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

Summertime Vibes

Summertime is here! Anyone else get to soak up some sunshine in the last week? I think it’s safe to say there is something special about soaking in sunshine, jumping in the ocean, and refueling a bit as this summer heat approaches. I know it’s typically sunny in San Diego, but I still cherish these extra sunny months!

We’re here to bring some summertime-inspired decor to you that we’re vibing with this summer. Enjoy!

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Trends We're Diggin'

While trends come and go, there are always those special ones that just stick with you. I always like to look at trends at the start of the year and what others are forecasting, so I thought I’d check in mid-year and see what’s continued to tickle my fancy.

We’re here to talk about a couple of trends we’ve been seeing - some old and some new - and all that are just too dang good. Get ready to feast your eyes on some beautiful, trendy pieces and spaces we can’t get enough of.

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We’ve all seen this done before - cabinetry sans hardware - leaving the kitchen feeling more minimal and streamlined. I continue to see this trend and continue to love it whether it be a cut-out or lip in the cabinetry to eliminate the need for hardware, I’m into it!

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I think at this point we’ve seen a subway tile pattern done enough - and don’t get me wrong, it will forever be classic (and I’ve done this many times as well) but it’s always nice to switch things up. I LOVE seeing how creative people are getting with these simple tiles we already use constantly. From a horizontally stacked white subway tile with one column of the same tile flipped vertically and framing that horizontal stack (left photo) you get this amazing, almost woven looking pattern.. drooling. The photo on the right shows two rows of vertically stacked white subway tile that meet and transition to horizontally stacked olive-green tile. SO simple, and such a cool way of switching things up with a simple material.

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The trend of floating shelves has been around for a hot minute and I don’t see it going anywhere. However, I do see the concept evolving and different versions of this being done. Hence, the single open shelf. This trend is definitely for the more minimal and aesthetic-driven clientele as it eliminates any additional storage above but it is SO DANG BEAUTIFUL. This single open shelf tends to always be in line with any other upper cabinets or a range hood and results in a minimal, streamlined look.

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Everything comes back around at some point, right? While you may remember this material from the floors of your school or airport, terrazzo has been comin’ in hot in so many ways lately. From interior spaces, kitchen countertops, backsplashes, bathroom floors - to products such as lamps and coffee table tops I am seeing (and have been seeing) terrazzo everywhere. Terrazzo lamp pictured in the center above from Anthropologie.

Before & After: Mid-Century Meets South Park

Who’s ready for another juicy before & after?!

If you haven’t already seen the Mid-Century Meets South Park project, chchchchchcheck it out here. I got to design this bad boy from the inside out - revamping the exterior, all interiors, and furnishings the units converted to Airbnbs. There were three different layouts total amongst seven units, so I got to play around with kitchen configurations to make each space the most efficient. Now for the good stuff, lets check out the before & afters.

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THE EXTERIOR

As you can see, the exterior needed some major love. The chain link fence had to go, and the landscaping needed a bit of a refresh to say the least. We were on the fence about going white or super dark with the exterior and decided to go bold, because why not?! We knew we wanted to add a pop of color in the doors, but went with a more subtle, light blue to create a stark contrast against the primarily dark exterior. Simple mid-century inspired exterior sconces were added to give that exterior the dash of flare that it needed, and we swapped out some old brick walkways to units with squares of concrete. The chain-link fence was removed and replaced with a more modern, horizontal wood slatted fence to modernize this building as a whole and add some warmth. Not too shabby if I do say so myself!

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THE KITCHEN

As much as I love pink and maroon tile… said no one ever!!! The kitchen needed some major updating. We went with a classic shaker-style cabinet painted in a cool grey, calacatta quartz countertops, and vertically stacked and staggered subway tiles. With long term rentals, you want the design to be pretty dang timeless and simple so most people can really envision themselves in the space - and that’s pretty much my MO all the time anyways. We did spice things up with the upper shelving though - skipping the floating shelves or closed upper cabinets and going with these open box-style frames to add some interest. With this set up you still get two functional sets of shelving, and something a little different to spice things up.

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THE BATHROOM

Now this bathroom was SUCH a fun one to update. With so much gray, charcoal, and white going throughout the property I wanted to do something fun in here. We designed a simple, custom floating wood bath vanity and went with a light-blue penny tile throughout the floor, shower dam, and shower floor, and a marble-looking porcelain subway tile on the shower walls. I added that little mid-century pop I wanted to include through these amazing black and brass cone sconces from Etsy.

P.S. If you’re looking for a staycation in South Park or visiting from out of town, you can actually stay in these beauts! They’re in an amazing location in the heart of South Park, it doesn’t get much better than that. If you’re interested head to Divvy Group for bookings!

A Cool Spring Palette

A palette so soothing it just might make you fall asleep… just me?? Currently dreaming up some spaces that encompass these cool, neutral hues. As much as I love a bright, white and airy palette I find myself wanting to add in contrast - whether it be every so slightly or more stark. These deep, muted and earthy tones mixed with natural elements against a white slate accomplish just that. Enjoy :)

- Katie // Solstice Interiors

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Top Left Interior Photo: Alex Bennett Design // Top Right Double Sconce by Douglas & Bec // African Mud Cloth Pillow by Mae Woven // Patina Pendant by Allied Maker

Get the Look: Mid-Century Meets South Park Project

Happy Tuesday folks!

I recently wrapped up a project nestled in the heart of South Park. With a mix of long-term rentals and two Airbnb’s I got to design each unit from the inside out. From flooring and bath vanities to styling each nightstand and shelving in the kitchen, not one detail was overlooked. I’m here to share all of the nitty-gritty details so you can shop your favorite items from one of my favorite rooms in the space - the bedroom. What I love most about furnishings and styling Airbnb’s is getting a little funky with the decor while still making sure it’s a space I’d want to stay in if I were going to an Airbnb.

ENJOY!

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Sunday Sneak Peek: JuneShine 2.0

SUNDAY CALLS FOR A SNEAK PEEK!

As most of you may know I’ve been jamming on JuneShine 2.0 over the past couple of months. We’re taking all of our favorite elements from the first location in North Park into this new space and I can’t wait to share the final product. For now, here is a sneak peek into JuneShine’s second tasting room location in Scripps Ranch coming this June.

ENJOY! :)

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