Let’s take a moment to thank the lovely and talented Diane von Furstenberg for creating a timeless piece that is flattering on just about every body type: the iconic wrap dress. I’ve always liked this look, but when I realized that it fit perfectly over my growing pregnant belly, I immediately became a lifelong fan.
As a brilliant business woman, DVF went ahead and designed this dress in thousands of different patterns – you could probably have a closet devoted to this one particular cut (which doesn’t sound so bad).
With 85 stores worldwide, Forbes listed Diane von Furstenberg the 68th most powerful woman in the world and Time Magazine named her an icon on the Time 100 in 2015. Pretty impressive lady!
By now you’ve seen our bedroom and and our baby’s bedroom, so I guess it’s time to give you a quick walk-through the rest of our humble abode.
The kitchen and living room are basically one open space that meet at the heart of the apartment, where the two bedrooms branch off in opposite directions. Our kitchen consists of a large island that overlooks the view below.
Whatever the setting, detail shots are usually my go-to. But with this post I tried to go outside of my comfort zone with a few wide angle shots of our space. I soon realized how difficult interior photos can be… Lighting is everything and in this case, it is possible to have too much of a good thing.
Off the kitchen and living area is our balcony, which I call our ‘dining room’. This little setup could be my favorite part of our place.
I love the view of Balboa Park and the fact that we can dine al fresco at any point in the day. Morning coffee, drinks + apps, and late night dinners just taste better out here. (The table, bench, and chairs are from Ikea and the outdoor rug is from World Market.)
We’ve only lived here for a couple months now, so things are still falling into place but if I decide to make any furniture changes or artwork decisions, I’ll be sure to keep you updated ;)
01 Sad Sad City | Ghostland Observatory
02 We Can’t Ever Die : Chappo Remix | White Arrows
03 Sarah | Rüfüs du Sol
04 Reconstruct | Photay, Seafloor
05 Get Up | Washed Out
06 Let it Happen | Tame Impala
07 One Big Holiday | My Morning Jacket
08 Wide Eyes | Local Natives
09 Lover’s Carvings | Bibio
10 Shadow | Wild Nothing
balcony | pattern | textile | cactus | girl | swim | ocean | door | building
It’s one thing to have an amazing wardrobe, but you can’t neglect the power of accessories. They’re the smaller staple items that work as glue, tying your whole look together while giving you endless opportunities to communicate your personal style. They’re the memorable details, whether good or bad so take care in choosing the right complements. Let your accessories accentuate and support whatever else you got going on today.
Marc Jacobs Watch | BCBG Scarf | Michael Kors Wallet | D&G Sunglasses
Influenced by their worldly travels and extensive training in decorative arts, Paris-born sisters Laure and Aurélie Hug created Combray Design, an original concept which translates embroidery into haute couture for the home.
As a lover of textile design, I had to share the work of these talented artists who embrace the beauty of such delicate detail. Each piece feels so unique with their intricate patterns and/or beaded embellishments. Check out more inspiring styles at combraydesign.com.
Baby Fisher’s nursery reveal inspired me to continue with a home tour series. Next up is our bedroom: cozy, calm and TV-free.
Since this space is on the smaller side, I went with light and airy all the way. White on white reflects the great light that pours in from our floor-to-ceiling windows and subtle neutral tones add a mellow vibe, which I believe is key in a room that is all about rest and relaxation.
I found these little reading lamps at Ikea – I love the copper and they’re the perfect scale for our narrow nightstands.
This Anthropologie dish was one of my favorite wedding gifts from a friend. Sadly, my wedding rings will reside here until the swelling in my hands goes down :( Hopefully soon after baby arrives – I feel so naked without them!
I shot the photo above our bed at Sunset Cliffs and had it printed through Canvas World – super simple with a quick turnaround.
I love rugs but unfortunately don’t have the hardwood floors that live in my dreams, so I hung this cute find from World Market in the entry way of our bedroom, across from the closet. (And I promise to properly pot my little plant pet someday…)
Our bedroom feels quiet and serene, but my favorite part is the bed itself. We bought a new mattress the day we moved into this apartment and it’s only become more and more comfortable. Is there anything better than brand new bedding? A fresh white down comforter with crisp, clean sheets and fluffy new pillows – sometimes that’s all you really need to be happy.
To me, the best part about moving is exploring a new neighborhood. I love walking around aimlessly with my camera (taking pictures of doors apparently).
We wanted to stay downtown, but decided to go with a different area. Cortez Hill ended up being a good fit since Ryan and I can still walk to work and beautiful Balboa Park is just up the street. Only a few blocks from East Village and Petco Park, there are some great spots that we still have yet to try. But so far, my favorites are Café Chloe for the perfect Paris-inspired brunch and Neighborhood, for a laid-back evening with burgers and fried pickles.
Now that I’m officially on maternity leave and will soon have a little baby in tow, you can expect to see a lot more photos from our new neck of the woods.
For the first time, I had the chance to design a completely new room and loved every minute of it. Different from rearranging a living room or updating bedroom furniture, I knew this new space would require my full attention as I was building it from scratch. Finding neutral pieces that were both functional and adorable wasn’t as easy as I thought, but the hunt was definitely fun and I’m pretty happy with the way everything turned out.
Because I already had some ideas in mind and friends + family gave us such beautiful gifts, the details were a breeze. The tassel mobile above was one of my favorite finds on Etsy (I wrote about Fleur Lux‘s shop here). But besides the cute lamb print by Sharon Montrose of The Baby Animal Print Shop and the Eiffel Tower piece from Target, most of the artwork is my own.
As for the furniture, Baby Fisher’s crib is known as The Hudson by Babyletto. I was immediately drawn to its simple, modern lines, tying in with the rest of our furniture throughout the apartment. The changing table is an antique campaign-style dresser which I’ve actually had for years; the Dutailier glider was a Craigslist steal, and the wooden block end table was found on sale at Homegoods. The giant giraffe was a no-brainer from Pottery Barn Kids and the sheepskin rug is an Ikea favorite. I think it’s safe to say that big brother Obi approves.
Although the nursery turned out a little more feminine than I had originally imagined, I can always incorporate some boyish accents should we have a little mister join our family. Either way, Baby Fisher gets a spectacular view which mom and dad are a little jealous of…
I know I’m a little late to the party, but floral crowns are my new favorite girly accessory used in photoshoots. That’s all.
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