project diary: molly’s nursery!

earlier this year i worked with my long time client molly sims, along with the girls at layla grayce, to design her baby’s nursery! as always, the goal was to make the space fun, vintage inspired, modern and chic. i think it was a success! people always ask me where various pieces in my projects come from, so i thought this time i’d beat them to the punch and list all the deets here!

with a palette of blues, touches of pink, hints of orange and crisp whites, we set out to maximize the space and create a magical oasis for little brooks filled with layers of bohemian textiles, adorable animals, clean lines and unique pieces.

this nursery is filled with pieces from some of my artists, vendors and manufacturers making it even more special to me – sharon montrose, animal photographer extraordinaire, john robshaw, brilliant textile designer, and layla grayce, fab online furniture and accessory site! i hope you love it as much as we all do!! xo

*all photos by laure joliet






rummage gift guide!

check out these special one of kind gifts we’ve selected from our inventory.  there’s something for everyone, and much, much more at the shop!

clockwise from upper left:

  1. vintage mexican pottery vase, $300
  2. antique shagreen drafting kit, $750
  3. vintage blue glass bottle, $100
  4. antique fountain pen set, $200
  5. vintage splatter glaze planter, $450
  6. vintage set of brass animal skewers, $195
  7. vintage multi colored kilim pillow, $225
  8. vintage brass owl clipboard, $125
  9. vintage malachite box, $225
  10. vintage brass clasp purse, $395
  11. vintage brass peacock bookends, $200
  12. vintage remix, by kishani perera, $25

holiday gift guide: for the consummate host & for the art aficionado

around this time of year, i stock up on great hostess gifts so that i never show up empty handed to a last-minute gathering!  below you’ll find some fantastic gifts for the host, and for the art lover.


  1. modern bamboo mortar and pestle, $38 i love this mortar and pestle in a funky neon color
  2. jardins du monde canapé plates, $79 a little secret: anyone can make freezer section appetizers look gourmet if served on gorgeous plates
  3. ice bucket with wine insert, $105 a great way to keep wines & champagnes icy cold
  4. horn bowl and utensils, $38 & $48 a lovely and timeless serving set
  5. homemade oatmeal bird soap, $4.95 these little soaps are so sweet
  6. striped table cloth, $228 this table cloth is so chic – i think anyone would love it
  7. silver chevron tray, $228 this tray is both functional and stylish
  8. leather wine bottle carriers, $48-$135 these are earthy and rustic, a great way to transport a bottle of wine
  9. knot bottle opener, $28 i love this bottle opener – it’s the perfect accessory for a beautiful bar cart
  10. ana striped candle set, $24 these pillar candles add another dimension to the dinner table


  1. mistress of modernism: the life of peggy guggenheim, $18.30 a great biography on the “doyenne of abstract expressionism”
  2. max wagner print, $60 max is one of those artists who’s work appeals to everyone – those who are retro, those who are traditional, those who are modern and those who fall somewhere in between
  3. wood wall frame, $8.99-$29.99 this is a beautiful, rustic and inexpensive way to frame art
  4. paint box votive candle holder, $68 so creative and perfect for the art lover
  5. 20×200 gift certificate, $24 & up if you don’t know about 20×200, let me be the first to tell you: it’s brilliant and one of my favorite sources for affordable, original artwork
  6. easel art studio, $149 tools that the budding artist can take anywhere
  7. max wagner print, $60 i love this print so very much
  8. california design, 1930-1965: living in a modern way, $60 a comprehensive study of mid-century modern California design
  9. LACMA gift membership, $25 & up for LA locals, this is a wonderful gift that supports the arts
  10. colored pencils in brass holder, $82 if only we had such chic things when I was in elementary school!



holiday gift guide: for your neighbors & for the world traveler

whether they’re just a stone’s throw away, or off in an exotic locale – we have some great gift ideas for your friends this year!


  1. agate coasters, $59 a beautiful place to rest a cocktail
  2. set of 3 wine holders, $19 everybody should have a few of these on hand, they make a last minute bottle of wine seem like a thoughtful selection
  3. sugarfina cocktail hour candy box, $50 booze inspired candy – need i say more?
  4. snowflake dinnerware set, $49.39 a simple, yet elegant way to set the table
  5. spice box, $45 made from reclaimed wood, these spice boxes are a perfect gift
  6. mason jar lantern, $28 these hand decorated lanterns look beautiful filled with a tea light and set about outdoors
  7. dipping spice and fluer de sel gift set, $39-$69 presenting olive oils and spices in such a lovely way – this set takes the dinner party up a notch
  8. color drip candles, $4 these hippy dippy candles are great to keep on hand for dining al fresco
  9. douglas little and co. mini votive and diffuser gift set, $55 i love all of the scents from DL&Co
  10. hand soaps, $18 these are a conversation starter and so much fun in a guest bathroom


  1. 100 interiors around the world, $59.99 a roundup of the most amazing interiors on six continents
  2. globe mobile, $69 mobiles are not just for nurseries – and i especially love this mobile with globes from five centuries
  3. 2013 cities calendar, $26 a new city every month – even if you’re stuck in the office, it’s inspiring
  4. fleece ipad case, $32 made from recycled sweaters & jackets – a great way to protect your ipad while travelling
  5. fly and fill bottles, $22 with this carryon approved set, you can take your favorite products along with you
  6. bon voyage pocket planner, $14 this is a great little planner, handy for notes while travelling
  7. where I’ve been scratch travel map, $22 anything scratch-off is fun, right?
  8. french map, $49.99 -$124-.99 this is a beautiful map, that would compliment any decor
  9. geography towels, $20 full of whimsy, these make drying the dishes a pleasure
  10. shagreen passport holder, $75 this passport holder is luxurious and sophisticated



holiday gift guide: for your boss & for the foodie


  1. ombre throw, $49 a beautiful, soft blanket that is perfect for cozy nights in
  2. filigree coaster set, $75 I love these coasters – they’re intricate without being fussy
  3. iron and leather wine rack, $55.91, the perfect small wine rack- suitable for any decor
  4. glass tea kettle, $40 this kettle is so simple and unique – I could make tea all day long, just for the sheer pleasure of watching the water boil
  5. decorative marble bowl, $78-$128 scalloped Carrara marble – this is timeless
  6. urchin burst on stand, $140 an amazing object that would look fantastic in an office, on shelves, on a mantle – just about anywhere
  7. whale bookends, $150 no matter how serious the subject matter – these bookends lighten up the mood and add just the right amount of whimsy
  8. succulent sculpture, $22-$25 one of my favorite small ways to bring nature inside
  9. penguin clothbound classics, $14 each, for an avid reader or someone who appreciates the great classics – these are truly special
  10. sunburst bone frame, $49 a beautiful frame


  1. african market basket, $49 a perfect way to haul fresh produce back from the farmers market, and it supports a great cause
  2. floral plate and bowl set, $49-$79 these bright and cheerful sets add a pop of color to any table
  3. nantucket beverage jar, $49.95 a beautiful way to display chilled beverages
  4. artisan cheese knives, $30 love these knives, especially when paired with a gorgeous cheese board
  5. slate cheese board, $30 aforementioned gorgeous cheese board
  6. ceramic venetian oil bottle, $9.99 for someone who loves to cook, you can’t go wrong with this lovely olive oil bottle
  7. pressed glass cake plate, $48-$78 a sexy way to display delicious confections
  8. compartes chocolates, $45 these chocolates are miniature works of art – and oh so yummy!
  9. moscow mule mug set, $67.99 cheers! gets even more fun when you’re clinking copper mugs
  10. bodum french press, $61.62 the classic french press in a durable and super chic design

holiday gift guide: for the new parents & for the animal lover

for the new parents on your list, as well as the animal enthusiasts, check out our gift guides below!


  1. twinkle star nightlight, $19 to add a little sparkle and comfort to a newborns room, these nightlights are the perfect touch
  2. ferm living cardboard hanger set, $21 who said hangers have to be boring? these colorful, lightweight cardboard hanger are a fab find
  3. fish baby print on wood, $16 nurseries deserve to be stylish, deck the walls with these adorable wood prints
  4. papier mache clouds, $56 so friggin sweet, i love these dreamy clouds!
  5. menagerie bookend, $58 im obsessed with these adorable faux leather animal bookends, so cute!
  6. safari growth chart, $44 every parent loves to track their childs growth, why not do so with a little flair
  7. zig zag strapping basket, $14.95 storage is key in any nursery, why not keep baby’s diapers, toys, clothes or books in these colorful, awesome baskets
  8. embroidered baby linens, $30 i love anything vintage, and these antique inspired linens for baby are simply beautiful
  9. aqua owl frame, $40 all new parents love to display pics of their little ones in any place possible, this colorful frame does so in style
  10. fur stroller blankets, $44.50 so baby can keep warm and stay chic, very important!



  1. print by sharon montrose, $25 & up gorgeous photos of animals big and small by one of my dear, talented friends, sharon, can brighten up any space!
  2. dog wall hooks, $34 useful and cute! love these
  3. dual pattern canvas dog bed, $168-$198 what dog doesn’t want to sleep in style? these fun vibrant fabrics will keep both owners and dogs happy
  4. personalized pet mat, $35 such a cute way to make your pup feel special!
  5. dog biscuit canister, $38.95 loving this vintage inspired tin, will liven up any counter and keep your dogs treats stylishly stored
  6. dog blueprint, $185 for the design and dog lover, these rendered blue prints of various breeds are amazing!
  7. sabre tooth skull, $79.95 i love this prehistoric inspired faux skull, so chic!
  8. hanging glass bird feeder, $49 such a great way to keep your feathered friends fed
  9. photobooth dogs book, $9.95 being a crazy dog lady myself, i enjoy feeling like i’m not the only one! this book chronicles 80 yrs of photos of adoring masters and their pups
  10. pet feeding stand, $29.99 i love good looking, practical items, and this feeding stand is just that

holiday gift guide: for her & for him

throughout the year, i set aside special little gifts for my family, friends & clients.  it means so much more when a gift is truly thoughtful, selected especially for the recipient.  i have so much fun picking things out, i thought i’d share my holiday gift guide this year.  check back each day this week for gift ideas that will delight everyone on your list!


  1. neon 7” salad bowl, $45 a funky twist on a traditional wood salad bowl
  2. voluspa makassar diffuser, $34 such a rich, fall scent in beautiful package
  3. glass bubble vases, $45-$75 these will instantly cheer up any space with a few pretty blooms.
  4. lidded mercury glass jar, $59 so beautiful to cluster a few of these on a bathroom counter, or dresser.
  5. metal jewelry tree, $29 a beautiful way to display jewelry
  6. yellow picture frames, $12.95 I love these bold colored frames!
  7. jenny vorwaller iphone case, $35 such a hip, colorful way to protect your phone, loving the watercolored vibe
  8. aluminum hamper, $69-$98 it’s hard to get excited about doing laundry, but I swear these hampers make it more enjoyable
  9. blue shagreen jewelry box, $150 come on, look at that gorgeous box just begging to be filed with trinkets and treasures!
  10. handpainted owl mug, $14 don’t these mugs just make you happy? a pair or a set will bring a smile to anyone’s face!


  1. agate stacking boxes, $95-$140  chic and practical storage for cufflinks, tie pins, or anything you can dream up
  2. reploge metallic globe, $171 to drum up a little wander lust, or just to add a little interest to your desk top, we love globes!
  3. metal office organizers, $107.25 good looking and functional, these organizers have it all
  4. decorative gold skull, $14.95 to add a little sparkle while maintaining masculinity and edge, these skulls rock
  5. pool ball candle holder, $65 guys at times don’t like to admit they like candles, but what a great way to incorporate them into a bachelor pad while indulging the urge to create a little magic
  6. monogramed beer glass, $16 -$23 beer glasses and guys, enough said
  7. the man can, $50 what a hip way to contain your pampering products!
  8. vintage book iphone charger, $68 i love vintage books, so what a good looking way to charge your phone!
  9. iron circle clock, $99.95 modern, sleek and perfect for work or home
  10. record coasters, $18 a whimsical way to keep your coffee table safe!