Currently Pinning : 006

June 1, 2016

pin6fSummer is here ladies and gentlemen (OK, just you ladies, who are we kidding?)…At least for us SO CAL folks!  However, the Bali Sister (Elaina) seems to always be in summer mode.  This Currently Pinning Post is clearly inspired by the summer.  It’s very evident that we are attracted to the soft sunset and beach hues that happen once spring starts to transition into summer.  Like the soft blush tones and different shades of blues/greens.  And this cactus in a brown paper bag!  Perfect for the backyard party.  This blush and gold office scene at the bottom, makes us want to get back to work…and that’s never the case.  How about these leather sandals?  Perfect for a Mexico getaway.  Or a a quick getaway to the grocery store.  Either way, we’ll be in style!  AND don’t even get us started on this wood inlay.  Eeek!  A pink mid century modern lamp for your home is the best idea EVER!  Ha, and we’re loving this bedroom scene.  Such a trendy lil spot!  Last but not least…Is there anything cuter than two small boys in a copper patina-ed soaking tub, surrounded by wall pants?  No, we don’t think so!

Love, The Sisters

Latest Creation: A Woodland Powder Room

May 25, 2016

014-Woods Powder RoomsmallWelcome to our Latest Creation!  This powder room was a complete blast to create and I’m sure you can see why.  These fabulous clients of ours are clearly way cooler than we will ever be and when they requested something fun we went to work immediately.  The husband was born and raised in Julian, California which is filled with forest trees, and creatures of all kinds.  He grew up hunting and this is where we drew our inspiration from.

We stumbled across this whimsical wallpaper and knew we had to use it.  This was our starting point.  Then an antler chandelier and a reclaimed wood ceiling to mimic the walls of a barn seemed to fall in place immediately after.

We love doing powder rooms, because not only are they small spaces, but it’s a space where you can have a lot of fun.  We always tell our clients to step it up in the main guest bathroom, as everyone who walks into your house will use the bathroom, and sit quietly by themselves.  (most likely judging!)  You want this area of the home to be a wow factor and topic of conversation!  Why not!  Have fun, and don’t be so serious!001-Woods Powder Roomsmall

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Love, The Sisters

Featured Artist: TODD DICIURCIO

May 20, 2016

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We first met TODD DICIURCIO when he and his wife were passing through Bali visiting mutual friends a few years back.  We met this charismatic couple and we were instantly drawn to them.  Not only were they dressed to the nines in some fabulous gear, but their personalities and love for each other was attracting to say the least, and that night ended up with one too many, at last call…Or so we were told 😉

We quickly learned that Todd was quite the artist and had made a name for himself in the NY art scene, as well as the music and fashion world.  This is when we began following his career and our love for his spontaneous and vibrant works of art came about.

It’s an honor for us sister to introduce you to such a talent as Todd.   Todd lives a fast paced life in New York City and is often seen on the red carpet at the fashion shows, music gatherings, gala’s and charity events.  He’s kind of a big deal folks…The coolest part about him and his art is that he is known for his “Live Performance” .  Where he synchronizes his art method or art technique while a live band plays…The collaboration between artist and musician become something else.  He has worked with bands such as: The Rolling Stones, The Killers, The English Beat, Broken Social Scene, Bon Jovi and The Kings of Leon…Just to name a few.

He has collaborated with fashion house such as Rag & Bone and The GAP, he has been selected as “Artist Residence” in hot spots like, The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and had a kitty cat named RHYTHM THE CAT who left us a while back…but based on his love for the furry guy, you would think this cat still roams the earth. RIP Rhythm.  It’s shit like this folks, that makes this human a real down to earth, rad and talented mother fucker.  Excuse the language, but there really is no better way to explain this talented human.

We asked him a few personal questions…Take a read. Take a look.TODDimage1Photo By: Melissa Dilger
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TODD: Creating was always a way for me to show something that felt important.  I remember the effect of television as a kid- tracing right on the screen to Michael Jackson when he performed at The Grammys, football games, Sesame Street, Kung Fu movies, The Three Stooges, cartoons, car ads…just reacting. When MTV hit,  I was still doing this.  It was like connecting to the static of the world off the static from the tv.  Music became the fuel & I was the vehicle. That energy combined with growing up bouncing from suburban to farmland Pennsylvania shaped my world quite a bit.  Dysfunctional family arrangements & the loss of my Mother to brain cancer when I was 14 launched me into my own headspace, a headspace full of freedom that craved to experience things for itself, with autonomy, abandon, & love for all adventure. That freedom certainly tuned my periphery to seek what I believed was the unexplored, the ultimate zenith of the darkest reaches, the underground.  And I was going to draw just that.

Sisters: When did you really start committing to you artwork?

TODD: I attended fine art school at Kutztown University.  This juncture found me creating & swimming in work all hours of the day & night. Sleep was just a word.  The drugs were free (or close to it) & I was deep in the exploration of mark making thru psychedelics.  So much so that I would actually choose from tens of works to turn in for final drawings, retrofitting them to the required syllabus. This was a bit toxic being that I was seemingly getting further away from what my professors wanted,  but I was way down the mineshaft by then…there was no turning back.  That said, I was hugely inspired by my professors as a result- they helped me to understand the tools needed to structure this cervasse filtering upwards into my sky- I felt reciprocated in reality, an altering that would bring great benefit to my new understanding of composition. This became my foundation.

Sisters: How would you describe your art?

TODD: It’s anybody’s observation.  I’ve heard it called post-modern expressionism. I guess my name is in that hat to some degree.  It’s just how I express myself.

Sisters: What inspires your art?

TODD: Humanity, relative synergy, infinite possibilities, music & all its incarnations, dark dreams- the ones I remember.  The rest just happens when I see, (mis)read or (mis)hear something, break it all apart, & let it come out onto the surface. 

Sisters: What medium do you use? How did you discover your love if this medium?

TODD: I’ll draw with anything that will make a mark just to see what I can get or see out of it,  what I feel from it.  Drawing is the truth. I love ink- to abandon the notion of capturing the appearance of something for the pursuit of its spirit is where my projections lie- that’s the zenith status in my book.

Sisters: Where do you currently live? Do you have a studio?

TODD: For almost 15 years now, I’ve lived & worked out my studio in Brooklyn NY with my wife Megan, who heads Entertainment PR for Tommy Hilfiger.

Sisters: What are your hobbies outside of art?

TODD: I would say traveling & Surfing are the top of that list for Megs & I- always trying to get home to the beach.  The rest of the time we’re herding two cats, Buddy Miles Davis & Ella Fitzgella. 

Sisters: Where has your artwork taken you? Shows? Buyers? Collaborations? Etc…

TODD: I’m always open to collaborations- I’ve worked with Rag And Bone for a special capsule collection,  did Gap Product Red thru Art Production Fund, been commissioned to draw live with every band at Splendour In The Grass Festival in Australia, worked on Broadway with Sweeney Todd & In The Heights, Off Broadway with Chicken & Ironbound doing live drawings.  My work has been featured in motion pictures, short film, magazine features & interviews, & used creatively by the bands I’ve had the pleasure of drawing alongside. 

Collectors are what keep this ship sailing,  & most are private. Honestly, I couldn’t list one name of a supporter without 500 others coming to mind so I will say you know who you are!TODDimage3Photo By: Melissa DilgerTODDimage14TODDimage15TODDimage9Photo By: Ashley Costello

Thank you TODD for opening up and letting us share you with our followers.
To see more of his work you can find that here.  And for daily inspirational post you can follower him on Instagram.
Love, The Sisters

Our Current Blog Crushes

May 17, 2016

Blog-CurshesfYou may already know about these fabulous bloggers…but these days we find ourselves frequenting them on the regular for design inspiration.  If you haven’t stumbled across these creative do-er’s then get your lil butts to their design mecca’s and check them out.

Brittney Makes:  For project tutorials, and color overload!

New Darlings:  For a freakishly adorable husband and wife duo with mad mid century modern style, and MAJOR hair envy.  (Christina, your hair is to dye for!!!!)

House of Hipsters:  For “down to earth, I can actually achieve this look” design inspiration! Love it!

My Scandinavian Home:  For everything you wish your home was.

 

Love, The Sisters

CURRENTLY PINNING : 005

May 11, 2016

PINNING005Yes…It’s true.  Us sister’s love fashion almost as mush as we love interiors and these pink clutches got us thinking about summer dresses and girls night out!  And how about this light fixture? Do you die?  We are completely crushing on the royal and dark blue hues that are popping up all over Pintrest.  This gold trimmed fixture with the blue is the perfect blend of whimsical and grown up!  The gallery wall was such a hit, then replaced with oversized framed images and now coming back, but with a twist!  Loving this corner gallery wall.  Speaking of blue…How about this pop of wall color at the end of a hallway?  Or how about this tile? Total drool worthy and got us re-thinking our kitchen back splash!  Then the cherry on top is this bathroom.  Where do we even begin with this one?

Also, we have a new board on pintrest!!!  Plant Power is the name!  Plant inspiration is the game!  Follow along here.

Love, The Sisters

Our Picks : Pillows Under $50

May 6, 2016

Pillows are an accessory that you’ll always need, and with the wide range of prices it’s often overwhelming when working within a budget! Luckily there are amazing deals accessible to almost anyone, not just for designers. We rounded up our top nine pillows to share with you, all under 50$! With these prices, you’re bound to have a pillow party and create a fab sofa or bench scene.

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Etsy – 1, 2, 3 .

West Elm – 1, 2, 3.

Target – 1, 2, 3.

Love, The Sisters

Spaces We’re Loving : Jody Olivier of INDIEbugalow

May 2, 2016

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We have been stalking Jody Olivier of Indie Bungalow on instagram for awhile now.  It was the small glimpses of her home that we would see scrolling through her feed that got us real curious about her dwellings.  She is the owner of the etsy shop that allows you to escape to places like Africa and Asia through her hand selected textile collection, that she so lovingly turns into pillows and throws. ( Hand sewn by herself folks!!!)  Her pieces have us drooling over her daily post and home decor.

Now, we are beyond thrilled to step into her home with you.  Again, it was the sneak peeks of rich colors and textured textiles that wanted us to see more.  She has mastered the layered look and a well lived, well traveled feel.  She blends this look with a minimal/modern vibe, which is everything us Sisters love.

Take a look folks, and be ready to be amazed!

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After spending the day with Jody we discovered that she was raised in Hawaii and has been living in San Diego for many years now.  She told us upon entering her house, that she was sold on buying the house after seeing the 15ft. copper front door.  She didn’t even have to go any farther.  She knew.  We don’t blame her.  The previous house had walls blocking outside views and a overgrown garden and landscape.  After removing a wall that looks out to the back yard and adding a infinity pool, where the once overgrown garden existed she discovered her own tropical oasis in the heart of Carlsbad.

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This house is a mid century design which was previously owned by Harry James and Betty Grable.  It was a popular hangout for the Rat Pack and was later occupied by the fabulous Dustin Hoffman.  This gives you an idea of the type of space it is, and the type of parties that must have gone on here!  A party house it may be, but we must admit, Jody has created a calm and relaxing vibe.  She is a no fuss, no bull Sh*t kind of gal.  What we love about this down to earth gal is that she is blending the high end look with here Biggie and Tu-Pac dish towels.  I mean, come on folks…This is a girl after our own hearts.

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Along with all the layers of juiciness we discovered that a handful of the artwork in the house was done by herself!  She is a fan of Native American art and her medium is resin!  So cool, folks!  We are in heaven at this house.  A true gem, and we were honored that she let us in and allowed us to share with all of you…

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You can follow Jody on her popular instaram and shop her goods here.

Love, The Sisters

Latest Creation : A Young + Hip Home

April 25, 2016

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This project was exciting for us because the home owners were moving into a new home and didn’t want to bring any existing items from the old house with them.  This was literally a blank canvas for us.  A blank canvas is a designer’s dream . . . and it’s an even better dream when the clients has great taste.  We had a blast working closely with the them in creating a fresh and youthful downstairs which consisted of a cozy entry, kitchen, dining room, and family room

After some client programming and interviewing, we had a clear vision of the home owner’s taste and style.  We dove head first into sourcing lush and luxurious textiles and materials to layer and create a blended look of old and new, rich and light.  This home has a well lived feel. Everything we wanted to create for this young family.  A home they can grow into, with a high end look and relaxed feel.

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We used today’s trends when it came to the items we sourced, however kept a timeless and classic feel to the home.  We think we executed this concept and the client’s vision beautifully.  This home makes us want to cuddle up in one of the corners and have a good conversation or read a juicy book.

Let us know what you think!

Love,
The Sisters

Travel Diaries : The Sisters Go To Paris

April 19, 2016

Is there a better place other than Paris to meet up with your sister, re-group, get inspired, and spend time with your Mom?  We don’t think so!  Paris was a slice of heaven and our words, nor our pictures will even begin to do justice for the experience, and the complete wonder that our trip was!

We all flew in at different times and met on a Tuesday at the most adorable Parisian apartment.  It was love at first sight for all of us!  The chic Parisians walking with baguettes in hands and the cold crisp air had us running out the door to go explore!  A week was just enough time to take in the sights, enjoy many glasses of Rose’, and eat more than enough of the most fabulous carbs and cheese on the planet!  And that is exactly what we did.

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Our sights included places like the Notre Dame Cathedral, which is a Gothic cathedral that dates back to 12th century when construction began.  The walls are adorn with religious Icons, and columns that speak to you.  After this visit we dipped into the Saint Chapelle, Kingdom of Light which was erected in the 13th century and houses some of the worlds more profound stain glass windows.

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And how could one not visit the famous Louvre???  We were warned about how overwhelming it can be and yes…true, but seeing the smirk on the Mona Lisa made the trip and crowds worth it.  If anything, at this point the jet lag was what was overwhelming!  On the other hand, in terms of museums, we all agreed the Musee d’Orsay was the best.  It was housed in the old railroad station that was built for the World Exposition in the 1900s and was laid out in such a beautiful way that made strolling in and out of the rooms seem more like a waltz dance.  This museum houses the Impressionist work such as Monet, Van Gough, Manet, and Renoir just to name a few.  Seeing their paintings inches from your face is a memory we will both hold for a long time.

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With all the sightseeing and tourist hopping, we must say our favorite part was walking the streets in the different neighborhoods like the Latin Quarters and Montmarte.  This is where you could pop in and out of fashion houses and boutiques, stop at a multitude of cafes for a glass of Rose’ and a charcuterie plate while watching the Parisians walk by, speaking the most beautiful language ever.  After the cafe stops, we would walk with crepes in hand and watch the local artist draw portraits of the tourist.  Or another favorite was stumbling across the famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore.  A perfect day!

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Now, it wouldn’t be Paris without a stop at the Eiffel tower.  This was a spectacular experience for all of us.  The ride up to the second level to look out over the City was a bit nerve racking.  Especially for our mother…But once up top, the view made the queasy stomach and fear of heights disappear!  After the tour of the tower and a stroll along the perimeter, we stumbled upon another cafe for yet another glass or Rose’ and crepes…The best part being, after we paid the bill it was around 8:45pm and we walked outside to see the Eiffele tower lit up…which was spectacular!  When the clock striked 9pm shortly after it began to twinkle for a good 5 minutes, with blinking lights that filled our hearts with amazement!  Again, another memory that will stay with us for a long time to come.

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It was a perfect mother, daughter trip and we couldn’t be more excited to share with you a glimpse into our experience.  For those of you who haven’t been to Paris, please put it on the list.  And for those of you who have been to Paris, you must go back!

Thank you for following along with us on this adventure and we look forward to the next trip!  Bon Voyage! Au Revoir!

Amour, Les Soeurs
(Love, The Sisters)

Design 101 : Mid Century Chairs

April 15, 2016

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Us sisters are suckers for a good Mid Century piece.  We hope this can shed some light and inspiration for your next furniture find or must have!  Having a timeless piece like a Mid Century chair not only modernizes a space, but adds some charm and acts as a good conversation piece.  You can never go wrong with adding one of these babies in your home.

Love, The Sisters