Some shots from around my cozy home. We’re starting to pack up this week to move to a beautiful place more suited for the two of us and it just began to feel real and like maybe I can’t breathe. We’d been looking for months and encountered so many hiccups along the way that I was starting to think the whole thing was going to take years. I can be that way sometimes. Chris went to see a new listing on his own and seemed at once more serious and more excited when describing it to me than he’d been about any other place. The following afternoon we went together, him sort of hoping I would feel the same way about it and me sort of being slightly skeptical and weirdly nervous. And then I saw it was somehow everything we had dreamed of finding but better. As we took the next steps, everything fell into place almost eerily seamlessly and now at last it’s just hours before we get the keys! I can’t wait to make it feel like home and will be sure to share photos as we get there. SO. EXCITED.
Not really an excuse but something like that – with all the traveling I do, making an effort to get my place looking like something with any kind of purposeful design to it wasn’t really happening. Which was alright for a little while but it seems the longer you’ve been moved in somewhere, the more glaring things like not having a coffee table become. What is that? When I started talking to Homepolish and Orlando Soria about redecorating my dining room and bedroom, I was trusting and excited cause they got me but also wanted to explore ideas that would basically never have occurred to me. I love the end result, somewhere between stark and beachy and fort-like. With plant life even! Now I love coming back and throwing my suitcases down with a resounding crash and scrambling onto some fluff. The rooms are different enough but still cohesive and the shots of greens and grays feel calm and so LA actually. Thank you to All Modern for bringing everything together. And Tessa Neustadt for coming over and taking photos.
This beautiful St. Frank Textile Biddew Noir piece adds dimension to the dining room. The textile has these raw edges that look freaking cool against the simple Lucite frame. We kept the table and bench that you’re probably familiar with, and brought in these just matchy enough Safavieh Bentley chairs. I love the natural finish and latticed seats. The slate “placemats” I had already – a random find at Crate & Barrel. Really sure they’re supposed to used to display cheese at semi-large gatherings but whatever. The matte gold candlesticks are from Calvin Klein Home.
I’ve had this cowhide rug for years, but I love it layered over the larger woven one to break up all the neutrality. The plants Orlando sourced from Mickey Hargitay plants, which I feel confident in declaring the best place to source those from in Hollywood. The light fixture is by Varaluz.
Just posing in random directions. My favorite Weitzmans yet.
I feel so official with my own barcart but also not very because I don’t have the alcohol reserve to validate it? I get my mules at the place around the corner. So right now it’s just a cool golden mobile bookcase.
Tessa knows her natural light. Now we’re back in the bedroom. Shoes? Long since casually discarded.
This mirror is made out of railroad ties. Those are so handy. I got it last summer from Mix Furniture on La Brea, which has a boring name but is really fun to peruse. Everything there is huge so go there if you like feeling like an ant or fairy. The rug I got on my first trip to Sydney. Game of Thrones approximation credibility high.
Some Smythson and Kate Moss for good measure.
Kumo is perfect anywhere, which gives him the air of always choosing the best seat. He also always chooses the best seat.
And some bonus shots by Chris. I consume a lot of Health-ade. A lot. I’m always re-ranking the flavors in my head. Right now it’s all about the Cayenne Cleanse.
That’s how comfortable this bad boy is.
Thank you so much to Homepolish for your cool brains and all the laughter and working around my slightly wtf schedule! Noa, you had me at Hawaii-born and Stanford-bred and also you were awesome to work with. FYI they take on projects in most big cities in the US and are really good at finding ways to make things happen on all kinds of budgets. I hope you enjoyed our collaboration!
(Reformation Ophelia dress, Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandal, OPI polish in A-Taupe the Space Needle)
You may have been following the progress of my home redesign project with Homepolish on Instagram in between all the palm tree and hydration shots. Maybe? Well they took on my bedroom and dining room which they were presented with in a state in between bare and in disarray. And brought to a place half beach bungalow half fluffy minimalism. I love the mix of neutrals and shots of patterns to break everything up, so much that I don’t even miss my utterly white asylum of yore. Thank you to my decorator Orlando Soria and Homepolish for bringing everything together. Next up is the dining room!
Coyuchi ripple striped duvet, cb2 neon striped pillow, Arteriors Home Jana lamp, Kevin O’Brien Studio Shibori tie dyed pillows, cb2 Umek antique candlesticks, Matin Zad’s Gardener’s Rest photograph, Target mirrored nightstands, Design Mix Railroad Tie Mirror
Pretty close to the perfect tshirt. By R13.
I’ve always associated Malin+Goetz’s rum scent with the Soho Grand – finally had the clairvoyance to realize it could exist outside a hotel.
Taking relaxation to a whole new level. Citizens of Humanity’s Frankie jeans.
Current ring situation – Cartier, Hortense, Colby June, and Catbird.
Wedge policy – go hard or go home. The Alexander Wang Marina.
Last month at the beautiful Parker Hotel in Palm Springs. Most similar place to Wonderland that I’ve been. Note that they could teach seminars in amenities curation.
(Iro Rovea dress, jewelry by Line & Jo, Cartier, and Inez, Essie nail polish in Great Expectations)
A good chunk of my beauty routine is NARS, specifically the Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park, Nico blush (least offensive and most subtle sheen award), and pretty much all shades of The Multiple. I haven’t had too much experience with their foundations but they sent me their latest formula, the Radiant Cream Compact Foundation to try out and I haven’t let it too far out of my reach since, and not just cause I like staring at the compact now and then all oversized and luxurious. It goes on feeling almost like a moisturizer and the finish is dewy and light, perfect for the 100% of us that are deathly afraid of looking all matte like movie vampires. Check it out here!
presented in collaboration with NARS
(Stone Cold Fox Coppola top, Mercury Duo shorts, Birkenstocks)
This is how you’ll find me puttering about my house on Sunday mornings engaging in a healthy routine of torturing Kumo, glorifying in messy sheets, and checking on the plant life in my backyard in an uneducated way. This Stone Cold Fox piece is so beautiful and lazy day relevant, I forgot how much I’m all about things that are oversized and backless. And before you say it, he’s the opposite of possessed, which to be precise is having the personality of a stuffed animal that was brought to life. But you know what, I know you’re not convinced, it’s ok.
photos by Colin Sokol
(Céline Audrey sunglasses, Topshop suede top and shorts, Isabel Marant sandals)
I’ve been in beautiful Morocco for almost a week now, I can’t wait to share photos of everything I’ve seen and done here. I have never been more continuously awestruck and am maybe on the verge of losing the ability to process beauty properly. These shots were taken the day I left playing dressup while packing – love this little suede suit from Topshop’s festival collection!
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