moved into our house three years ago, our landlord at the time asked us to keep his giant Mexican cabinet in the house that we absolutely didn’t need. I loved it, don’t get me wrong, but it was useless as a storage piece and didn’t fit visually in the house. It was just way too clunky for the space. When we bought the house last summer, I finally had my chance to move it outside and rethink our entryway! Our house has NO storage…I repeat…NO STORAGE. We have one and half closets total so figuring out a way to store toys, shoes and bags was quite the challenge. Here’s what we did. Continue reading
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I don’t know about you, but I love Pinterest. LOVE IT. But for a while there, I think I was just creating an internet-only beautiful life that I wasn’t fully living. Virtual life no longer! I’m cooking the recipes, crafting the crafts and using the inspiration boards for my own decor. Here’s what I tried out in my own home! Continue reading
It has been awhile…and here’s why…we MOVED! AGAIN! BACK TO LOS ANGELES! Jeff got a great job offer and we took our chance to get back to the west coast where grass and trees will be plentiful for our baby boy. Since I last wrote, I have been flying, searching for houses, packing, moving, unpacking and decorating yet again. Needless to say, it’s been a really crazy year for us. You know how “they” say that some of the top causes of stress are changing a job, having a baby and moving? WELL…We’ve done all of those, plus an additional move, in only 10 months! So…We. Are. Tired.
I can’t express how lucky we feel though, to have found this perfect rental house in the middle of LA at the very last second. It feels like being on vacation everyday. It is simply PERFECT for us right now and we can’t wait until it’s more consistently warm outside so we can really enjoy the outdoor area in the evenings. I approached the interior design differently than before, since the house is old and Spanish instead of new and modern like the New York apartment. I had to look at each piece of furniture and artwork in a new way to make it mesh better with the space and I wanted to keep most of the walls white for light, using paint only as an accent in a few of the rooms. How about I stop writing and get to the photos!? Continue reading
We finally finished our magical woodland nursery and I am absolutely in love! Rather than forcing the typical gender stereotypes (I mean…I don’t even know this person yet!), I wanted to create a mostly unisex nursery that encourages a healthy imagination since that’s what I remember most from my own childhood. We would gather around as my mom told elaborate stories about gnomes and fairies that my brothers and I fully believed and lived. They were so magical and real to us that I wanted to start my own child’s life out with that same sense of possibility and wonder. I combined stuffed animal taxidermy with a large painted mural of a magic forest, neutral furniture and the most modern-looking nursery essentials as possible. I already posted about some of the elements in the room, but the final result below really brings everything together beautifully. I hope you feel inspired to keep things simple, magical and woodsy for your baby too! Continue reading