hunt & gather: fall throw trend

for better or for worse, 2012 was the year of the chevron stripe. we had chevron headboards, chevron coffee mugs, and an excessive amount of chevron stripe throws. while looking for an updated throw for this fall, we saw the classic herringbone, and the traditional ultra soft throw with fringe, but we are prepping for fall with moroccan inspired textiles! the typical kilim textile is based on a specific type of weaving, and can be very intricate and full of color. today we are opting for a more modern kilim style print, merging eastern technique and western simplicity. whether you are looking for eco-friendly, inexpensive, or simply luxurious, you’ll find your match with one of our picks for the season.

via cococozy

via cococozy

via miss buttercup

1.)  uppercase knit throw

2.)  dolce moroccan throw

3.)  eco moroccan throw

4.)  all modern throw

5.)  moroccan tile throws

6.)  diamond cashmere throw

aesthetically speaking: keeping cool in style

there is no denying it- this california heat can be quite stifling. short of jumping in the pool or the occasional trip to the freezer, there isn’t that much you can do to satisfy your need for a good cool-down. sure you could turn on the air-conditioning but what about when you need that extra boost? cue the good old plug-in fan!

now…before you start telling us how you’ve never seen a good looking plug-in, take a look at the roundup we’ve gathered below. if the below doesn’t change your mind about plug-in floor and table fans forever, we suggest you take a second look! the great thing about plug-in fans is that they come in a variety of different shapes, colors, and styles. from modern to retro to industrial, you can be sure that adding a plug-in fan won’t compromise the overall style and feel of your space.

1- deco breeze retro metal box fan, $50; comes in a bunch of other fun colors like blue & lime green

2- ecco orange desk fan, $82.99; bright and playful, we love the color

 3- italian floor fan, $4,200; the perfect vintage gem

4- eskimo floor fan, $152; can’t get enough of that retro minty green

5- vintage table fan, $35; this industrial number is calling our name

6- otto wooden fan, $199.99;  this sleek looking fan feels right at home in any modern abode

7- fanimation arden floor fan, $329.91; really into this mix of bronze & wood

project diaries: hollyridge property

we thought we’d share another great remodel we were privileged to take part in recently! currently on the market, this spanish style home has such charm and character. we really loved finding ways of incorporating the property’s original spanish accents while giving the home a more modern and contemporary feel. we think the result is quite fantastic! here again, we were not involved in the decorating, the house was staged, but were involved in every aspect of the construction process, from building, to designing all bathrooms and the kitchen, specifying all surfaces, finishes, hardware, lighting, ironwork and cabinetry.

to find out more about this property visit the website: www.hollyridgeoaksspanish.com.

here are some of our favorite before and after shots of the property:

staircase before & after

living room before & after

guest house before & after

dining room before & after

and here are some more of our fave after shots:

beverly blvd series: lawson-fenning

for the final installment of our beverly series, we thought we’d profile another unique gem in our neighborhood, lawson-fenning. their beverly store houses the perfect mix of modern and vintage furniture, and accessories. owners glenn lawson and grant fenning opened the store in 2000 and have been branching out ever since with the recent addition of a concept store in silverlake. these two have truly captured that scandinavian meets california mid-century feel that we just so happen to love. the duo also are the creators of their own line of furniture which is showcased at the store and  is made locally with high quality materials and sustainable woods. we strongly recommend you pay this store a visit, we guarantee you will leave inspired!

for more about lawson-fenning check out: their website & pinterest

lawson-fenning beverly is located at: 7257 beverly blvd, los angeles 90036