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New Year… New Room

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Black Two Pelt Sheepskin Rug | Gold Dino Planter | Basic Black Bath Towels | Peyote Poem Candle | Cat Grass | Quartz Cluster Box | Bertoia Reproduction Chair | Good Vibes Throw Pillow | Dreaux Metal Stacking Chair | Faux Mongolian Sheepskin Throw | Dennis Hopper Drugstore Camera Hardback

I’m all for a good deep house clean, and in our house this usually comes around twice a year.  Our big spring cleaning was in May when we moved, so it was about time to bite the bullet and start a winter purge. Most times during the deep cleaning process, things seem to get way worse before they get any better. I pull out all furniture, and pull up all rugs, dust, sweep, mop, and finally, rearrange. Rearranging is key, adds a fresh energy to our space, and lets us figure out more efficient ways of storage. This time it was; wire baskets that slide in and out under our entrance way bench that store small accessories perfectly, and a  hook to hang our large wicker laundry basket near the ceiling because its bulky and awkwardly shaped. I purchased a couple of fur throws (one for the bed, one for the metal chair) for a more cozy, and less harsh feel thats ideal for the winter months. Throw pillows are probably the easiest way to instantly spruce up any room. Written mantras like this “Good Vibes” pillow from Urban, perpetuate the words they display.  I love the feel of a minimalistic design, although my tendency is to collect odd and ends, knick knacks, trinkets, coins, shells, flowers (you name it) that end up in the form of multiple “altars” around the house. I have to force myself to throw things out, re-purpose them, or give them away. I’ve vowed to keep one small side table in the house where I can display those items, and keep them contained in one area. I’ve also adopted a “one in one out” policy for clothes. This has worked out rather well for my wardrobe, pairing down my closet and compelling me to buy only staple items that are classic and durable. In the vein of minimalism, my color story (or lack thereof) usually consists of white, black, and pops of metallics, along with hanging plants, or table top succulents. Any earthen items such as crystals as well as hanging plants or tabletop succulents brighten the space and naturally clean the air, while providing an organic and inviting vibe.

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Objects of Interest

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Resin Long Horn-Parvez Taj | Wood and Ceramic Tumblers-Uncommon Goods | Gold Pig Bookends-CB2 | Wastebasket-Jorda | Entu Side Table– Crate and Barrel | Carpenter Brass Table Lamp-CB2 | We Have Chemistry Terrarium-Michelle Inciarrano & Katy Maslow | Cosmic Dinner Plate-Diesel by Seletti | Prada Marfa Print-Etsy | Fleur Fantomes Candle-Byredo | Clever Pencils-Sloane Stationary

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Having your first apartment is fun and exciting. Furnishing said apartment is also fun, but can be daunting and expensive as well. I’ve started to hone in on what it is I really like to surround myself with. I love warm wood tones, metallics, whites and black, with a pop of green (in the form of house plants and succulents). I love perusing interior design stores here in LA, most of them are out of my price range, but I take that inspiration and look elsewhere. Crate and Barrel and it’s sister company CB2 are both places where I feel comfortable purchasing for my home. Everything I have from Crate and Barrel has lasted and will for years to come, and CB2 always has quirky items like these fun pig bookends (that won’t break the bank). Above are some pieces that I love, most in an affordable price range, that fit with our aesthetic. A carpenter style lamp is something I had in my room growing up, it’s adjustable which is great for tailoring the light for reading, writing, and crafting. This Entu side table from Crate and Barrel is super versatile and acts as a nightstand, side table, or stand for your record player and storage for vinyl. It can be turned on its side, or sat up tall like an “S” for more height. Oh, and It’s Teak wood, so its super durable…this guy is on my list! Another easy and inexpensive way to add personality to any room is with art prints. I love this Prada Marfa print, its $14 and you can add whatever frame you like… it would be great in gold or silver. I’m always trying to emulate the outdoors in my decor, so these moon chargers are pretty spot on, and add one of these handmade funky terrariums and you’re set.

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Giveaway: Gold Body Chain

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Today’s giveaway is from Ash on AK. This dainty 14K gold filled body chain wraps around both the neck and waist, and is perfect highlighting a shift dress (retails at $95). This chain adds a bit of rock and roll to any outfit, even a plain white tee, and is even better layered with other gold necklaces. Ash makes high quality hand crafted jewelry and has a few different variations of this body chain that include gemstones. Follow her on Instagram: ashonak and Facebook. Comment on this post to enter…good luck!

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