Intuitive Decorating, Or Creating a Home That Reflects You

The concept of “intuitive eating”–eating what you’re hungry for when you’re hungry, and when you feel you need to–is one I learned of months ago, and an ongoing diet trend that appears to be part of a larger, more recent lifestyle zeitgeist. Though I’ve been interior obsessed for what seems like almost a decade, I still find myself on Cosmo-like, click-bait charged interior design blogs (ahem, MyDomaine) clicking titles that usually read something like “The Design Mistakes You’re Totally Making”, or “An Interior Designer Would Never Make These Rookie Mistakes”. Naturally I like to know what exactly I don’t know, … Continue reading Intuitive Decorating, Or Creating a Home That Reflects You

Fantastic Peacock Chairs and Where to Use Them: 7 Chic Ideas

After a few-decade stint in Saudi Arabia, and some adventures in other parts of the world, my grandparents had amassed a collection of some of the most beautiful textiles and objects I’ve ever seen. From Persian rugs collected during the 70s in Iran, to beautiful etched brass tea sets and poufs bought in my grandma’s native Morocco, these treasures were displayed all over the home where they settled in a San Diego suburb. Once in a while my parents would drive my brothers and I over to visit, and truthfully, most of what they had seemed to me like part … Continue reading Fantastic Peacock Chairs and Where to Use Them: 7 Chic Ideas

Curated Craigslist: A Pair of Pink Chairs

My current living situation is such that I have a single, small bedroom to fill with the treasures and trinkets I find during my wanderings. Meaning I have filled each square foot of real estate in here (from where I write) with a piece of furniture of some sort, and nearly all of my wall space with artwork and other hanging things. I also have a tufted chair that I LOVE, so it leaves me no room for the pair of absolutely to-die-for Mid-Century Modern chairs I found on Craigslist about a week ago (insert crying emoji)! Sure, as my … Continue reading Curated Craigslist: A Pair of Pink Chairs

Design Inspiration From the Alice & Olivia Shop

For someone who loves textiles, it’s ironic I’m not more in love with fashion. Don’t get me wrong–I do love vintage pieces and thrifting for clothes, and a good embroidered blouse–but I like my fabrics on furniture and the design of a rug more. So when I walked into Alice & Olivia, a peppy designer boutique on Fillmore St. here in the city with my roommate, I was the one ogling the furniture while the others ogled the merchandise (and I will admit, it IS adorable stuff). I’d been before, but I had my camera with me this time and … Continue reading Design Inspiration From the Alice & Olivia Shop

Cozy Eclectic & Bohemian Corners

It’s pouring and windy and full of…weather…here in San Francisco. When it comes down to it, I prefer sunny, unbearably hot weather (I’m an anomaly). So after getting off the bus this afternoon I ran to my apartment, locked myself in my bedroom, and sat until my space heater filled the room. A few DIYs later, I skimmed my Pinterest feed for cozy, layered rooms and corners perfect for this kind of dreary-ness. My room is full of smaller vignettes like bookshelves filled with trinkets and books, or clusters of artwork. I love how you can tell a story and … Continue reading Cozy Eclectic & Bohemian Corners

Fantastic Bohemian Living Rooms

For the individual who loves a modern space without the rigidity and lack of organic elements that characterize it, bohemian modern is the way to go. Personally I’m an artist of the eclectic variety, so the style appeals to my love of mixed design and I am always delighted to read about bohemian spaces on my ever growing list of interior design blogs. Days ago, I was very inspired by Justina Blakeney’s submission to Loloi Rugs’ styling competition (third image down), and wanted to share a few more photos of beautifully designed bohemian living rooms that I’ve collected recently: The mix … Continue reading Fantastic Bohemian Living Rooms

Piles of Pillows: A Recipe for a Bohemian Sofa

Recently I’ve been downsizing in an attempt to make my painfully small bedroom feel larger and less cluttered. I folded up my new bird shams yesterday and stuffed their pillows in our linen closet, leaving only my two tufted beauties and embroidered cushion behind. For a gal who loves pillows, saying a temporary goodbye to mine was disheartening (goodbye until I find a bigger place one fine day). Minimalists will tell you that “less is more”, and de-cluttering parts of my tiny space has definitely made things feel lighter…but when it comes to design, I’m in cahoots with Robert Venturi’s … Continue reading Piles of Pillows: A Recipe for a Bohemian Sofa