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Get the Look: Eclectic Reading Nook

reading nook

I absolutely love this entire Laurel Canyon cottage as seen on DesignSponge, so I thought I’d narrow in on a small sliver of it for a Get the Look post! This eclectic, under-the-stairs reading nook seems effortlessly styled with a fabulous collection of unique pieces. The layers of texture (velvet, metal, wood, and a live plant!) and color (mustard yellow, warm wood, black, navy, pink, and white) make this space oh so lovely! Here’s how you can get your own eclectic reading nook:


L-Beam Wall Shelf by West Elm // Indonesian Oyster Branches Narrow by Restoration Hardware // As Collective, Tumbler by One Kings Lane (or DIY that piece!) // Faceted Terrariums by West Elm // Gramophone for iPhone in Walnut by Restoration Hardware // Antique African Mud Cloth Textile by Shoppe by Amber Interiors // Livingston Chair in Golden Gate Performance Velvet by West Elm // Plant by IKEA // Industrial Tool Chest Side Table by Restoration Hardware // 3’5″x6’1″ Barnabas Kazak Rug in Red by One Kings Lane


Pinterest for Business

First of all, sorry I’ve been MIA! Work was busy last week, and then I took a quick trip to Florida to see a best friend from college get married and to visit family. Now, I’m back! Enough excuses, now to the real reason for this post…

Are you on Pinterest? Do you know about Pinterest for Business? You can set up a business account on Pinterest, get a Pin It button for your blog or website, and view analytics. It is a great way to grow your audience and drive traffic to your site. The analytics give you insight into your viewers and activity on your profile: impressions, repins, likes, and clicks. It is pretty interesting to see your most popular pins and boards, where your followers live, and the interests of your audience. Below are my five most repinned pins as well as my five most popular boards.


1. My Favorite Paint Colors 2. Lens Sconce by West Elm  3. Dream Bath
4. Wisteria Sofa 5. Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Bread

popular boards

1. i n t e r i o r s |  furnishings 2. d i y | crafts 3. d i y | home
4. i n t e r i o r s | living rooms 5. dessert

Are you on Pinterest? Leave a link to your profile in a comment below. I’d love to follow you!


Color Trend: Blue Stone

Do you guys remember learning about complimentary colors in Kindergarten? I do! Finger paints and art projects to experiment with color! Colors opposite on the color wheel work so magically together, don’t you think?! This Fall, let’s take our elementary color skills and create masterful color palettes! Beautiful, cool tones against the lovely, warm colors of Fall (orange pumpkins, yellow leaves, and red berries!) are sure to make a statement! I’m calling out this season’s color trend: Blue Stone for the win!


I’m in love with this gorgeous painting! I want to recreate it so badly. It is a perfect example of the impact that complimentary colors can have. Those blue beetles on a blue background wouldn’t be nearly as exciting without the gorgeous gold accents to complete the pattern. The artwork is by Kate Roebuck, Gold Leaf Hercules Beetle.


Blue stone in your home, blue stone on your bod! Loving this blue chair and the artwork in this neutral room: Nob Hill Pied-à-Terre by Leverone Design, and the outfit above was actually my inspiration for this Fall color trend. I would DIE for that coat!

I work for west elm, so of course I gotta brag about the beautiful new blue pillows we recently introduced! So gorgeous! Pictured are the Ruffle Ribbon Pillow CoverBristol Trellis Pillow CoverOmbre Velvet Pillow Cover, and Studded Velvet Pillow Cover.

Are you liking this Blue Stone color trend for Fall?