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Supermodel Karlie Kloss shares her first NYC apartment, located in the West Village, on a quiet street just a few blocks from the Hudson River. She enlisted interior designer Nate Berkus to help her create the chic look go her very first home.

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The goal was to create a look that reflects her style, in relating to fashion, to mix and match the same way she does with clothes.

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One of her favorite spots, she says, is the kitchen – where she has a passion for baking cookies. I love the multi-level / stairs to kitchen with the paned glass and tiny dining banquette.

All images via Vogue.com





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Spring is just around the corner and with that comes the crisp whites, the pretty yet vibrant colors, and the trends: florals are showing up in both fashion and interiors. Here are some great finds in you’re thinking of incorporating a little flower power into your home or wardrobe.

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Floral Pillow via Etsy

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Monogrammed Plate via Layla Grayce

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Regina Andrews Mod Floral Accent Table

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Rose Knob from Anthropologie

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Floral skirt from JCrew

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Coveted Louboutins

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Poppy Day wallhanging by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Co





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Mixing It Up!

Posted By Jill-LA | Sep 15, 2013 | No Comments | Category: Color, Decorating, Design Inspiration, Fashion, Trends

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In both interiors and fashion, sometimes it’s fun to break out of the norm and mix things up a bit, be it color or pattern or any mix of eclectic styles. These rooms evoke a balanced harmony despite a mix of colors and pattern – try mixing it up!

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{A bold graphic rug with a pattern toile bedding.}

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{A color combo seen in the area rug above.}

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{Mixing color: greens and greens, moss and emerald.}

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{All kinds of great color and pattern…and art.}

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{Mixing it up in fashion too, color and graphics.}

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{A mix of furnishings, area rug, and window treatment – creates a visual interest.}

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{A muted background with a splash of color.}

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{Adding an unexpected splash of color to an outfit.}

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{A shared girl’s bedroom with two distinct color and pattern palletes, that harmonize so well together.}

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{Bold colors that pair so well together.}

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{Even bolder.}

All images via Pinterest.





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Lamps Plus just released an online lookbook of their Color + Plus lighting collection (featuring a range of over 100 designer colors with custom-coordinated shades, bases, and finials). It was fun to be featured in the lookbook with several other designers, bloggers, and television personalities. To view the full lookbook, click here.

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My niece, Alyse, already has a favorite color: Purple! (And she’s just two year’s old, having been adamant about purple being her favorite color even before.) Coincidentally, I like purple too and my very first apartment was filled with purple accents (bedding, chairs, ottomans). So in honor of Alyse, here’s a little purple!

Deeply painted purple walls in this children’s playspace. {Image via Pinterest}

A purple lucite chair – just for kids. {Availabla via 5Rooms}

Putting the purple on the ceiling with wallpaper makes this closet ultra glam! {Image via Pinterest}

A high gloss painted built-in in a variant shade of purple. {Image via Pinterest}

I recently came across these purple leather trays. {Available here}

How fun is this purple outdoor cocktail chair and table set! {From Society Social}

Even purple carpet can be pretty! {Image via Pinterest}

Love this bathroom! And the lavendar wallpaper is a nice juxtapose! {Image via Pinterest}

Chic bedroom with purple upholstered walls! {Image via Pinterest, via Elle Decor}

Pretty purple painted accent wall in a dining room. {Image via Pinterest}

“Grapecicles” artwork featuring various shades of purple. {Available at ZGallerie}

A pretty entry in a soft shade of purple. {Image via Pinterest}

Taking purple from the ground up! {Image via Pinterest}

 A living room bathed in purple. {Image via Elle Decor}

And if you like purple enough – consider starting at the front door! {Image via Pinterest}

Whether you are two or twenty, thirty, forty – purple is a fun, eye-popping color!





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Color Blocking

Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 12, 2011 | 7 Comments | Category: Art, Color, Design Inspiration, Fashion

{original artwork by Jen Ramos of Cocoa & Hearts and Made by Girl}

I was out shopping the other day with a friend, when we came across these Kate Spade handbags (below) and noticed the use of color blocking, a trend I have seen making a comeback in fashion. I think it makes an interesting use in architecture, art, interiors, and fashion!

Loving this Kate Spade handbag!

When I see color blocking, I always think of the artist Mondrian.

The work of artist Piet Mondrian.

And also the work of Le Corbusier, which I blogged about before here.

A feature in modern architecure.

A crossover into fashion.

The Fall 2011 LookBook on ShopBop.com features an entire collection dedicated to color blocking.

I had also seen this shirt at ZARA.

And these ballerina flats, too.

Now I miss my Color Theory class I took year’s ago in design school!





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Pink + Yellow

Posted By Jill-LA | Aug 14, 2011 | 3 Comments | Category: Color, Decorating, Design Inspiration, Living Rooms

Pink + Yellow = love this color combo!

Originally featured on Apartment Therapy Los Angeles.

For more pics, view here.





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Color Punch!

Posted By Jill-LA | Jun 12, 2011 | 12 Comments | Category: Color, Design Inspiration, Fashion

Lately I have been seeing interiors (& fashion!) that are infused with punches of bright, bold colors – loving these bright and cheery colors!

Pops of color in these colorful kitchen cabinets!

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Pretty palette!

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I’ve noticed even neon is making a comeback!

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A glossy plum colored built-in bookshelf!

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And if you don’t want to go bold on the wall, consider a punch of color with accessories, like this purple area rug.

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Even the Victoria’s Secret models look hot in bright colors!

How could they not, right!?





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Le Corbusier Collection Paint

Posted By Jill-LA | Nov 06, 2010 | 3 Comments | Category: Color, Designers, Paint

When imagining the work of Le Corbusier, vivid colors may not come into play.  Most photographs of his work were in black and white.  Our perceptions of early Modernism — at the Bauhaus design school in the 1920s or the purist villas that Le Corbusier was building in France — are shaped by the photographs taken at the time, which were all in black and white.  But, in fact, modernists interiors were much more vivid than that and Le Corbusier happen to be a gifted colorists who used rich, vibrant colors in his interiors.

Black & white photo of Le Corbusier building in Berlin.

Le Corbusier building in Berlin, with color.

Le Corbusier apartment building in Marseille.

Le Corbusier Center.

Developed from the 1920′s and onward, the 63 shades are super vivid.  Apparently, the paint is made from natural mineral pigments (non toxic), including lapis lazuli and “green umber from ancient sources on the island of Cyprus.”  Most paint manufactures today produce their colors from industrious pigments.

There is also a book available, a 174-page book titled “Le Corbusier Polychromie Architecturale” available on Amazon.

Article via Dwell.com





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Color Punch

Posted By Jill-LA | Jun 12, 2010 | 3 Comments | Category: Color, Design Inspiration

Loving the look of crisp white interiors infused with punches of bright colors.  Feels so summery!


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