Swivel chairs are so great because they allow you to be part of the conversation or on your own as you watch TV. I saw this Pottery Barn Ayden Barrel Back Leather Swivel Armchair ($1,999) in the store and instantly fell in love. Just like my favorite handbags, the leather will soften and become distressed over time, allowing me to enjoy piece for years to come.
I originally bought this Williams Sonoma Faux Indoor Olive Tree ($199.95) for the nursery. But I love the way it adds height to the living room. It’s very realistic looking for the price and is almost 7 feet tall. I made it even taller but stuff a basket I found at HomeGoods with some packing paper and putting the tree inside.
I had a lot of requirements when it came to a rug. Not only did I want something beautiful to look at, I needed it be dog friendly and baby friendly. Enter this Ashley Stark Itachi Rug ($1,338.12 – $4,460.40). It’s 100% wool, which is one of the best baby fabrics for rugs. And the soft boucle feels luxurious on your feet that Chubbs often prefers to sleep on it over his bed! Plus, the warm pattern of beiges and browns make it easy to disguise any accidents that my human and furry boys might have over the years.
Having a baby means having so much stuff. That’s why I love this West Elm Volume Round Storage Drum Coffee Table ($699). It has so much room to hide anything you want! I currently have a blanket, changing pad and diaper caddy stored inside and there’s still space for more. I went with the natural color but it comes in three different woods. I also love that it’s round, which makes it safe for when baby starts to crawl.
I love this Anthropologie Sophie blanket ($98) so much that I ordered it in a second color! I originally got the blush one for my bedroom before moving it to my living room. And now I have the white one for my bedroom. It’s the softest blanket ever! It also looks super luxe draped on any piece of furniture
When looking for a rug for the nursery, I wanted something in warm neutrals that was soft but still a durable wood. I instantly fell in love with this Chris Loves Julia x Loloi Dove / Santa Fe rug ($59.99 – $1,069.99). The tonal print adds interest but is subtle enough to mix in with other patterns. And I love the touch of yellow in the pattern.
When I moved, my townhome had no drawers. So I needed a large chest to keep my essentials. This Joss & Main Elin 6 Drawer 60″ W Double Dresser (
$2,749 $1,323) has extra deep drawers, which hold so much! Since the piece is so heavy, you do have to use two hands to pull out the drawers, which is a little annoying. But I love the way the dresser looks in my new bedroom, especially with the matching nightstands. So it’s worth it.
When I initially moved to San Diego, I had zero furniture. So I looked for pieces with fast shipping. These nightstands came within a week! I loved the minimalist design of the classic wood with exposed shelves to display books and decor. I prefer mismatched nightstands so I ordered the Joss & Main Elin Drawer Nightstand ($291.60) and Elin 2 – Drawer Nightstand ($342).
Curtains are an easy way to make standard rental blinds look more luxe and homey. I wanted sheer linen curtains to match my linen bedding. But I didn’t want to spend too much. I’m so impressed with the quality for the price of these Threshold Sheer Linen Window Curtain Panel ($20). They’re mostly polyester. But since they have 9% linen, they look and feel much more expensive.
Chubbs has really bad arthritis. So I needed to get him pet stairs to get in and out of bed, since jumping is so bad for his back. After tons of research, I decided on PetSafe CozyUp Dog & Cat Steps & Ramp (
$199.99 $140.80). The height is adjustable. It’s super sturdy. You can turn it into a ramp when your dog can no longer do the stairs. The carpet makes sure he doesn’t slip. And the white and gray is so neutral that it blends in with my bedroom decor. Plus, Chubbs learned to use it within a day!
After I renovated my condo, I could not stop buying marble and gold kitchen decor. Luckily for my credit card, it stopped for a while. When hosting an intimate brunch for a few friends, I realized I needed more platters. This West Elm Marble & Brass Round Cheese Board ($49.50) is my favorite one I bought. It makes whatever you put on it super luxe.
I was looking for a mirror to take outfit selfies for a while. I kept thinking I wanted some beautiful mirror, like the gold Primrose mirrors I see all over Instagram. But my wallet disagreed. So I settled upon the Mercury Row Martinsen Mirror (
$151 $117.79). Since it’s super light and has a stand. So I can move it around my home for the best lighting. And when it’s against the wall, it just blends in. I couldn’t be happier.
I fell in love with Shutterfly acrylic photo blocks ($44.99) years ago after my mom sent me one as a present. It’s such a special way to preserve a memory. After Bunny passed, I ordered two photo blocks. I keep one right by the entrance of my home so she still greets me when I enter the door. I keep the other on my nightstand so I can kiss her goodnight every night.
I had the hardest time finding bedside table lamps. It seriously took me forever! Everything was either too tall, too short, too boring or too decorative. I finally stumbled up on these Regina Andrew Design raw alabaster lamps ($555). They are so unique, almost like a piece of art that I look at every night and every morning.
I knew I wanted stone coasters to make my coffee table extra glam. The first ones I fell in love with were a little too glam for my budget. That’s why I was thrilled to stumble upon Anthropologie agate coasters ($14). I did a mix of white and rose quartz. I keep a few extra on my side table for my guests.
I replaced my rug over the holidays and seriously cannot get enough of this West Elm rug ($279-$799). It’s the softest thing ever! I had to lay on the floor for quite some time from my injury and didn’t mind at all thanks to this plush rug. I went with white but it also comes in gray. It shed a little at first but after vacuuming a few times the shedding went away. It’s so nice to have your feet sink into something so soft when you’re sitting on the couch… or having your whole body be enveloped in cozy fabric when you’re laying on the floor!
I’ve been a fan of Votivo for years. Their candles and diffusers are a constant in my home. As we enter spring, I’ve swapped out my winter scents for florals. My favorite is the Votivo Rush of Rose reed diffuser ($44). Unlike other rose fragrances I’ve tried, it’s very soft and subtle.
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I’ve talked about Night before. I’ve been sleeping on their Night Pillow ($150) for almost a year now. The memory foam makes it so incredibly comfy! It also comes with a silk pillowcase. And I’ve recently added a new Night Trisilk Pillowcase ($90) to my favorite pillow in their new colors. Now only does the silk feel super luxurious when I’m sleeping. I’ve also seen it work wonders for my skin and hair. I wake up with less creases on my face and my hair is significantly less frizzy in the mornings. It may be a bit of a splurge but it’s worth every penny.
My media console has a display of clean, white decorative objectives. I love how John-Richard selenite blossom ($260) is a sculptural take on the weekly flowers I display in vases by it’s side.
I love having friends over for wine. To make things look a little more glam, I place the wine bottle I’m serving in this West Elm wine coaster ($19). Not only does it look chic, it also helps ensure I don’t get stains from condensation on my table!
I love using ornaments as holiday decor. I got this CB2 Tanner the Dog ornament ($4.95) to put on my coffee table. But I find myself moving him around to other parts of my home as well to decorate. Not a dog person? Tanner’s feline friend Sebastian the Cat ($4.95) is equally as cute.
When it comes to candles, my all-time favorite scent is Votivo Red Currant ($28-$50). I keep it in my home year-round and even bring it with me when I travel so I can always be reminded of home. It’s warm, with a little citrus and a slight earthy scent.
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My vanity table was a present from my grandparents when I first bought my condo. Since it hold sentimental value, I wanted to keep it as a focal point in my new bedroom. But it desperately needed an update. I first had it painted a glossy white for a more modern vibe. Then I added Anthropologie Lodhi knobs ($14) to the drawers. By simply changing the knobs of a furniture, you can instantly make pieces look more expensive. Plus, I love that the meaning of rose quartz for the bedroom: it brings more love into your life!
I was sent this pink felt letterboard ($100) as a gift and I use it all the time! It comes with easy to stick on white letters so you can create endless sayings. I’ll switch it up with my favorite quotes as part of my decor and use it to say Happy Birthday or Congrats to guest when I host parties.
Glass kitchen cabinets meant I needed new glassware to display. To make it easy, I went with the Snowe complete drink bundle ($695). It includes everything I need… and then some. To add interest in my cabinets, I mix the clean, streamlined glasses with vintage crystal passed down from my grandparents.
The Antica Farmacista Santorini ($44) collection reminds me of when I visited Greece. It’s a great unisex fragrance that has citrus and a bit of a woody scent. It doesn’t necessarily scream “beach!” but it brings back great memories for me of wearing blue and white by the sea.
I was lucky enough to meet Gray Malin years ago. Not only is he an incredibly talented photographer, but he is also the kindest soul. So when redecorating my place, I knew I needed some of his art! I decided on “The First Lady” photograph ($399) from his Bon Voyage series. Since my decor was based on a glass of rosé it was the perfect fit!
The Jemma Sands Venice candle ($68) is, as the name sounds, reminiscent of Venice beach. It has strong notes of my current obsession, sandalwood, with a bit of sweet and earthy fig. I also love the minimal clean white design for home decor.
When picking out pillows for my blush couch, I wanted a mix of textures in blush tones. This Michael Aram sheepskin pillow ($267) was a bit of a splurge but it’s seriously the softest thing ever! The ombré makes a major statement combined with the rest of my pillows.
Since my bedroom is mostly white, I used blush and metallic accents to add some warmth and glamour. One of my favorite pieces are my Anthropologie Gramercy nightstands ($698). I’ve always been drawn to mirrored furniture and I thought the rose gold was so unique! Anthropologie often has online sales, so I waited until one of their home sales to get 30% off.
The Votivo White Ocean Sands fragrance ($28) is a crisp seaside scent with a fruity touch. It’s very subtle and feels extra fresh. I have the traditional candle and travel tin candle. But you can also find the scent in diffusers and fragrance pods.
After my renovation, I decided that I was going to have a no shoes rule (there’s just too much white!). So guests don’t have to walk around barefoot, I keep disposable spa slippers in a Threshold wire basket ($14.99) by my door. The rose gold handles blend with my mixed metallic decor.
I originally had my eyes on a mirrored media console. But then my mom sent me a link of the Joss & Main Emiliano sideboard ($959.99). The clean modern lines were exactly what I wanted! Since it’s a sideboard, and not a media console, I did a quick fix by drilling holes in the back to hide my TV wires. Sometimes you have to think outside the box when it comes to getting your exact home decor vision.
My old dishes were black. So I clearly needed fresh white ones for my new white kitchen. I went with Snowe complete eat bundle ($895), which includes everything needed for an 8-person meal. The porcelain white dinnerware is clean and simple and the silver flatware is the perfect minimalist compliment.
When decorating in one color palette, I love using different textures for warmth. In addition to their sheepskin rug, I added UGG sheepskin pillows ($145) to my bedroom decor. They bring a fuzzy feeling to my bed.
Since my guest bathroom is all white, I thought a plain white towel would be too boring. So I added a playful touch with Kate Spade’s polka dot bath towels ($17.99-$49.99). The tonal print is subtle enough that it doesn’t take away from the rest of the space.
My mom got me this Williams Sonoma monogram marble board ($39.95) as a Christmas present. I bring it out whenever I have guests over. You do have to be a little careful about certain cheese staining the marble if they’re left out too long. But it’s the perfect way to serve cupcakes!
I keep candles all over my home. Whenever Anthropologie has a sale (usually during the holidays), I’ll go and stock up on favorites. I love the iridescent sheen on the Capri Blue jar candle ($30). It catches the light under my TV at all times of day.
With an all-white bedroom, I wanted to bring in touches of blush and metallic accents. This Michael Aram lace pillow ($167) had both. I use it propped against two white fuzzy pillows on my bed.
I actually bought this CB2 copper teapot ($49.99) the morning of my home reveal photoshoot. I needed something decorative to put on my kitchen counter and loved the pop of color it added. It hasn’t left my stovetop since! I’m more of a coffee person than tea. But I have used it on occasion but it’s more of a decorative piece in my home.
When designing my new home, I knew I wanted a chaise lounge. After an endless online search, I decided on the Safavieh Nampa Chaise ($1499.99). It was a bit of a splurge but it’s worth every penny. I now use it as my meditation chair every morning. It’s definitely more beige in person but I actually like it even better. I swapped out the pillow it came with for a more stylish pillow to add a little color.
I was drawn to the simplicity of this CB2 Intermix vase ($14.95). It has a permanent residence on my media console. The tall column shape is perfect for displaying eucalyptus.
I initially bought this Langria coat rack ($25) for my guests to hang their jackets. It has since become a place for me to store my handbags and is a major lifesaver!
Both my bathrooms have matching Waterworks white marble bath accessories. It was a bit of a splurge but the collection is timeless. So I know I’ll have it for years.
I did all tile in my home so rugs have been key to create some soft spaces. I keep an UGG area rug ($245) on the floor next to my bed for fuzzy feeling every morning.
Since I have a smaller apartment, I used a lot of clear furniture to open up the space. These Room & Board Tiffany chairs ($199) are super lightweight. I can move them around the house when I have guests and they even stack up!
I wanted a real showstopper tray for my coffee table. Enter the Kendra Scott pearl tray ($495). It comes in different color but I obviously went with white. The tray almost feels like a piece of jewelry in my living room!
I’m often inspired by visiting friends’ homes. When I was at An’s beautiful apartment I fell in love with her CB2 wick trimmer & candle snuffer ($25.90). Did I need them? Of course, not. I actually didn’t know what they did until she showed me. But I now keep them as functional but pretty decor on my coffee table.