Sugar Paper is a high quality paper goods company started by Chelsea Shukov and Jamie Grobecker 10 years ago. Late last year they outgrew their original small space and moved their studio to a large warehouse in West LA. These photos give us a peek inside:
Gorgeous right? As a young entrepreneur I find this so inspring. Perhaps one day I’ll get to move my company into a similarly large and beautiful studio Gotta dream big right??
–Another inspiring workspace here.
In our future “forever home” would love to have glass front storage cabinetry in the bathroom, whether as built-ins or a freestanding piece, where we could house and display neatly folded stacks of towels, glass jars filled with bath salts, beautiful soaps, and other bath essentials. Something kinda like this:
There’s a lovely off-leash dog beach in Santa Barbara where we take Little Foot and my sister‘s dog Roofus at least once every summer. We drove up there this Saturday, and while as we were headed over, it seemed like it would be overcast and a bit on the chillier side, once we got there it was clear skies and perfect weather. The pups soaked in the sun and excitedly ran their little hearts out with paws in the sand. Seeing them so happy makes me happy. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to go at least once more this summer.
Last time I decluttered my closet, I got rid of several of clothes that were no longer my style or were just plain old and worn out, including summer essentials like shorts, skirts, and dresses. I guess I got rid of more than I realized because lately I’m finding myself with limited options for what to wear. I need to make some time for myself to go shopping asap and get a few pieces that will get me through this hotter weather. Using these images below as inspiration for what to shop for.
image sources – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
For this month’s Get the Look post I’m featuring a gorgeous living room by Arkansas interior designer Laurie McFarland.
While the flooring, wall color, and main furnishings are all neutral, the room is anything but boring. Vibrant decorative pillows deliver a burst of color and enliven the space. Large mirrors flanking either side of the sofa make a symmetrical statement while giving the illusion of spatial depth. Silk draperies and touches of gold add a sense luxury and glamour.
Get the look with these pieces:
1. double gourd lamp, 2. mosaic mirror, 3. pink patterned pillow, 4. magenta velvet pillow, 5. gold greek key lumbar, 6. gold-leaf side table, 7. linen chair
photograph of living room by Nancy Nolan via At Home in Arkansas
Remember the media unit I shared a photo of in this post? Well when we first purchased it, our initial idea was to add two lower drawers for closed storage. After trying out the drawers though, we didn’t like how they looked and opted instead to keep the unit open. That meant though that we had to find alternative options for out of sight storage.
I kept an eye out for stylish boxes and bins and found some at Office Depot that were the perfect size and a lovely creamy neutral color. I went with three box bins for the upper right shelf and two document boxes for the lower left shelf. The bins now hold my husband’s Xbox games, controllers, etc. out of sight while keeping them easily accessible. The boxes hold various card and board games. Here’s how it looks:
Where do you like to store the entertainment stuff you prefer keep out of sight? Is someone in your household a gamer? Where do you store all the games and gadgets?
More home updates to come!
p.s. In case you’re wondering, we don’t really keep any DVDs in the media unit because most of the movies we watch nowadays are via Netflix, Zune or Blockbuster.
The folks at Office Depot sponsored this post. All ideas/opinions/thoughts are my own.
I’m thrilled to be part of Roxy’s latest Society Social Manifesto Magalog. It’s filled with so much fabulous inspiration. I love the shots of the colorful and summery space below featuring our Trellis Watermelon pillow:
Check out the magalog here!
It’s no surprise that a stylish event planning company like Tara Guerard Soiree, who regularly puts together magazine worthy weddings, has equally magazine worthy offices. Check out the photos below of their clean, tailored and bright workspace:
Sets of matching boxes and binders on custom floor to ceiling shelving provide plenty of storage and help maintain a clean uncluttered look.
An bulletin board above Tara’s desk serves as a catchall for photos that inspire ideas.
Large windows flood the conference space with natural sunlight
The tall spacious white table in the central workspace provides a perfect morning meeting spot for the team.
Definitely saving this as inspiration for when my I (hopefully!) have a larger company office space!
photography by Julia Lynn for Lonny
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…
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.
The newest decor update in my office is a big beautiful tray that Paloma of La Dolce Vita recently sent over from her Joy & Revelry shop for a White Box Challenge. I decided to put the tray on the surface of my Expedit shelving, which I have right behind my desk, along the back wall. It has been great for containing things that I like to have within arms reach but off my desk. Here’s a look:
Things tend to look neater and more stylish when corralled within a tray, wouldn’t you agree?
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Paloma’s shop, and to get 10% off, use code LDV_WHITEBOX_10.