My dear readers, you may have noticed that I’ve been a little slower to post recently and I’ll explain why...I moved across the country! After months of travel, I found myself a new little home in Los Angeles. Although I’m still splitting my time between LA and New York, it’s my West Coast nest that now requires feathering. I’ve spent day and night combing furniture and vintage finds online and in town in pursuit of pieces to complete my “clean bohemian” vision for my new one bedroom, Spanish style casita. With a living room, dining room, kitchen, patio and bedroom to furnish, the trappings of my tiny Manhattan studio didn't make much of a dent in my decorating mission.
Good thing decorating is one of my all time fave activities! So, if you’re contemplating a move or just feeling like your place could use a little face lift, here’s some inspiration and great resources that I’ve found along the way–most of which are globally sources and sustainable, of course.
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First off, it’s a good idea anytime you’re decorating a room to get an idea of the spatial layout. Evaluating how various furniture combos will fit within the space before you commit will avoid a lot of money spent in return shipping. Below are 3 online tools to help you plan the layout of your apartment, house or room - and even create a 3D scale rendering of what the room will look like. Game. Changed.
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I travel a ton. No matter how much I dust and clean before I leave, my lovely California Casita always feels a bit stale when I come home after a long stretch. Behold, my secrets to keeping my abode feeling so fresh and so clean, clean!
As a newly transplanted Los Angeleno (technically a bicoastal New Yorker/Angeleno) my West Coast nest now requires some feathering. I'm going for what I call "Clean Bohemain", and have found countless tools and sources of inspiration. See for yourself!
September has arrived! Which means everyone is back from summer travels and ready to reconnect with each other. What better way to do so than by hosting a dinner party? In Bon Appetit's September issue, you'll find my tips for creating a decadent tablescape and wild feast with vintage glassware and unique finds from some of my favorite boutiques.
Watch this behind the scenes look at my 5 issue collab with Bon Appetit magazine, and see where I shop and find inspiration in and around New York City!
In the latest issue of Bon Appetit Magazine, I share my style tips for a well designed kitchen with Moen. Check out the April issue on newsstands now!
Check out the first of several Natty Style + Moen + Bon Appetit magazine collaborations. In the March issue, on newsstands now!
check out my recent photo shoot for the site's blog, and learn some of my favorite tips for stylish living in a small space!
...In the talented hands of Decleve, however, it feels more luxury loft than cramped quarters, striking the perfect balance between cozy and curated. We hit her up for some space-conscious, budget-friendly design tips.