Alicia's Design Must-Haves

We sat down with Alicia Weaver to get the scoop on the design elements she can’t live without. “There are so many things that can transform a space - from small accents to color to prints,” Alicia told us. Her general motto: go big or go home. We couldn’t agree more! Here’s her list of can’t-live-without design essentials:

  • Large Coffee table books - The perfect accent. And, they’re just filled with pretty things!

  • Large Artwork - One large piece can finish a room and become a focal point. It’s definitely a design must-have.

  • Pretty Chandeliers - any and all! Lighting fixtures can completely transform a room and there is nothing like a beautiful chandelier.

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  • Lucite - whether it be a chair, tray or a piece of acrylic, I love adding lucite as an accent to any room.

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  • Animal print - When it comes to mixing and matching, animal hair is a no-brainer. Whether it’s hair on hide on a chair, or print on a pillow, a little animal print goes a long way.

  • Wallpaper - I LOVE wallpaper!! Everywhere! Layering materials makes me happy, but it also makes for a fun and cozy home.

  • Oversized lamps - Oversized lamps can make such a statement. I especially love large nightstand lamps. My personal lamps are a sea-foam blue ceramic with a 20” round shade.

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  • Throw Pillows - Adding or replacing throw pillows is an easy way to change a space and create new style when you’re in the mood for something new.

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And her list goes on…from white towels to comfy sheets to real marble (somewhere, anywhere!), there are so many elements that make a house a (well-designed) home. What are your design must-haves? We’d love to hear from you!

Gifts to Give and to Get

Those final touches give us so much joy. That’s why we decided to carry some of our favorite brands right here in our studio, for styling, shopping, and inspiration. We’re sharing our top picks for holiday gifting - the perfect gifts to give, or to get.

The best part - stop by our studio at 201 SW 5th Street in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, today through Friday, 12/7, and enjoy 20% off our selection of home accessories.

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Noir Furniture

Hand Gesture Sculptures $120

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Babe Australia

Rosa Large Candle $75

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BIDK Home

14 Wick Hammered Metal Candle $160

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Ancesserie

Texting on Crane Letterpress Notecards Set: 8 for $24

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Worlds Away

Lips Vase $90


Cheers to the most wonderful time of the year!

Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

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Need some last minute design inspiration for that perfect holiday table? 

We love these tips, plus a coastal chic take on the holiday from our co-founders' home pictured above. Stunning.

Wow your guests and maintain your sanity, with a few decor tips from the experts:

1. It's about people, not perfection - don't worry about every plate matching, every place setting looking perfect. Eclectic is "in." 

2. When in doubt, flowers - bring mismatched table top items together with a consistent floral theme. Keep it simple with berry garland or branches of greenery and pumpkins for a festive table setting. 

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3. Try a new color palette - veer off from the typical orange, brown, and red. Try something new like this season. Perfect in Florida, go coastal chic with all white or pops of blue. 

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We hope everyone has a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving with your families!

The Design Process: Tips for Getting Started

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Renovating, remodeling, redecorating, even just a refresh. Regardless of the end goal, the design process at any scale can be daunting. We so often have clients coming to us, totally overwhelmed by where to start. Luckily, if you work with an interior designer, they should help you navigate the wheres and hows to begin. And if you’re going on your own, we’ve put together our top tips for getting started. Design 101.

  1. Know Your Budget - This is the first place you should start. Determining your budget, and putting together a plan to work within that budget, should be step one of any design process.

  2. Get to know the Floor Plan - And we mean, intimately. Make sure you know the dimensions and details of the space you’re working with. Don’t forget windowsills, molding or ceiling details!

  3. Old Vs. New - Take an inventory. What do you already own that can work in your new space? Repurposing furniture and accessories you already own, and mixing with new pieces, can help keep you on budget and infuse the room with warmth and character.

  4. Inspiration - The first time we sit down with a client, we ask them one pivotal question: '“What inspires you?” We love getting a sense of what the client is drawn to before starting a project. Now is the time to scour Pinterest and Houzz. Pay attention to both the specific pieces you love, and the overall look and feel of the rooms you are drawn to. See what moves you and seek to make it your own.

Ready to get started? Contact us today. We’d love to chat!