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Good morning! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are having a great start to the new week. As usual, lots of things to tackle on the to-do list. A priority item for me this week is migrating my website over to a different (better!) hosting company. Hopefully the move will go smoothly however some downtime will be inevitable, so if you see that the blog or shop is down later this week, that’s the reason. I’ll try to post a heads up and progress updates on Facebook and Twitter. Excited to make the move as it’s the first step towards making the planned improvements to the site a reality. Also working hard behind the scenes to make, photograph, and do all the data entry work to add lots of new pillows to the shop. Follow me on Instagram for peeks!
image sources: 1-emerson fry, 2-original source unknown, 3-olive manna
image credits: 1-interior design by ryan korban , 2- original source unknown, 3- photography by Emily Anderson, interior design by Anthony George
Absolutely loving this beautifully organized dressing room from the home of Rita Hazan:
Shoes are neatly arranged on white open shelves (from Ikea!) and beauty essentials are on a glamorous mirrored vanity
A stylish modern black platter helps keep things organized.
Such much goodness here – the big window with floor to ceiling drapes, the tufted daybead, the unique gold wall studs, the brass glass pendant…
A patterned tray corrals jewelry and pretty objects.
See more of Rita’s home here.
photography by Brittany Ambridge and design by Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
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:
Gold accents incorporated all throughout the home
Love how the crystal chandelier and gold knobs glam up the kitchen.
Erika included our Jungalow Jet pillows in her dining room!
Chic little corner
Fabulous inspiration board
This (above) is probably my favorite photo from the shoot. Love the whole setup with the matching tufted chairs and big round mirror. Such a cozy and glamorous space. Flip to page 132 of the magazine to see more!
Although we’re bound to continue to have days of summer-like weather over here in California, I’m happy that it’s officially fall and soon enough the air will get crisper and the leaves will turn. Looking forward to cozying up with warm drinks, indulging in everything pumpkin and apple, and pulling out the scarves, sweaters and boots. What do you love best about fall?
Tomorrow it will be 2 years since I opened my little pillow shop. The day I opened it, I was a bit nervous yet excited and hopeful. I was jumping into new unfamiliar territory and I wasn’t sure what to expect exactly, but my intuition told me I was headed in the right direction and I felt optimistic of what lied ahead.
Having gone through, and working our way out of, a very rough economic period, my husband and I had very little money at the time. Somehow though, I found a way to come up with some money (less than $1,000) to invest in starting up the business. Upon opening the shop I offered only 6 pillows, all in one size. The idea was to start small with what I could, and re-invest any profits to grow the business over time. I figured if it didn’t work out, it wouldn’t be too huge of a financial loss, so I felt okay about taking the risk. I think that had I waited to come up with enough money to open the shop with as many pillows as I have available now, I possibly would have never done it.
With a little luck and a lot of hard work I’m so grateful that the business has steadily grown over the past two years. I was able to quit the part-time job I had when I opened the shop, and I’ve been a full time shop owner for over a year now. It’s been a dream come true to be my own boss, work in an industry I am passionate about, and have the freedom and control to mold, create, and grow my business however I want to.
While there’s no way of foreseeing what the future holds, I do have some things planned for my third year in business that I’m very excited about and hope will lead to other positive things. I’ll be taking a business training program led by a woman I greatly admire and respect, I’ll be launching a re-vamped version of the shop website (currently in the works!), adding several new pillows, and I’ll most likely be hiring an assistant.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who have been so supportive and spread the word about the shop via your blogs, social media, and word of mouth, and of course those of you who have been customers and chosen to make Arianna Belle pillows a part of your beautiful homes. My shop would not be a success without you all!
In celebration of my 2 year anniversary and the start of my 3rd year in business, I will be offering 15% off everything in my shop starting midnight tonight, September 22nd, through end of Monday September 23rd. To get the discount, just enter this code at checkout: AB2YEAR
Thank you again for all your support!! xx
Although they didn’t include an on-screen credit, it was still very exciting to see my pillows make their debut on national television! Hopefully this will be the first of more to come!
The talented team over at Rachel Reider Interiors recently helped revamp a newly reopened boutique luxury hotel in Nantucket and they included several pillows from my shop in their design of the lounge! Here are a few photos:
I love that they took their own unique approach to Nantucket design and created a space that’s unlike what you’d expect to see in a hotel. They did such a great job of mixing patterns and making the lounge feel so inviting. The rest of the hotel is beautiful as well -see more of it here. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to visit someday – maybe next summer? Seems like it’d be a perfect place for a nice little getaway.
p.s. If you’re unfamiliar with Rachel Reider Interiors, be sure to take a peek at their portfolio – you’ll love it!
With all there is to do, oftentimes decorating our place gets put on the back burner. I’ve made it a goal though to squeeze in at least one decorating task per week, no matter how small, to make progress. In a way I think the fact that it has been a bit of a slow process has allowed me to appreciate and enjoy each individual little update more so than if I had done everything at once for a quick turnaround.
One of my most recent updates was hanging artwork in the bedroom. I got these beautiful photography prints I ordered from various Etsy sellers and put them in matching white frames from Ikea. I love how they look together:
Another recent addition is this table lamp which I put on our dresser:
As you can see, the dresser doesn’t have a lot of surface space, so I needed a lamp that was fairly small. I also wanted it to be all white and a simple elegant shape. The Continuum Lamp from Lamps.com fit the bill. It’s just the right size, color and shape, and works nicely with the rest of the room’s decor.
In an upcoming post, I’ll share a photo of my bed which I’ve outfitted with beautiful embroidered sheets, and of course some great decorative pillows. I’ll also show you what I added under my little bedside shelves to make space for some books and magazines. Stay tuned!
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