LA House Tour

My LA Home Tour: Bedroom

Happy Friday! My bedroom is by far my favorite room in the house .  It’s super open, bright, and airy with wood beams and cool grey walls.  I get so many questions about the paint color and I unfortunately don’t know what color it is since it was there when I moved in!  Home Depot or Lowe’s are usually pretty good about matching colors based on photos so I suggest bringing it there. For my bedroom, I was inspired by one of my best friend’s houses.I basically copied almost everything in her bedroom – from her bed, to her linen bedding, bench, shearling rug, and rustic wood nightstand!  I couldn’t resist – and luckily she didn’t mind :)  Most of the furniture is from Restoration Hardware, so I’m including some similar, more affordable options below.  Pro tip: if you find let’s say, a dresser you love, but you hate the knobs or handles – just swap them out for chicer ones from Anthropologie – completely changes the look!  I did this with a ton of Ikea furniture in my NYC apartment. Another question I get asked often is – are linen sheets comfortable?  Yes, the ones from Restoration Hardware and Parachute Home are insanely soft and comfortable.  They are super breathable and I love that they feel worn and lived in.  Now that I’ve gone linen I can never go back haha!  My sister has linen sheets as well – hers are from West Elm, and she says the same thing. Stay tuned for the rest of my house tour next week and enjoy your weekend!!!
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My LA Home Tour: Kitchen

Welcome to my Venice beach house! I am so excited to start sharing pictures from inside my home with you throughout this week.  Many of you have seen sneak peeks of the space on my Instagram (@kattanita), my home tour video, My Domaine and Jenni Kayne!  Today, I wanted to give you an in depth look at one of my favorite spaces in the house; my kitchen. I’ve always believed that a kitchen is the heart of a home.It’s a place where meals are made to nourish ourselves and our loved ones, where friends and family gather around the island to catch up, and where glasses of wine and chocolate are enjoyed at the counter!  It was always my dream to have a big white kitchen with stainless steel appliances – so when I saw this kitchen I instantly fell in love with the home.  I didn’t have to change or update anything in the kitchen, besides the lights that I switched out for these Serena and Lily pendants.  I added these bar stools (also from Serena and Lily), a fun Turkish rug, and of course tons of pots, pans, dishes, cutting boards, and personal touches like this bulletin board and all of my favorite candles. I put this kitchen to great use this year – testing out hundreds of different recipes for my cookbook which will be out next year!  I can’t believe I actually get to share that I wrote a cookbook!  AH!  I will share pre-order details with you as soon as I have them (and more details in general!) but in the meantime I’ll be posting recipes from it on Wellness Wednesdays over the next few months.   Sign up here to stay in the know and get a pre-order alert once it’s out!
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Charlie's 1st Puppy Birthday Party

I threw my puppy Charlie a 1st birthday party last weekend and couldn’t wait to share these pictures with you!  I adopted Charlie from Vanderpump Dogs last July after seeing his little face pop up in the window the second I walked by.  It was love at first sight. I wasn’t even planning on getting a dog that day, but couldn’t resist going inside the rescue center after seeing him!  I was nervous when I first got him because I didn’t know how to take care of a dog, but I learned very fast and we instantly created a bond/connection. I had another post scheduled for today’s Wellness Series but am going to save it for next week.  It’s been a pretty emotional past few weeks for me. Between getting my identity stolen, bank account hacked, having to fire an employee, family drama, behind the scenes blog stuff going awry, and most recently breaking up with my boyfriend – I am beyond thankful for Charlie.  Charlie has honestly been the best thing to ever happen to me. He’s my best friend and makes living alone, so much less lonely.  He makes quiet evenings at home so much better and he taught me how to love again as cheesy as that sounds… He’s this positive little ball of energy that is with me all day and all night through the thick and thin.  It’s insane how dogs can pick up on your mood and they know when you’re happy or sad.  Also, he has been so sweet licking away my tears and cuddling with me every morning.  If you’re thinking of getting a dog you won’t regret it.  Animals are the best. As far as decor went for my party – I wanted to keep things pretty low key/casual!I had my friend Yvonne who bakes the yummiest vegan treats make custom dog bone shaped cookies, chocolate donuts, chocolate chip cookies, and a beautiful vanilla cake for the big day.  I put out a big cheese board with marcona almonds, tons of different cheese, grapes, and crackers.  Also, I ordered Mexican food from the most delicious place in Venice that makes homemade tortillas, had tons of drinks and mixers laid out, and put on a good playlist.  Everyone had a blast including the dogs who were running playing with all of the toys and eating every treat in sight haha! The most special part of the entire day was when Charlie got to reunite with his actual mom and sister who he was at the pound with!  I was able to get in touch with their owners and we all agreed to bring them back together!  It was crazy – they remembered each other instantly and Charlie gravitated toward them the entire party.  Seeing them play and him so happy – made me so happy – my heart was literally bursting!  Ok tearing up now writing this haha… seriously it was the sweetest moment. <3 Charlie’s 1st Puppy Birthday PartySaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave
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My LA Home Tour

I’m so excited to finally share my LA Home Tour with you! I moved into my Venice beach house a year and a half ago from NYC.  I instantly fell in love with Venice after renting an airbnb here 2 summers ago.  I love that I can walk everywhere, how friendly and warm everyone is, the amazing, gourmet restaurants and mix of high end and eclectic specialty shops, and the laid-back surfer, beach town vibe.  It’s an incredibly unique place and I’m so happy to have landed here! I’ll be talking more about my decor process and style later this week through photos, but for now here are links to where everything is from and the grand tour!  My home is definitely more beachy/coastal inspired than my NYC apartment and I incorporated a lot of white/bright neutrals to give it that airy feel. I hope you enjoy!
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