Monday, August 8, 2011

A Whole Lot of Style

I can't begin to describe how blessed I feel to have been able to intern with Cristin, from Simplified Bee, this summer.  We've had the chance to do some fun things {and some that are still coming up!} Among our adventures was one of the best days of my summer so far.  Recently, Cristin has been working with interior designer, Leslie Lundgren, on several projects.  A few weeks ago Leslie invited Cristin to help her style her one of her client's homes for some photos of the finished space. Let me tell you- these ladies together are the dream team!  I was lucky enough to come along and take the pictures of the STUNNING space.


I immediately fell in love with the color, pattern, and Leslie's ability to blend traditional, Chinoiserie and ultimately create a relaxed California feeling.  
Take a look:



As soon as I saw these baby Uggs I knew they needed to be in the shoot (:



This charming Spanish style home sits in an adorable neighborhood and features incredible architectural elements, such as this fireplace and the wood beams on the ceiling.


This was a fun little corner to style, and with three opinions on what should go where, we sure had a ball!  It was so beneficial to have three sets of eyes, and as the morning went on, we became more in touch with each other's styles that we started picking up on things before the other would even say it!


 We started with the dresser, the green lamp that's now on the entry table, and another smaller botanical print framed above the dresser.  After many different looks, we ended up finding this amazing artwork in the garage! Now, center stage, this turquoise gem is the piece that pulls the whole space together.






Let's talk about the rug...LOVE IT. Such a great way to bring a whimsical, yet neutral, textured piece to the room.


The roses from Leslie's garden cannot go unnoticed.  How perfect is that color?!



Cristin, Leslie, & Me.


The three of us had such a wonderful time styling the shoot, but even more importantly, Leslie's client is totally in love with her living room. And so am I (:


Don't you think it turned out great? What's your favorite element in the space?


Hope this Monday eye candy is enough to wake you up! Check out more of Leslie's portfolio over here.
Love,
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23 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous space. I adore spanish architecture!

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  2. LOVE that entryway table, the pattern is gorgeous.

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  3. omg i love it- that entryway is stunning! xo

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  4. Michaela. Ive been away from the blog-world far to long. Just wanted to pop over and say Hello!

    The spaces look extremely lovely. Love all of the rich colors. And I would have to say, although im not a fan of red, the different elements of red throughout the room are done very well and really balance the entire room out.

    Happy Monday! :)

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  5. The entrance is amazing, those roses are PERFECTION, and those Baby Uggs... umm, YES, PLEASE!!! :)

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  6. What a fantastic space. i especially love the potted Orchard and the cowhide rug. So pretty!

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  7. Beautiful. I LOVE the drapery fabric and that framed arch window is stunning. What a fun shoot.

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  8. It is so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it Michaela... and lucky you getting to be involved! :)

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  9. Love LOVE Love! You ladies should have your own design show:-) xoxo

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  10. SUCH an amazing space! I love all the details and the colors! I want to live there!

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  11. how neat! i love all the patterns and colors together. it looks great!

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  12. So gorgeous !! Love the colors...looks so cozy !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  13. Wowza, what a home!!! Those curtains are making my toes curl in delight and I'm dying over those fantastic suzani-esque pillows...LOVE the bold print and color. What a fabulous project to be a part of, congrats!

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  14. So fun working with you on this project! Your article turned out great. I just posted mine and linked to you.

    xo,
    cristin

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  15. Ooohh.. it's too hard to pick just one favorite thing, but I'm loving that fireplace, rug, and those lovely blue and white garden stools at the end of the sofa!! (:

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  16. The bold curtains are a brilliant addition to the space! I think I'm in love with them. As well as with those beautiful flowers. Gorgeous.

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  17. Absolutely amazing!! I love all the color in the room. Mine next? : )

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  18. It's a beautiful room. I love the drapery fabric, the pops of bold color in the throw pillows on the couch and the fun cowhide rug. You all did a great job and I think your photos are fabulous, Michaela!

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  19. Beautiful Beautiful! I love the pillows....I think pillows add so much to a room!

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  20. It's a gorgeous room, you guys did a fabulous job. I love the neutrals with the vibrant pops of color. And I love that large plant in the corner...what is that?!?

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