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Gab Loves: Icy Blue & Gray

Gab Loves 24.09.14 — Icy blue & Gray and Blue on @SavvyHome

Water and Weather by Karen Smidth | Serena & Lily Goodman Pendant | Raquel Allegra Deconstructed Hooded Sweater | Clare V Petite Duffle | Houston Pillow | Eliza Blue Quilt | J.Crew Merino Wool Leather Front Sweatshirt | Icy Blue Swirl Plateau Basket | Antique Navajo Rug | Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker | Nate Berkus Accent Table

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Shop The Look: A Blank Canvas Home

Anne Ziegler's Laurel Canyon Home — Blank Canvas Home on @SavvyHome

“I believe that when you consistently buy things that speak to you, they work together.” —Anne Ziegler

Anne Ziegler's Laurel Canyon Home — Blank Canvas Home Bedroom on @SavvyHome

Anne Ziegler's Laurel Canyon Home — Blank Canvas Home on @SavvyHome

Anne Ziegler's Laurel Canyon Home — Blank Canvas Home Office on @SavvyHome

Anne Ziegler's Laurel Canyon Home — Blank Canvas Home on @SavvyHome

Anne Ziegler's Laurel Canyon Home — Blank Canvas Home on @SavvyHome

Anne Ziegler's Laurel Canyon Home — Blank Canvas Home Bathroom on @SavvyHome

Anne Ziegler's Laurel Canyon Home — Blank Canvas Home on @SavvyHome

Anne Ziegler's Laurel Canyon Home — Blank Canvas Home Living Room on @SavvyHome

One thing I repeatedly tell my clients is: only buy what you truly love. I guide them in defining their style and plan their space in a practical and coherent manner—but I never aim to dictate their personal taste. Anne Ziegler adopted this philosophy when relocating to LA into this charming blank canvas home in Laurel Canyon. It had recently been remodelled with whitewashed wide-plank pine floors and a crisp white palette. Ziegler brought in only items she truly loved—that she had collected over the years.

Maybe it’s the crispness of Fall, but I’m drawn to the “clean slate” approach to decorating these days: starting with a crisp white and neutral color scheme and bringing in color through art and accessories— whether it’s Josef Frank pillows, a cobalt desk lamp or a polka dot indigo blanket. Read the full story on Domino.

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Josef Frank Pillows and Candelabra | Elasticco Heart Poster | Gia Coppola Photography

Worthy Links: 19.09.14

Pro Lighting Tips - Worthy Links 10.09.14 on @SavvyHome

I recently listened to The Vacationers‘ audiobook on a long drive back from NYC recently. It was the perfect book to keep me focused on the road but still entertained—and the best last summer novel. As I’m flying to Paris later today, I’d love to know what great books you’ve read lately. I’ve been working around the clock to get ready for this week-long vacation so I’m excited to unplug and enjoy the city of lights. Speaking of lights, you should definitely check out these lighting tips from the pros for everything you need to know about types of bulbs, wattage and more. Follow my Paris shenanigans along on Instagram!

J.Crew is offering 25% off select full-price styles with the code SHOPFORFALL. I’m eyeing this cropped sweatshirt, these toothpick ripped black jeans, these leather-front Pixie pants, this shirttail striped sweater, these Outdoor Voices sweats and this excursion quilted vest.

Now is the best time to shop at Serena & Lily! Enter the code FABFIVE receive a discount of $100 on every $500 you spend. Here’s what I would buy from their new Fall collection.

Some of the brightest designers in the biz shine the light on their new go-to bulbs and favorite lighting tips.

Get decor tips from the up-and-coming designer Michelle Smith and shop the look of her home.

Hotelier André Balazs (of the Chateau Marmont fame) does it again, this time in London.

Rebecca Atwood launched her Fall collection. I’m loving her dip-dye and shibori pillows.

 I loved Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s SS/15 collection. So perfectly nautical.

Peek inside the private world of Parisian brand Astier de Villatte.

If I could shop the runways… This is what I would buy.

My next recipe to try: merlot chili.

Packing for Paris

Parisian Café — Packing for Paris on @SavvyHome

Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant. -Honoré de Balzac

Packing for Paris is no easy affair. The pressure of looking as effortless as a Parisian (on Fashion Week no less) is high! Regardless, I’m excited to be flying to Paris in a mere 48 hours and spending a week in this beautiful city. I’m opting for a minimal suitcase filled with casual essentials (organized in drawstring travel bags—these things are lifesavers!) and lots of empty space. I’ve done some of my best shopping in Paris in the past and I don’t intent this trip to be an exception.

The last time I was in Paris was in 2011. Way too long ago. On the agenda: la Biennale des Antiquaires, lots of walking around and spending time with friends/family and maybe a little bit of Paris Fashion Week. This time I’ll be staying on a cobblestone street in Montmartre, so sneakers are definitely in order. Montmartre in September is great because it’s one of the only neighborhoods in Paris to have vineyards and it will be harvest time. I’ve been scouring books and blogs for the best new Paris addresses, but if you have insider knowledge, please do share in the comments below. One last thing—flying to Paris in this “See you in Paris” sweater: amusing or tacky?

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