Category Archives: dining rooms

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
Posted in bedrooms, decor, dining rooms, glamorous spaces, home decor, home tours, interior decor, kitchens, living room, office spaces | 1 Comment

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

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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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Chic Combo: Lavender & Cream

I have a new post up on La Dolce Vita featuring the beautiful combination of lavender and cream.

Chic Combination: Lavender and Cream // #livingroom #interiordesign #interiors #decor #purple #classicChic Combination: Lavender and Cream // dining space designed by Meredith Heron

Click on over for a little color inspiration and a round-up of items for getting the look.

image sources: 1- unknown, 2-design by meredith heron | photography by Stacey Brandford via style at home
Posted in color inspiration, dining rooms, interior decor, living room | 1 Comment

Inexpensive Design Trick: Three Vertical Mirrors

I saw this and immediately thought, genius!

three vertical mirrors in dining space via Arianna Belle Blog

Three full length mirrors placed side-by-side to add height, impact and spaciousness. The vertical lines of the mirrors draw the eye up and make the space feel taller. The reflections of the mirrors duplicate distance, depth and light, visually expanding the space to make it feel larger and brighter.  Such a smart design trick. Love also that this can easily be recreated on a budget!

image: Hilary Swank’s New York apartment, photography by Bruce Katz 2002
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Erika’s Fabulous Home Tour

Have you flipped through the latest issue of Adore Magazine yet? I was so honored to be featured alongside friends Irene and Erika in the Blog Loving section and also excited to see the spread featuring Erika’s gorgeous home.  It perfectly reflects her style and was beautifully captured by talented photographer Sabra Lattos.  Below are a few of my favorite shots:

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Gold accents incorporated all throughout the home

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Love how the crystal chandelier and gold knobs glam up the kitchen.

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Erika included our Jungalow Jet pillows in her dining room!

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Chic little corner

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Fabulous inspiration board

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See more in the magazine as well as on Erika’s blog!

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Zebra Pillow in Adore Magazine

Delighted to see my Zebra pillow in the August/September issue of Adore Home Magazine! It’s featured on page 117 as part of the spread that features the home of designer Maria Barros who is known for her fun and colorful interiors:

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adore_aug2013-pgs116-117-ariannabelle-zebra-pillowView the full spread and issue of Adore here.

Posted in accessories, arianna belle pillows, dining rooms, get the look, living room, my shop, online magazine, pillows | 2 Comments

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.

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

Wicker Chairs

There’s something about wicker that just adds a lovely casual warmth to a space. Love it used in chairs for dining spaces both outdoors and in:

I’m thinking of getting some wicker chairs for our patio. Do you have any wicker in your home?

More wicker: baskets

image sources: 1-found via sacramento street, 2-via pinterest, 3-via pinterest, 4- via houzz, 5-architectural digest, 6-via cote de texas, 7-photography by francois halard for house & garden, june 2004
Posted in dining rooms, outdoor living | 9 Comments

Dining Settees

Love the idea of using sofa seating in a dining area.  It’s pleasantly unexpected and helps create a comfortable casual feel:

image credits: 1- unknown, 2- atlanta homes mag, 3- southern living, 4- slettvoll, 5-via things that inspire, 6- via be mine interior design, 7- tracery interiors via atlanta home and lifestyle, 8- lonnymag, 9- house beautiful, 10- martha o’hara interiors, 11- via my home ideas, 12- coastal living, 13- photography by virginia mcdonald via style at home
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Still lovin’…

…french cafe bistro chairs…

Love how they look in breakfast nooks, at bar height kitchen counters, and outdoor patios.  On my list of things to integrate into the decor of my home for sure!

See my previous post on french bistro chairs here.

image credits: 1- via because it’s awesome, 2-via chapman interiors
Posted in dining rooms, kitchens | 8 Comments