1. Driving from Las Vegas 2. Burton Way 3. Fig & Olive 4. Melrose Place 5. Kelly Wearstler’s shop 6. Abby’s house
7. Abbot Kinney 8. Abott Kinney 9. Huset 10. Santa Monica 11. Karen Millen at Century City 12. Gjelina’s pot de creme
Hello, hello, design lovers!
I hope all of you had a lovely holiday and are enjoying the early December style (and awesome weather on the east coast)
I took a little break from my blog to enjoy the holiday and to enjoy my west coast visit. While I was out visiting family, I took a mini trip to my old stomping ground of Los Angeles to visit some great friends. While there, I visited some of my fave spots and enjoyed some awesome meals. I hope you enjoy a little peek inside my camera lens as I enjoyed my very quick time in the City of Angels.
(All images by loving. loving. small. instagram feed)
I love checking out hotel design. From the architecture to the lobbies to the rooms, there’s always design moments to enjoy and to reinterpret in my own small space. Recently I headed over to one of my fave bars and wanted to share it with you – The Chandelier Bar at Cosmopolitan LV. Deemed the “largest chandelier in the world”, this Rockwell designed bar spans 3 stories and hangs high over 2 pretty bars and seating spaces. Aside from the impressive design, I love the crystals. The design and reflective vibe create depth and dimension – perfect design accents for small space dwellers, right? What do you think of this interesting bar?
(Images via loving. living. small.)
I love brick and mortar shops. The experience that I often have when stepping into a boutiques spaces is awesome. From food shops to clothes to home decor, certain stores really make me feel amazing and feel that I can create special moments in my own home. When we traveled on our honeymoon earlier this year, my friends recommended tons of places for us to visit while in Paris. One stop beyond the dining, museums and overall Parisian experience was to check out merci.
What an incredible lifestyle shop. Part fashion, part home, part cafe, part bookstore and overall amazing, there were so many vignettes and goodies in here, just spending time in the shop felt great. We snapped up a very cool industrial light – one of my fave small space tips (lighting creates balance and depth in a small space) – and enjoyed a cappuccino.
What are your fave shops that you enjoy going to for a dose of creative style?
(Images by loving. living. small.)
After hosting a party for my husband’s birthday last week, we ended up having many extra bottles of delicious wine left. Since we have a super small space in our mirrored credenza to store wine, I was thinking about what other ideas are out there. Aside from simply displaying wine (aren’t wine bottle + labels pretty?) or using a cool rack like this, I thought of my Italy trip from 2011.
My mom and I traveled through this amazing country and one of our day trips was to Chianti. One of the wineries that we visited had a large, stately home on it’s property. As we walked through the home, we walked down hall with a literal wine wall in lieu of artwork. Hey, the wine is art too, right?! I thought this would be such a cool idea in a small space – create a wine wall and not only store your wine but create fluid design in your home by going vertical.
(Images via loving. living. small.)
Of all my 40 pinterest boards, my fave is my DIY: I WANT TO MAKE THAT board. It’s full of easy yet cool DIY projects that are perfect for all small space dwellers. Since I am a big believer in *small details in small spaces*, I rounded up 4 of my fave projects that anyone can accomplish with tons of creativity and for a few bucks and a little bit of time.
1. DIY Bottle Toppers | Turn your bar full of spirits into a destination with these very cool geode toppers. I also think these would be an awesome gift.via Cupcakes & Cashmere
2. DIY Neon Painted Planters | I am all about neon signage and also love the neon colors out there. This is a totally easy and fun way to add color to your small space. via Tuinierien
3. DIY Corner Painted Frames | How clever is this? Turn any generic black frame into a detailed piece of interest that will only add to your wall gallery. via A Thoughtful Place
4. DIY Custom Wood Silhouette | I love reversing textures and this neat wood silhouette project does just that – letting the wood shine on through. via Lowes Creative Ideas
What are your fave small space DIY projects?