CURTAIN CALL

 

So basically my friend has an awesome job and took me with her to go to Curtain Call. A bunch of amazing designers in LA worked on the penthouses in the W Hollywood Residences. They were pretty sweet. This one was my favorite by NL Consulting and Van Patter Design.

livingroom_01_a__large

dining_area_01_d__large

detail_01__large

bedroom_01_b__large

balcony_02_b__largeThis was probably my second favorite by Barclay Butera.

kitchen_01__large

livingroom_02_a__large

bathroom_01__large

This one was probably a tie for second actually. So jealous my friend actually got to stay in this particular one last weekend. It was done by Cantoni.

bedroom_two_01__large

livingroom_01__large

bathroom_01__large-1

balcony_02__largeAnd then there was this one my friends favorite by SFA Design. I liked it as well.

002__large

001__large

008__large

013__large

You can check out the other penthouses here.

 

WALL ART

19509267061

Screen Shot 2013-03-18 at 10.16.34 PM

il_fullxfull.421846606_ar4x

suena-brillanteI’m currently on the search for some wall art to put in my living room. Not sure exactly what I want yet. Does anyone know of any good places to look (if Etsy, please name some specific artists). I’ve been looking for days and I just haven’t found what I want yet. I kinda like the above though.

 

ARIANNA BELLE

I know there’s been a lack of posts lately but I’m in the process of moving to Newport Beach. I’m taking a one day stop to hangout with the boyfriend in the Northern part of LA. But I decided to check out different forms of packing and searching how other people move. And as usual one thing led to another and eventually I landed on this little gem. This may be one of the handiest blogs I’ve come across in awhile.

The organizational tips are my favorite. But getting inspired, decluttering, and decorating I enjoy as well. But really, I recommend checking out this site.

Image

Clothing Organization.

Image

Kitchen Organization

Image

Pretty Perfume Organization

Image

This is probably one of the best articles. Decluttering and Organizing Do’s and Dont’s.

Hopefully you will get as much of a kick out of her site as I did. If anything you can pin an image now and check out her tips later!

Have a wonderful weekend!

BACKYARD IN THE BACK OF MY MIND

Anyone who know’s me knows I’m a huge fan of the follow three things: design, the coast, and Pinterest. Lately I’ve been looking to leave this wonderful town, San Luis Obispo, that has been my home for the past four years so that I can move on to bigger and more exciting things. The hardest part of it all? Leaving the coast. That ten minute drive to Avila, or thirteen minute drive to Shell, or fifteen minutes to Pismo. Or we can go the other direction and it’s fifteen minutes to Morro and twenty to Cayucos. Or if you choose to keep going there San Simeon and Cambria. There’s so many options and now while I have my eyes set out on the city, I’m really up for anything, and I realize that the coast could become once again a two and half hour drive away.

But, I’ve found some ways that I could either bring the beach to me or the mountains (cause I do love me some mountains as well). Here are some awesome little backyard space designs that I have come across on Pinterest to do one day, when I’m in my new place!

Image

An outdoor shower is just kinda WAY cool. I remember going to this camp called Philmont, in New Mexico where we backpacked for two weeks. The showers were outside and you could see the sky it was kinda AMAZING and I’ll never forget it. This reminds me of that trip and I think I’d enjoy that a lot.

Image

A hammock is a must. Whether its this chair kinda style, or the original where you lie down. We had a hammock in our backyard before we built our tree house. At the moment it was definitely the right thing to do… but now I’m ready for a hammock again.

Image

I am really digging the woodsy and rustic look. I love the wooden patio and tree stump tables. And those chairs look like they’d actually be pretty dang comfy.

Image

If I’m not going to be near the beach I want a pool. This is obviously totally unrealistic but I do like infinity pools. And well this picture was just sorta awesome and not realistic, but you get the idea.

Image

Then there’s THIS which is my favorite by far! I can bring the beach to me! I want this most of all out of all the things. A fire pit and some sand I would have people over all the time. It be like a campfire / bonfire all night every night.

So there you have it. An outdoor shower, hammock, some rustic/woodsy patio furniture, a pool, and a little bit of the beach. Of course they’d all have to go together these images all have very different styles I know. But if I get it just right I will be one happy girl!

*all images from my pinterest board