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:


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.










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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A Cozy Bed Nook


Our Conga Line Moss & Aqua pillows in this super cozy bed nook by designer Jillian Harris, as featured in Style at Home Magazine.  Looks like the perfect spot for a nap!

photo credit: Janis Nicolay
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My Office in Our New Home

A couple of months ago I shared a photo of my new home office on Instagram.   Slowly but surely I’ve made some updates and while it’s not quite “finished” yet, I’m happy that it’s starting to take shape and no longer looks like an empty box.  Here’s what it’s looking like currently:

Arianna Belle home office

While most things were carried over from my old office. I did bring in some new art, pillows, accessories and since this office is a bit smaller, a new rug. Also brought in the black ribbon edged curtains from our old bedroom – I love them in here!

Not sure yet if I want to add something in the corner, next to the Expedit. In the old office, I had bookcases on either side.  They are now being used for closet organization.

Arianna Belle home office

The main wall is still pretty bare.  I used the frames that I used to have in my old office, for a gallery wall around the TV in our new living room (photo of that coming soon), so I need to shop for some new ones. I haven’t decided yet though if I want to do a mix or all one color.

Arianna Belle home office

Be sure to follow along here or on Instagram for future updates! I’ll probably share our living room next.

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Decorator Spotlight: Brooke Cariker Inabnett

Today I’m sharing with you a couple of favorites from the portfolio of the Dallas based decorating firm, The Interior Stylist. Owner Brooke Cariker Inabnett, creates sophisticated spaces with an emphasis on clean lines layered with modern, personalized touches.


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For more, head on over to her website!

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Chic Combination: Sungold + Orchid

Inspired by the beautiful interiors below, today’s featured pairing is perfect for those who aren’t afraid of bold color. Sungold yellow is illuminating and cheerful. Purple orchid is confident and alluring. Together they are vivacious.


image above and below left: interior design by Christina Murphy Interiors, photography by Jonny Valiant for House Beautiful, home of Sarah Rose


image above right and remaining two below: interior design by Massucco Warner Miller

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1- starburst brass mirror, 2 – yellow flower branches, 3 – embroidered pillow, 4 – golden yellow velvet pillow, 5 – original abstract painting, 6 – table lamp, 7 – purple nailhead x-bench, 8 – roll arm sofa, 9 – yellow tufted ottoman, 10 – orchids, 11 – raffia tray 

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Inside the Home of HGTV’s Jillian Harris

I first become familiar with Jillian Harris via the addicting HGTV show Love It or List It, but I really fell in love with her aesthetic via her regular posts on instagram and her blog. I was so excited to see a tour of her Kelowna home.  Here’s a look:


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Our Leopard Linen pillow in her beautiful living room!


Chandeliers glam up the white kitchen.



Perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee.


For more of Jillian’s home (including her cozy outdoor dining space that made it on the cover!), check out the May issue of Style at Home Magazine (available at newsstands as well as online via Zinio). Spot our Leopard Linen pillow on page 108!


p.s. Click here to see Jillian’s living room styled up for the holidays with our Conga Line Moss and Aqua pillow.

photos by Janis Nicolay

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5 Ways to Repurpose Luxury Candle Jars

In a recent post, I talked about how much I love luxury candles.  I mentioned that a bonus is that they often come in beautiful jars, so once you burn them up and finish enjoying their wonderful scents, you can repurpose the jars and use them to store various items.  Below are five ideas:

1. Makeup brushes and beauty tools:

5 Ways to Repurpose Luxury Candle Jars

Hanna’s Room

2. Q-tips and cottons:

5 Ways to Repurpose Luxury Candle Jars

 L: Trendenser, R: Skona Hem

3. Fresh flowers:

5 Ways to Repurpose Luxury Candle Jars

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4. Office supplies – including pens, pencils, scissors, and paper clips:

5 Ways to Repurpose Luxury Candle Jars

L: Lonny, R: The Beauty Lookbook

5 Ways to Repurpose Luxury Candle Jars

 70 Percent Pure

5. Small plants – something I hadn’t thought of until I came across these images:

5 Ways to Repurpose Luxury Candle Jars

tutorials >> L: A Pair and a Spare DIY, R: Luxirare

Luxury candle favorites:

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House & Home Magazine Feature

Our Snow Leopard pillow is in the April issue of House & Home magazine! It was selected for the article ‘More or Less’ on page 34, which features Hollywood style:

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Chic Essentials: Luxury Candles

Lighting a fancy scented candle is one of my favorite ways to complement beautiful surroundings, elevate the everyday, and when paired with some music and a bath, indulge in a little self-care. Their wonderful lingering scent can transform the ambience of any space and lift my mood. While they can be pricey, if you find one you absolutely love, I say considering their impact, it’s worth the splurge. Cheaper versions often burn too quickly and can be overly strong in a nauseating way. Also, since many luxury candles look as fabulous as they smell, you can repurpose them once they’ve burned down. Just put them in the freezer to easily remove any leftover wax residue and then use them as a small vase or a chic makeup brush or pencil holder.

Below are a couple of favorites:


1- Cire Trudon Trianon // “The picking of hyacinth, roses, white flowers, wild herbs from the meadows and graminaceous plants, this bunch of flowers reminds us of an ideal nature, that of the Nouvelle Héloïse and the country life dreams of Marie Antoinette. Vibrating with the memory of a summer evening, when the warm, musky scent of torches fill the air, this scent is a homage to the Queen of taste…”

2- Diptyque Figuier “The fig tree scent recalls the warm summer days in Greece when the rich fragrance of ripened figs fills the soft air….It intensifies the tree’s qualities: the warmth of the bark, the freshness of the leaves, and the milky sap of its fruit.”

3- Aerin Trumpet Vine // “Lily of the valley and the essence of flowering garden vines are blended with lotus blossom, hyacinth and musk.”

4- Jo Malone Orange Blossom // “A shimmering garden oasis. Clementine flower sparkles over a heart of orange blossom and water lily, with warm undertones of orris and balsamic vetiver.”

5- Carriere Freres Lavandula Angustifolia // “She’s also called “true lavender” and grows wild on the hills of Southern France. Purple shrubs of green grey leaves, lavender’s fragrant flowers stand up straight, defying the elements with their colorful spikes. Its essential oil, of the highest quality, purifies and heals.”

6- Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry // “Notes of ripe huckleberry, vanilla and crushed sugar cane.”

7- Eclectic Tom Dixon Orientalist // “The faint memory of an Indian wedding with rose petal garlands- giant cinnamon sticks on the beach stalls and the musky
smells of the Chinese herbal market.”

8- LAFCO Master Bedroom // “Warm and enveloping; a mix of sweet chamomile and sprightly lavender promotes a sense of well being.”

9- Nest Moroccan Amber // “Moroccan amber, sweet patchouli, heliotrope and bergamot are accented with a hint of eucalyptus.”

10- Capri Blue Volcano // tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons, and limes, redolent with lightly exotic mountain greens

This list could continue on, as I know there are other amazing candles out there. Which ones do you love? What are you currently burning? Do you change it up when with the change of season?

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