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Welcome to the Tiny Tree House!

I am so excited to finally unveil my "Tiny Treehouse!"  I have always been the designer that focuses more on other people's homes than my own, so when I found my perfect house I was so excited to really make it mine. 

47 stairs up above the trees- my little cabin in the sky is the perfect spot for me to feel inspired and rejuvenated. I have filled it with all my favorite bohemian pieces- frazadas, mudcloth, vintage moroccan rugs and a whole lot of woven rattan and carved wood. I guess I was inspired by my 70's fireplace that is the center of attention in my living room! 

Take the full tour over on Apartment Therapy and read my interview on what inspired my design! And thank you so much to the fabulous Julia Sperling for your impeccable eye and making my tiny tree house shine! xx

Before and After: Audrina Patridge's Living Room

Audrina and I had so much fun re-designing her bedroom that we were pumped to jump in and start on our next project- the combined living room, dining room and kitchen. Audrina initially started out on her new home re-design with her master bedroom because she was just about to have new baby Kirra and really wanted a place to be cozy and to nest. She soon realized that she was spending most of her time with her family and the new baby in their great room and really wanted to get that space as shaped up as we got her bedroom! 

First thing first, inspo! Audrina sent me lots of great inspiration pictures for what she was hoping to achieve in the space, lucky for me I already had a good idea of what she was wanting- Boho/ Bali/Beach, functional, luxurious, tropical, pattern infused. I had also already been privy to her closet and how she likes to inadvertently match her shirts to her lamps (insert smiley face) so I was pretty clear on the design direction! 

Before

Before

Before

Before

Keeping her existing sectional, Audrina and I set about creating a comfortable, space for the family to hang out. One of the  major changes to the room layout was the shift of the sofa to face into the space. I really wanted to open up the space so that whoever was cooking in the kitchen could still feel connected to the rest of the space and vice-versa. Two low slung chairs with a subtle printed mudcloth provide additional seating and add that bohemian flair we were trying to bring to the space. I absolutely love the beaded chandelier it is definitely the glamorous, bohemian show stopper that we needed for Audrina's space! 

Audrina is such a great client, I love working with her because she has a great sense of style and really know what she likes! I think the space is a reflection of that and of her -  It feels so functional and cozy, but also designed and pulled together. Check out the articles in People and Architectural Digest and be sure to hop over to Audrina's blog to find out where all the pieces are from! 

Photography Credit: Carla Choy Photography

Fall Round Up!

image via Gravity Home 

image via Gravity Home 

Well its almost October! I am currently traveling in Iowa, and it feels like a hot, hot summer here! But the changing season usually means the leaves will start to change- unless you live in California like me where the only discernible change in the season is that it is much darker in the mornings on my runs and the persimmons have started to rippen in the trees around my treehouse! But I digress. On to fall home tips! Lonny Magazine recently asked me to round up some quick and easy ways to get your house ready for fall. You can read all my tips right here.

But I also wanted to add in some of my favorite Fall inspired furniture pieces that I have been seeing as of late. To me, Fall always means cozy textures- velvets, rich leathers, slubby sweater fabrics. All the yummy stuff! But also great woods, crazy coppers and warm hues that reflect the season. Check em out below and dont be mad if your inspired to throw out all your furniture and start from scratch. Well we can all dream! 

Spike Coffee Table 

Spike Coffee Table Jayson Home 

Spike Coffee Table Jayson Home 

Statement making is an understatement. Love the color of this table from Jayson Home. I always say your coffee table should bring the whole design together. This outta do it. Throw a great vintage leather tray on it, some beautiful olive branches and magic fall has arrived! 

Hemming Swivel Armchair

West Elm's Hemming Chair 

West Elm's Hemming Chair 

 

I love the print no on this chair- the perfect patterned piece to take an empty nook t new heights. Throw on a warm pumpkin colored pillow and silky throw and its perfect to cozy up on! Grab one here 

Land and Sky Buffet 

Anthropologie Deer Console for the win! 

Anthropologie Deer Console for the win! 

This Anthropologie console had me from the moment I laid eyes on it. I love the magic quality of the carving and of course the literal nature of the imagery just scream fall. Every room needs a conversation piece and this could be it. I'm a sucker for animal home decor and this one is a biggie! 

 

Brass Sconce

Brass Sconce via Triple Seven Home 

Brass Sconce via Triple Seven Home 

Brass is the perfect metal for fall. Its warm and soft and adds just the right amount of "jewelry" to a space. I ran across these great sconces on Etsy and fell in love. These have such a fun sculptural quality to them and are so modern and clean. Check out the rest of the shop for more awesome lighting pieces!  

Marigold Natural Rug

Rug via Forma Living

Rug via Forma Living

And I cant have a round up without some natural material! Love the beautiful gold sheen and meticulous craftsmanship of this hemp rug. Perfect for your foyer or mud room, this casual rug has a beautiful interesting shape and will set the stage for your seasonal decor. Love!