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Introducing my new series “What’s Currently In My Cart.” What started out as a quick browse on Nordstrom, turned into my cart being full of new items. I recently took a trip to Palm Springs and realized I need a new overnight bag. I’ve been eyeing the new MZ Wallace gym bag. I’m not sure if it will be big enough. Then, I started browsing their shoes because who doesn’t want new shoes? I narrowed it down to a few winter staples…so I thought. Somehow my cart has 9 items in it! How did that happen? See what’s in my cart below.

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Venetian plaster is making a comeback. If you’re tired of the basic drywall, then try elevating your space with Venetian plaster. It requires a skilled painter and a slightly bigger budget. However, the results will leave you inspired. Bare white walls have become the new norm in interiors. Now, interior designers have been incorporating the decorative finish in their modern designs. It warms up a clean space that is missing texture. I went on a deep dive to find some of my favorite rooms that feature Venetian plaster.

The featured image above is a beautiful modern living room. Vanessa Alexander and Colin King styled this modern space with neutral tones. Vanessa designed her dream home in malibu. She wanted a balance of contemporary and rural decor. She chose plaster walls that flows throughout her living area.

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Getting motivated to take on a new project is difficult…I know! A new year means a fresh start. Most people spend January focusing on themselves and being healthier in the new year. I think your environment is also important. Set the mood for the year with an updated kitchen. Remodeling a kitchen can be expensive. Although, kitchens are the best room to renovate to increase resell value–sometimes it’s just not financially feasible to drop thousands of dollars on remodeling your kitchen. The kitchens that we see on social media are usually luxurious and use high-quality finishes. Just because you don’t have the time or money to do a full renovation now, doesn’t mean we can’t give our kitchens a less invasive facelift. I’ve searched the internet for the best tips and tricks to easily enhance your kitchen in 2022.

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I’m feeling cozy this winter. I know…very on-brand for me. But seriously I’ve been seeing so many interiors and fashion trends that include sherpa and shearling items. It’s making me want to go buy a new jacket for the winter season. Or maybe an armchair and throws for my living room? There are so many cute items to add to your home decor. Every celebrity home has some kind of shearling piece of furniture. Olivia Culpo recently showed off her Los Angeles home that features shearling armchairs in her primary bedroom. Shop my picks below of essential shearling & sherpa items for 2022.

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Say goodbye to warm tones and bright colors in 2021. Black interiors are taking over the interior design world. Everyone has their own design style. Some people don’t like the all-white kitchen trend. Or the rustic neutral farmhouse looks that we’ve been seeing all over the internet. Personally, I have found myself steering away from bright white rooms. I’m not saying that I’m going to be painting my walls charcoal tomorrow. However, there is something that makes me go “WOW” when I see a dramatic black room.

Black is classic. Although, most people stay away from it when they’re decorating their home. It can change the tone of a room from playful to sophisticated. While on a deep dive, I discovered beautiful dark rooms that I think you all should see.

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A winter home designed for an art collector. The chalet is extravagant. It’cozy. It has stunning views of the French mountain village of Megève. The space is the perfect winter getaway for every ski lover and winter enthusiast. Interior designer, Elliott Barnes, collaborated with his client, Hélène Nguyen-Ban, to create a contemporary home that is the perfect canvas for her large collection of art. Hélène’s taste is minimalistic and sophisticated. Barnes’ didn’t want this home to be another typical chalet. He wanted to elevate the contemporary ski chalet design and combine it with his client’s passion for the arts. The final result is truly unique. I haven’t seen anything like it before…have you?

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Updating your pantry is a must for the new year. The winter season brings in colder weather. So you’re probably not going out as often as you normally do during the other seasons. While you’re home, you should restock your pantry with new essentials. I’m not talking about the basics like flour, sugar, and spices. I’m talking about new discoveries like gourmet finds, pantry accessories, and functional decor. The process of cooking and baking is more efficient when you can easily find what you need. Read below to discover the must-have pantry essentials for 2022. Everything listed is affiliated with my company Chirpyest. Shop these items and earn up to 30% cash back with the browser extension!

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Former Miss Universe and now Fashion influencer, Olivia Culpo, is showing off her glamourous pad in Encino. After years of living in a small apartment, she finally made the move to a spacious 5,000 square foot sanctuary. Culpo needed a home that was both comfortable and calming. With the help of interior designer Jess Diab, they found the perfect balance of glamour and chic within this space. The decorating process was slow because of the pandemic. The duo approached each room strategically. They added vintage and contemporary pieces. Culpo was inspired by French architecture. Her home is full of textured furniture and decor with personal touches. 

The photo above is of her walk-in closet. Her fashion is on full display. You can spot her crowns from her Miss USA and Miss Universe wins.

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I hope you all had a cozy and joyful holiday. I’m still in the Christmas spirit. That’s probably due to the fact that I set up my holiday decor just last week. While on an Instagram deep dive, I came across Ken Fulk’s latest design. This whimsical Vail, Colorado home looks like the perfect setting for a holiday movie. He incorporated all of the holiday essentials like checkerboard floors and plaid upholstery. Pops of reds and greens are seen throughout the chalet. His clients wanted a cool winter getaway that their kids can enjoy.

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Brigette Romanek, the owner of Romanek Design Studio, gave an inside look at her eclectic Mediterranean-style home in Laurel Canyon. It’s bright and airy but has Romanek’s vibrant touch throughout the home. It features whimsical art, clean lines, and luxurious decor. What’s even more interesting about this home is that it was rumored to be owned by Houdini in the 1920s.

Romanek’s passion for design started when she decorated homes for her family and close friends. She realized her love for interior design which eventually led her to open her very own studio. Her style is a combination of modern and vintage designs. She is playful with her creations, but everything always has a purpose.

 

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Holidays

How I Holiday (Last Minute)

December 23, 2021
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I know it is late…but thought I would give you a little glimpse of what holidays have looked like for me and my family.  The picture above is the mantle at my sister’s house.  I am using that as the featured image because I designed her living room and it is so much fun seeing her elegant but subtle holiday decor in it. She had several parties a few weekends ago and it was brilliant to see holidays in full swing at her house.  For me, it is going to be all about the table and tree…

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It’s time to add some new winter staples to your wardrobe. I just went through my closet to make room for some new essentials. Although, it’s great to stay on-trend each season. Current winters trends include sherpa accessories, oversized puffers, and the colorful Acne Studio scarf. I’m obsessed with these sherpa platform sneakers from Converse. However, investing in staple pieces is always the right move. Especially, if you’re cleaning out your closet for the new season.

Due to the pandemic, I really haven’t been shopping much unless they were items I really needed. Now that holiday shopping is behind me, I can finally prioritize shopping for myself. This is also your reminder to treat YOURSELF!

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This Los Angeles pad has the perfect balance of glamour and livability. I would swipe right on it. Tinder co-founder Sean Rad and fashion designer Lizzie Grove Rad, are the owners of this beautifully unique space. It features high-end finishes and eclectic art which adds a playful surprise. They teamed up with interior designer Jane Hallworth to elevate their home. Sean loves minimalistic style designs and obscure art and furniture. Hallworth was able to bring his dream to life while making it look warm and inviting for their family and guests.

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Here is another gift guide to help you this holiday season! Today is all about candles – a classic gift that you can give to anyone. Perfect to add ambiance to any home. I always enjoy adding a new scent to my collection. It can transform the atmosphere in any room. And who doesn’t love making a room smell sugary and sweet during the holidays?

Whether it is used for added decor, or to add a fresh scent to the room. This guide features both candles just for the holidays, along with those perfect everyday candles. Again, I included the luxury artisan hand-poured candles (small and large) from the COCOCOZY x etuHome collection. It’s a blog about candles. How could I not! 😉 Don’t forget to use the Chirpyest browser extension to save $$$ this holiday season. Earn up to 15% cash back from everything listed below!

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It’s always a popular time to travel during the holiday season. And honestly who doesn’t love a nice vacation! Whether it’s a trip somewhere warm or a long weekend at your favorite ski resort, a vacation is what we all need right now. A few years ago I traveled to Washington D.C. during the holiday season. It’s a fun experience to visit cities that are covered in twinkly lights. It gets you in the holiday spirit. I put together a guide of the Top 15 places to travel this season. It features places that I’ve visited and a few dream destinations. I’ll be home for Christmas this year, which will be lovely. However, if you’re looking for a last-minute getaway then hopefully this guide leaves you inspired.

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This luxurious Aspen ski chalet is the perfect winter escape. Who wouldn’t want to vacation in Aspen for the holiday season? Interior designer, Sandra Nunnerley, inherited the project from Alan Wanzenberg (New York-based Architect) after the original owners decided to sell. Nunnerley transformed the cozy cottage into an ultramodern sanctuary for ski enthusiasts. I’m not much of a skier, but I’m sure this would be a dream for anyone who loves outdoor activities in the frosty snow. The home has seven bedrooms and a rustic locker room to store all of the client’s snow gear. Nunnerley wanted a balance of luxury and comfortability. Since it is her client’s vacation home, she wanted the space to feel welcoming and relaxed. Throughout the home, you will find earthy tones and color palettes. She decorated each room with warm woods and rustic textures. Get inspired by this beautiful winter home.

 

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