Idea to Steal: No Painters Tape Required

A paint job that doesn’t require the peskiness of taping off? Need we say more?? This weekend’s task of meticulously applying blue tape to every edge, corner and cranny of a room that just needs a simple fresh coat of paint- is poof, gone. Because if you’re as adventurous as we hope you are, you’ll love this super fun, super edgy – we’re not going to lie – avant garde paint idea!


Go bold this fall in a media room, guest room or any room that you’re looking to add a “wow” factor by painting a wall a little less than 3/4 of the way up and leaving it “unfinished”. The confident and gutsy lines of the paint brush or roller bring a whole new meaning to an accent wall – and we are so in love with the look.

What do you think? Would you pass or play? For more Ideas to Steal, you’ll want to check out our backlog of brilliant inspirations.

image via Ikea

Designer’s Take on The Nursery: {Amber Interiors}

As we get ever closer to moving into our new house, my thoughts are turning to the nursery. As much as I’ve enjoyed sharing a room with our darling little Carter, the thought of closing a door (or two!) between us is starting to sound rather nice. Babies are loud sleepers – who knew?! But it’s a decidedly different exercise to design a room for le bebe after he’s arrived. You start to see their personality. You realize just how fast they grow. You realize a space for a tiny baby really doesn’t make much sense! My goal is to create a space that I’m going to enjoy now and one that is also going to grow with Carter – because I’ve already learned the room’s use as a nursery will be all too short. That’s why I’m excited Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors fame was willing to put her stellar eye to our potential nursery little boy’s room! She can really do no wrong in my book. And since we have such a fun space to play with, I certainly want to implement her advice! Here’s Amber’s take:

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Starting with neutral furniture pieces like this amazing crib, is the perfect starting point when decorating your little one’s nursery. Because the design is so modern and simple, you can add almost anything to the room and it will flow. Much like colorful art on a white wall in a gallery, neutral furniture is the perfect background for adding colors with rugs and textiles galore! Pulling colors from your textiles and adding them to accessories and different elements in the room is a great way to tie the entire space together.


  1. Light
  2. Crib
  3. > Art
  4. > Pillows {1, 2, 3}
  5. > Dresser
  6. > Baskets
  7. > Rug
  8. > Mobile

Have you been following our remodel? Catch up on the latest HERE. You can also see the designer takes on our kitchen here, living room here and bedroom here!


Images via Amber Interiors // Photography by Tessa Neustadt

Color Coded: {Classic Black and White}

Yesterday we talked fall fashion. Today we have a moody fall mood board for your. While we may have a few more weeks to enjoy our typical Bay Area Indian Summer, we’re ready to stash the rosé for another day and uncork deep moody merlots. We’re also ready to say goodbye to bright summer colors and surround ourselves in dark classic colorways. And what’s more classic than black and white? From interior design to photgraphy, fashion or plating food, we will always die over this dynamic duo!


Some may think of black & white as a restricting palette with which to work, but as you can see above, the possibilities are in fact endless – the inspiration limitless. Black and white combinations are confident and dramatic, elegant and restrained all rolled into one. This pairing will never do you wrong!

Looking to add this bold and classic combo to your life? We’re loving these pieces! SHOP HERE

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