Miami Penthouse Reno

You guys, I think I'm in love. Well, okay, I am in love (IRL), but I may be emotionally cheating on my boyfriend with a newly renovated penthouse by the ever-inspiring design duo known as Avenue Lifestyle. Now, if you're an interior design junkie like I am and you haven't been following Avenue Lifestyle, well, you've seriously been missing out.

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A Case For Nesting Tables

I've been fixated on nesting tables quite a bit lately. Originally called the "Quarterro Table" and created about two centuries ago by English furniture designer Thomas Sheraton, nesting tables have since been used as beautiful yet highly functional and mobile accent pieces. In short, they're the epitome of flexibility and versatility, and they're the type of piece you can easily get creative with! So, let's get creative and see what we can do with a set, and where!

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Creating Your Scandinavian Dream Home

If there’s one thing Scandinavians are known for, it’s their ability to create beautiful, Pinterest-worthy interiors. Every time I come across another Nordic interior design blog, I can’t help but obsess over how balanced, relaxing, and well-composed every space looks. And after years of obsessing over all things Scandinavian, I’ve picked up on a few themes that most Nordic homes employ that you should definitely try in your own space!

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#WhenInNorway : Please Walk On The Roof

If you read my previous post about my trip, then you know that the Oslo Opera House was one of my top five sights to see and experience in the city. I guess the best way I could describe it is that it’s one part art installation, one part arts complex for public use. The Opera House is truly remarkable, in its design and intended function, because it encourages people to use and experience the entire space, almost completely by design, both inside and out, and from street level to rooftop.

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#WhenInNorway : One Week In Oslo

To say that my trip to Oslo was an incredible experience would be an understatement. An absolute understatement. Compact, walkable, and far more eco-conscious and thoughtfully designed than most other cities I’ve been to, Oslo was everything I could’ve imagined, and much much more. I planned and booked this trip – somewhat spontaneously – as a means to escape from what I had become accustomed to as my “real life,” but instead I came back to Los Angeles with an entirely new idea of what my “real life” could and should be.

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Transition to Fall, In Color & Style

It’s funny – the older I get the more I gravitate towards colors I had once written off as being “not me.” Orange, for example, used to be one of those colors; until, of course, I found this suede and faux fur coat from ZARA. And if you may recall, I recently wrote a post about my online shopping excursion for Oslo. Well, this past weekend I finally decided to get off my butt and actually check out a few boutiques, to see what I might find in stores before solely relying upon the Internet for my shopping needs.

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Oslo In October : Shopping Edit

I know I haven't spoken about this much, but I'm taking a weeklong trip to Oslo, Norway this October! It's only about two weeks away now, so I'm starting to get myself ready. I know I need to take layers, but I also know that I don't want to have more than one suitcase with me since I'll be traveling solo. Oh, what's a girl to do with budget, weight, and weather constraints? Resort to a somewhat lethal combination of Pinterest and online shopping, of course.

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How Do We Create Trends?

As someone who has been fascinated with fashion and design for most of my life, the topic of “trends” is something I frequently think about. Understanding whether or not an idea is going to stick significantly affects my purchasing behavior and, consequently, my general livelihood. And I, like most, can’t possibly afford to purchase everything that appears to be relevant through the various media channels I interact with — designer or otherwise. What I can do, however, and what I've always enjoyed doing, is try to understand the drivers behind the “why” in why we buy and share what I discover along the way.

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Chicago: The Windy City, Indeed

Chicago, you just may have stolen my heart. I must admit, when I first booked this rather impromptu trip with my mother, a part of me felt just a bit disappointed that we weren’t going to be visiting New York City. Despite having been born and raised in Los Angeles, a large part of me has never felt entirely “at home” in this city.

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Tour This Midcentury Modern Masterpiece!

Located in Lake Encino, one of the most prestigious South of the Boulevard neighborhoods, this sprawling 5,000 square foot, 5-bedroom, 4 ½-bath home is sure to impress. Completely renovated, every detail has been meticulously designed. The reimagined floorplan frames the sweeping valley views from the entire northern exposure of the home that is comprised of the glass-walled great room off the kitchen, living room and master suite.

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