Sugar Paper for Target Office Collection

The highly anticipated Sugar Paper office collection for Target officially launched this week and as expected, everything is so beautiful. I’ll take one of each please! Shop it here.

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Roundup: Stylish 2016 Planners, Diaries and Agendas

Do you use a paper planner?  While I use a digital task manager to organize my master list of to-do’s, I like to use a paper planner to jot down weekly business notes, and another as a health and wellness diary. There are so many beautiful ones out there that I kinda wish I could find uses for more of them. Below are my favorites:

12 Stylish Planners via Arianna Belle Blog http://www.ariannabelle.com/blog/2015/12/roundup-stylish-2016-planners-diaries-and-agendas.html

1- Blush Full Grain Desk Diary, 2- Gold Wash Embossed Python Leather Desk, 3- Marble Mini Three-Ring Binder for use with -> 3b- Weekly Planner Sheets, 4- Day Designer Black Stripe, 5- MyAgenda Leopard Day Planner, 6- Black Natural Leather Pocket Book, 7- Sugar Paper Blush Pink Planner, 8- Moleskin Scarlet Red Planner, 9- Toile Blue Planner, 10- DapperDesk Leather Planner, 11- Panama Textured Leather Diary, 12- Sugar Paper Gold Planner

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Happy Thanksgiving + Arianna Belle Pillows Holiday Sale Info

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Just wanted to pop in and let you know about our holiday sale. It starts tomorrow 5am Eastern and will run through the weekend and Cyber Monday. Discount codes are below:

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Discounts valid at ariannabelle.com, Friday 5:00 am 11/27/15 through Monday 11:59 pm 11/30/15. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

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Hope you get to spend today with those you love and bring you joy! xx

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The One Room Challenge Reveal!

Oh my goodness, what a week! It was seriously down to the wire getting everything ready and I could really go for a nap right about now, but I am so excited to share with you the final result!

If you’re new here, welcome! You can catch up on the weekly progress posts and get the full story with these links:

Week 1  // Week 2 // Week 3 // Week 4 // Week 5

Are you ready for the reveal? A little reminder of what I started with:

Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Week 1 Before Photo

Here’s what my living-dining room looks like now:

Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

I brought in purples and blues with pillows, art, and other accessories. The fact that all the big pieces are neutral in color, makes the space versatile and will allow us to very easily switch out the colors whenever the mood strikes.
living and dining room // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

We also added a black vintage-inspired ceiling light fixture which was custom made by a fellow small business.  details // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

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chair | art | sofa | rug

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throw | large white tray
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lamp | art – top lefttop right, bottom right

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pillows: purple textured, blue velvet, floral, navy zig zag 

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end table | lacqured box

The dining space probably went through the biggest transformation. It’s now welcoming and ready for guests.dining space // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

dining table | dining chairs

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woven placemat | gold flatware

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white linen table runner

tabletop decor details // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

linen napkins | stainless steel napkin rings

The old Ikea shelving unit that we had, got a little makeover with the addition of legs, doors, and greek key panels. I also added bins to keep it organized inside.  console with organizational bins // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

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candles | glass candle holders
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mirrorslamps| fiddle leaf tree

living and dining room // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

What do you think? I hope you love the space as much as I do. Thank you so much for following along and cheering me on throughout these past six weeks!

Big thank you to Linda, the creator and organizer behind the One Room Challenge, for including me this season. I enjoyed the journey and I am delighted with the result.

Big thank you also to my husband who helped me on weekends and evenings with most of the assembling, installing, hanging, etc.

Shout out to all my sponsors, who generously contributed product to help my vision come to life: Karastan CarpetApt2BBellacorSarah SwansonMintedLowesLucent LightingUrban HomeO’verlaysBassett Mirror CompanyMark & GrahamNDIParima Studio

Be sure to check out the reveals of the other 19 talented ladies who did this challenge with me and worked hard to beautifully transform their rooms. So much eye candy!:

Apartment 34 / Because it’s Awesome / Coco+Kelley / Design Darling / Design Indulgence / Design Manifest / Christine Dovey / The English Room / Vanessa Francis / Hi Sugarplum / Honey We’re Home / Jojotastic / The Pink Clutch / The Pink Pagoda / Simplified Bee / Style Your Senses / A Thoughtful Place  / Kimberly Whitman  / The Zhush 

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Summary of Sources:

Living Area – sponsored sources:: rug | arm chair | seagrass basket | side table | watercolor paintings in three white frames | gallery wall art – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 | small clear lamp | black vintage inspired ceiling light fixture (custom) ||  other sources:: blue velvet pillows | floral pillow | navy zig zag pillows | purple pillows | sofa | white tray | gold round mirrored tray | blue lacquered box | throw

Dining Area – sponsored sources:: dining chairs | dining table | custom abstract art | custom greek key pattern for ikea expedit hack | napkin rings | double gourd lamps | fiddle leaf tree | organizational bin ||  other sources:: white linen table runner | chambray linen napkins | natural water hyacinth placemats | gold flatware | tall black mirrors | boxwood topiary

photography by Stephanie Godfrey
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The One Room Challenge Week 5

Eeek! It’s crunch time. These 6 weeks are going by waaay faster than I had anticipated. Good news is that most of the big pieces are now in place and we’re making good progress overall…at least that’s what I’d like to think.

This past week we picked up our rug, which is actually a carpet piece from one of our generous sponsors, Karastan.

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Going with a carpet was perfect because it allowed me to get a floor covering that was the exact size I wanted. I took it in to the team at Area Rug Factory in Ventura and they custom cut and bound the edges. I also had them do a custom pad to go under the carpet and protect the floors.

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The carpet I chose was the Patola in Almond Cream (currently on sale), which has a subtle ikat inspired pattern with striated neutral colors. It’s made of New Zealand wool and feels great when walking on it barefoot.

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Looks nice right? These photos don’t do it justice. The weather was a bit gloomy so the natural light was limited when I took these but hopefully you’re able to see the pattern.

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Here’s a look at the binding they did around the edges.  Some people prefer to go with serged edges, but I like the clean look of this.

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Here’s a peek of it with the furniture:

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art: sarah swanson paintings in ikea ribba frames

Speaking of which, my armchair came in. It’s the Catalina from Apt2B upholstered in a cleanable cream fabric. The size is perfect for the space, and I love it’s simple and tailored design. Also, yay for it being handmade in the USA!

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A couple of other things, I added this little black accent end table which works great next to the armchair.

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I also added this seagrass braided basket, which is actually part of a set of 3. The other two will go in the dining space.  They’re perfect as stylish storage for throws, dog toys, etc., and also a great way to bring in a bit of texture.

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Both the accent table and basket are from sponsor Bellacor, which if you haven’t checked out, is a good resource to bookmark for home decor items. They have tons to choose from.

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Last but not least, the dining chairs and table.

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I was so excited for these. As soon as we assembled them and put them in place, I thought, “yes! we have a grown up dining space now!”

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The dining chairs are from sponsor Urban Home. They have a elegant curved silhouette and silver nailhead trim detail. They’re affordably priced too.

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The table is simple and sturdy. It’s from sponsor Lowes. Who knew they sell furniture? I can’t wait to dress it up with some tabletop decor.

table+chairs2Between now and Sunday the plan is to scramble to finalize everything for the final reveal photoshoot on Monday.  I’m still waiting on a few more things, and I need to do some in-store shopping, installing, fixing, painting, hanging, ironing, cleaning and styling. Fingers crossed it will all come together! Wish me luck!

p.s. I’ve updated the ORC Pinterest board with the items in the space.

p.s.s. Rug sponsor Karastan is currently having a fall sale through Monday November 9th, and also a giveaway which ends today! Find out more here and here.

Be sure to check in with the other 19 ORC participants to see their progress: Apartment 34 | Because It’s Awesome | Coco+Kelley | Design Darling | Design Indulgence |Design Manifest | Christine Dovey | The English Room | Vanessa Francis | Hi Sugarplum | Honey We’re Home | Jojotastic | The Pink Clutch | The Pink Pagoda | Simplified Bee | Style Your Senses | A Thoughtful Place | Kimberly Whitman | The Zhush | The One Room Challenge is Trademarked by CIH

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The One Room Challenge Week 4

This week I added some green to my dining space with a fiddle leaf fig tree…

Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Week 4 // Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from NDI  http://ariannabelle.com/blog

It’s a 7 footer and fills the empty corner beautifully. Both my husband and I love it. Best of all, I can’t kill it! It’s an artificial one from NDIthe place to go for the best faux botanicals and florals (did you see Jana’s peonies during the spring ORC season??)  I made an attempt to have a real one, but it sadly didn’t survive.  Perhaps if I tried harder or did a different plant I’d have better luck, but aside from the fact that this downstairs space gets very limited natural light due to our covered patio and the lack of windows, it’s really not a priority for me right now to try to improve my gardening skills. For this reason I decided getting a faux tree was the way to go.

In other news, I gathered (most of) the supplies I need for the Expedit makeover. I’ve decided to add doors and dress them up with decorative panels from the fabulous company O’verlays.  I ordered a custom greek key pattern and I’m so excited to attach the panels.

Ikea Expedit doors with O'verlays Custom Greek Key Pattern // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Week 4 update http://ariannabelle.com/blog

I’m not sure what placement I want to go with though. There are four options:

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I’m hitting myself over the head because unfortunately, for some dumb reason, I only picked up six doors and I needed eight. Doh! So I need to make the hour and a half drive out to Ikea again to pick up the other two.

I wish I had more updates and photos for you, but I’m still waiting on most of the bigger things.  I should hopefully (fingers crossed!) have an arm chair, dining chairs, and a rug to share photos of during next week’s post. Stay tuned!

Be sure to check in with the other ORC Fall 2015 participants to see what they are up to: Apartment 34 | Because It’s Awesome | Coco+Kelley | Design Darling | Design Indulgence |Design Manifest | Christine Dovey | The English Room | Vanessa Francis | Hi Sugarplum | Honey We’re Home | Jojotastic | The Pink Clutch | The Pink Pagoda | Simplified Bee | Style Your Senses | A Thoughtful Place | Kimberly Whitman | The Zhush | The One Room Challenge is Trademarked by CIH

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The One Room Challenge Week 3

Last week I mentioned I’d be bringing in some color in my living dining space with some pillows, art and accessories. With so many options, I was indecisive on what exactly that would be, but ultimately I settled on using the Indian Arbre Hyacinth pillow as the color jumping off point and pulling out the blues and purples:

Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Week 3 design scheme www.ariannabelle.com/blog

Once I chose that main pillow, I played around with different coordinating options. I landed on the Marine Blue Velvet, Java Java Navy and a light purple velvet. I also gave my sister Patty of Parima Studio, a swatch of the Indian Arbre Hyacinth fabric and she worked her magic to create a custom painting.  What you see in the photo above is a sample print. We may make a few final modifications, then will get it blown up to a 24×30 piece that will go in the dining space, between the window and the front door.

Aside from that, I checked a few other things off my design to-do list. I selected and ordered the dining table, which should hopefully arrive later this week. I went to Lowe’s with my husband to buy what we (ok he) needed to hide the TV wires. I started putting the art that arrived earlier, up on the gallery wall.

Gallery Wall close-up // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Week 3 www.ariannabelle.com/blog

L: Lula by Parima Studio, R: Arc de Triomphe Paris by Phrosne Ras 

Last but not least, I unpacked these beauties which are going in the dining space and will be adding some much needed light:

Bassett Mirror Company lamps // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Week 3 www.ariannabelle.com/blog

They’re called Hollywood Glam.  I love their classic double gourd shape (my favorite for lamps) and that lucite bottom! They’re also a nice size, so they’ll help fill out the space nicely. I can’t wait to add mirrors to the wall behind them!

There’s still much left to do in 3 short weeks. It’s going by so fast! More of the things I’ve ordered should start arriving (or be ready for me to pick up) so hopefully I’ll have more photos for you next week. I also need to do an Ikea run (for frames, etc.), paint and fix my flea market entry tables (photo here), work on my Expedit makeover (fingers crossed it will look as I imagine it in my head), among other things.  Stay tuned!

In case you missed it: Week 1, Week 2

ORC Fall 2015 Participants

In good company with some very talented ladies: Apartment 34 | Because It’s Awesome | Coco+Kelley | Design Darling | Design Indulgence |Design Manifest | Christine Dovey | The English Room | Vanessa Francis | Hi Sugarplum | Honey We’re Home | Jojotastic | The Pink Clutch | The Pink Pagoda | Simplified Bee | Style Your Senses | A Thoughtful Place | Kimberly Whitman | The Zhush | The One Room Challenge is Trademarked by CIH

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The One Room Challenge Week 2

Thank you to everyone who left comments and words of encouragement last week!

I’m lucky to report that I’ve made some progress in selecting things for my space. I can be pretty indecisive sometimes, but this challenge is pushing me to trust my gut and not overthink.

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I started off by making a list of everything I needed to get and then began sourcing various options for each. Something I found super helpful was to measure and determine the maximum and minimum size I’d want each piece to be, and keep all those measurements in one place that I could reference. Especially with online shopping, the number of choices can be a bit overwhelming, so having a specific size range determined, helps eliminate a lot and narrow down the choices significantly. You may find that like me, there are a lot of things you’re drawn to and then think, how am I gonna choose between all of these?? When you determine the ideal size, you’ll find many things are either too deep, too tall, or too wide, and so you can quickly dismiss them as options. That makes choosing so much easier and helps avoid costly mistakes and unpleasant surprises!

To get organized I’ve been using Evernote. I created a notebook to keep everything (notes, photos, bookmarks, etc) in one place, that I can access from my phone, laptop, and desktop. Their little web clipper is so handy. It’s one of my favorite digital organization tools.

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Here’s some of what I’ve chosen so far:

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accent chair / lamp / art / rug / dining chair / basket

Yup neutrals, but don’t worry, I’ll be adding color with accessories and art.  I like that a neutral base will allow me the flexibility to change things up easily for the holidays, etc.

Some stuff has already started to arrive, like these Minted prints, and more things should be arriving soon. I’ll be sharing photos on Instagram, so be sure to follow along!

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art prints clockwise from top left: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

ORC Fall 2015 Participants

In good company with some very talented ladies: Apartment 34 | Because It’s Awesome | Coco+Kelley | Design Darling | Design Indulgence |Design Manifest | Christine Dovey | The English Room | Vanessa Francis | Hi Sugarplum | Honey We’re Home | Jojotastic | The Pink Clutch | The Pink Pagoda | Simplified Bee | Style Your Senses | A Thoughtful Place | Kimberly Whitman | The Zhush | TM by CIH

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The One Room Challenge!

I’m thrilled and excited to announce that I am participating in my very first One Room Challenge! I’m joining the ranks of some inspiring and talented ladies (links to their blogs at the bottom of this post) and we’re each transforming a room in 6 weeks while documenting our progress along the way.

My husband and I moved into our current home last November, and have not “finished” decorating any of the rooms yet, so the One Room Challenge will be a great push to get at least one done. I’ve decided to tackle the living/dining room, which is one long open space and where we spend the most time in as a family.  Here’s a look at my starting point:

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The space has a nice base. We painted the walls a creamy neutral as soon as we moved in and we have a big comfy light grey sofa that we love.

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Everything we have, has been carried over from our previous homes (Thousand Oaks and Sherman Oaks).  While some things like the sofa work great in this new space, others just don’t. For the dining space, I’d love to get a bigger table and new chairs.  What we have currently worked great in our previous homes since they were smaller spaces, however their scale looks a bit off here. The Expedit against the wall will likely stay, but I’m thinking of giving it a little makeover.

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The walls look rather empty and bland so I’ll definitely be doing something about that. I’m thinking mirrors above the Expedit unit and a trio of white frames placed vertically in the living space next to the sunburst mirror.

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I’ll be switching out the two rugs in the living room for one large one that’s appropriately sized. If the budget allows, I may also switch out the chair. It’s a slipcovered one that I’ve had since college!

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I have a gallery wall going on where the TV is, but it’s half finished. I used a lot of the frames that I had in my previous home office, but since the configuration is different, some of the art no longer works (do you spot the the eiffel tower going horizontally?) and some frames are empty. I also need to do something to hide those ugly TV wires.

I hope you’ll follow along as I transform this room. I’ll be posting weekly updates every Wednesday morning here, and smaller updates on Instagram. I’ll also be on Pinterest pinning inspiration and the products I’m thinking about or will be using for the space.

If you’re new here, welcome! I am a pillow shop owner, and I blog for fun.  Feel free to browse through my past posts. I not only love design, but I also have a thing for beautiful organization :-)

ORC Fall 2015 Participants

In good company with some very talented ladies: Apartment 34 | Because It’s Awesome | Coco+Kelley | Design Darling | Design Indulgence |Design Manifest | Christine Dovey | The English Room | Vanessa Francis | Hi Sugarplum | Honey We’re Home | Jojotastic | The Pink Clutch | The Pink Pagoda | Simplified Bee | Style Your Senses | A Thoughtful Place | Kimberly Whitman | The Zhush | TM by CIH

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A Coastal Prep Pacific Palisades Home

Studio McGee is a design team whose projects always wow me. Their recent design of this gorgeous Pacific Palisades home was no exception. It reflects their signature bright clean aesthetic, and has a coastal prep east coast meets west coast vibe. I love the mainly blue and white palette, the attention to detail throughout, and of course their use of the classic Leopard Velvet pillows in the living room to add a pop of pattern.

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For more of this dream home, head over to the Studio McGee blog: entry, living and dining roomgreat room and kitchenmaster bedroom & bath, guest, powder and spa bathrooms

Photography by Tessa Neustad
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