styling a fun and eclectic living room

October 21, 2014

eclectic living room inspiration via M Loves M @marmar

I thought I'd do something different today and share some living room inspiration! As many of you know, Matthew and I moved into our first house earlier this year and we're still working on putting it together. Certain areas are almost done {hooray!} and I can't wait to share the photos with you. I'm still thinking about how to decorate our sitting room so I thought I'd share some of my ideas with you. Since it's the first room you see when you walk into the house it's so important that it's happy and inviting. Prints add a lot of personality, and they're so fun, so it makes sense to use them in home design. I started with this green rug which features a sophisticated yet approachable print. I've always loved Chesterfield sofas with their deep button tufts and plush arms. I'm contemplating a navy couch because I think it would compliment the other rooms in our house, and it's easy to switch up with pillows and throws. Doesn't this sofa look so cozy? Pillows like the this spotted one and this floral one are a must. I like that the floral pillow picks up on the green in the rug. A set of nesting tables would be great as a coffee table, or accent piece next to the couch. I like that the glass allows you to see more of the rug print. It also opens up the smaller space we're working with. I like the idea of hanging fun mirrors in the room and a white floor lamp would add some brightness for entertaining.

Here are some other photos of living rooms I've been loving lately:

I think a big gallery wall might be a must too! I can't wait to get this space together!



October 20, 2014

structured black dress via M Loves M @marmar
There's something great about a little black dress. You can wear it to work, on a date, or to a fancy event. When you're wearing a dress and want to look your best, comfort is so key. This black dress just happens to be one of the most comfortable and flattering ones I own, which is a huge plus. The material is thick, yet stretchy, and embraces an hourglass silhouette. It's hard to help but feeling ultra-feminine when you're in a piece this this one. It's a little bit of an investment but I think the versatility will make it worth it! I paired the dress with these gooooorgeous floral print heels by Ted Baker. I've been wearing them a lot because I always need a little floral in my life! My floral collection includes blazers, skirts, dresses, loafers and now heels! Kind of obsessed and totally ok with that!
black dress for work or a date night on M Loves M @marmar
Ted Baker Opulent Floral Print heels on M Loves M @marmar
structured dress by lapina by david helwani via M Loves M @marmar
snow leopard clutch on M Loves M @marmar
structured dress on M Loves M @marmar
structured dress by lapina by david helwani via M Loves M @marmar
dress LaPina by David Helwani, shoes Ted Baker {check out this peep-toe and a loafer version too!}, clutch Heather Belle {similar}, sunglasses Karen Walker Super Duper Strength, bracelets Sweet&Spark and Banana Republic

I hope you all had a great weekend! Matthew and I had a lot of fun and it was so great to spend it together. We kicked off Friday night with a date night at Plan Check Downtown. We haven't been out on a real date in awhile and it was nice to check out the restaurant, as it's the third opening in LA. Each location is heavily influenced by its surrounding area, and this one had some Korea Town vibes {Matthew had a Korean BBQ burger and I had a spicy tuna salad with puffed rice, sriracha vinaigrette and avocado). We both loved it! Saturday we took Ginger for a bagel run, grabbed lunch and coffee with my brother, and went to Laguna beach for the Gorjana 10 Year Anniversary Party {held at a beautiful ocean-front hotel!}.

On Sunday we went to church, saw Gone Girl with my family {soo good but I highly recommend reading the book first! You'll know why once you finish it!}, and did some work around the house. It was a totally packed couple of days but we had so much fun. We ended the weekend with homemade calzones for dinner and Matthew and I danced with Ginger to a song from Cinderella. We're been moving things around so we have a little bit of a dance floor for the time being! It's kind of the best thing ever! I so love my little family and I'm grateful for all the fun memories we get to make together. I hope you all had a lovely weekend as well!

photography by Valorie Darling

the friday five

October 17, 2014

the friday five via M Loves M featuring J.Crew sloucy sweater, python-jacquard pencil skirt from Altuzarra, plaid Manolo Blahnik pumps, Furbish black and white spotted pillow and Top with Cinnamon cookbook @marmar

I'm ready to live in a SLOUCHY TEXTURED SWEATER like this one! The sandstone dusk color is a great neutral and will go with so much. You can also use code SHOPFALL to get 30% off!!

Have you guys been obsessing over the Altuzarra collection for Target? This PYTHON-JACQUARD SKIRT is just gorgeous, and it looks like a thousand bucks but it's only...wait for it... $34.99! Major steal!

I love wearing plaid during fall and winter! These pretty PLAID PUMPS would look so chic with an all-black outfit, don't you think?

I feel like I have home decor on the brain these days! We're making so much progress with our house and I am dying to share photos with you! This BLACK AND WHITE SPOTTED PILLOW from Furbish Studio just speaks to me. It's black and white meaning it could go anywhere, and it's so fun with the spots, yet more grown-up than just regular polka dots.

One of my favorite food bloggers came out with a cookbook, aptly-named after her blog TOP WITH CINNAMON, and I can't wait to pick it up! 

Have a great weekend everyone!!


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