Category Archives: living room
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:
Are you ready for the reveal? A little reminder of what I started with:
Here’s what my living-dining room looks like now:
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.
We also added a black vintage-inspired ceiling light fixture which was custom made by a fellow small business.
lamp | art – top left, top right, bottom right
pillows: purple textured, blue velvet, floral, navy zig zag
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 Carpet – Apt2B – Bellacor – Sarah Swanson – Minted – Lowes – Lucent Lighting – Urban Home – O’verlays – Bassett Mirror Company – Mark & Graham – NDI – Parima 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
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
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.
image above and below left: interior design by Christina Murphy Interiors, photography by Jonny Valiant for House Beautiful, home of Sarah Rose
image above right and remaining two below: interior design by Massucco Warner Miller
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
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.
The Kind Diet, Superfood Kitchen, The Alkaline Way, Oh She Glows Cookbook, My Father’s Daughter, The Gluten-Free Vegan, Joyous Health // kitchen rug
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.
This spot near the window in the dining space is where Little Foot always loved to sit in the morning to catch some sunlight.
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.
This was my office space, a corner of the living room. Small, but functional.
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.
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.
In our bedroom we went bold with dark blue paint on the walls, and dressed up the bed with Arianna Belle pillows, of course!
For more photos and a Q&A interview with me, check out the Pretty Fluffy feature.
All photos by FRAME YOUR PET
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:
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.
image credit: interior design by Tobi Fairley
Summery classic blue and white is one of my favorite combos. If you love these spaces, check out my post from earlier today on La Dolce Vita for more inspiration and a round-up of pieces to create the look.
image sources: 1 – Mary McDonald; 2 – Schumacher; 3 – Architectural Digest; 4 – Serena and Lily; 5 – Architectural Digest; 6 – via Cote de Texas; 7 – Tory Burch; 8-original source unknown, found here; 9 – design by Victoria Hagan, photo by Michael Mundy, via Elle Decor
Today I’m over on La Dolce Vita with a post on decorating with the colors sea mist and greige. Read the full post here.
As mentioned in a previous post, earlier this month, Style Me Pretty Living, one of my favorite lifestyle sites, featured a tour of my previous home. Since the feature went up, I’ve received inquires about the sources of some things, so I thought I’d post a complete list here for anyone else who may also be curious to know. Because the apartment was a rental that we planned to live in for only about 2 years or so and we had other priorities financially, when it came to decorating and furnishing it, we did so on a small budget, splurging only on a few select pieces. BTW, this post from 2012 shows a few photos of what the place looked like when we first moved in!
sofa – Crate and Barrel (crazy comfortable!) , pillows – Arianna Belle, blue abstract artwork – commissioned from Parima Studio, gold square wall frames – Target (they were originally silver and I spray painted them), white tufted ottoman – Target, round gold mirrored tray – World Market, large white tray – West Elm, coasters – Anthropologie, small gold bowl – Target, blue rug – Overstock, sunburst mirror – Home Depot (a total steal!), turquoise vases – Target, double gourd lamps – Overstock, black side tables – Ikea, white media unit – Ikea – customized it by painting the back blue, small light blue lacquer box – Swing Design, sheepskin – Ikea, paint color – Horseradish C15-1 by Olympic
white pendant light – Lamps Plus, white round tulip table – Ikea, clear acrylic chairs – Ikea, gold flatware – West Elm, black and white placemats – Serena and Lily, paint color – Horseradish C15-1 by Olympic
gold tray – West Elm, glass decanter – Target, french opaline turquoise glasses – vintage (you can find similar ones on eBay, Etsy, and flea markets), white shelves – Ikea, pot rack – Ikea, stainless steel mixing bowls – Joss and Main, blue treat jar – Homegoods, cookbooks – It’s All Good, The Kind Diet, My Father’s Daughter, Eating the Alkaline Way, Crazy Sexy Kitchen, Superfood Kitchen, Barefoot Contessa at Home
floor lamps – Ikea, white duvet cover – Bed Bath and Beyond, embroidered sheet set – BlissLiving Home, pillows – Arianna Belle, silver frames – Target, patterned fabric boxes – Blissliving Home, white shag rug – Rugs USA, benches – Rose Bowl Flea Market, paint colors – Olympic Pounding Surf and Freshwater
white desk – Ikea, leopard pillow – Arianna Belle, shelving unit – Ikea, rug – Overstock , doube gourd lamps – Target, black quatrefoil mirror – Target, artwork – Parima Studio, turquoise binders – Office Depot, orange tray – West Elm, file box – Office Depot
Q: The base of my Docksta table gets dirty easily from people resting their feet on it, how do you keep yours clean?
A: Magic Erasers!
Q: How did you hide the wires and cords of your wall mounted TV in your living room?
A: We used these cable management covers we found on Amazon. I’ve also seen similar ones at home improvement stores.
All photography by Esther Sun
Today I’m over on La Dolce Vita with a post on the chic color combination of grey and yellow.
Head on over for a look at inspirational spaces and a round-up of pieces for getting the look!
photo credit: steven gambrel
I love seeing our pillows in their new homes. Julia of Gal Meets Glam decorated her living room with our Leopard Velvet and Channels Ebony & Ivory pillows. Love that she started with an inspiration board and made it come to life!
Have photos of a space you’ve decorated with Arianna Belle pillows? Send them over or tag us on Instagram (@Arianna_Belle #ariannabellepillows) for possible feature here!