Category Archives: decor

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:

Heather & Jennifer // Design Spotlight: Nest Design Co. // Arianna Belle Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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
Posted in color inspiration, decor, entryway, glamorous spaces, home decor, interior decor, living room, pillows | Leave a comment

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:


They do such a beautiful job with styling:

blueprint2 blueprint3 blueprint4 blueprint5 blueprint6If I ever go to Dallas, I’d love to visit the store. Looks like such an inspiring place!

All photos via Blue Print Store
Posted in decor, interior decor, little details, living room, wall art | 1 Comment

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.


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.

Posted in decor, dining rooms, my home, our apartment | 3 Comments

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.


photography by Douglas Friedman

Posted in bedrooms, decor, kitchens, living room, outdoor living | 4 Comments

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
Posted in decor, living room | 6 Comments

Good Morning

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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Mirrored Vanities

If I had a dedicated dressing room, I think I’d like to incorporate a mirrored vanity table. There’s something just so glamorous about them wouldn’t you agree?
image credits: 1-via ashley’s pinterest via marcus design inc.; 2-photography by alexander johnson via houzz; 3-photography by grey crawford via here; 4-via alyson’s pinterest via ArhZine ; 5-via traditional home; 6-via lesapea musings; 7-photography by scott woodward, interior design by agnes verrier, as seen in rue
Posted in decor, dressing rooms, vanities | 5 Comments

White Frame Chairs

Love chairs with a white painted frame and a dark or richly hued upholstery fabric. The pairing creates such a beautiful contrast. A few favorite examples:
image credits: 1- katie lee joel’s former home via elliman real estate, 2- jeff herr photography via design sponge, 3-via interiorly, 4-designed by alessandra branca and photographed by thibault jeanson for house and home
Posted in decor, dining rooms | 12 Comments

Two Lovely Offices

Both with floral wallpaper, white built-ins, stylish storage and a beautiful wood frame chair.
office-redchair chome-ruthiesommers-office
Do you have a favorite?
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