An Edgy, Marble-Inspired Tabletop for Spring

Spring entertaining season is here and although soft color palettes usually come to mind when you think of designing a spring tabletop, I love the idea of mixing things up to create a look that feels unexpected. Right now I’m loving the look of marbleized accents for your tabletop. I styled this chic place setting for a photoshoot of one of my design projects and picked out a set of stunning marbleized plates as the focal point. To allow the intricate lines and graphic pattern of the plates to stand out, I kept everything else around them simple. The flatware

Mayakoba Travel Diary

At the end of last year I was feeling major burnout so on a whim I jetted off to Mexico for a quick solo vacay. Mexico has by default become my go-to destination for an impromptu getaway because I can always find a cheap last-minute flight and within a matter of hours be transported to Mexico’s Caribbean coast with its gorgeous weather, sunshine, palm trees, blue skies and crystal clear water. I booked a stay at the Andaz Mayakoba which was brand spanking new…they had only been open for a week when I arrived. The downside to this was that …

Totally Loving Target’s New Spring Home Decor Collection!

One of my design philosophies that I believe in wholeheartedly is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to achieve high style at home. Case in point?  Target’s bright, new Spring catalog which is filled with stylish and affordable finds to refresh your home this spring. Target always knocks it out of the park when it comes to finding super cute things that won’t make you feel bankrupt. Isn’t it the best feeling when you buy something that looks way more expensive than it is and you can relish in the fact that you got it for …

California Stripes

LA based interior designer Mark D. Sikes who I’m lucky to call a friend is totally having a moment right now. His busy design firm features a roster of high-profile of clients like Hollywood film director Nancy Myers, he’s recently launched a line of furniture and accessories for Henredon, a rattan collection for Soane London, a fabric collection for Schumacher, a women’s fashion collection called MDS Stripes, a new book, Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style and now he’s bringing his easy and elegant signature style to a new collection of beautiful wool dhurrie rugs for Merida Studio. …

Design Crush: The Sexy, Minimalist Interiors of Joseph Dirand

If you’re familiar with my design work you know that I love color! Whether it’s bold pops or brightly painted walls, I believe that when executed well, the use of color can completely energize a room. But as much as I love color I also appreciate elegant spaces with neutral palettes that are thoughtful and come alive with interesting textures and materials. I came across a recent project by French Architect Joseph Dirand that perfectly illustrates this idea in context and it moved me to explore his work a bit further. Now I’ve developed a total design crush! Dirand’s work …