Monthly Archives: March 2016

Latest Creation : A Kool Kid’s Bath!

March 29, 2016

We had a blast designing this kids bath!  I mean, how sweet is this space?  The client asked for something that would work for the kids now and continue to grow as the kids grow, in terms of style.

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This was a no brainer for us!  Let’s start with the walls and paint them a soft grey.  This is a gender neutral color and is also youthful and sophisticated.  We also felt strongly about adding a tiled wainscoting on the wall.  Again, like the paint color, the idea of a wainscot is both youthful being practical for children as well as a timeless and classic wall detail that has been adorning walls since the beginning of time.

We decided upon using a classic white subway tile and the added beveled detail makes it a bit more mature in nature.  We decided to off play the maturity of the beveled tile and install a trough sink that resembles the old school sinks we all used in our outdated elementary school.  The faucets are our favorite part!  How cool are these faucets ?

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The kids now are quite tiny and reaching this large sink was going to be a problem.  As we custom designed this vanity we took their little bodies into consideration.  We started by shrinking the depth of the vanity in the center where the sink lies.  This allows them to reach the water.  We decided to keep the sides of the sink at standard depth to allow for counter space.  This also makes the vanity feel custom.  Which is always a good look.  The next best part about this design is the built in pull out stools.  These stools sit tight inside the vanity similar to drawers, however when you pull these guys out they are stools that the kids can stand on only when needed.  These stools can then be turned upside-down later on and act as storage drawers.  And having pivoting mirrors is a great way to accommodate for tall and small users!

Overall we think we created a kid tested, adult approved bathroom that will stand the trials of time and style!  A splash of contemporary and classic meets sweet and youthful.  What’s not to love about this bathroom?  We hope you love it as much as we loved creating it.

Love,
The Sisters

Our Picks: Planters Under $100

March 28, 2016

Now that spring is here and the time change has us outside, we decided to share with you our top 5 planters!  And yes!  They are all under $100…Now that’s something to celebrate.

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Athropologie :  Metallic Crackle Herb Pot  $14.00 – $68.99

Wayfair : Latitudes Oval Pot Planter  $35.99

CB2 : Isla Planters $79.95

Crate & Barrel : Slant Planters  $59.95 – &79.95

Crate & Barrel : Dundee Floor Planters  $69.95 – $79.95

Love,
The Sisters

A Day At The Flea Market

March 24, 2016

I spy with my little eye . . . This is what it’s like when we spend the day at the Flea Market.  We are huge fans of the famous Long Beach Flea Market and we decided to share  with you, a day with us looking for the perfect find!



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Love,
The Sisters

A Day with Actress & Singer Daniella Monet

March 22, 2016

DaniellaMonetSWENYO-49We were thrilled when the team over at Swenyo  asked us to help style the television’s star Daniella Monet’s bedroom and office in her newly purchased LA home.  This was a marketing collaboration between Danielle and Swenyo, and they both knew they would want and need the touch of a professional designer to help assist with the over all look and vibe.

We were honored when they reach out to us.  It was a no brainer.  A day spent with a down to earth talent with incredible taste, a production team such as Swenyo, and the talented photographer Kim Marcelo is a day well spent to us!

We blended the furnishings that Swenyo provided along with a few other accessories we sourced to created a minimal, fresh and youthful bedroom + office for the actress.

Take a look!!

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After:

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Office:

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This collab was too much fun and we hope you enjoyed the before and after transformation!!

To see the actress herself express the love of her new space and see how the boyfriend reacted when he came home, watch this!

Love,
The Sisters

Color Trend : Emerald Green

March 17, 2016

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With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we are seeing green!  Green has really started to be a top contender for accessorizing with color around the home.  Whether it’s with plants, pillows, or pieces of furniture, the color green is always sure to be a beautiful and bold statement piece.  Jewel tones have been hot for the last few years and we are so stoked that this trend isn’t going anywhere.  It’s been fun to see how this color is starting to make its way into bathrooms and kitchens, and looks especially fab with metallic accents.

Here’s a bit of emerald green love + inspiration for you:

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How do you incorporate this saturated color into your home?

Love, The Sisters

Spaces We’re Loving : Maria Eugenia of Sea + Wander

March 13, 2016

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We met Maria a few years back via a mutual friend, and both of us sisters have been close to her ever since.  This woman is someone to keep your eye on, folks!  She is the owner of the online shop for everything fabulous related to women and children, Sea + Wander. With a brick and mortar opening soon!  Please keep a look out for this local shop ladies, where we’re sure you will find us visiting on a regular basis.

She is a North County mama who is living the dream.  Originally from Argentina and after many years spent in NY she has now found herself in the coastal hometown of us Sisters, Carlsbad.

Maria’s taste is a cross of boho chic with modern flares.  She pays tribute to a few era’s (mid century and the rock roll days of the 70’s) and blends them so well in such a calming way. Maybe it’s the all white walls and sheep skins that create this calm vibe, but we would like to think it’s her warm heart and loving spirit that makes you want to crawl up on her day bed/sofa and listen to records all day.

Welcome to Maria’s home:

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We are honored to show you a glimpse of Maria’s home and we hope you think it’s as beautiful as we do.

Love,
The Sisters

CURRENTLY : PINNING 003

March 8, 2016

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Clearly our love of Blush hasn’t faded! It just feels right, paired with white or black you really can’t go wrong. We love this huge statement centerpiece using greenery from your backyard. Earthly textiles and buttery leather with a dark statement wall? Yes please, and a nice break from “all white errythang” too. This staircase + that brick wall = chic, rustic, and modern. These tiles are giving us major heart eyes. We’d take a whole shelf of these ceramic beauties, and bonus is that they’d look amazing on an open shelf in the kitchen! Last, this cactus would look fabulous in an entry way.

Happy pinning, friends!

Love,
The Sisters

FEATURED ARTIST: LUCILA DOMINGUEZ

March 3, 2016

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As we were eating our way through the fabulous streets of Buenos Aries on my recent trip to Argentina, (as one of the many things the Argentinians are known for is their cuisine) I couldn’t help but stare  at one of the most beautiful murals I have ever seen located on the walls of the well know restaurant, Il Latina.  I enjoyed the most amazing meal, but I must admit I was quite distracted by this painting.  I finally asked the server, “Where on earth did this painting come from?  Who painted this?  I must know everything!”

This is where I would like to introduce to you our new favorite artist: Lucila Dominguez.  I ran home that night after dinner and quickly hit social media in search of more images of this very talented artist.  The images that filled my phone screen began to quickly blow me away.  I was in love.

Her work is beyond inspiring and heavily influenced by the botany world.  I have always been attracted to botanical imagery and the mix of bold colors.  Her work has a vintage vibe and Latino feel, which is also why I am so attracted to her work.

Please take a look and escape into this woman’s world!  She is truly inspiring and her work, even more so…

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When I first started drawing, drawing was my passport to nature. Studying nature and its forms, I was discovering my own world. I graduated from a fine arts high school and college (IUNA) here in Buenos Aires. I also worked in set design for film, that’s where my murals and paintings first appeared. 

I didn’t know back then that I was going to end up painting huge walls, climb ladders and scaffolding … but when it happened, I fell in love immediately. Having to use your whole body to paint is an indescribable feeling. At times I feel like a dancer, other times, a tightrope walker… Working at such a huge scale allows me to create climates and spaces that feel real, places one could inhabit. I am interested in the fine line between reality and unreality, fiction, surrealism. I use realism as a door to enter other dimensions and enjoy playing with these blurred boundaries.

Nature was always my main source of inspiration. For quite some time, I have been specializing in botany, increasingly putting the focus on plants. Their shapes and colors convey so much life, I see in them very powerful beings, with thousands of healing and transformative properties, and also as the possessors of a truly captivating beauty … I see my art on the same path, seeking to transform and beautify the world.

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Be sure to check out Lucila on Instagram and Facebook!

Love,
The Sisters