Spring Cleaning Outlet Sale!

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We are only having two sales this year and this is the first one!

We’ve been doing some spring cleaning and converted our Etsy shop into an Arianna Belle Outlet. It’s filled with our stock of pillows that are last chance, imperfect or odd sized, all discounted at 10 to 60% off regular prices.

Now through Sunday, we’re offering an additional 20% off your order with code EXTRA20.

Check out all the pretty goods at ariannabelle.etsy.com.

p.s. We ship worldwide!

Code valid through Sunday, April 26, 2015, 11:59 pm PST
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5 Ways to Repurpose Luxury Candle Jars

In my latest contributor post for La Dolce Vita, 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:

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2. Q-tips and cottons:

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3. Fresh flowers:

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

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L: Lonny, R: The Beauty Lookbook

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

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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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My Pup Little Foot and Tour of our Previous Home

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Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been MIA here lately. Have been really busy working hard behind the scenes on setting up a foundation for the shop to grow to the next level.

I wanted to share with you photos from a fun home tour shoot we did late last year, just before we moved out of our Los Angeles condo.  The shoot was for the stylish pet friendly living website Pretty Fluffy and features my furry lovable companion, Little Foot. Photos were taken by the sweet and talented photographer Alicia Rius of Frame Your Pet.

This was a one-bedroom condo we had purchased back in 2008 and lived in for a few years, then decided to rent out for awhile (during which time we lived in this home), then moved back in for a couple of months before selling it so we could move closer to family and get something with more office space.

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 The Kind Diet, Superfood Kitchen, The Alkaline Way, Oh She Glows Cookbook, My Father’s Daughter, The Gluten-Free Vegan, Joyous Health // kitchen rug

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One of my favorite things about the space was that it was light and bright.  I loved the fresh paint color which we carried throughout the kitchen, dining space and living room.

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white round table, clear chairs, double gourd lamps

This spot near the window in the dining space is where Little Foot always loved to sit in the morning to catch some sunlight.

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We kept Little Foot’s toys stored in a stylish magazine holder, which made it easy to move from space to space and keep them out of sight when not in use.

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tufted ottoman, white tray, gold tray, pillows

This was my office space, a corner of the living room. Small, but functional.

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artwork, bulletin board, orange tray, desk, silver storage bins

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Little Foot looked handsome in his greek key collar from Blueblood Living.

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I loved having these two tall bookcases flanking the fireplace. They added height to the space and provided great storage for our books and my collection of magazines.

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bookcases, floor lampssofa, pillows

Little Foot’s second favorite spot to hang out was right on top of the sofa. I think he liked it because it gave him a view of outside and allowed him to watch over the home, like a king.

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In our bedroom we went bold with dark blue paint on the walls, and dressed up the bed with Arianna Belle pillows, of course!

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For more photos and a Q&A interview with me, check out the Pretty Fluffy feature.

All photos by FRAME YOUR PET

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Better Homes and Garden Feature

Thrilled that our pillows were selected to be included in the March issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine!!

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The La Fiorentina Wine and Magenta is on page 90 (as shown above), and a peek of the Pyne Hollyhock is on page 88!

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Roundup: Chic Baskets

Like the trays I featured in my last post, baskets are another one of those products that are very versatile and multifunctional. Use them in all rooms in your home as stylish storage for a number of things that uncontained, would otherwise make a space look cluttered. Use them in the living room to hold magazines, newspapers, extra throws, and firewood. In the family room, use them to hide pet and kids toys. In the entry, use them for shoes, slippers, and things that need to go out the door. In the bathroom, baskets work great for holding extra toilet paper and towels (roll them for that luxurious hotel look). In the bedroom, use them to hold books and extra pillows. In the linen closet, use baskets to hold items that are difficult to fold neatly like wash cloths and fitted sheets.

Below are my finds of baskets which are not only practical, but also stylish enough to integrate into your decor:

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1- water hyacinth woven basket, 2- seagrass wicker basket, 3- navy basket, 4- brass basket, 5- white morrocan wedding basket, 6- black lace basket, 7- round belly basket, 8- grey wool basket, 9- blue striped basket, 10- patterned blue basket, 11- whitewash woven storage bin, 12- woven seagrass basket with leather

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Roundup: Chic Trays

Trays are a personal favorite of mine because they are so multifunctional and versatile. They work well in just about every room in the house, for both styling and organizing purposes, including in the entryway, living room, office, bathroom and bedroom. You can use them to corral and display a number of small items such as: keys and sunglasses on your entry table, jewelry on your nightstand, beauty products on your bathroom counter, perfume on your vanity, candles and flowers on your coffee table, and office supplies on your desk. Things just tend to look so much neater and like a purposeful vignette when they’re within the boundaries of a tray, than when they’re spread out randomly.

Below is my roundup of some the most stylish trays out there:

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1- tangle lacquered tray, 2- silver lacquered tray, 3- acrylic leopard printed tray,  4- nude lacquered tray, 5- bone inlay tray, 6- oro de nero tray, 7- gold mirrored round tray, 8- mirrored tray, 9- acrylic zebra printed tray, 10- python tray, 11- orange tray, 12- clear acrylic tray

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In Organizing Mode

Moving and it’s chaotic aftermath reminds me how much stuff we truly have and how much of an effect clutter has on me. Not having things in their place where I can conveniently and easily find them frustrates and annoys me, and the sight of visual clutter drains me.  With the busyness of the holidays and gearing up the biz for a new year (including dealing with things like no-fun sales tax returns due by end of the month), I’ve had less time than I had hoped, to unpack and organize everything. I thought I could knock it out in a couple of days, but I underestimated how long it truly takes, especially when you want to designate a specific home for each item and make it look good too. I am doing my best to practice patience and acceptance, reminding myself it will come together slowly but surely.

With decluttering and organization on the brain, I will probably start posting a lot more on the topic on here again (I’ve missed blogging about it!) as I work through projects throughout my home during my spare time. I have a big backlog of things I want to share. Below a few images that are inspiring me lately:

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MLK

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase - MLK

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Our New Home!

Early last month my husband, pup and I moved into a new home.  We sold our condo in LA and moved about an hour north to Ventura County, closer to our families.  With the area we moved to being less expensive than LA, we were able to get a significantly larger townhome for about the same amount we were paying per month for our one bedroom condo. We gained about an extra 500 sqft of living space, a garage and a fenced front porch/yard. I’m absolutely loving it and feeling so grateful. It’s the newest and largest home I’ve ever lived in. Below is a little mini tour:

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Not pictured: front porch/patio, downstairs guest bath, garage, upstairs bathroom, offices, and balcony. 

Since moving in, we’ve done some unpacking and painting, but still have a while to go before everything is in it’s place and we’re fully settled in. The garage especially is looking like a mess right now as it’s become a dumping ground for empty boxes and stuff we’re not ready to tackle yet. Over the next several weeks I will be spending my free time organizing and decorating, and I will post updates on Instagram and on here as everything starts coming together.  I hope you’ll follow along!

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