Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pillow Pop

I  love finding good deals on pillows, espcially bright colored pattern pillows.  Bonus, these 2 companies are owned by super chic women!  I've found a few great sources recentely that are a big hit for kids rooms & teens but they can also glam up an adult space.  You've got to check out  Caitlin Wilson Textiles & Arianna Belle.  The prices are right, they offer various size options and Caitlin even sells yardage!  I just spec'd the Trellis print pillow above for a modern nursery that is infused with coral, blue and grey colors.  It's going to be so cute. 

Options are endless right?!  I'm crushing on this bright red/orange color that is so hot right now offered in a Velvet! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waterfalls + Rocks

Our weekend trip to Yosemite!
 Every year my husbands family heads to Yosemite for a few days in the summer.  It was their family vacation spot since they were kids.  Climbing rocks, dashing in and out of waterfalls- fitting since my husband went into the field of Geology for his {first} career.  Now, many years later our kids are climbing on those same boulders and experiencing those same waterfalls.  Pretty incredible if you ask me!
Pioneer Village in Wawona, the covered bridge over the creek. 

Isabel was a little adventurer wanting to climb on everything.  She had no fear.
Aden found his happy place by the Creek throwing rocks.

 Day Two
 Hiking to a nearby {smaller} waterfall and nestling by the creek skipping rocks.

My pretty little girl.
Grrr, Mountain man!
The Big Trees!
This is one of my favorite parts of Yosemite.  The enormous Redwoods trees are phenominal! 
My little dude with dad checking out the Big Trees!
Quick snap shot of us in one of the tunnel trees.
Good Bye Yosemite!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

If I were a fashion blogger...

I love clothes, duh, what girl doesn't!?  For the past 4 years I've been in either prego clothes or mom grub.  I have to admit, I've really enjoyed playing dress up everyday now that EM Design is really taking off.   For everyday life, client meetings or shopping it's fun dressing up and being girly!  I'm not into labels I just like clothes that fit me and make me feel good!  My sister is a professional photographer and offered to snap some pics of me of my fashion wears in order to integrate my look into my blog.   We are having our first shoot later this week so I'm trying to get geared up!
I am no fashionista and not into labels but I do like having fun!  It makes me nervous to put myself out there in the world, but why not.  You only live once right?!  : )
A few of my fave outfit go to's lately.
  • Colored skinny jeans, I have 4 colors- I'm addicted.
  • Gingham shirts- a good staple to layer with.
  • Blouses!  Short sleeve, long sleeve- I love them all.
  • Pleated skirts, so comfy and flattering on any figure.
  • Wide leg linen trousers- A must have for summer!
  • Neon pops
  • Old holey jeans dressed up.
images from my fashion + style board

Monday, June 18, 2012

Merida Rugs @ Cavalier

M E R I D A   R U G S
On Monday I was invited to Jay Jeffers new store CAVALIER where MERIDA rugs co-hosted a fantastic luncheon featuring their wool rugs.   I've been a huge fan of their Jute/Sisal rugs for years, now being introduced to their beautiful wool rugs- what a treat!
A beautifully warm day in San Francisco, a great group of designers and delicious food!
A little sampling of their wovens in bright colors, a perfect companion to art in Jay's studio.

My view at lunch. 
Thanks Michael and Jay for letting me be apart of this fun event!  If you haven't stopped by Cavalier in SF, you must check it out!

Friday, June 15, 2012

{sneak peek} Joss & Main Curator's Collection!

I am happy to show you a sneak peek of the collection EM DESIGN curated for Joss & Main that debuts on Father's Day June 17th!  It's a first for me and I'm thrilled to show you what we've pulled together.  It's a collection of my family-friendly designs that offer chic intrigue for clients of all ages.

 Remember you must sign up to view the entire sale, if you click HERE you'll bypass any wait lists.  You don't want to miss out!

Excited for Father's day... what is everyone doing to celebrate? 
I think we are going to have a TOAST to surviving a crazy couple of months and more importantly the fact that my Husband {who is the most INCREDIBLE father around} will be a full-time stay at home dad starting in July!  Yup, that's right.  How lucky am I?  And how cool is it that the pages have turned and he gets to full-fill his dream job of being a dad at home!  CHEERS TO FAMILY!

images courtesy of Hello Lucky!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


I've gotten a lot of inquiries from people interested in purchasing items that were featured in my showcase room.  Many of them are for sale, all sitting in storage waiting for you.   Please refer to my website here for additional images or contact me direct if you need dimensions, etc...!  Enjoy shopping!

If you missed the event here is a link to all the great Press we got from it!
I hope to hear from you soon.

And speaking of sales... Don't forget my Joss & Main sale is starting on Sunday June 17th!  Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Venetian Plaster in Black!

 Project Process...
I'm super excited about a Venetian plaster treatment that I'm working on for a client.  We painted the walls of this Victorian Master Bedroom with Benjamin Moore 'Temptation' #1609, then added a plaster treatment to it.  The stencil is a very cool and trendy Moroccan style pattern.  The room will be super dramatic, I can't wait to see the final results.

treatment by: Caroline Lizarraga