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Pacific Palisades, CA

Silk Printed Kimono

One of my favorite interior designers; Amber Interiors, recently opened a gorgeous new shop at the Palisades Village.  You may remember when I popped into her Calabasas store last summer (swoon!)  Her style is INCREDIBLE.  She uses tons of neutrals, vintage rugs, and elevated bohemian patterns to tie her spaces together.  I have 2 of her classic black + white pillows in my dining nook. I just listened to an amazing podcast; Second Life by MyDomaine (with Hillary Kerr – love her), that featured Amber – and I learned SO much about her!  She is one hard working lady and I truly admire the business she has built.  I cannot wait to pre-order her book and see everything else she has in store! Speaking of podcasts, I’ve been listening to them nonstop driving around LA.  I often have to head into West Hollywood for meetings or shoots and love turning one on for the 45 minute drive.  I always gain something from them – whether it be a new idea, a new perspective or just a new admiration for someone who is killing it in their industry.  Some of my favorite podcasts besides Second Life, are Goop, The Skinny Confidential (Lauryn is hilarious and always has the best recommendations), and Almost 30.  What are some of yours?! !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script');
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Venice, CA

A Fall Tablescape

I love fall decor – pumpkins, gourds, eucalyptus, deep burnt orange and red flowers, and gold candlesticks galore!  It’s such a pretty time of year to entertain outside and pull all of your friends together.  My friend Jen just moved to the neighborhood and let me use her beautiful backyard for this story.  It’s so cozy – very Venice with the overhead lights – and just has the best, relaxed vibe. I picked up these autumnal looking flowers at Gjusta and plates from Hudson Grace which is one of my go-to home decor shops in Brentwood. Also, I pulled rattan placemats from Pottery Barn and marigold linen napkins for a pop of color.  I kept the food simple! A great grilled chicken, butternut squash, a crudite platter, grilled zucchini, a salad, and a big loaf of sourdough bread from the farmer’s market – and then of course red wine! Since it’s still so warm in LA, I wore one of my favorite linen midi dresses that I also own in tan.  It’s super flattering, feminine, and ideal for any occasion.  I throw a leather jacket over it to go to dinner or wear sandals with it to run errands around town.  You can shop it here! !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script');
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Venice, CA

My LA Home Tour: The Details

The last and final part of my Home Tour is here!  For this post, I wanted to focus on some of the special details that really make my house feel like a lived in, comfortable home.  I always want guest to feel like they can kick their feet up and stay awhile when they enter.  I knew I didn’t want to have anything too “precious” or formal since this is a beach house.  I’ve got a ton of linen pieces, mixed in with straw baskets, shearling, and light wood.  I incorporated high and low items – some from Restoration Hardware and some from Target.  Also, I didn’t follow any “rules” per se and just bought things that caught my eye and drew me in! I always get asked about all of the white in my house and if it makes me nervous plus how I keep it clean/etc… Can I let you in on a little secret?  It doesn’t stay very white and that’s totally okay with me! haha  Thankfully the slipcovers on my couch are machine washable and the rugs are so inexpensive that I can replace them if Charlie pukes on them (which he has many times! #dogmomlife)  If you look closely there are scuff marks, paw prints, and dirt, but it just adds character in my opinion!!!  Magic Clean erasers and Oxyclean are my lifesavers! In terms of decorative objects, it’s no secret I love baskets.I have a zillion in every corner.  I seem to always be buying more baskets to place around the house and put everything from blankets in, to towels, dry cleaning, groceries, and flowers.  Baskets look great in any style home and really add a rustic feel!  They’re also an amazing use of space especially in an apartment or tight quarters. I collect coffee table books!Mostly fashion ones and place those throughout my home.  Friends and family never know what to get me for holidays or my birthday so they send me books which makes me SO happy.  I love flipping through them for inspiration and ripping pages out and framing it as art. Also, I love keeping a big stack of magazines on the living room side table for guests to browse when they’re waiting for me to get ready (I’m always 5-10 minutes “fashionably late”…working on it!) and a fully stocked bar for any occasion.  I placed a few shells and vases I picked up at the Melrose Flea Market on the bar and on top of coffee table books to complete the room. Handmade pieces always add a nice touch to a space and make it not seem so cookie cutter/sterile.The last thing you want is to order everything from one store in a matching set.  NO, no no!!!!   Have fun with your space and spice up a boring corner with eclectic, unique pieces like this handmade macrame piece from Etsy.  I almost bought a black + white photo where that macrame piece is hanging in my hallway and I am SO glad I didn’t.  It fits in perfectly with my bohemian, laid back beach town surroundings.  If you don’t live in a beach town, you can absolutely still incorporate a bit of macrame…perhaps a small piece in a bathroom or entry! I’ll be filming several “how to” style decor videos this year and would love to know what particular topics or rooms you’d love me to talk about.  Leave me a comment below and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already! XO My LA Home Tour: The Details !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script');
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Venice, CA

My LA Home Tour: Closet

Happy Monday!!!!  I had the best weekend and was able to rest + recharge!  It still feels very much like summer here in LA (and will for several more months) so I spent most of the weekend at the beach and hanging around Venice.  I also checked out the new Palisades Village shopping area that was just built in Pacific Palisades and let me tell you – it is stunning!  If you’re visiting or live in LA, you must check it out.  They have the CHICEST stores like Zimmermann, Rachel Zoe, Anine Bing, St. Frank, ALC, and Elyse Walker – and the best restaurants like Blue Ribbon Sushi (OMG SO HAPPY THIS OPENED! It’s my fave in NYC), Sweet Laurel Bakery (yummiest gluten + dairy free baked goods) and more.  Speaking of shopping and stores… I am hosting my first ever CLOSET SALE this Saturday in Venice!  I am so excited to get a chance to meet some of you and share my wardrobe and home decor items with you.  Pssst I am selling this pink rug so many of you LOVE!  The first 50 girls to show up will receive a customized With Love From Kat tote bag full of beauty goodies.  The sale will be from 11AM-1PM on September 29.  To receive the exact address of the sale + more details RSVP here!  A proceed of the sale will go to a charity I am really excited to be involved with; Dress For Success. Here is a look inside my actual closet!  I turned my second bedroom into a walk in closet/office.  The bedroom already had a generous walk in closet with built ins when I moved in, but I added personalized touches like this gold chandelier you may remember from my NYC apartment and a cozy linen ottoman.  I used IKEA bookcases to line one of the walls for shoe + bag storage and got this great silver Moroccan themed bench to go in the center of the room.  I’m still finishing up the space, but really love how girly and glam it feels!  The clothing racks are also from IKEA – and were $10!  Never underestimate IKEA!  I added this wood ladder to break up the bookcases and love how it elevates them. I hope to see you at my closet sale this Saturday – it will be such a fun day of shopping!!!!  Don’t forget to RSVP here! XO !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script');
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