unexpected guests: paige geffen.

today we’re visiting a neighbor of mine here on the east side of L.A., paige geffen who i believe i first discovered through her inspiring instagram feed. paige is an interior designer and stylist, who also works in the realm of creative consulting and art direction. she shares her beautifully serene new echo park home with her partner, Jeff, and their rescue dog Joni... 
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wear this there: ostrich farm.

we’re hesitant to give up one of our favorite neighborhood spots in fear of larger brunch waits, but we don’t want you to miss out on the sweet experience that is ostrich farm. one of echo park’s biggest perks, this teeny restaurant is a must-hit while you’re on the east side of L.A. with its abundant breakfast bowls or delicious candle lit dinners,... 
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mirror images.

so, it’s a little hard to visualize, but for my remodel we closed off the entrance to the back guest bedroom (which is now part bathroom / part walk-in closet — more to come on that soon) and instead of just leaving the former doorway a plain old wall, we made it into an arched niche — kind of like this. so, i now i’m hunting for the perfect mirror... 
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trending: gray days.

i can’t help but notice gray these days — and not just the stormy skies. it’s been raining a lot in L.A. lately, but what i’m talking about is all the gray kitchens i’ve seen popping up on pinterest. it’s a really pretty look and very easy on the eyes. paired with posh carerra marble countertops and bright white walls, gray gives a range... 
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steppin’ up your valentine setting.

time to set a romantic table for two! i love it best when dishes are mismatched and these fit the bill for a perfect valentine-inspired dinner setting. try pairing vintage finds from thrift shops, or even renting casa de perrin’s pale pink & gold florentine chargers, goa brushed gold & white flatware and serve cocktails in their chloe gold-rimmed lowball tumblers... 
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