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Shop The Look: Jessica De Ruiter’s 1950s Home in Silverlake

Shop the Look: Jessica de Ruiter's 1950s Home in Silverlake — on @SavvyHome

“I love the way the layers of the house keep building to make a real home” — Jessica de Ruiter









Stylist Jessica de Ruiter and husband Jed Lind, designer at Commune Design, revamped a 1950s home in Silverlake, California for their family. The couple, originally from Toronto, embraced the indoor-outdoor mid-century boho style inherent to California. They filled the house with original modern classics: a Milo Baughman chair and a Paavo Tynell Pulley pendant — and finished the house with lots of textiles: vintage ikat and grain sack pillows, Moroccan and kilim rugs. They brightened up the neutral palette with colorful gallery walls and vintage kids toys.

The result is an easy-breezy and textured oasis that pays respect to the history of the house—where white Carrara marble meets panelled plywood. The house is like a step back in time that’s been updated for modern convenience and comfort.


See the whole house on C Home.

Gab Loves: Safari Style

Gab Loves: 21.10.14 — Safari Style on @SavvyHome

Wayne Pate’s Blue Flowers | Orb Chandelier | Mackage Zandra Coat | Pair of African Mud Cloth Pillows | AESOP Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash | French Bamboo Sunburst MirrorPlaid Throw | Simple Life Ebru Mug | Bric’s Bellagio Rolling Carry-On | Tibi Cera Tuxedo Feather Cropped Top | Leather Klismos Stool | Watercolor Violets Pillow (use code SALE30 to get an extra 30% off)


Worthy Links: 17.10.14

Worthy Links: 17.10.14 — Small Space Decorating on @SavvyHome

I’m flying to High Point Market bright and early in the morning, so today I’m working around the clock to make sure all my work is done and everything is packed and ready before my 7am flight. These days it feels like all I do is work like a mad person, pack, travel, unpack, rinse, repeat. I’m certainly not complaining—there’s nothing I love more than visiting new places, meeting new people and trying new things, but this. girl. is. tired. I’m hoping to catch a break in November to get back on top of things. In the meantime, I’m really excited to see thousands of new home products over the weekend, so follow along on Instagram for all the scoops!


Jonathan Adler is offering 20% off your entire purchase during their Friends & Family event with the code FF2014. A once a year opportunity to save on a sexy mongolian lamb bench, a Beni Ourain rug, a chandelier, a sheepskin rug, new dining chairs or a cute throw pillow.

I know East Dane is technically for men, but there are a few items in their home section I wouldn’t mind grabbing at 25% off during their Friends & Family sale with the code FAMILY25: this book, this candle, this umbrella and this Bluetooth station.

Loeffler Randall is also in Friends & Family Sale mode, offering 20% off with for IMAFRIEND. I love their Rider bags so much, but I can’t choose between going classic, minimalist or textured. Which one would you choose?

Tibi is offering 25% off with the code FF2014TIBI. I’m loving their mohair coat, v-neck pullover and booties.

One Kings Lane launches made-to-order upholstery shop. Choose a frame, pick a fabric, rinse & repeat.


The secrets to vacationing like a fashion insider by Valentino’s Carlos Souza.

5 statement dining room chandeliers and how to make them stand out.

I can’t wait to try this new restaurant opening next week in Montreal.

Everything you need to make your sick day a bit more enjoyable.

I tried this Merlot Chili recipe last night and it was deee-lish!

9 mistakes to avoid when decorating a small space.

The ultimate closet detox cheat sheet.

What’s your SSB?


Decorating around a Madeline Weinrib Vintage Rug

The Ludlow Hotel Guest Room, Lower East Side, NYC — Decorating around a Madeline Weinrib Vintage Rug with Chairish on @SavvyHome

Chairish challenged me to create a room styleboard around a Madeline Weinrib vintage rug. Here’s what I came up with.

Ever since I stayed at the Ludlow Hotel I’ve been dreaming up a bedroom decor that embodies a similar boho-chic vibe (or as hotelier Sean MacPherson calls it: Trustafarian meets Miss Havisham—look it up). So when Chairish hit me up with a challenge to create a room decor around one of their vintage rugs, it was the perfect opportunity to experiment. I knew exactly what I wanted in the room: a four-poster spindle bed, crisp hotel bedding and a mix of exotic textures and textiles—dhurries, mod cloth, suzanis and lamb skin. This Madeline Weinrib hand-loomed rug was perfect to finish off the look. With a few modern elements and a black, blue and white palette, I brought to life my vision of a streamlined Ludlow-by-the-sea bedroom.

Here’s a few tips to consider when decorating around a vintage rug: pick out one to two tones from the rug, in this case the dark caviar color and creamy white, and repeat around the room in curtains, pillows and accents. You can also repeat patterns—for example the cross is also present on the dhurrie ottoman and the mod cloth pillow. More importantly, if your beloved vintage rug doesn’t come in the right size, fix the issue by layering an inexpensive natural rug underneath.


Lindsay Cowles Crepe de Chine FabricBelgian Linen Relaxed Roman ShadeAntique Suzani | Ralph Lauren Spectator White Paint | Lotem Eggshell Accent Table | Blue Dhurrie Ottoman | Jaipur Mirror

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