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A girlfriend of mine from university, Jamie Lee Reardin, recently shared some pretty fantastic news involving her and the house of Dior. She has been invited to be their artist in residence working with the brand on all kinds of incredible projects. Read more about her fantastic new partnership here at Style.com.
Her recent news made me recall fondly a feature we did on her Hermosa Beach, California home last year. Here it is again in all its springy-summery goodness:
My beachside studio is in Hermosa Beach, CA. While my basic furniture was purchased from stores like Target and HomeGoods, it is my collection of books, magazines, and kooky knick knacks that truly reflect my personality.
I do my best to decorate my space with anything that inspires me, relying on bright colors, floral prints, and fresh flower arrangements to create an enchanting place where my imagination can roam wildly.
Connect with my beautiful friend Jamie on twitter and Instagram @jamieleereardin. All images courtesy Jamie Lee Reardin
It’s freezing in Toronto (again. shocker.) and I am day dreaming of being cozied up at home with the kids under a blanket in front of a fireplace like this one (a shot from a promo I styled for Toronto fireplace company Paloform).
Whatever you are doing today I hope you are warm and happy!
Photo by Valerie Wilcox
Happy Monday- I hope you all had a great weekend. I spent mine obsessed with the Olympics, and obsessed with my house. We are undergoing a significant home renovation this year, and pretty much every room is getting some attention- including our master bedroom.
Well my environment is pretty crappy. I am not brave enough to post a picture today- but it’s basically a gong show of laundry baskets, diaper boxes with kids clothes, falling apart furniture, window treatments that are too short.
But the end is near and I’ve been thinking lots about what makes a beautiful bedroom. Here are my top 5 things that I will be keeping in mind when tackling my bedroom:
1. MATTRESS QUALITY
Dr. Neil Stanley told the National Post that you don’t have to buy the most expensive mattress- he believes in purchasing something that works with your budget and lifestyle. He explains in the article above that a $1000 mattress per night over 10 years is $0.14 per night, while a $5000 mattress at $0.70 per night. Purchase what works for you.
Joanna Goodman from Au Lit Fine Linens converted me on sheets as an investment vs something to pick up last minute at the big box store- quality does make a difference here. This is an area I think you should spend as much as your budget allows.
Through many client projects I have discovered how much good organization contributes to a better quality of life. Thus I am all about organized drawers and closed storage like what we did above at #riverdalereno. No more staring at piles of clutter in the bedroom! Closed storage for the win.
4. MOVE THE LAUNDRY OUT
On a similar point to the point above- I never want to see laundry in my bedroom again. I’m moving all dirty laundry to a hamper in a closet just outside the room. It’s a simple shift to create a more serene, beautiful space.
What makes a bedroom feel beautiful to you?
Blue bedroom photos by Larry Arnal, #riverdalereno provided by Black GC
I recently posted about the wedding of my dear friend Emily last month in Salt Lake City. It was such a gorgeous wedding I had to share more.
I mean come on, words aren’t even necessary here. So. Much. Beauty. Between the architecture of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and Temple, and this gorgeous couple- I am left speechless. So so gorgeous!
Photos by Sam Yarbrough.
What are you doing to remind yourself spring is near? Love to hear!