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carpet picnic with skinny cow

This post is sponsored by Skinny Cow. All opinions are mine. Thank you for being supportive of the sponsors that help keep Lovely Indeed up and running! Did you know…

This post is sponsored by Skinny Cow. All opinions are mine. Thank you for being supportive of the sponsors that help keep Lovely Indeed up and running!

Skinny Cow

Did you know that this year is the 25th anniversary of Dirty Dancing? To celebrate, we threw a carpet picnic and the fine folks at Skinny Cow set us up with some of their Slimited Edition goodies! We all snacked on delicious frozen treats while we watched Baby learn to mambo, and had an amazing time!

If you want to throw your own carpet picnic, grab a handful of fun, mismatched scarves, blankets, or fabric and lay it out in a patchwork. Load it up with comfy pillows, and set out trays for snacks. Now relax, grab a Skinny Cow, and enjoy!  My fave was definitely the Mmmocha Truffle Bar (it was so pretty, not to mention delicious), although I’m a huge fan of the sandwiches as well. I think next time I’d love to try the Slimited Editions Shake-Stirs — what’s better than a milkshake you can grab from your freezer?

Here’s a little peek at our carpet picnic. And by the way, when was the last time you saw Dirty Dancing? I forgot what a classic it is! xoxo

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Skinny Cow

Carpet Picnic

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Skinny Cow

As part of the DailyBuzz Style Community, I received a stipend, DVD, and coupons for free Skinny Cow® product.

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this one goes up on the fridge

I’m so proud! If I could cut it out and put it on the fridge with a big smiley face sticker, I would. I contributed to an e-mag for the…

I’m so proud! If I could cut it out and put it on the fridge with a big smiley face sticker, I would. I contributed to an e-mag for the first time!

If you’d like to check out my pages (along with the rest of this beautiful magalog), head over to Society Social and take a peek. The whole issue is full of fun summer ideas, from decor to fashion to being the hostess with the mostest. Go look! xoxo

houzz

Hi Guys! I’m super excited to have a guest post today from Becky over at Houzz. If you don’t know it, you should check it out — especially if you’re…

Hi Guys! I’m super excited to have a guest post today from Becky over at Houzz. If you don’t know it, you should check it out — especially if you’re in the midst of restyling your home in any way. I asked the good folks at Houzz if they had any inspiration for a functional but super-chic home office, and they came back with some major goodness.  Check it out.  xoxo

Hello everyone! My name is Becky and I’m a contributor at Houzz, a home design site focused on helping design professionals and homeowners manage the remodeling and decorating process. Thanks so much to Chelsea for having me!

In a small home, a home office area can mean a corner of your bedroom, a nook off the kitchen or even a tight closet. When your workspace is so integrated into the rest of your home, it’s important to plan the space efficiently and also maintain a level of style. Here are three office spaces that can exist as a part of other rooms without looking like a pile of messy stress.

{Contemporary Home Office design by Other Metros Interior Designer
Atmosphere Interior Design Inc.}

This is the kind of home office that fits into a glamorous bedroom. If you replace the laptop with a table mirror, it instantly transforms into a dressing table fit for a fashion-forward diva.

Notes to take from this home office:

  • Use a desk with a light profile.
  • Keeping most of the lines rectilinear provides a uniform look that’s pleasing to the eye.
  • Using clear glass or lucite lamp bases keeps the desk from looking cluttered.

{Modern Home Office design by LA Photographer Erika Bierman Photography}

This office has lots of white, which makes the carefully edited colorful patterns stand out.

Notes to take from this home office:

  • The geometric accent wall is a strong backdrop and everything else needs to bow down to it.
  • Chic and simple white cabinets provide scads of storage space for messy paper clutter, files, supplies and equipment.
  • Symmetry provided by the two table lamps and magazine files adds a pleasing balance to the space.

{Home Office design by LA Interior Designer Vanessa De Vargas}

Office storage doesn’t need to consist of old metal file cabinets.

Notes to take from this home office:

  • Your style does not need to be all business; use a Beverly Hills dream closet for inspiration if that’s what floats your boat.
  • You can outfit all sorts of storage pieces to suit your office. Scanners, printers, papers and files are all hidden in this chic, non-officey cabinet.

Thanks so much to Chelsea for giving me this topic; to be honest I’m writing from my dining room table as my home office is in a scary state right now. Writing this has inspired me to go attack it and make it a more inspiring space!

Find more inspiration from New York interior designers and more design professionals at Houzz.

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Moving In

movin’ on in

We moved into our new digs in Studio City on Monday. I tell ya, hiring movers is the best gift you can give yourself. Every single one of our belongings…

We moved into our new digs in Studio City on Monday. I tell ya, hiring movers is the best gift you can give yourself. Every single one of our belongings from NYC was shuttled into our new apartment, and those movers were in and out inside of an hour and a half. (And not a thing was broken! Let’s hear it for Oz Movers!)

I thought it would be fun to do a little time lapse during the move-in. This isn’t all of our stuff; some ended up in other rooms, but you get the idea. How’s your week going?! I’d love to know. xoxo

Moving In

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diy inspiration board

Remember these sparkly thumbtacks from last week?  I’m so, so stoked to put them to use this week on my brand spankin’ new, real life inspiration board!  (It’s like Pinterest,…

Remember these sparkly thumbtacks from last week?  I’m so, so stoked to put them to use this week on my brand spankin’ new, real life inspiration board!  (It’s like Pinterest, but you can touch it.)

It’s pretty much as easy as can be.  Grab some cork tiles from your local craft or hobby shop.  I found a four-pack of one-foot-square tiles for a few bucks.  Then, get a few rolls of washi tape in complimentary patterns and colors, and decorate to your heart’s content!  I kind of wanted something pretty simple to stand as a background to everything that I knew I’d be pinning onto the board.  Just lay your washi tape down, making sure it’s smooth and secure, and fold the ends over the sides of the board for a tidy finish.  Then nail your cork boards on to the wall and pin away!

It’s so nice to be able to pin up the little inspiring things that I’ve saved recently and to catch glimpses of them all day!  And it truly is an inspiration to look at the creative people represented on my little board.  In case you’re wondering, read on to see the what and who of everything that I’ve got pinned up!  xoxo

Leather bracelet by Melissa at I Still Love You.   Mini watch bracelet from Anthropologie.  DIY transfer print by yours truly, made at Brooklyn Creative.

Gorgeous business cards of our Baltimore besties:  Trohv, Petal and Print, and K. Flick Studio.

Paper goods from Bri & Blogshop, ski lift ticket from Alt Summit, awesome ampersand pin from Margot at Pitch Design Union.

Link With Love reminder from Kal Barteski, DIY leather keychain by Jenny at Hank + Hunt, shells from our honeymoon in Tahiti.

Inspiring quotes on Epiphanie Bags‘ business cards.  Lovely letterpress from Lupa & Pepi.  Garland by my International Swap partner, Francoise.  Danni’s amazing business cards for Oh, Hello Friend.  And a feather from a dirty NYC pigeon.

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brighten up//dove grey

I hereby proclaim that grey is my new neutral of choice. Actually not so new, but this is my first official proclamation on the matter. And it’s especially lovely when…

I hereby proclaim that grey is my new neutral of choice. Actually not so new, but this is my first official proclamation on the matter. And it’s especially lovely when you call it dove grey. It sounds so gentle and soft, doesn’t it? And kind of chic. So let it be known that from here on out, dove grey and I are BFF. Happy Monday! xoxo

Bag. Falling. Illustration. Balloon. Shorts. Wallpaper. Sofa.

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you’re in for a surprise

{Image by Yumiko Froelich.} You guys, it’s finally happened. I finally redesigned Lovely Indeed in a way that I absolutely love. Up to this point I’ve liked the design okay, but…

{Image by Yumiko Froelich.}

You guys, it’s finally happened. I finally redesigned Lovely Indeed in a way that I absolutely love. Up to this point I’ve liked the design okay, but there have always been little things that have bugged me about it. So tomorrow, we’re launching the redesign and I think it’s gonna knock your socks off! I’m so excited, but we’ve still got some work to do so I’m off to get rid of a few bugs. Make sure to come back tomorrow to check it out! Yahoo! xoxo