DIY Walk In Closet

Over the years, I’ve converted 5 different bedrooms into my office/walk in closet. I’ve always worked from home, so I’ve needed the spare bedroom to be as functional as possible. Up until our most recent home, I was renting, so I never wanted to spend a ton of money on built ins! I had to get creative! Here’s what I’ve done to maximize my spaces on a budget. DIY Walk In Closet Ikea Billy Bookcase The absolute BEST, most affordable closet shelving unit has been the Ikea Billy bookcase. I’ve had both the regular bookcases and glass door bookcases – both are amazing. If your space allows it, I would get 3-4 of the Ikea bookcases to store your shoes and bags. (And this is another great bookcase/shelving option!) I’ve always liked the look of seeing my shoes + bags displayed, but if you think it will be too messy, I would get the one with glass doors. Then I would get a white or taupe linen fabric from a fabric store, and use a staple gun to add fabric behind the doors. This really elevates the entire look of the cabinet. Last step would be to swap out the knobs. I love a tiny brass knob like this, or even a fun crystal or painted knob from Anthropologie! This DIY Billy Bookcase hack is perfect for an office, kid’s playroom, or bathroom! Ikea has a ton of other closet systems that are more built out with hanging and drawer options as well. PS if the exposed white shelving holes bother you – you can buy these caps to fill them in! Past Home Set Ups In my first NYC apartment, I used a simple rolling rack to hang my clothes. It was perfect for the time being, but I didn’t LOVE the way the silver rack looked in such a small space (I wish they had made this one back then!) In my second West Village apartment, I paid a contractor to create a simple white built in closet with cubbies and hanging space on one side of the wall. I was renting and *technically* shouldn’t have done this, but I had the same contractor remove it when I moved out, and it was fine. In my LA house, I used 4 of the Ikea Billy bookcases and rolling racks, plus took advantage of the walk-in closet that already had built ins when I moved in. In my Soho apartment we had enough hanging space in the closets throughout the apartment, so I only used 4 of the Ikea Billy bookcases. Now for this house, I’ve been doing a TON of research and debating. Do I have a contractor do custom built ins? Do I get an Ikea larger built out wardrobe system like the Pax? Or do I mix and match my existing Ikea Billy bookcases with these cool mounted industrial clothing racks? Wall Mounted Clothing Racks I love the look of a gold industrial mounted clothing rack. It’s simple and sleek, doesn’t take up space, and is sturdy enough to hang a ton of clothes. You can do 2 or 3 next to each other, and really maximize your space. I have my eye on this simple clothing rack, this one, or this one with a white shelf above it. If you can’t mount anything – this subtle gold rolling rack is ideal. Accessories Once you have your clothes, shoes, bags, and storage taken care of, you can do the fun part which is accessorizing your closet! Add a fun ottoman or bench. Vintage hat boxes, Steamline luggage suitcases, a gorgeous chandelier, an oriental or shag rug, and a side table or chair. And lastly, get a floor length mirror! I have this simple gold West Elm mirror in my closet currently, but I recently bought this Restoration Hardware Salon Gilt mirror for our living room, and kind of want to get another for my closet!!!
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Benefits of Taking CBD

Benefits of Taking CBDCBD has gained immense popularity in the past few years, and for good reason.  I first learned about CBD when I was living in LA.  Practically everyone I knew was touting the benefits!  So what is CBD?  CBD is a natural ingredient found within industrial hemp flowers. It is clinically proven to impact mental and physical well-being, when taken properly and consistently. It is a powerful health agent, but there is no discernible impairment (no high!)  Over the years, I tested and tried a few CBD products, but nothing ever wow’d me until I tried Equilibria products. Equilibria CBDQualityWhat impressed me the most about Equilibria is their ingredient transparency.  I love that they share a Certificate of Analysis for every single one of their products!  One of the things I learned about CBD early on, was that you should really pay attention to where it came from and it should always be organic.  Equilibria’s products are organic, and free of metals, solvents, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds).  Their products typically feature 3-4x the cannabinoids and terpenes found in other mainstream, over-the-counter CBD products. Favorite ProductsI’ve tried all of the Equilibria products and my favorites are the Daily Softgels, the Daily Treatment Oil, and the Relief Cream.  I love the Daily Softgels because they don’t upset my stomach (I have a very sensitive stomach to any sort of vitamins, supplements or pills) and they make me more relaxed.  I found that taking 1 pill after lunch everyday around the same time has really helped my anxiety levels in a very subtle way.  You won’t feel a sudden, crazy drastic change with these, but after about a week I could really feel a difference – I was just calmer. Probably my favorite benefit though, is that it really helps alleviate my period pain.  I get the worst cramps and am usually knocked out for the first 2 days.  The gels combined with the Relief Cream during my period has become such a nice self care ritual.  The Daily Treatment Oil is a gorgeous face oil that doesn’t break me out, and makes my skin feel bright and hydrated.  I like to use it alone or with my gua sha when I need a little boost or before a shoot. Dosage SpecialistEveryone’s body chemistry is different.  What works for me, may not work for you.  You may need more or less of the combination of CBD products that I take to feel the full effects.  This is why the dosage specialists are so amazing.  You get a free phone consultation with every purchase and unlimited email support.  Their site also has an extensive FAQ that really breaks down everything you need to know about CBD.  I highly recommend chatting with their specialist before you start taking the CBD, or a week or two after to really understand how your body is taking to it!  I’d love to know what your experience has been with CBD, and if you have any questions please feel free to leave them below and I will forward them to their team. Sale!Starting today 2/17 until 2/20 buy any Equilibria product and get the second one (of lesser value) for 50% off! This promo can also be combined with your 15% off code KATTANITA that always works!  I would personally start with the Brilliance box and then treat yourself to the Body box which has the relief cream, mineral soak, and face oil!
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Currently Coveting

This week’s currently coveting is all about decor! I’ve been having so much fun scouring the internet for beautiful decor pieces. From lamps, to books, art, mirrors and more…here’s what I have my eye on! Currently Coveting: Decor Pieces Mirrors Any of these mirrors would be beautiful for a bathroom, vanity, bedroom or entryway. This bone inlay one is so intricate and would pop in any space. This circular bone inlay mirror from Made Goods is more subtle and I can see it going in a small guest bathroom, or vanity. This french gold mirror would look good anywhere – even in a living room or above a fireplace. Decorative Pieces These faux white blossoms would look amazing in a cluster in a living room, entry or bedroom. This piece of art just sold out, but I am hoping they restock it because it’s perfect for my office! I linked a ton of beautiful vases and vessels I found below. How great are these wicker baskets?! Lamps I’ve had my eye on this Ralph Lauren lamp forever and think I’m going to get it for our living room. This marble lamp is elegant and would look beautiful in my office. This ivory lamp from McGee and Co. is so cool and would look great in a bedroom or guest bedroom!
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At Home Date Night Ideas

Most of us will be spending Valentine’s Day at home this year. Honestly, I usually prefer to stay home for Valentine’s Day anyway! I’m not sure what Thomas has planned for us this year, but I wanted to share a few fun stay-at-home, date night or girls night ideas for you to do! (And in case you’re interested, here’s last years pre-Covid date night idea list!) At Home Date Night Ideas Homemade Pizza Pick up Trader Joe’s pizza dough and make homemade pizzas with tons of fun toppings. Blast classic Italian music while you’re cooking, enjoy wine, and make a big Caesar salad to go with your pizza! Board Games This deluxe Scrabble set has been one of the best gifts we’ve received. We use it all the time. I’m considering getting this fancy Monopoly set since we love playing. Strobe Light Club Vibe In the beginning of the pandemic when we were losing our minds cooped up in our apartment, Thomas bought a strobe light off Amazon. We plugged it in and our entire apartment turned into a club. We blasted music (don’t worry all of our neighbors had relocated…no seriously we were the only people left in our building at one point!), and it was quite entertaining to say the least. Cocktail Tasting Pick a few new cocktail recipes that sound good and test them out. You could do a whole “flight” of cocktails in mini shot glasses. Kind of like a wine tasting…but more fun ;) Homemade sushi I made sushi over the summer and it turned out delicious. It was relatively easy and fun to make my own custom rolls. Order this little sushi DIY kit and pick up as many unique ingredients as you want! Spa Day Pamper yourself or your significant other with a massage. I love this Necessaire unscented lotion – it’s so luxurious. Turn on a diffuser with essential oil (lavender and eucalyptus are the best!) and you’ll feel like you’re at a spa. Just be careful around your pets – essential oils aren’t great for dogs so close the door and/or air out the room after!
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