alrighty, we’ve got something fun planned for you! i need to get my small L.A. studio apartment guest room ready, and we thought it would be fun to enlist your help! i’m partnering with CB2 to decorate my space — our goal is to make it an efficient studio apartment, but one that’s welcoming, cozy and california cool, and we’re enlisting your help! live on instagram. for 7 days from August 3 – 10 we’ll post something new and fabulous from CB2 for you to vote on in the comments on my instagram photo. for instance on monday, august 3 at 6pm EST we’ll post a selection of CB2 rugs for you to choose from. the rug that receives the most of your votes will go live in the guest room that evening. boom! we’re on our way to decorating this space together. every day we’ll invite you to vote on a new product to add to the decor — you can follow along by checking out the hashtag #APTCB2 on instagram. plus, you have a chance to win a $500 CB2 shop card!
i’ve created the moodboard above on polyvore to give you a sense of the california cosy vibe we’re going for. and for a little extra fun, we’re inviting you to create your own polyvore moodboard for a chance to win a $500 shop card to spend as you like on CB2 — enter right here now through August 2nd. include two CB2 products in your polyvore moodboard and tag your board #Sweepstakes #APTCB2 and help inspire me to decorate this space with your favorite CB2 products! i’ll choose one lucky reader at random. tune in monday, august 3! ready? set! we’re gonna instagram and polyvore this sad empty room to CB2 fabulous!
sometimes you click and open a new browser window and you find yourself serendipitously stuck there for a while. such was the case when i landed on madewell’s blog. i like madewell for their fashion, but whoever runs their blog is doing a mighty fine job of it, as well! and the photography is quite splendid, too. i found a bunch of inspiring decor images i’m sharing with you here, and their weekly roundup: what to read this weekend is just swell — i got lost there in their links for a while there, too. anyway, check it out, i think you’ll find it worthwhile. their instagram feed is pretty great, too.
• photography via madewell’s blog.
meet modernica’s brand new Case Study® Fiberglass Demi Table. isn’t she sweet? i just love this versatile little table. handcrafted in los angeles, Modernica constructs each tabletop with eleven layers of laminated hardwoods and bevels the exposed wood edge. these lightweight occasional tables are perfect solutions for flexible use spaces — cocktail table, bedside nightstand, or the perfect spot to stash a stack of books. The Fiberglass Demi Table is also offered in a variety of fiberglass colors (36 colors, in fact!) and the table top is available in a walnut veneer or a maple veneer. so to celebrate the launch of the Demi Table, we’re giving one away — in the winner’s choice of color and wood finish.
• hop on over to modernica, and choose your color and wood finish.
• comment below, and tell us which table color you’d choose.
• please comment by monday, august 3rd, 12pm PST.
• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.
• yay! this giveaway is worldwide! but if an international winner is selected at random, they must cover shipping.
• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account later in the week of august 3, so be sure and follow along.
i’m feeling blue. but not in the sad way — in the inspired by a color i’m seeing a lot on the scene these days. indigo blue is simply everywhere. maybe it began with the ikat crush everyone seems to have going on — people are even tie-dying again! or maybe it’s our love affair with well-worn denim, but indigo blue is one of those colors with the ability to transport you — to the isles of greece, or a beach house on nantucket. it’s a dreamy color with relaxation and holiday vibes written all over it.
Top to bottom, left to right:
- All I want in life is this kitchen!
- From barn to modern family home, a stunning transformation
- So smitten with this camp wedding
- An adorable desk buddy, captured by the talented Julia Robbs
- The light, mood, and essence of this snapshot