This week I’ve got another behind the scenes look into my Sunset Magazine Reimagined Home project for you! For this edition, we’re talking sourcing. It’s often one of the hardest parts of decorating, right? To whet your appetite, here are a few sneak peeks of some of our final finds!
Finding that one perfect piece for your home can feel like a total needle in a haystack experience. Combing stores takes time and patience. The internet is such a vast and overwhelming place to find things. So where to start?!
The first step is setting parameters to help narrow down your search. To make it easier when shopping for my Sunset rooms, I kept three things in mind: our original room inspiration, scale and color palette. It is so easy to stray off your design path and lust over the next best idea. The key to success is to maintain focus. Eye on the prize my dears!!
Pinterest was also a big help here. As I mentioned during the presentations I gave during Celebration Weekend, Pinterest is a wonderful tool for discovery, inspiration and organization. I follow people on Pinterest with impeccable taste and they were often resources for some of my best finds. I also kept track of every source on room specific Pinterest boards. That way I never lost a single link. The boards also served as mini-lookbooks. I could browse each one to narrow down to the final selections.
This Ombre Console was one of the first pieces I discovered Pinterest. I love that it came from Etsy!! It drove the use of blue tones throughout the rest of my den.
Overall, I kept accessorizing very minimal, so I really wanted each piece selected to make a huge statement on its own! One way to do this is to look for pieces with beautiful lines like the Hexagon Side Table and Oskar Chair. Each have a strong architectural feel.
Or, you can choose to do something in an oversized scale like we did with this Starburst Tray, White Clock, and one of my favorite finds, a Bear Print created by an artist I came across at the Brooklyn Flea Market! Each one added a ton of visual interest. Here are some of our favorite pieces that made the final cut!
Of course this isn’t everything I used in my rooms! I had the opportunity to work with some amazing designers who made or loaned awesome one-of-a-kind, unique, and vintage pieces. We’ll be taking you behind the scenes to some of the designers’ studios and into some gorgeous San Francisco store fronts over the coming weeks. I can’t wait to share them with you!