Category Archives: interior decor

A Bright Black and White Living Room

My friend and San Francisco based interior decorator, Maggie of Maggie Stephens Interiors, recently finished up this beautiful bright living room for one of her clients:

Bright Black and White Living Room designed by Maggie Stephens Interiors Bright Black and White Living Room designed by Maggie Stephens Interiors

Isn’t it fantastic? I love how she incorporated different high impact pieces (that rug!) without overwhelming the room.  The mostly black and white palette makes the space feel very sophisticated and pulled together, while the accessories add color and fun (how cute are those gold pineapples?).  See more photos of this living room here.

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Perfect Pillow Pairing: Leopard + Channels

Love this pairing of our Leopard Velvet and Channels Ebony and Ivory pillows that Julia of Gal Meets Glam chose for her living room. A full tour of her beautiful San Francisco home is featured on Style Me Pretty Living this week. Julia Gal Meets Glam Living Room // photography by Monica Wang // Arianna Belle pillows

photography by Monica Wang
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Orange + Aqua

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Today I’m over at La Dolce Vita with a post on the happy color combination of orange and aqua. Click here for a look at inspiring spaces and a round-up of pieces for getting the look!

image credit: interior design by Tobi Fairley
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A Beautiful White Living Room

Our Poetical Grey pillows adding a bit of pattern and color in this elegant and serene white living room belonging to Monika of The Doctor’s Closet:Monika Hibbs living room // Tracy Ayton photography // Arianna Belle Poetical Grey pillow #interiordesign

Monika Hibbs living room // Tracy Ayton photography #interiordesign

Monika Hibbs living room // Tracy Ayton photography // Arianna Belle Poetical Grey pillow #interiordesign

Monika is sharing a full tour of her gorgeous home this week, which you can check out on her blog!

The grey patterned pillow is available here.

photography by Tracey Ayton
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Chic Combination: Blue & White

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Summery classic blue and white is one of my favorite combos.  If you love these spaces, check out my post from earlier today on La Dolce Vita for more inspiration and a round-up of pieces to create the look.

image sources: 1 – Mary McDonald; 2 – Schumacher; 3 – Architectural Digest; 4 – Serena and Lily; 5 – Architectural Digest; 6 – via Cote de Texas; 7 – Tory Burch; 8-original source unknown, found here; 9 – design by Victoria Hagan, photo by Michael Mundy, via Elle Decor 
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Happy Weekend!

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I’m excited to be heading out tomorrow morning for a little weekend getaway with my husband for our 8 year anniversary of being together.  It will be the first weekend in awhile in which I’ll truly be taking two full days off (no laptop to sneak in an hour of work here and there). We’ll be touring the Hearst Castle and exploring the nearby surroundings.  From what I hear, it’s absolutely beautiful.  I’ll probably be instagramming a few photos in case you want to follow me along!

Have a great one!

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Decor Plan for the Bedroom

This long weekend, I’m excited to put together our bedroom.  Here’s what I have planned for the decor:

Bedroom Decor Plan // neutrals + navyduvet cover, decorative pillows, headboard, lamp, side table, sheet set, rug

As much as I’d love to get everything new, we aren’t starting from scratch – the majority of items are carried over from our previous apartment. The rug we previously had in our old bedroom, and the side tables and lamps are the ones we previously had in our old living room.

The main things that will make this bedroom look different than our last, will be the paint color and the bedding – both of which I think make a significant impact.  For the wall color, we went with navy on the the two main walls, and a light grey on other two walls to keep it from feeling too dark.   As for the bedding we’ve chosen a beautiful grey border duvet from Crane and Canopy and two new decorative pillows from my shop. I’ll be posting peeks on Instagram – I hope you’ll follow along!

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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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Inspiring Spaces

Most of the big stuff is in place in our living room (mostly carried over from our last home) but I’m still deciding on the details – that is, what new accessories I want to bring in and how I want to style them.  So I’ve been collecting inspiration and in the process have found these beautiful spaces:

beautiful ikat headboard // soothing fresh color palette // bedroom

 Love the color palette…and how insane is that headboard?

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Cozy – blue and white

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Mini fig leaf!

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Diggin’ the pop of blue pattern

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Deborah Needleman’s living room has always been one of my favorites

blue ikat chair // blue and green accents

love that blue ikat chair

Image sources: 1- designed by tom scheerer, 2- found via bhg, 3- original source unknown, 4- elle decor, 5- photography by melanie acevedo, 6- designed by jill litner kaplan, 7- jauregui architect
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Chic Combination: Sea Mist + Greige

Decorating with Sea Mist and NeutralsToday I’m over on La Dolce Vita with a post on decorating with the colors sea mist and greige.  Read the full post here.

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