Pop-Up Shop at West Elm!

In case you missed it...

I recently had a pop-up shop at West Elm in San Diego. WOOT WOOOOT! Nothing like a good excuse to connect with your community, am I right?! I really wanted to find a way to bring this amazing DIY floating acrylic frame project to people via the 'A Beautiful Mess' blog, without conducting a workshop where I had 20+ people I didn't know using a power drill. Floating acrylic frames can be a bit pricey, and this technique really accomplished the look for a lot less $$.


The next step was easy - finding the perfect print to be sold alongside this acrylic frame. I have loved the abstract, doodle pieces (shown in the image above) from Wink Wink Studio for quite some time, and worked with the lovely artist and owner to commission one-of-a-kind pieces just for the pop-up. For those of you who missed it (or aren't local to San Diego!) I'll be opening an online shop selling some leftover prints from the pop-up. Any purchase of a print will come with a goodie bag including ALL materials for the 'DIY floating acrylic frame'. AMAZING! You're welcome. ;)

More pictures from the pop-up below, thank you so much West Elm San Diego for having me!


Online shop with these beauties for sale coming SOON!


One-of-a-kind prints by Wink Wink Studio

DIY floating acrylic frame project via A Beautiful Mess

Floral arrangement pictured by Wildflower San Diego

The Little Things

That one day that reminds us to focus on love is around the corner! While this has absolutely nothing to do with interiors, I wanted to round up some of my favorite little items that I believe anyone reading this will love just as much as I do. Whether you're shopping for your significant other, your friend, your mom, yourself (heck, your dog!), one of these items is bound to tickle your fancy. Aside from these really, really cool nick-knacks, more importantly don't forget to squeeze your loved ones a little tighter on this day. It's the kind gestures, words and acts of love, and the little things that matter most. Happy Valentine's Day!


Get the Look: Santa Cruzin' Project

I recently had the pleasure of furnishing, decorating, and styling an Air Bnb property in Ocean Beach, CA. Being a southern California native myself, I connect strongly with a coastal interior vibe, and was able to throw my unique/ eclectic spin on an already beautiful property - with a really, really, really, tight budget & quick turn-around. I've rounded up some of my favorite pieces that can be found throughout this little beach abode, and where you can purchase. Enjoy!


When You Keep Pinning the Same Thing

Ever find yourself pinning the same thing? Take a look at what I keep going back to... what I love most about design is finding those aspects that prove to be timeless to you. AKA you know you really love something when you keep pinning it. I always find myself drawn to a neutral palette, with points of interest and pops that surprise you. Neutrals never go out of style, and you can still spice things up with neutrals by mixing textures and materials. See below for some beautiful examples of what I'm talking about.