Color Feature: CANARY

After watching all of the glitz and glamour of the Golden Globes, I have not been able to stop thinking about some of the absolutely stunning yellow dresses we saw on the red carpet.  Yellow is such a vibrant, warm, and inviting hue that always seems to brighten up any face… or space!  

Between all of the snow and crazy weather we’ve been having, it just seemed like the perfect time to look through some of my favorite canary yellow products, and share them with you all to help breathe a little bit of spring into your home!

 

While a vibrant yellow may be overpowering, I love it for an accent wall like this one!  Pops of canary in pillows and flowers tie the whole look together in such a gorgeous way.

Graham & Brown

 

 

A dish like this is almost too pretty to be covered up with anything on it!  The perfect happy addition to any table.

Anthropologie

 

 

Speaking of bright….

Kate Spade via Bloomingdales

 

 

One of my favorite things about Le Creuset cookware and KitchenAid mixers are all of the fun colors they come in.  Especially these ones!

Le Creuset via Williams Sonoma

 

 

KitchenAid via Crate & Barrel

 

 

Around your house, pops of yellow can be just what your space needs.  Perhaps a vase, candle holder, or fruit basket?

Global Views

 

 

Surya

 

 

Urban Outfitters

 

 

Warm lighting turns even warmer with a canary yellow shade!

Surya

 

 

And bringing that sunny hue into your bedroom makes it just the perfect color to wake up to, don’t you think?

Jonathan Adler

 

 

Serena & Lily

 

 

What color says “Spring” to you?

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Decor That Will Donate For You!

Whether you are looking for a gift, or something for your own home, I think it’s pretty special to be able to know that your purchase is really making a difference to someone.  There are so many wonderful charities out there to choose from, but we’ve found 5 great decor items from charities that will donate from your purchase.  Let’s start the New Year off right and donate as we decorate!

1. No Kid Hungry® Chef Series Silicone Spatula, Williams Sonoma

These spatulas are SO fun, and designed by different celebrities- Jillian just bought Chrissy Teigan’s eggs and bacon design!  Each purchase benefits Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign. 

Williams Sonoma

 

 

2.  Linens & Wood Trays, Raven & Lily

We couldn’t decide what we like best- the gorgeous linens or wood trays (…or those refreshing-looking drinks!).  Raven & Lily sells many different products, benefitting women in several different countries by providing them with fair trade wages, access to a safe job, sustainable income, health care, and education.  

Raven & Lily

 

 

3.  Puzzle Pieces Cutting Board, Ten Thousand Villages

How unique is this cutting board?  Use it all as one, or break it off for different items- we could definitely use one of these at our next party!  Ten Thousand Villages uses local materials to help support artists with fair, sustainable incomes.

Ten Thousand Villages

 

 

4.  Veracruz Rug, Local + Lejos

The Veracruz rug is absolutely gorgeous, but what’s even better is that each sale provides one month of schooling for a child in need. 

Local + Lejos

 

 

5.  Terra Cotta Bead Planter Hanging, Tribe Alive

Macramé planters are everywhere lately, and this terra cotta version is even more special.  Tribe Alive’s mission is to provide “artisans with the tools, training and support needed to reclaim their futures and thrive as independent business men and women.”

Tribe Alive

 

 

Next time you get to decorating, why not give one of these wonderful companies a chance?  Happy Sunday everyone!

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Pop, Sparkle, and Fizz into the New Year!

Are you hosting a New Year’s Eve party tomorrow night?  Need a few more decor ideas to really take your party to the next level?  We’ve got you covered!  We’ve pulled some of our favorite New Year’s Eve party ideas, and we’re sure you can pull them together ASAP.  

Cotton-candy on your cocktail?  Polaroid shots hanging from balloons?  Just a little inspiration to get your party planning kickstarted!  

Oriental Trading

 

 

Oh Happy Day

 

 

Etsy

 

 

 

 

Lauren Conrad

 

 

 

 

Balloon Time

 

 

Happy New Year to you and yours!  We’d love to see your party pictures, or hear your favorite ideas.

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Holiday Gift Guide: FOR THE BOHO BABE

With Jillian out in California, we see so much of this laid-back, boho design.  Come to think of it, I could easily see most of these items finding their way into her house!

 

It doesn’t get much more laid-back than a tropical tapestry like this one.  I love the way they’ve styled it here with these calm, neutral tones.

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

 

A pouf this cozy is worthy of any boho room (especially one as cute as this one)!

Surya

Surya

 

Do they have a great little outdoor sitting area like this one?  An outdoor rug is the perfect gift!

Surya

Surya

 

Jillian LOVES the hand-woven products from Langdon Ltd., and she put together her four favorite throw pillows for all those boho babes out there who like to mix and match!

Langdon Ltd

Langdon Ltd

 

Who couldn’t use a little extra storage around?  One as gorgeous as this one from Kouboo is perfect for those extra pillows and throws.

Kouboo

Kouboo

 

Can you believe this is actually a coaster?  So beautiful, it doubles as decor!

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

Terrariums are so fun, and such a great way to decorate with a little extra life.  Succulents and stones are such great gifts for those plant-lovers!

West Elm

West Elm

 

Serving platters are always a go-to for holiday gifts.  These two are perfect for your boho babe!

Juliska, Bloomingdales

Juliska, Available at Bloomingdales

 

 

World Market

World Market

 

Who doesn’t just love a good cup of coffee?  What a neat way to get that perfectly dripped coffee!

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

 

 

Which funky find do you like best?

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Funky Front Porches

Author: Jillian Hayward Schaible

 

With all of the gorgeous summer nights we get to experience here in San Diego, I’ve been thinking about redesigning my front porch to be able to enjoy each sunset from the comfort of my own home.  There are so many ways to design a beautiful and functional porch regardless of how large or small your area may be.  Do you prefer to lounge out front in a rustic Adirondack chair?  Or perhaps cozy up to a nest or hammock?  There are so many options to choose from that can work in even the smallest of porches!

 

My husband and I live right by the beach, and love to spend our evenings outside grilling and enjoying the evenings from our porch.  Having a smaller area to work with, we’ve been looking for the perfect little bistro set to have a drink and some munchies on without using up too much space!

Breakwater Bay (Via Wayfair)

Breakwater Bay (Via Wayfair)

 

These hanging nests are so fun and look just absolutely cozy!

Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily

 

If you’re looking for something more traditional, you can never go wrong with paired rockers.  Brighten it up and add some personal style for each season with fun pillows like these!

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

 

When I see nests as comfortable-looking as this, I just want to curl up with a good book for hours, don’t you?

West Elm

West Elm

 

Personally, I’m a huge fan of whites and neutrals in the home, and I especially love the fresh, bright look it gives this porch.  I love the way they incorporated a little pop of color with that gorgeous turquoise bench!

Frontgate

Frontgate

 

Always a favorite, Kouboo knows how to add some serious style to a porch!  If you prefer to lounge in the backyard, try making a bold statement with tropical plants out front!

Kouboo

Kouboo

 

I love this idea for a family beach house.  Although they are the same style rocker, the differing colors add a fun edge- not to mention that each person can pick their own color.

Grandin Road

Grandin Road

 

If you like the hanging nest, add a little uniqueness with a design like this seahorse or a hanging bench with funky throw pillows!

Pier 1 Imports

Pier 1 Imports

 

 

Hayneedle

Hayneedle

 

 

Which style front porch do you like best?  We always love to see your pictures!

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Which Bed Is Right For You?

Do you watch tv in bed?  Or sit up and read?  Maybe you need an upholstered headboard.

Does your bed face a window with a beautiful view?  Maybe a headboard with a mirror.

Do you want your headboard to be a feature wall?  Try something unusual and artistic.

Are you short on space for nightstands?  Perhaps a headboard with attached small nightstands may fit in your space.

These are the first questions I ask my clients when I am designing a bedroom.  Your bed is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your home.  We spend 30% of our lives in bed.  After a good mattress, a solid bed to put it on is critical.  Once you’ve determined the function of your bed and headboard, then you determine the style – and there are so many to choose from.  Here are some of our favorites that just may inspire you to have the form that follows function and to get the perfect bed for a good night’s sleep!

 

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler

 

 

Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily

 

 

Christopher Guy

Christopher Guy

 

 

Christopher Guy

Christopher Guy

 

 

Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily

IKEA

IKEA

 

 

The Bella Cottage

The Bella Cottage

 

 

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

 

 

Ballard Designs

Ballard Designs

 

 

South Shore via Wayfair

South Shore via Wayfair

 

 

Hooker Furniture

Hooker Furniture

 

 

Hooker Furniture

Hooker Furniture

 

 

Bassett Furniture

Bassett Furniture

 

 

Old Hickory Tannery Horchow

Old Hickory Tannery Horchow

 

 

Haute House via Horchow

Haute House via Horchow

 

 

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

 

So, which bed is right for you?

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My Top 5 Go-To’s for Inspiration

Sometimes when you start a new Interior Design project, it’s hard to get the momentum going.  You need to start looking for inspiration…  I look everywhere!!  I find ideas in other people’s homes, from my travels, in magazines, and from my favorite Interior Design books.  I thought I would share with you the books from some of my favorite designers!  If you need a little inspiration and can’t find it in your usual places, maybe one of these will give you just the ideas you need!

These 5 books are from Interior Designers that I have had the pleasure of meeting.  Their design stories and philosophies will stand the test of time – these books will never become dated… and flipping the pages of a beautiful book is so much nicer than flipping through pages on the computer, isn’t it!?

 

1. Alexa Hampton’s The Language of Interior Design

Alexa Hampton

Alexa Hampton has such a beautiful, timeless style.  My favorite thing about the rooms that Alexa creates is that they are welcoming!  So often design can be stifling and untouchable.  Alexa has a way of making things both beautiful and inviting.  And I love her take on beds – she creates “cocoons” that you just want to crawl up in!

 

2. Lisa Newsom’s The Houses of VERANDA

Veranda

Veranda Magazine needs no introduction!  It is one of the best shelter magazines for Interior Design available today (or ever).  Lisa Newsom has put together some of the “best of the best” houses from Veranda and created a “coffee table book” of inspiration.  I love her Southern charm, and this book just radiates hospitality.

Some of the “exteriors” are just EXTRAORDINARY!

 

3. Thom Filicia’s American Beauty

Thom Filicia

Thom Felicia designs with such a casual, carefree style.  His designs take into consideration everyday life, “pet friendly” and all.  This book chronicles a complete lakeside home that Thom created for himself and it is filled with charm and inspiration!

 

4. Trudy Dujardin’s Comfort Zone: Creating the Eco-Elegant Interior

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I just recently had the opportunity to meet Trudy and learned more about her eco-friendly design philosophy  After a personal experience with environmental toxins, Trudy has built her business on teaching others how to make their homes beautiful and “healthy”.  This book is a beautiful piece to add to the “coffee table” stack!

 

5. Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Colors

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Fun, funky, bright, colorful, joyful, playful…..I could go on and on.  Jonathan Adler designs just make me smile!  They radiate optimism and happiness like no other designer today.  This book is more than good design, it’s a good read…and one that will leave you smiling!

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