Chic Combination: Chocolate Brown and Golden Yellow

Today I’m over at La Dolce Vita with my newest installment of Chic Combinations.  I’m featuring the warm and inviting color combination of chocolate brown and golden yellow.


Click on over to the full post for inspiring spaces and a round up of pieces for getting the look.

image source:  apartment of Mario and Anne Grauso via Elle Decor
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Happy First Day of Autumn!

Looking forward to cooler temperatures, crisp air, crunchy leaves, wearing cozy sweaters and coats, watching TV show season premiers, drinking apple cider, eating pie, and everything pumpkin…


What’s your favorite thing about fall?

image sources: 1-ivory lane, 2- varpunen, 3-fit sugar
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The Pillow Shop Turns 3 Today!

facebook-3yranniversary-ariannabelleThree years ago today I opened the virtual doors to the Arianna Belle pillow shop. At the time, we were in the economic recession, I was broke, and I didn’t really know what to expect. Despite the strong uncertainty however, I had an optimistic feeling that it was the start of something good.  To test the waters I started very small, with just 6 pillow styles. Since then, the business has slowly but surely grown significantly with the help and support of my family, friends, entrepreneurial peers, and of course our wonderful customers who have have chosen to bring Arianna Belle pillows into their homes and/or incorporate them into a design project.

To celebrate the anniversary, we’re offering a 10% discount on everything, with code:  ABT3YR (or if you’re a newsletter subscriber, check your email for a discount code to get an additional 5% off!)

Thank you so much for all your support! We are working hard to continue to improve the shop and can’t wait to share with you the results of what we have planned for our 4th year!

*Offer ends 11:59 pm PST, September 23, 2014. Not valid on Etsy purchases, previous purchases and cannot be combined with any other discount. 
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Aerin Lauder’s Chic Desk Space

Aerin LauderLove this shot of one of my favorite style icons, Aerin Lauder, at her desk in her New York home. Hope you’re having a beautiful and productive start to the week!

photo by simon upton via flare
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Happy Weekend



For me, this weekend will include a break from work to enjoy a lazy morning, magazine catch-up reading, a trip to the Sunday farmer’s market, and some time spent giving our small condo balcony a mini makeover.

Hope you have a lovely one!

image sources: 1, 2, 3

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Chic Combination: Leaf Green & Sky Blue

Today I’m over at La Dolce Vita with a post featuring spaces with shades of green and blue reminiscent of fresh leaves and clear skies.


Check it out here!

image credits: 1- mark d. sikes, 2- aerin, beauty at home
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Parima Studio Rose Collection


Roses #5

My talented sister Patty of Parima Studio, just launched her Rose Collection of fine art prints, inspired by a trip we took to a rose farm back in May. I have loved being able to witness the development of it over the past few months and am so proud of her. She’s so talented and passionate about what she does, which I think shows in the end product.


The photo from a shoot we did at my house, showcasing 3 of the 6 prints in the collection

View the entire of collection here.

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Arianna Belle in Instyle Magazine!

Incredibly honored that the shop is featured in the September issue of InStyle, currently on newsstands. Things like this make me pinch myself and take a moment to realize how far I’ve come. Just a few years ago, I was miserable, working a corporate job I didn’t love, and craving for something more. I could only have dreamt about something like this. Truly grateful for the now.

Arianna Belle featured in the Sept 2014 issue of Instyle Magazine“The jolt of a warm hue will enliven a seen-better-days sofa, and Arianna Belle has an amazing selection of covetable cushions that you can search by style, pattern, or color.”

-Tyler Dawson, Los Angeles Interior Designer

pg. 696 InStyle Magazine, September 2014
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Chic Combination: Black, White, and Red

Today I’m over at La Dolce Vita with a new installment of Chic Combinations.  I’m featuring the elegant and romantic combination of red white and black.


Click on over to check it out.

image source: photography by mario testino for vogue
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Monday Motivation

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image credits: quote via lorna jane, flowers via for the love of the south
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