Downtown Las Vegas: Floral Love @ Bud and Vine

Posted on: July 31st, 2014 by rebecca

As a new resident to Vegas, it’s been cool to discover creative and interesting businesses throughout the city.  Let me tell you, design lovers, there is a lot happening OUTSIDE of the Strip. A lot. I am starting a new series that is covering lifesty, design and passionate small businesses in Las Vegas because things are happening here and it’s fantastic to see. Especially as I have relaunched my small business consulting company, Sweetline Collective.

One of the most exciting and “one to watch” areas is Downtown Las Vegas. Zappos leader, Tony Hsieh, has been investing heavily in this part of Sin City with the goal of turning this once seedy space into a destination full of dynamic and thoughtful small businesses in a variety of verticals – tech, food, lifestyle, etc. The idea – the Downtown Project. The goal – to create the most community focused largest city in the world. And I, personally, love it.

I’ll be sharing many of the happenings in this part of Las Vegas because it IS happening. I grew up in a Maryland suburb but was exposed to DC and a metropolitan city at an early age. I immediately loved the energy and craved it. I lived in Los Angeles and New York for the last 18+ years (with a detour in Tucson for college) and was part of those cities. I weaved in and out of the different neighborhoods, visiting friends in all parts of the cities, and engaging in the creative vibe. And it’s happening here. To me, Downtown Las Vegas has an X factor that is making waves and about to come big. It’s on it’s way and it’s cool to see it happen.

One of the first places I want to share is Bud and Vine, a community floral shop with a cool exposed interior housing sweet objects and curiosities for the home. And, of course, the flowers. Owners, Christina & John, created a special home for floral love, including custom and arranged bouquets, local delivery and floral classes – yes! Being part of the Downtown reimagining is also exciting. They are in a fantastic location (right near O Face Doughnuts and Carson Kitchen) and everyone should go visit them for a sweet and happy experience. Who doesn’t love that?

 

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Bud and Vine
124 S 6th St, Ste 170
Las Vegas, NV89101

(All images except the final one by Rebecca Orlov)

BABY STYLE: Top Designers, Sissy + Marley, Elevate Nursery Style

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by rebecca

For anyone that doesn’t do neutrals in their home, I think these photos may sway you. Big time. Design team, Sissy + Marley, have completely elevated the neutral design palette. And they do this for babies.

Their design interpretation of nursery style is so gorgeous, sophisticated, ethereal and cool, I personally would live in any of these rooms. They have so many design skills but layering is one that really shines. They truly know how to add items to a space without it feeling cluttered. Instead, it feels like a story is being told through design.

This skill can be achieved by taking a step back, editing and placing items in groups by size and/or color. Check out some of their work – I love it all.

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Aren’t these images fantastic? I love the second to last one with the striped ceiling – perfect. Aside from their design eyes, they also have their own wallpaper line – I love it all. Check out a few of their nursery projects and see their full portfolio right here.

Images via Sissy + Marley’s Pinterest page

 

 

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Posted on: July 22nd, 2014 by rebecca

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DINE: A French Bakery Meets Good Design in Los Altos, CA

Posted on: July 17th, 2014 by rebecca

One of my favorite suburban towns is Los Altos, CA. Fortunately for me, I get to visit often because my brother and his family live there. Their downtown village is perfectly quaint, full of local shops, dining and retail. Recently, a new (and unique) bakery opened that certainly will allow Los Altos to take it up a design notch. The french bakery – Voyaguer du Temps – is beautifully and thoughtfully designed. The dark/white/wood palette is paired with an entire wall of glass to allow guests to view the bakers at work. A fireplace, outdoor patio, bar and table seating and a lovely selection of sweet and savory treats finish the design deal. Add in great coffee and you have an afternoon date ready and waiting.

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(Images by Rebecca Orlov)

DESIGN INSPIRATION: A Chic Office Design Goes The Distance

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by rebecca

Working in advertising and marketing for years, I’ve seen some pretty creative spaces but this office’s mix of sophistication and urban chic had me at hello. Grow Marketing in SF has completely upped the office design anty with their thoughtful, chic yet accessible style. From chandeliers to pretty office chairs to the exposed brick walls, their space expresses a level of feminine comfort and quality. Another element introduced is the the neutral palette. Paired with the brick walls, the calm palette completely works.

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So how do you achieve this in your own home? Stick with a neutral palette and layer in color and pattern in pieces – like chairs, or curtains. Any color will work with neutrals so go for it and have fun!

Image credit PopSugar