Diamond St. Abode: Living Room Tour

Happy Monday peeps!

I’m excited to be sharing a bit of my personal home with you today - my boyfriend & I recently moved into a new home and decided it was time to part ways with old furnishings that have been around for longer than you want to know. As much as I LOVE and personally always lean towards a neutral sofa, living with a fellow artist means some color was much needed after we whited out the entire place :) we landed on this RAD deep-teal, tufted sectional from Rove Concepts - their Luca Sectional - and guess what the fabric name is called? SOLSTICE! If that wasn’t a sign from the universe I don’t know what is. We highly debated getting that golden mustard velvet, but I felt this deep teal was almost muted - just like denim jeans in a sense. It’s a fun statement in the space and really spiced up my primarily neutral tendencies! Also pictured, the amazing Stripe Break Rug from the Sarah Sherman Samuel x Lulu & Georgia collaboration that I am OBSESSED with. Oh and meet my fur babies: Boss & Jefe. Boss is a pug/ Boston-terrior mix, was my first fur baby, and is now NINE! Jefe (meaning Boss in Spanish) was rescued from Mexico last year and just turned one in July. I could talk about them for 294857495 years but won’t do that to you - just know I’m a big dog person and could sit and just watch them exist forever. My favorite piece in the room - the hand-painted wave art piece above the sofa painted by my love for me/ my birthday this year - I’m one lucky lady. Lastly, amazing & extremely cozy woven wool throw pillow shown on the left side of the sofa is the Contigo Pillow in ‘sand’ from The Citizenry. This beaut is the perfect throw pillow for layering in and I honestly want to put it in every room of the house - it pairs well with so many pieces and is so versatile. Plus Jefe looks real cute next to it.

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I hope you enjoyed this mini-home tour! I’ll be diving into other rooms, renovations, and updates we do to the house on the blog so stay tuned for some more sneak peeks into my sweet lil’ abode!

Top 10 Fall Decor Picks: Spooky Edition

Hello and happy Sunday folks!

Tired of seeing the same ole’ assorted pumpkins? Had it up to here with cheesy fall decor? Look no further! We’re rounding up our top ten favorite fall decor picks so that you can spice up your place with pieces you may just want to keep all year long.

Enjoy!

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Back to the Grind: Dreamy Office Goodies Edition

Hello hello!

I don't know about you but after a busy summer moving into a new home, taking time to focus a bit on my work/ life balance, and wrapping up a couple of projects that I’ve been working on for the last year I naturally felt a shift and reset needed as we head into a new season. With a new at-home office to beautify and a bit of spare time after I settled in, I really got to bust out my Marie Kondo skills and organize/ declutter/ purge items that no longer served me. Being a business owner to me means taking charge every single day, staying motivated and inspired, and honest with what’s working and not working within my processes and workspace. Having that special, sacred space for ANYONE working from home (whether it be for yourself or not ) is so so important to stay on track. Entering into a tidy, clutter-free and good-looking office space gets me excited to jump into work each day. It doesn’t always happen and there are days with papers and samples all over the place, but for the most part I try my best to keep things looking pretty in there because lord knows I work much better in that environment! With that being said, we’re rounding up some of our favorite office-inspired items to get you back on the grind with us.

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Shop the Look: Neptune Ave. Project

Hello & happy Sunday!

Today we’re rounding up some of our favorite decor pieces as shown in the Neptune Ave. project kitchen. I’ve talked about this project being more on the modern side, so it was important to me to add warmth and texture through the final decor and styling of the space. Links are below for our fave pieces pictured.

Enjoy!

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Project Reveal: Neptune Ave. Residence

Hello & happy Sunday folks!

I’m excited to share some nitty gritty details on our Neptune Ave. project., nestled on my favorite street EVER in Leucadia - or let’s be real, probably all of San Diego. Steps away from the best little coffee shops, Beacon’s beach or Grandview, and just 5 minutes from Encinitas. Need I say more?

This client came to me towards the end of last year, already deep in the remodel process with the house fully gutted. They already had their floor plan figured out and pulled me in to help select all finishes and materials throughout the house, provide some technical elevation drawings for the bathrooms and kitchen, and some other final details needed throughout the space. They had a pretty clear vision of what they wanted - more on the modern/ contemporary side, although they found themselves drawn to mid-century modern elements and materials with some warmth. We worked to create a space full of timeless and simple materials with some unique elements of interest and contrast. Let’s take a look!

KITCHEN

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White glossy slab cabinets, quartz continuously used throughout the countertops and backsplash, and a warm wood pantry for the win. This client pretty much knew they wanted white slab cabinets but didn’t want it to feel too cold in the kitchen, so we added warmth through the wood on the full pantry wall, a natural woven element above the sink, and a vintage rug (of course!) While the sink in the corner isn’t very typical, it was important to this client to have dishes far far away from their open concept space leading out to the dining and living area. Storage was on the tighter side in this home so we decided to run the upper cabinets all the way up to the ceiling here, so while it is ‘a look’ it’s also super functional in this case.

POWDER BATH

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This might be my favorite little bathroom ever. It’s SO simple, yet such a statement. Again the client wanted to keep things simple, but still add a little ‘wow factor’ as it is the bathroom that most guests see. We went with a glossy, marble herringbone tile on the vanity wall only, mixed metals, and some super simple style. This bathroom mirror of my dreams was from Anthropologie and both the client & I knew this was the winner once presented as one of a couple options for the powder bath mirror. Most plumbing throughout the house is black and polished chrome so I wanted to switch it up in here by mixing in some brass metals with the black sink faucet. Little cutie arrangement was made by my dear friend and former client, Wildflower San Diego.

TWEEN BATHS

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This teenage girls bath was meant to really be cohesive with the rest of the home, with some details honing in on a fun, and feminine bathroom. We stuck to light and bright materials - a 12x24 porcelain wall tile, light grey hex flooring, and a coordinating penny tile (not pictured) on the shower floor. We went with matte black plumbing and fixtures for this girls bath to give the space a little edge against a primarily bright palette.

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Now for the teenage dudes bath! With this one going off to college soon, we wanted the space to be both masculine and also suitable for any guest in the future when this becomes the primary bath for guests staying upstairs. We went with a small, glossy black hex throughout the bath, a warmer wood vanity with black edge pulls, and a light grey 12x24 tile on the shower walls.

MASTER BATH

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This master bath was a fun one - and definitely pushed me outside of my comfort zone slightly as it leaned very modern, as did the rest of the project. I’ve always LOVED and been so inspired with modern design, but it really takes a client to want that look to be able to go for it. Fun fact: we actually had some issues with the coordinating shower pan tile to the main floor very much NOT coordinating… so we had to switch things up last minute and landed on this black pebble tile that matched the main floor tile PERFECTLY. This dream of a client was inspired by nature and this tile instantly connected with her. The wet room was really created to feel like an oasis, spa-like, even. To add my own little touch, we tiled the entire dual-vanity wall with a beautiful matte-marble penny tile.

We hope you love this project as much as we do. You can check out the rest of this project on our Neptune Ave. Residence page - enjoy!

The Coolest of Fall-Inspired Palettes

As we start to get closer to a new season, we are finding ourselves navigating towards cooler colors. Slate blues, deep-caramel/ mustards, and charcoals are filling up my Pinterest and I ain’t mad about it! While it may always be sunny in San Diego, I’m still inspired by the shift in seasons that you can’t help but see and feel. I love to see how these colors and inspiration seep into so many different elements of design - tile, lighting, bedding, fashion - you name it! - it’s always something to be noticed across the board. Enter: our cool fall-inspired mood board below. Enjoy!

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Feelin' Just Peachy

Happy Sunday!

I don’t know about you but Sundays are always my day to truly slow down, relax, and refuel for the week. Whether that be going out to breakfast with loved ones, tidying up around the house, or planning for the week ahead - it’s always a day I look forward to and know I can count on to catch up.

AKA we’re catching up on the blog today with some peachy vibes we’ve been diggin’. Links to this inspiration and goodness below - enjoy!

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Top Left Interior: Three Birds Renovations // Coral Clay & Brass Sconce // Planter // Leather Chairs // Concrete Basins // Stripebreak Rug by Sarah Sherman Samuel // Bottom Right Interior: Three Birds Renovations