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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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Naya Rivera’s LA Home

Whenever I pick up an issue of InStyle Magazine, I always first flip to the back for the Life Etc. section. Any of you guys do that as well? I get excited when they feature something related to interior design, as was the case in this month’s issue which gave us a look inside Naya Rivera’s beautiful hillside home designed by Angelo Surmelis. I love that it is so light, open and airy, and incorporates a harmonious mix of traditional and modern:

 Naya Rivera Home Instyle Mag

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photography by Dean Kaufman for Instyle Magazine
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My Home Tour + Sources

As mentioned in a previous post, earlier this month, Style Me Pretty Living, one of my favorite lifestyle sites, featured a tour of my previous home. Since the feature went up, I’ve received inquires about the sources of some things, so I thought I’d post a complete list here for anyone else who may also be curious to know. Because the apartment was a rental that we planned to live in for only about 2 years or so and we had other priorities financially, when it came to decorating and furnishing it, we did so on a small budget, splurging only on a few select pieces.  BTW, this post from 2012 shows a few photos of what the place looked like when we first moved in!

Arianna Belle Home Tour - Living Room // photography by Esther Sun

Arianna Belle Home Tour - Living Room // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Living Room // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Living Room // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Living Room // photography by Esther Sun

sofaCrate and Barrel  (crazy comfortable!) , pillowsArianna Belleblue abstract artwork - commissioned from Parima Studiogold square wall frames – Target (they were originally silver and I spray painted them), white tufted ottomanTargetround gold mirrored trayWorld Marketlarge white trayWest ElmcoastersAnthropologiesmall gold bowl – Target, blue rugOverstocksunburst mirrorHome Depot (a total steal!), turquoise vases – Target, double gourd lampsOverstockblack side tables –  Ikeawhite media unit - Ikea - customized it by painting the back blue, small light blue lacquer box - Swing DesignsheepskinIkeapaint color - Horseradish C15-1 by Olympic 

Arianna Belle Home Tour - Dining Space // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Dining Space // photography by Esther Sun

white pendant lightLamps Plus, white round tulip tableIkea, clear acrylic chairsIkea, gold flatwareWest Elm, black and white placematsSerena and Lily, paint color - Horseradish C15-1 by Olympic 

Arianna Belle Home Tour - Bar Tray // photography by Esther Sun
Arianna Belle Home Tour - Kitchen // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Kitchen // photography by Esther Sun

gold trayWest Elm, glass decanter – Target, french opaline turquoise glasses – vintage (you can find similar ones on eBay, Etsy, and flea markets), white shelves – Ikea, pot rack – Ikea, stainless steel mixing bowlsJoss and Main, blue treat jar – Homegoods, cookbooksIt’s All Good, The Kind Diet, My Father’s Daughter, Eating the Alkaline Way, Crazy Sexy Kitchen, Superfood Kitchen, Barefoot Contessa at Home

Arianna Belle Home Tour - Bedroom // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Bedroom // photography by Esther Sun
floor lampsIkea, white duvet coverBed Bath and Beyond, embroidered sheet setBlissLiving Home, pillowsArianna Belle, silver framesTarget, patterned fabric boxesBlissliving Home, white shag rugRugs USA, benchesRose Bowl Flea Market, paint colorsOlympic Pounding Surf and Freshwater

Arianna Belle Home Tour // Office // Photography by Esther Sun

Arianna Belle Home Tour - Office // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Office // photography by Esther Sun

white desk –  Ikea, leopard pillowArianna Belle, shelving unitIkea, rug –  Overstock , doube gourd lamps –  Target, black quatrefoil mirrorTarget, artworkParima Studioturquoise binders - Office Depot,  orange trayWest Elm,  file boxOffice Depot

FAQ

Q: The base of my Docksta table gets dirty easily from people resting their feet on it, how do you keep yours clean?

A: Magic Erasers

Q: How did you hide the wires and cords of your wall mounted TV in your living room?

A: We used these cable management covers we found on Amazon.  I’ve also seen similar ones at home improvement stores.

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All photography by Esther Sun

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Design Spotlight: Nest Design Co.

One of the many things I enjoy about my job, is discovering talented new-to-me interior designers. I thought it’d be fun to spotlight them here on the blog as I’m sure many of you will also enjoy seeing their beautiful work and gain inspiration from it.

This week’s spotlight is on Jennifer Wundrow and Heather Brock, founders of their own firm -Nest Design Co. based in Sausalito, California. A selection of lovely spaces they’ve designed:

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reading nook // Design Spotlight: Nest Design Co. // Arianna Belle Blog

bedside details + living room side side table // Design Spotlight: Nest Design Co. // Arianna Belle Blog

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vignette // Design Spotlight: Nest Design Co. // Arianna Belle Blog

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chair & bookcase styling // Design Spotlight: Nest Design Co. // Arianna Belle Blog

kitchen // Design Spotlight: Nest Design Co. // Arianna Belle Blog

living room detail // Design Spotlight: Nest Design Co. // Arianna Belle Blog

Did you drool over that reading nook and that kitchen? Yeah, me too.  See more of their work here!

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Chic Combination: Leopard + Black + Neutrals

Today I’m over on La Dolce Vita with a new series that will focus on spotlighting fabulous combinations of color, pattern, texture, and other elements that are noteworthy. First up I’m featuring one of my favorites: leopard + black + neutrals. Click on over to check out the post.

Fabulous Combo: Leopard + Black + Neutrals // by Arianna Belle for LDVMore inspiration and pieces for getting the look here!

photo sources: 1- the decorista, 2- original source unknown, 3- lonny magazine, 4- original source unknown
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Inspired By: Blue Print

While reading the Domaine feature on Cynthia Collins, I learned that aside from being an interior designer, she is also co-owner of Blue Print – a store in Uptown Dallas.  I clicked on over to the store website and immediately fell in love.  They sell handpicked antiques, original artwork, accessories, and high-end furniture, all inside a really charming and architecturally beautiful old home:

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They do such a beautiful job with styling:

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All photos via Blue Print Store
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Hunting for a New Lighting Fixture

The dining room is one of the spaces I’ve neglected in our home and is in need of a little attention.  It’s a small little space that is open to the living room.  Since moving in, all we’ve done is bring in the clear chairs we had from our previous home, a white tulip table, and white curtains. The owners of the home (we’re renters) left their chandelier and we’ve left it up because, well, it’s functional. It’s not really our style though and I’ve been itching to change it out.

I’ve been keeping an eye out for light fixtures that I like (and aren’t ridiculously expensive). Below is a round-up of what I’ve found so far.  Some of them aren’t right for the space but thought they were worth sharing here, for any of you out there who may also be on the hunt for the right light fixture.

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1- Five Arm Chandelier, 2- Marmont Pendant, 3- Brass Pendant, 4- Modern Pendant Light, 5- Brass and Glass Globe Pendant

#1 is beautiful but it’s probably a bit too fancy for our home. #2 has a fun vibe to it, though I’m not sure if it would emit sufficient light. #3 is a strong contender – I love it’s simple elegance. #4 is clean, simple and my husband’s favorite. There’s also this one, which is similar and I like.  #5 is really cool and I love that it’s handmade by a fellow small business owner.  It’s also the most budget friendly. Given the current chairs we have though, bringing this in would probably be too many clear elements in the space. Perhaps if I got new chairs… (haha I wish! …not in the budget right now)

If you happen to come across a light fixture you think I’d like and is reasonably priced, feel free to send it my way. I’m open to options.

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Jacqui Getty’s Hollywood Home

Just had a chance to flip through my copy of the latest issue of C Magazine and was delighted to see featured this beautiful Hollywood Hills home. Especially loving the gorgeous outdoor living area and the living room with big windows and views of the green garden. I think they shall be the newest additions to my dream home inspiration file.

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photography by Douglas Friedman

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Patterned Sofas

While a sofa upholstered in a solid colored fabric is the safest and usually most economical option, for those who can afford it and are feeling adventurous enough, sofas in a fun patterned fabric can make pretty fantastic statement pieces that can do a lot to add beautiful interest in a space:

 image credits: 1- house beautiful 2-elle decor, 3- via how do i love thee, 4-skona hem, 5-elle decor, 6-domino, 7-domino, 8-the devil wears prada via quadrille, 9-country living, 10-domino
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Good Morning

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Hello! Today I’m excited to announce that the blog will be getting a new look this week! The design is done, programming is currently underway, and it will be up sometime in the next few days. I’ll be switching over to WordPress – keeping my fingers crossed that the switch goes smoothly!
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