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Sugar Paper for Target Office Collection

The highly anticipated Sugar Paper office collection for Target officially launched this week and as expected, everything is so beautiful. I’ll take one of each please! Shop it here.

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The One Room Challenge Reveal!

Oh my goodness, what a week! It was seriously down to the wire getting everything ready and I could really go for a nap right about now, but I am so excited to share with you the final result!

If you’re new here, welcome! You can catch up on the weekly progress posts and get the full story with these links:

Week 1  // Week 2 // Week 3 // Week 4 // Week 5

Are you ready for the reveal? A little reminder of what I started with:

Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Week 1 Before Photo

Here’s what my living-dining room looks like now:

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I brought in purples and blues with pillows, art, and other accessories. The fact that all the big pieces are neutral in color, makes the space versatile and will allow us to very easily switch out the colors whenever the mood strikes.
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We also added a black vintage-inspired ceiling light fixture which was custom made by a fellow small business.  details // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

art: left, right
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chair | art | sofa | rug

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throw | large white tray
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lamp | art – top lefttop right, bottom right

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pillows: purple textured, blue velvet, floral, navy zig zag 

Gallery wall around the TV finally finished!gallery wall around TV // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog navy zig zag lumbar pillow and black side table // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

end table | lacqured box

The dining space probably went through the biggest transformation. It’s now welcoming and ready for guests.dining space // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

dining table | dining chairs

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woven placemat | gold flatware

tabletop decor // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

white linen table runner

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linen napkins | stainless steel napkin rings

The old Ikea shelving unit that we had, got a little makeover with the addition of legs, doors, and greek key panels. I also added bins to keep it organized inside.  console with organizational bins // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

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candles | glass candle holders
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mirrorslamps| fiddle leaf tree

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What do you think? I hope you love the space as much as I do. Thank you so much for following along and cheering me on throughout these past six weeks!

Big thank you to Linda, the creator and organizer behind the One Room Challenge, for including me this season. I enjoyed the journey and I am delighted with the result.

Big thank you also to my husband who helped me on weekends and evenings with most of the assembling, installing, hanging, etc.

Shout out to all my sponsors, who generously contributed product to help my vision come to life: Karastan CarpetApt2BBellacorSarah SwansonMintedLowesLucent LightingUrban HomeO’verlaysBassett Mirror CompanyMark & GrahamNDIParima Studio

Be sure to check out the reveals of the other 19 talented ladies who did this challenge with me and worked hard to beautifully transform their rooms. So much eye candy!:

Apartment 34 / Because it’s Awesome / Coco+Kelley / Design Darling / Design Indulgence / Design Manifest / Christine Dovey / The English Room / Vanessa Francis / Hi Sugarplum / Honey We’re Home / Jojotastic / The Pink Clutch / The Pink Pagoda / Simplified Bee / Style Your Senses / A Thoughtful Place  / Kimberly Whitman  / The Zhush 

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Summary of Sources:

Living Area – sponsored sources:: rug | arm chair | seagrass basket | side table | watercolor paintings in three white frames | gallery wall art – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 | small clear lamp | black vintage inspired ceiling light fixture (custom) ||  other sources:: blue velvet pillows | floral pillow | navy zig zag pillows | purple pillows | sofa | white tray | gold round mirrored tray | blue lacquered box | throw

Dining Area – sponsored sources:: dining chairs | dining table | custom abstract art | custom greek key pattern for ikea expedit hack | napkin rings | double gourd lamps | fiddle leaf tree | organizational bin ||  other sources:: white linen table runner | chambray linen napkins | natural water hyacinth placemats | gold flatware | tall black mirrors | boxwood topiary

photography by Stephanie Godfrey
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My Office in Our New Home

A couple of months ago I shared a photo of my new home office on Instagram.   Slowly but surely I’ve made some updates and while it’s not quite “finished” yet, I’m happy that it’s starting to take shape and no longer looks like an empty box.  Here’s what it’s looking like currently:

Arianna Belle home office

While most things were carried over from my old office. I did bring in some new art, pillows, accessories and since this office is a bit smaller, a new rug. Also brought in the black ribbon edged curtains from our old bedroom – I love them in here!

Not sure yet if I want to add something in the corner, next to the Expedit. In the old office, I had bookcases on either side.  They are now being used for closet organization.

Arianna Belle home office

The main wall is still pretty bare.  I used the frames that I used to have in my old office, for a gallery wall around the TV in our new living room (photo of that coming soon), so I need to shop for some new ones. I haven’t decided yet though if I want to do a mix or all one color.

Arianna Belle home office

Be sure to follow along here or on Instagram for future updates! I’ll probably share our living room next.

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Chic Combination: Sungold + Orchid

Inspired by the beautiful interiors below, today’s featured pairing is perfect for those who aren’t afraid of bold color. Sungold yellow is illuminating and cheerful. Purple orchid is confident and alluring. Together they are vivacious.

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image above and below left: interior design by Christina Murphy Interiors, photography by Jonny Valiant for House Beautiful, home of Sarah Rose

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image above right and remaining two below: interior design by Massucco Warner Miller

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1- starburst brass mirror, 2 – yellow flower branches, 3 – embroidered pillow, 4 – golden yellow velvet pillow, 5 – original abstract painting, 6 – table lamp, 7 – purple nailhead x-bench, 8 – roll arm sofa, 9 – yellow tufted ottoman, 10 – orchids, 11 – raffia tray 

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My Pup Little Foot and Tour of our LA Home

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Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been MIA here lately. Have been really busy working hard behind the scenes on setting up a foundation for the shop to grow to the next level.

I wanted to share with you photos from a fun home tour shoot we did late last year, just before we moved out of our Los Angeles condo.  The shoot was for the stylish pet friendly living website Pretty Fluffy and features my furry lovable companion, Little Foot. Photos were taken by the sweet and talented photographer Alicia Rius of Frame Your Pet.

This was a one-bedroom condo we had purchased back in 2008 and lived in for a few years, then decided to rent out for awhile (during which time we lived in this home), then moved back in for a couple of months before selling it so we could move closer to family and get something with more office space.

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 The Kind Diet, Superfood Kitchen, The Alkaline Way, Oh She Glows Cookbook, My Father’s Daughter, The Gluten-Free Vegan, Joyous Health // kitchen rug

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One of my favorite things about the space was that it was light and bright.  I loved the fresh paint color which we carried throughout the kitchen, dining space and living room.

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white round table, clear chairs, double gourd lamps

This spot near the window in the dining space is where Little Foot always loved to sit in the morning to catch some sunlight.

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We kept Little Foot’s toys stored in a stylish magazine holder, which made it easy to move from space to space and keep them out of sight when not in use.

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tufted ottoman, white tray, gold tray, pillows

This was my office space, a corner of the living room. Small, but functional.

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artwork, bulletin board, orange tray, desk, silver storage bins

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Little Foot looked handsome in his greek key collar from Blueblood Living.

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I loved having these two tall bookcases flanking the fireplace. They added height to the space and provided great storage for our books and my collection of magazines.

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bookcases, floor lampssofa, pillows

Little Foot’s second favorite spot to hang out was right on top of the sofa. I think he liked it because it gave him a view of outside and allowed him to watch over the home, like a king.

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In our bedroom we went bold with dark blue paint on the walls, and dressed up the bed with Arianna Belle pillows, of course!

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pillowsheadboard, lamps

For more photos and a Q&A interview with me, check out the Pretty Fluffy feature.

All photos by FRAME YOUR PET

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Parima Studio Rose Collection

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Roses #5

My talented sister Patty of Parima Studio, just launched her Rose Collection of fine art prints, inspired by a trip we took to a rose farm back in May. I have loved being able to witness the development of it over the past few months and am so proud of her. She’s so talented and passionate about what she does, which I think shows in the end product.

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The photo from a shoot we did at my house, showcasing 3 of the 6 prints in the collection

View the entire of collection here.

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Dream Home Feature: Tall Windows…

…that allow abundant natural light to stream in and that provide a view of a beautiful backyard garden…

Tall Windows // http://blog.ariannabelle.com/2014/07/dream-home-feature-tall-windows.html

image credits: 1- Holloways of Ludlow, 2 -via vtwonen, 3- home design by  Robert A.M. Stern Architects, by Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto
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Monday Motivation

It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful

credits: quote- myquillyn smith, photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo
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A Bright Black and White Living Room

My friend and San Francisco based interior decorator, Maggie of Maggie Stephens Interiors, recently finished up this beautiful bright living room for one of her clients:

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Isn’t it fantastic? I love how she incorporated different high impact pieces (that rug!) without overwhelming the room.  The mostly black and white palette makes the space feel very sophisticated and pulled together, while the accessories add color and fun (how cute are those gold pineapples?).  See more photos of this living room here.

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Orange + Aqua

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Today I’m over at La Dolce Vita with a post on the happy color combination of orange and aqua. Click here for a look at inspiring spaces and a round-up of pieces for getting the look!

image credit: interior design by Tobi Fairley
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