How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

By now you’ve probably heard the idea that you should be drinking cold brew coffee instead of regular iced coffee. It’s everywhere now. Even Starbucks sells cold brew, making it a ubiquitous staple for many of our daily coffee routines. So what’s the deal with cold brew coffee and is it really better? Unlike regular coffee which is brewed quickly using hot water, cold brew coffee is steeped in cold water for an extended period of time. Brewing coffee in hot water breaks down and releases all of its acids and oils which often give coffee its bitter taste. With …

Tips for Arranging Flowers Like a Pro

If there’s one tiny thing I can do to make my space feel more beautiful it’s to add an arrangement of fresh flowers. My home doesn’t get great natural light but having fresh flowers around always seems to make my space feel brighter! Over the years I’ve styled lots of floral arrangements, from photo shoots for editorials and for my interior design portfolio to my best friends wedding and I’ve picked up lots of tips and tricks along the way. Below are some of my best flower arranging tips plus a tutorial on how I created this beautiful lovely heart …

A Stylish Farmhouse Living Room Makeover

I’ve been lusting after a country house in upstate New York for ages and these days the idea is actually a realistic prospect. I spend ridiculous amounts of time looking at real estate listings and while I have yet to find my dream house, I already have ideas for how I’d like to design it. This space, which belongs to One Kings Lane president Debbie Propst, is serving up some serious country house inspiration! The vibe is warm and relaxed yet refined and is filled with a mix of modern and vintage pieces. It strikes the perfect balance between …

Cognac Leather: The Unexpectedly Chic Texture You Need in Your Bedroom

Buttery soft leather is one of those sumptuous textures that can instantly make a room feel luxurious. I especially love the look of cognac colored leather. It’s neutral so it can pair with just about any color palette and it adds a rich and timeless quality. Here’s a peek at a bedroom I designed which features a lovely cognac leather bed. Inspired by the decor in one of my favorite brunch spots in LA, I juxtaposed the neutral leather with a beautiful aqua colored strie wallpaper by Farrow & Ball.

Cognac leather is typically seen as a more masculine …

Watermelon Frosé

As I’ve gotten older, it’s become harder to spend quality time with my best friends. We all live in different cities now, one is married with children and with our busy lives and careers it’s rare that we’re all together in the same place. Recently my three besties from LA , Chicago and Atlanta were serendipitously in New York at the same time and having them here was an absolute dream!!  Three of us lived together in college and we love each other like sisters so hanging out together again brought back a flood of warm, fuzzy memories from our …