Melanie Burstin's Organic Minimal Home

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Today I'm super excited to share the gorgeous home of an incredibly talented designer and good friend of mine, Mel Burstin.  Mel and I got chatty on Instagram last year and met IRL at a Humble Ceramics sample sale while I had a crazed look in my eye and was crouching over a crate of ceramics.  I guess if she wasn't deterred by that crazy look in my eye it was meant to be! 

Mel is living on her own for the first time which has allowed her to design a truly incredible space with zero compromises.  Her style is minimal and organic and so so beautiful.  She has a knack for combining an array of beautiful wood tones seamlessly throughout her home which contrast so well against her gorgeous minimal plants.  Her bright and minimal space has me day dreaming of a house with no clutter where every single object I own is the most beautiful version of the piece that exists.  Her home was photographed by the epically talented Tessa Neustadt and was first featured on Emily Henderson's blog.

Leanne Ford's LA Bungalow

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Leanne Ford's beautiful Echo Park bungalow was featured on NY Times and I just about lost it when I saw her home.  The space has some incredible design details and it's been decorated impeccably with a healthy dose of vintage furnishings adding to the charm and overall aesthetic of the house.  She chose to paint the entire interior Sherwin-William's Shoji White, which is a beautiful warm off white that over time has started to fade and hint at the wood underneath.  The house has so much character, from the stone fireplace, to the lofted beam ceilings, in addition to well chosen accents like the stone floors Ford added.  I think the bedroom and the study are my favorite rooms, how about yours?  All photos by Tessa Neustadt for NY Times

Leanne Ford's kitchen and dining room

The March Edit

Monday, March 26, 2018

Well, Spring is finally here officially -- even if it doesn't quite feel like it just yet.  This month I'm buying into some trends - abstract faces, bold colors like mustard and rust, and easy silhouettes in culottes and jumpsuits.  Here's everything I'm craving this month:

01. Nalin Studios Anna Necklace: If you haven't noticed, modernist face-shaped everything is very much in right now, and I was thrilled to find it in a necklace!  Layer this beauty with other vintage inspired necklaces like this coin necklace for a collected look.

02. Clare Vivier Short Sleeve Sweatshirt: I was weirded out by short sleeve sweatshirts at first, but they are starting to grow on me.  I love this one with the subtle graphics for weekend wear.

03. Monserat De Lucca Itzel Crossbody: The shape and structure of this bag are so cute - just look at those round handles!  And in a fun yellow it'll add a pop of color to your outfit.

04. True Botanicals Renew Nutrient Mist: I just recently made the switch to using clean skin-care products, and this face mist is high on the list of my favorite products.  It smells amazing and totally reenergizes my skin whenever I need a little boost.

05. Quibe One Line Nude Art Print: I've been wanting to change up my gallery wall for a while now, and one medium I'm eager to bring in is drawings.  I love the subtle lines in this figure.

06. Glass Head Candle: This candle has a gorgeous glass vessel that can be used as decor once its burned down.

07. Everlane Wide Leg Utility Crop: Everlane's original culotte pant is a cult favorite of mine, so I'm really excited to try their new utility version.

08. Jungmaven Laurel Tee: Made from hemp and organic cotton, this easy tee will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe - I especially dig the gorgeous terracotta color!

09. The Food Therapist: Wellness and self-care is a big trend of 2018, and one that I'm fully embracing.  I've just started digging into this great read that's all about changing your relationship with food from a place of compassion rather than degradation.

10. Nicole Novena Carafe and Cup Set: I don't know about you, but I'm constantly thirsty throughout the night.  This bedside carafe is a beautiful shape and has great details like a round wood top that's sure to look beautiful on any nightstand.

11. Madewell x As Ever Coveralls: I'm all about style and comfort these days and am always looking for comfortable yet fashionable pieces to add to my wardrobe.


Kate Brien's Venice Bungalow

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Stylist Kate Brien Kitz  has a beautiful home in Venice Beach that was built in the '20s that showcases her laid-back SoCal vibes.  Her bright and sunny rooms are decorated with a mix of vintage and new furnishings that come together in a relaxed, collected aesthetic with a subtle bohemian influence.  Her home was first featured on Rip & Tan, photographed by Nicki Sebastian.

All photos by Nicki Sebastian for Rip & Tan.
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