at home with: ayla gurganus of soulflowers.

today we’re dropping in on the bright, light and very charming abode of Ayla Gurganus. ayla is a floral designer who runs soulflowers in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in everyday bouquets, intimate weddings, and events, as well as designing home parties. energized by the elegance and beauty from florals, ayla combines that with a passion for foraging in nature to compose... 
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a slice of california orange.

atelier doré. i’ve been writing an awful lot about the rise of blue lately — a trend that seems to be sticking around. well, you know what pairs well with blue? that would be orange. not a lot mind you — just that pop to really add a cheery slice of california citrus to your room. i went on the hunt for some vintage-inspired orange accent pieces on chairish... 
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wear this there: laudurée los angeles.

if you follow our wear this there column often enough you might notice two things: 1. we live in l.a., and 2. we love paris — but what happens when the two cities fuse? laudurée recently opened its pretty pastel doors at the grove in beverly hills and we couldn’t be more thrilled. with easter this sunday its interiors and abundance of chocolate seems more than appropriate... 
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zen and the art of floor cushions.

i’ve been dying to create a little zen area for myself in the home studio where i can attempt a little meditation (never ever easy for me to calm my brain) and finally got around to trying out a few pillow configurations. urban outfitters invited me to try some of their beautiful floor pillows, and i must say, i can turn my mind off with much more ease cozying up on... 
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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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