Category Archives: kitchens

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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Genius Idea for a Windowless Kitchen

large framed photograph giving the illusion of a window // photograph by melissa kasemanWhen I first saw this photo at a quick glance, I thought, what a pretty kitchen with such a lovely view.  Upon looking at it more closely though, I realized that what was above the stove was actually a large framed photograph giving the illusion of a window.  Such a smart and creative idea for making a small space feel brighter, more spacious and serene.

image credit: Melissa Kaseman
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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

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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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Budget Friendly Source for French Bistro Chairs

If you’ve followed me for some time, you may know about my obsession with French bistro chairs (just the other day instagrammed this photo).  I always seem to be drawn to spaces incorporating this type of chair and have as a result collected a number of inspirational images:
French Bistro Chairs via www.ariannabelle.com/blog

Spaces with French bistro chairs via www.ariannabelle.com/blog

French bistro chairs tend to be expensive and hard to find (they’re often sold just to those in the restaurant industry) so I was delighted to discover a budget-friendly source…Overstock! I don’t have any space in my current home for these, but when we get a larger place – perhaps with a breakfast nook or nice outdoor area, I’ll be getting some for sure.  A little round-up below:

Budget Friendly Bistro Chairs via www.ariannabelle.com/blog

1- salcha grey & white chair, 2- hooper blue & white chair, 3- barrow off-white chair, 4- ‘paris’ black and white bar chair, 5- paris chair, 6- salcha red & white chair

image sources: 1-yazy jo , 2- sara tuttle, 3- elle decor, 4- via from me to you, 5- elizabeth bauer design, 6 & 7- scavullo design, 8- sdg, 9- original source unknown, 10- cococozy
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Cynthia Collins Home Tour

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So delighted that our Raja Embroidery pillow was featured in Domaine Home as part of the ‘Get the Look’ portion of their post on interior designer Cynthia Collins’ home tour. Cynthia’s home is absolutely beautiful and her design aesthetic definitely resonates with me.  Each space is bright and airy, yet cozy, with just the right dose of color.

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Photographs: Courtesy of Collins Interiors
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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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Dream Kitchen Inspiration

This gorgeous kitchen has so many of the elements I’d want in my dream kitchen someday. A bright open layout, beautiful white cabinetry, marble countertops, a large island, white subway tiles, hardwood floors, a built-in bay window breakfast nook with views of the backyard greenery…

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Dreamy right?? To make it my own I’d probably add in some french bistro stools, and of course some of my pillows.

For a look at the cool built-in organizational features of the kitchen as well as before photos, check out the homeowner’s blog here.

See more of my dream home inspiration here and here.

Photography by Katarina Mojzesz, Interior Design by Papyrus Home Design, Homeowner  - Sue Walter 
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Marble Herringbone Backsplash

Absolutely love the look of a marble herringbone backsplash in a white kitchen.  These beauties are going in my dream home inspiration file:

image credits: 1- house and home, 2- photography by virginia macdonald for style at home, 3- house and home
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Branches in the Kitchen

Loving the look of flowering branches in the kitchen, whether in large or small scale:

A beautiful way to bring a bit of nature indoors, don’t you think?

image credits: 1- O at home, 2-via inspired design3-dominomag
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Two Bright Kitchens

I tend to be most drawn to kitchens that get great natural sunlight, so it’s no surprise I fell for these two:

Aren’t they dream-worthy? Aside from the beautiful white cabinetry, I love the big windows that allow for beautiful views of the outdoors and tons of sunlight to stream in.

image credits: 1-via atlanta homes mag, 2-via the architecture blog
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