Monday, August 29, 2011

Field Trip + Decorate!

Last Thursday, Cristin {from Simplified Bee}, took me to the San Francisco Design Center on a little field trip before we met up at Anthropologie for Holly's Decorate book tour signing.  

Touring the design center was a great opportunity. I feel like I was able to grasp how to make my way around, how to interact with showroom associates, and learned what an important asset living near a design center really is. By knowing how to utilize a design center near me, I'll be able to offer my clients many more options, looks and more beautiful interiors.

First stop, Duralee...

Martyn Lawrence Bullard's new line was out and we were loving it! Check out this fun ikat print...I was so smitten that I ordered a sample. Maybe I can make a bulletin board with it (:

After we explored there, we headed to dinner at Straits, which was FAB! See...we scarfed it down (:

 Then we walked to Anthropologie. Clearly I'm always a happy camper in that store, but Thursday night was even better than usual, as Holly Becker of Decor8 blog and the author of Decorate, was there doing a book signing!

Holly is darling and just so sweet. I loved how excited she was that I was going to school for design. Great encouragement (:
Me, Cristin, Holly

Also a highlight was seeing some familiar faces.  Crystal and Anne from Rue Magazine were there, as well as Caitlin from Sacramento Street. Love all those talented girls!
Cristin, Crystal, Me

What a fun night. And what a wonderful design book. Thanks to Holly for writing, sharing, inspiring and visiting us all the way out in California.
In case you haven't picked up your copy yet, here's what you're missing!

Love this quote from the one and only, Nate Berkus...

Agreed! It's important to remember that everyone has a different design recipe to create a home they want to eat all up.  If you fill it with things you adore, you're well on your way!

Huge thanks to Anna from In Honor of Design for hosting a giveaway of Holly's book. I won the book a month ago and went through it the day I got it (:

Revisiting this little trip to the city certainly made my Monday sweeter. Have a wonderful start to your week and know I'm praying for all you East Coasters!


  1. i need to get my hands on that book! it looks amazing!

  2. How fun! Definitely need to find me a copy of that book too!!

  3. wow how fun girl :) i def need to get that book like everyone else said and i love Nate's Quote!

  4. I need to get a copy of that book! Looks like such a fun night!

  5. You look amazing in those pictures. I love you boo <3

  6. This made my Monday a little sweeter too:-) Pretty stuff always does! xoxo

  7. So fun! I am coming to San Fran in October... I need to get a list of "must dos" from you!!!

  8. What a fantastic experience. The book looks amazing. Miss you!

  9. Love that ikat pattern! And how fun to spend time with some talented ladies! :)

  10. That ikat is gorgeous !! Love it. Looks like a fun night !


  11. That sounds like a PERFECT day!! You are all over the place in the SF design world and I'm so proud of you for that! I can't wait until you get rich and famous and have a TV show and I can say heyyy I know her... she's my Bliff! :)

  12. okay you were basically wrapped in creativity all awesome!

  13. Now I'm kinda thinking of you as a celebrity. Haha. I can't wait until you come see all the design in LOUISIANA!! : )

  14. Every time I see a picture of you, I think "she is so adorable!" love reading your blog!

  15. So jealous you got to meet Holly! :) I got to be a part of the Blog Tour and I have been LOVING the book. By far one of the best I have seen!

  16. How fun! I have Holly's book and love it! Hope you had a wonderful Monday!

  17. I've been a bad friend. Sorry for being so MIA.

    you are still just as gorgeous as I left you..

  18. Sounds like you had such a fun night! I definitely need to add that perfect book to my wishlist :)

  19. sounds like such a great night!! i need to get my hands on that book!


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