When choosing inspiration for my work or my own home, I often find myself gravitating towards cooler colors and different shades of blue. Oddly enough at the moment, most of my home is filled with neutrals and lots of reds and golds. But more about that another time. Anyway, while blue can be very interesting on its own, layering its values and intensities, there’s hardly a more refreshing color combination than blue, green with lots of white and neutrals in between (see what I did there 🙂 )

blue and green fabric

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One of the most talked about design books of this so-called, joke of a spring we’ve been having (Happy Monday, by the way),  is ¨Patina Farm¨ by Brooke and Steve Giannetti of Giannetti Home. As a long time reader of Brooke’s blog Velvet and Linen (considered among the Top 10 design blogs in the States), I had a feeling the book was going to be great, but it turned out even better! In little under three years, the architect + decorator power couple created their  my   everyone’s dream home in the charming little art town of Ojai, California and shared with us their story.



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For many of us, one of the most fun parts of interior decorating is fabric selection. But it can also be a confusing part, especially when you’re first starting out and have all these different patterns, colors and textures to choose from. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about fabric and ways to successfully mix them. Like a PRO, that is.

pattern play 5

 Kathryn M. Ireland

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Thanks to Better Homes and Gardens February issue, now we all know how Hollywood super starlet turned billion dollar business woman Jessica Alba sleeps. Ahem, in style of course. BHG gave us a peek into her lovely LA home in which by far my favorite space was her bedroom.

Design Café | Star Style - Jessica Alba

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