Hey! Remember me? I've got a post for you today. I can't believe it's been a month since I stopped by here. I also can't believe Felix is almost one. ONE! And my mind will really be blown when he's 30. But for now, it's one. A whole, entire year. Amazing. Feeling so many feels. I'm going off on a tangent though. The real reason I'm checking in is because Chairish asked me to participate on a white to bright chair challenge, we'll call it.

And if you don't know Chairish they're like an ebay meets craigslist minus all the junk and poorly photographed pieces. It's a space for design and furniture lovers to buy and sell cool furniture, accessories and art. Rejoice!

The goal was for bloggers to pick a favorite chair off a list provided by Chairish and create a styleboard around this chair. It's supposed to express color and steer away from an all neutral scheme.

I picked a danish teak lounge chair upholstered in a hot pink raspberry tweed fabric. How bold. The masculine lines keep it from feeling super feminine. I got a sense of energy off the color and think it'd make a really cool accent chair. A chair to lounge in, hence the name, to sit and read. But knowing me, it's say you're gonna read and end up on your phone.

While the rest of the items in this reading vignette are fairly neutral, I picked accessories to offset and contrast the statement chair, leaving the chair the star of the show.

The pink sea urchin art, complements the hot pink chair without being matchy.

The dark blue pillow adds contrast and brings in some pattern while not competing with the geometirc pattern on the nuetral rug.

The brass floor lamps warms up the bright chair.

It's all about the balance.


art :: books :: lamp :: server :: pillow :: vase :: rug :: chair

Anyone who has a hot pink chair in their home is eff yoo en FUN in my book.

Be sure to check out Chairish and load up on awesome and be sure to check out more of their accent chairs HERE. Something for everyone.

Happy Wednesday!


Plum Pretty Sugar just launched a new collection called Pompon and their director of brand relations emailed me to give me a peek.

It's full of pretty Spring colors in classic geometric prints and feminine silhouettes.


these boyfriend-inspired shirt/dresses are ideal for getting ready, a casual brunch or using as a coverup out by the pool.


 geometric patterned skirts either belted or offset with a statement necklace feel casual or slightly dressier.




ooh, a greek key robe with tassel detail looks soft and zexy.



Plum Pretty Sugar is also a great source for  bridal and maternity wear and pretty gifts and stationary.

I've rounded up some of their cutest cards and gifts, some of which could totally be part of a greater Mother Day's gift.

 Plum Pretty Sugar

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Happy Tuesday!

Light Up

I have a thing for candles. Even more than their scent, I think I mostly just like the variety of designs they come in. They're great for styling on a coffee table, bookcase, vanity and are extra useful in the bathroom.

They're the perfect gift for someone you don't know that well but still want to show you put in some effort.

This holiday season, if you're unsure of what to gift that colleague, secret santa, neighbor, hostess, babysitter, drug dealer (just kidding), below are some statement candles that they may even want to keep long after it's burnt out. No.5 is ideal for stashing whatever it is you need to stash. Two and four work for holding makeup brushes, pencils, even simple flowers.


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Adore Home

Earlier last week I was contacted by the founder and creator of Adore Home Magazine asking if I would like to participate in the magazine's blog loving feature.

I would've responded with a, hell yeah but that didn't seem very professional. So instead I quickly emailed her back and said I'd love to.

I was asked to gather ten things I'm currently loving and give a brief description as to why I love them.

The issue went live last night (Australia time) and was happy to see that it was actually their special California edition I was participating in.

I put all my ten picks together for you, although if you read the magazine, only five were selected for the feature.


painting // chandelier // purse (the one I picked is now sold out) // brass crab // nail lacquer

cheetah stools // boots // pillow // headboard // chest

And here is how it looks in the mag.


Go check it out. It's full of color and inspiration, and if you're from California or LA specifically, I think you'll really enjoy each write up.

And shout out to my blog bud Erika whose house got and 18 page spread, photographed by my other girl Sabra.

Read it all here.

Happy Tuesday!

Arianna Belle

A quick and easy way to give your home a little update is by switching out your accent pillows. By bringing in some color and pattern, they're a simple solution for a fresher look.

For many of you, this probably isn't news but there is still a perctange of you who may not yet know about my friend Arianna's pillow site, Arianna Belle the shop.

I still remember the day she mentioned this new endeavour and now her pillow business has been featured on countless blogs and online magazines. Her pillows have taken off, to say the least.

Made to order with high quality to-the-trade fabrics, her site is a great source for those wanting a designer look.

She's one of my go-tos when looking for throw pillows and I always get a kick out of playing with the endless pillow combinations.

Here's a snippet of what you'll find and some combos I've been having fun with.

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row one : 1 // 2 // 3

row two: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4

row three: 1 // 2 // 3

row four: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 

If you haven't already checked out her site, it's a must. Pin away and bookmark. But most importantly, buy!

Happy Chic with JCPenney

Hey guys. I know, it's been a while. Don't think I've abandoned ship.

Did you hear Jonathan Adler teamed up with JCPenney, spreading more of his Happy Chic decor? JCPenney finally becomes cool.

His collection features everything from bedding, to furniture, accessories and even dog bowls. It's all colorful and happy and chic, of course.

Here are the things that caught my eye. I think my favorite is that pouf.


Check it all out HERE.

Happy (chic) Tuesday!

Bargain Bin: The Stylish Cubicle

I received a comment on the designstiles facebook page asking for affordable and cute ways to decorate a cubicle. I've never had such a request so I was excited about helping out with some tips. Even if you don't work in a cubicle, this could be helpful for you too, so read on, read on.

Unless you reaaallly love your job, most of the time you're just wishing you could go home, so why not make your confined space just a tad more tolerable and fill it with items you love. We should be inspired by our environment and if you're at work for most of your day, you should really surround yourself with meaningful items and pieces that reflect your personality. One of the easiest ways to bring some life to an otherwise drab space is with office accessories. Anyone could go to Staples and buy generic filing folders and pencil cups. This is a great opportunity to bring some pattern and color in without spending a ton of money. Look for office accessories with some pizazz, some oomph. Give yourself a budget and spend on items you love because you can always reuse them at home when you get fired quit. And maybe even bring in some items from home to make your little cubicle more personal. Cool frames with pictures from travels to remind yourself to work hard for that vacation time.

Below are some items I picked that could distract you from that constant counting down the go home minutes.


create a mood board or inspiration board for yourself. You can buy corkboard (I used artists canvas) and fill it with images, quotes, pictures you like to help bring some color and interest into your cubicle. You can just rest it beside your computer and notice the life it’ll bring.

onepencil cup, an affordable way to be playful // twotable lamp, going with a standard desk lamp is typical. It’s expected. Be different and opt for a lamp, lamp. Because, why not? Plop it on top of books for added height // threemousepad, be bold, have fun with your choices // fourletter sorter  - this polka dot version is so cute. Filing away boring papers just got a little more exciting // fivenotepads – next time you have to go into a bored board meeting, take notes on some pretty paper. They’ll be more pleasant to look at once you take them back to your desk // sixframe – buy a frame and place something inside it that makes you go, ha! Some motivation // sevenwaste basket – because even throwing your trash out should be stylish // eightrug – get yourself a cool little rug to define your space and create some visual interest down below // ninebusiness card holder – because you mean business.

You can also buy yourself some flowers every now and then to make your space feel cheerier. Nothing big, even a few small blooms from your neighbor’s yard (hee) will make a difference. Even buying your own desk chair will make your cube stand out from the rest of your colleagues’. This one is on sale. Again, you’re buying stuff you can later use. Most importantly, decorating should be fun so have fun with it.

Happy Thursday!


Table Lamps

I'd say table lamps are my favorite home accessory. They really turn me on. Hey-o. Geek joke.

In all seriousness though, you should have fun with table lamps. Ones with unique bases create more interest. And for those who are scared to go with color on their walls, can bring in some color via their lamps, base or shade. If you love the base but aren't crazy about the shade, don't forget those are swappable. The best thing about table lamps is, you can put them in any room. I've even seen people put them in their kitchen. No joke.

Below are a few I think are really cool. The owl one is only $47! Talk about personality.

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lulu and georgia // furbish // shopten25 // anthropologie // zinc door // horchow // zinc door // jc penney

Foo Foo Dogs

What seemed like just a big trend when I started reading blogs over three years ago, has remained quite the classic accessory. Foo Dogs, I'm talking about you.

I still keep spotting you guys in current shelter magazines. Looks like you're keepers.

Here you are in the latest House Beautiful.Perfectly styled.

I like that you come in different colors too.

The Decorista

Small Shop

You really like to stand out.

Apartment Therapy

But sometimes you prefer to remain a little camouflaged.

moss eclectic

Back to blue.

Foo Dogs, we heart you.

Happy Thursday!

Who's The Fairest

I love mirrors. And not just because I'm vain, although that is one of the reasons.

Kidding. Totally kidding.

I love mirrors because sometimes they seem like the no der solution to an empty space on the wall.

They come in a multitude of sizes, shapes, colors, materials.

And without them, we'd probably still have food stuck in our teeth.

They're like reflective art.

Everyone needs a good floor length mirror somewhere in their house.

I prefer to dance in front of mine.

Check out these options to hang over a vanity, entry console or betwixt (fancy word) other art.

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Now go check yourself out.

Happy Wednesday!