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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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!