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04.17.13

MY OFFICE MAKEOVER

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we have been in this office for quite some time, but we had our desks setup downstairs. we recently expanded our team and moved up into the loft and decided it needed to be redecorated! the loft has amazing windows & beautiful natural light so i knew i wanted it to function as a workspace but also as a studio for us to shoot blog content in. (ps. make sure you enter to win the big office giveaway too & see this feature over on )

take a look at the space before we moved up there…(photo by )

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and after we were all finished…

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the first step was to cover the floors. the purplish-pink wood was distracting and limited us quite a bit, so we decided to cover it with canvas. we went to home depot and stocked up and ended up stapling it to the floor. it also made the space much more cozy. (it feels very palm springs ) it was important to add rugs on top of that so the canvas didn’t get filthy, but it made all the difference in the world to have the floor neutral. for the rugs, we went with layering…we used the moroccan rug as the main rug, and then added a colorful turkish rug by the mini bar & a metallic textured rug under my desk. (they were from a shop called in silver lake. you have to check it out if you’re in LA!)

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04.02.13

FLORALS FOR YOUR SPACE / 04

we are flowering the studio of the uber talented textile designer today! rachel is a really close gal pal of mine and so I was super excited to pay a visit to her new downtown studio and check out

all are made by hand here in LA. i love her clean lines and attention to detail…like the metallic copper stitching or neon pops on flax fabric. i was inspired to make rachel a little something different, so i put together a wreath + garland of spring florals that could hang in her new space.

both rachel and i are big fans of monochromatic tones in pale shades of cream, white, and greens. this earthy and organic wreath was something i knew would match rachel’s studio space and linens perfectly.

doesn’t this make you want to have a craft day at rachel’s studio? and you can get the apron she is wearing

apart from being a textile designer, rachel is also co-organizer of the which is a collective of local artist who gather twice a year to sell their wares. this is really such an amazing event. this year it is going to be held may 11th + 12th (mother’s day weekend) in downtown los angeles. all the details are still being worked out…but save the date! i’ll be there with flowers for all the mothers and lovers out there! 

florals by:  – see more floral posts here!
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03.29.13

LONDON BLOGSHOP!

we were so impressed with our london blogshop last time that we had to make a round 2 happen. we stopped by shoreditch for a few days before we went on our vacation in france. here’s a look into the class!

supplied our decor this time around, and went with a structural and natural installation to supplement our florals. the white studio space was perfect for it all.

our friends at sent along some colorful bags to put all of our goodies into.

geometric notebooks and custom gold-foiled blogshop pencils by  prove that form and function do go hand in hand.

a great uk shop,  carries these london and classic spools of

bright blooms by hung out on all the tables.

pauline of handmakes these quirky leather brooches, and we put one in each bag. gotta love the simple and this

this great and one circle is by

we thought these handmade felt by would add color to our students’ homes and offices. we love that they put them to use while still in class.

double triangle by were a hit.

we shot and shared and learned all weekend long. the students really got to know each other and made friends.

we’re so excited to continue working with . they generously provided us with copies of their  along with a and for each student.

you can imagine my delight when i saw this thing, full to the brim with party decor for one lucky student who won the prize pack from  ++ they are offering a discount to DLF readers. just use the code blogshop at checkout to save 20% through april 5th.

if you can’t tell we had loads of fun in lundy town this time. see things from our students’ perspective by checking out our london blogshop insta feed.

april & may:
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we hope you join us in our future ! check out past class photos here.

03.19.13

FLORALS / A LINUS BIKE GIVEAWAY!

we east side girls traveled west to visit in venice beach. just off the abbot kinney strip and down a tiny garden path is a beach bungalow surrounded with bikes and full of beautifully made , bells, and all sorts of other must haves to style your ride.

i really love the look! sleek and chic. reminiscent of the french bicycle design of the 50’s and 60’s. its with this spirit that the sweet people at let us take the bikes out on the town for an afternoon of flowers, farmers markets, and fresh juice. all day long I kept saying to myself that it doesn’t get better than this!

in keeping with the spring farmers market afternoon i filled the baskets with all sorts of spring flowers like daffodils, ranunculus, fritillaria. i also incorporated sweet pea tendrils and kale into this bouquet to give it that extra from the garden touch.

another great find of the day were the beautiful white forsythia branches which have a sweet fragrance. (i must have left a spring scented trail behind me.)

if in venice be sure to take stroll into linus. we heart them and their bikes!

and guess what! we are GIVING AWAY A BIKE!

here’s how to win one of these linus bikes! (CLOSED)

1. head over to the linus bikes site and tell me your favorite product from their shop! bike or basket 🙂 and leave us a comment below! we hope this ends up in the hands of someone who has been really wanting a new bike!

2. you can chose to win the or the style in the color of your choice!

one winner will be chosen on tuesday, march 26th at 10am PST. open to us residents only. the retail value is $475+

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UPDATE: winner is #1182 Jessica O!

03.18.13

MY NEW LIVING ROOM!

here’s what my living room looked like the day i moved all the stuff in. nothing looked right. isn’t it wild how you get a new space and it feels like so much of the old furniture just doesn’t work anymore? (maybe i was buying the wrong things?) our loft was so industrial. tall ceilings, dark colors…i knew we had a big job ahead of us and i didn’t even know where to start.

i wanted to do a post about my last 5 living rooms in los angeles (to show the hilarious progression and style shifts) but the past photos are so terrible i don’t know if i can bring myself to do it (who knows, maybe i can be swayed.) 

so this is the place where i hang out on the couch for hours now.

my friend  and i struck up a trade…she helps me design my living & dining room (because i know what i like, it’s just hard for me to decide where everything goes. and i felt overwhelmed with the task. and she’s also the vintage furniture queen. i knew she could make my place much better than if i did it myself!) she needed so i helped her out with that on my end. we created pinboards for each other’s projects and went to town. i finally had to accept that investing in furniture is…hard. but worth it. we found affordable vintage pieces but also splurged on items we loved.

also, very excited!  awesome photos of our house were featured in the  last weekend – check out the interview with us .


when i first walked into this place before we rented it i was sold immediately on all of the light streaming in the windows. it was something i really missed when i was living in my loft (there was only one big window there.) and the PLANTS! that is definitely my favorite part of the space. they add so much life and calmness to the room.

you may remember that couch from my loft tour last year. it used to be brown tweed and it was ready for a makeover. emily convinced us (which wasn’t difficult) to turn it into a bright color. i chose this teal color and we love it. it makes the space feel more open and airy. when we moved here we had a ton of really dark furniture and a lot of it felt very industrial. it just wasn’t working in our new house. see, this photo was taken shortly after we moved in. yikes.

she also decided to reupholster a few vintage chairs and ottomans (the pink stool and that black and white tribal print chair above) it turns out covering your chairs in new fabric is what all the cool kids are doing, glad i finally got the memo. it was affordable and made the room special.

something i can say makes me very happy is that this space feels finished. in the past it always seemed like i would get 75% there and just stop. and then move. i joke that it feels like a grown up house, there is a place for everything. no gaps.

and check OUT this credenza. my boyfriend insists on keeping this ginormous television in our living room…which is offensive to my eyeballs, but i will admit, it’s nice on movie nights. we needed a credenza that fit the tv and the space (it’s a very long room) and we kept coming up on dead ends or credenzas that cost more than an automobile. those things get expensive quick. so emily decided to have this one custom built for us. it’s white lacquer and wood and i’m in love with it. somehow the tv doesn’t bother me so much anymore and the extra room on the sides allows room for decorative items. AND i can close the drawers to hide all the ugly cable boxes and cords. he’s stoked about the new and i’m stoked that they look good.

arian says his favorite thing in the room is our new floor lamp in the corner from . it’s funny the things boys choose, huh? it’s definitely one of my favorite lamps i’ve owned too, so i can’t really blame him.

so let’s talk about that planter, eh? emily found that at the LA flower mart and painted it white. it’s pretty perfect and adds so much personality to the room.

i am really into the subtle graphic pattern on our new moroccan style rug from  it doesn’t shed like crazy and makes the area very cozy.

one thing i was a little scolded about was the amount of gold. ok ok, so i love the stuff. and so does emily. we had to pull it back to a happy medium for my dude. i would be like “babe, but look at this bowl!” and he’s all “i thought we talked about this.”

ohhhh this chair. it makes the room a little more legit. it’s the + from  and it’s rocking the striped pillow from

the prints above the chair are from my bestie . they make that corner really come together.

a few months ago i was in admiring this table and my mom convinced me it would be a table i could keep for 10 years and i needed to just invest in it. i cringed at the price, but took the plunge. luckily months later i still adore it. i wanted the rugs underneath to be unique and colorful (turns out i am very picky about rugs and art) we stopped in the store in silver lake and bought two of these striped rugs and layered them. love at first sight.

– made by the incredibly talented – makes me unbelievably happy. he is such a true artist and craftsman. check out his

the massive beach print is by my pal . (unreal, right!?) i have always wanted a giant piece of art in my home. we sit here for breakfast and it seriosuly feels like we are on vacation . it’s the first thing i see when i walk in the house…it makes it hard to be stressed out when you look at it. we used for the frame and she did such a quality job (seriously, nice job dana. it’s exactly what we wanted!)

the bar cart is from . it’s brass plated with glass shelves. and it makes you want to throw a party.

and lastly, the entryway. i wanted a very simple, thin white console and . (we also bought  to sit the plants on.) like i said, i really wanted to keep the room very airy so it was important to me to have some of the furniture just stylishly disappear. those blue lamps from on the other hand stand out quite a bit and i like it.

we are really pleased with the outcome…hope you all enjoyed a little look inside our place! emily, high five. thanks for making it look exactly how we envisioned (but couldn’t execute ourselves)

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space designed by: makeup by: feature in the LA Times

a lot of what you see in the room is vintage but here are some shopping credits…

on the dining room, , dipped candle holder, yellow  from  |  gold martini side table c/o   |  black/white throw from   |  bar cart c/o   |  beach print by   |  chandelier by  | teal lamps c/o  | shag rug c/o   |  dining table from  | tv speakers c/o  | white frame in dining room by  | jonathan adler floor lamp c/o  | & , white & from  dining room rugs from  vintage coffee table from  | living room polaroid prints from  | abstract art in bookshelf by

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