Nursery Refresh: A Dose of Whimsy

Caitlin Wilson Design

I’ve been working on a nursery revamp for my most recent Homepolish client, and I have to tell you — it’s been fun! We’ve decided to go with a pretty in pink meets garden party theme, which means tons of blush, cream, and mint. For this project I took inspiration from Caitlin Wilson’s feminine fabrics — they were truly my jumping point — and wanted to keep things light and playful for this little three-year old. If you’re looking for cute little girl (meets big girl) bedroom ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading for three variations and let me know which is your favorite!

Simply Blushing

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If you can’t tell, I’m totally crushing on Caitlin Wilson Design (nearly all of the above pillows are from her collection). Her fabrics are the perfect combination of whimsy and sophistication and, lucky me, she’s opening up a studio in SF! The above look is perfectly girlie with the varying shades of pink and playful patterns. I know the Elodie Rug from Lulu & Georgia has been everywhere, but I can’t help but come back to it time and time again.

Daybed: Jenny Lind, Land of Nod // Rug: Elodie Rug, Lulu & Georgia // Dresser: Harmony Dresser, Land of Nod // Bedding: Scalloped Duvet, Serena & Lily // Pouf: Mint Pouf, Land of Nod // Bookcase: Cabot Bookshelf, Serena & Lily

Pillows (all Caitlin Wilson except the monogrammed option): Blush Buffalo Check Pillow // Pink Floral Pillow, Monogrammed Pillow

Bubblegums & Blues

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Did you guys know that Minted now has home decor — everything from pillows, to curtains, to table linens, to lampshades — all created by their talented community of artists. It’s the perfect place to go for prints and pieces that are outside the standard. I took the bulk of my inspiration from their funky fabric and then anchored everything with simple (yet fun) bedding and neutral furniture.

Daybed: Jenny Lind, Land of Nod // Rug:  Tamira Reversible Rug, Lulu & Georgia // Dresser: Harmony Dresser, Land of Nod // Bedding: Tassel Duvet, PB Teen (multi-colored option here// Embroidered Scallop Sheets, PB Teen // Pouf: Mint Pouf, Land of Nod // Bookcase: Cabot Bookshelf, Serena & Lily

Pillows: Heart Pillow, Minted // Hila Pillow, John Robshaw // Folding Fans Pillow, Anthropologie

Bold and Beautiful

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This is by far the most playful design — the bold graffiti-like floral pillows paired with the simple blue stripes, and accented with the magenta zebras is just too cute. The client this was made for is particularly fond of animals and the zoo, so the zebras fit in perfectly.

Daybed: Jenny Lind, Land of Nod // Rug: Pink Mirabelle Rug, Lulu & Georgia // Dresser: Harmony Dresser, Land of Nod // Bedding:  Pink Pom Pom Duvet, Pottery Barn Kids // Pouf: Mint Pouf, Land of Nod // Bookcase: Cabot Bookshelf, Serena & Lily

Pillows: Graffiti Flora Pillow, Minted // French Stripe Pillow, Caitlin Wilson // Lil Zebras Pillow, Minted

Let me know which was your favorite design or if you have any design questions!

Until next time.

Xx,

Molly

Get the Look: The Cuyana Office

I recently attended an event at Cuyana in SF and while I love their products, I’m obsessed with their offices. Devotees know and love Cuyana for its simplicity, craftmanship, and style and their offices follow in that same vein. Conceptualized by SF interior designer, Lauren Nelson, their offices evoke a sense of minimalistic boldness that you can’t help but covet. Keep reading for tips on how to get the look at home on any budget.

The Lounge

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The moment I walked into their lounge, I was hooked. It effortlessly mixes mid-century modern staples with more exotic, old-world pieces like the vintage maroon runner and neutral cowhide. The result is an eye-catching menagerie of old and old that somehow looks so current. Shop the full look below and see my picks for getting the look for less.

The Look:

The Look for Less:

The Cozy Corner

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Does this not make you want to curl up with a cappuccino and the latest issue of US Weekly? If it doesn’t, I don’t know what’s wrong with you. Right now, one of my favorite moves is draping a sheepskin over a chair — any chair — for a relaxed, but put together look. I love how this nook features a simple gallery wall — rule of three people — and a touch of green to keep everything lively. See below for tips on how to recreate the look at home, regardless of your budget!

The Look:

The Look for Less:


#MakeItEssential

Cuyana’s mantra is “fewer better things” and while it certainly plays true to material possessions, I like to think it’s something you can implement into every aspect of your life. Remember, #MakeItEssential.

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Until next time,

Xx Molly

 

Having a Moment with Self Portrait

I’ve been loving Self Portrait for a while now, but I recently stumbled into Neiman Marcus event that Han Chong was hosting and lost my marbles. It was like I walked into a dream, a lace and chiffon dream.

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Typically, when you see pieces that contain every girlie detail, it makes you want to throw up a little bit, but somehow Chong perfectly executes and what we’re left with is perfection. Keep reading to see a few of my favorite picks below.

Short & Flirty

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Self Portrait Paneled Dress // Self-Portrait // $520
Self Portrait Long-Sleeve Tiered Scalloped Lace Dress, Off White // Self-Portrait // $520
Self Portrait Bell Sleeve Dress // Self-Portrait // $480
Self Portrait Crochet A Line Dress // Self-Portrait // $480
Self Portrait Eleina Sleeveless Daisy Dress // Self-Portrait // $590
Self Portrait Felicia Lace Dress // Self-Portrait // $530

Long & Ladylike

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Self Portrait Felicia Embroidered Dress // Self-Portrait // $530
SELF-PORTRAIT Azaelea lace midi dress // Self-Portrait // $442
Self Portrait Felicia Embroidered Sheer Lace Dress // Self-Portrait // $530
Self Portrait Ayelette Cutout Double-Crepe Dress, Red // Self-Portrait // $640
self-portrait Cutwork Lace Layered Dress // Self-Portrait // $392
Self Portrait Ivy Lace-Trim Open-Back Midi Dress, White // Self-Portrait // $625

Extra Credit

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Self Portrait Long-Sleeve Combo Jumpsuit, Black // Self-Portrait // $675
SELF-PORTRAIT Contrast-collar daisy-lace top // Self-Portrait // $331
Self-Portrait Sofia Pleated Guipure Lace Skirt // Self-Portrait // $410
SELF-PORTRAIT Lace-panel bell-sleeved jumpsuit // Self-Portrait // $575
Self-Portrait Tiered Guipure Lace Mini Skirt // Self-Portrait // $350
Self Portrait Sleeveless Lace Peplum Top, Navy // Self-Portrait // $410

Until next time.

Xx Molly

The Only Bag You’ll Need This Season

I’m a self-proclaimed shoe-phile — I’ll test out the trendiest of the trendiest, go for the crazy color, and buy up as many as my paycheck will allow; but with bags, I’m much more selective. I’m more methodical in my hunt for the perfect bag and when I find one I like, I’ll use it until its falling apart — literally. Luckily, I’ve found the only bag I need this season.

Alma Suede Clutch

My cousin has been working on a new bag line called Ala Pilar, which creates stunning bags, clothing, and accessories with a Mexican flare. I actually have three pieces from them — that’s how obsessed I am — I have a black Gloria Tote as my everyday bag (it’s perfect for work because it’s stylish yet functional), a stunning pearl and leather necklace, and the newest addition to my collection is the blue suede Alma clutch/crossbody. Keep reading for two ways to style this bag!

Weekend in Tahoe

The only bag you'll need this season, Ala Pilar

Alma Clutch, Ala Pilar // Similar: Chunky Knit Sweater, Barney’s // Distresses Denim, Citizens of Humanity // Suede Crisi Boots, Isabel Marant

Night Out in Austin

The only bag you'll need this season, Ala Pilar

Alma Clutch, Ala Pilar // Similar: Dalton Blouse, DVF // Distressed Denim, Citizens of Humanity // Similar: Cowboy Boots, Laredo

P.S. Don’t forget to read about Ala Pilar and their work with El Pozo de Vita, a non-profit that helps victims of sex trafficking. Cute bags that do good, it’s a double win!

Until next time.

Xx Molly

Make a Statement With Bold Furniture

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I look at bold fabric like lipstick; what was once pase is now of the moment and incredibly chic. It has the ability to liven up a room and elevate the design to something inspiring and alluring without being overbearing or overdone (when done right). Typically we see this type of fabric adorning chairs and couches, however the possibilities are really endless — it can be applied to everything from headboards to the walls. Keep reading for tips on how to decorate with bold fabrics.

Traditional — Chairs + Sofas

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Miles Talbott Avon Club Chair, Indigo/White//$1,999
123 Creations, Inc. Leo Armchair, Black Gingham//$210
Vintage MODERNHAUS Midcentury Banana Leaf Bamboo Chair//$845
Vintage From France to You Antiques French Cane Chairs Pair//$1,249
Vintage Mission Avenue Studio French-Style Caned Fauteuils, S/2//$945
Vintage SWI Vintage Century Upholstered Armchair//$785

Non-Traditional

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Skyline Furniture Seville Patterned Headboard // Skyline Furniture // $255–340
French Heritage Malvaux 52″ Patterned Chest, Blue/Gold // $2,235
Skyline Furniture Mfg. Inc. Hedren Cotton Headboard, Blue Dandelion // $369–459
Skyline Furniture Mfg. Inc. Indigo Luminary Headboard, Twin // $219
Kim Salmela Berry Marilyn Headboard, Queen // $899
Skyline Furniture Mfg. Inc. Tallman Headboard, Indigo Trellis // $189–219
Massoud Furniture Manufacturing, Inc. Sissy Headboard, Floral // $849–1,049

Current Fabric Obsession: Buffalo Check

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Skyline Furniture Mfg. Inc. Bryce 51″ Settee, White/Black // $869
123 Creations, Inc. Leo Armchair, Black Gingham // $210
Vintage Mission Avenue Studio French-Style Caned Fauteuils, S/2 // $945
123 Creations, Inc. Black Hattie Gingham Side Chair, Pair // $399

Until next time.

Xx Molly

How to Create a Chic Yet Casual Kitchen

I recently took an AutoCad class to brush up on creating floor plans (Shout out to Cad Simplified) and I can’t stop mocking up and designing spaces. This week was all about the kitchen; the ideal space is inviting and warm, that’s chic while remaining utterly casual. Right now I’m obsessing over crisp white cabinetry and countertops paired with matte gold accents. Keep reading for a peek at the mood board, floor plan, and tips on how to create the look at home.

The Inspiration

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I’m a firm believer that your home and it’s design — especially it’s design — can have a huge impact on your mood. A clean, beautiful room just makes you happy, it’s science.

Recently, I’ve been especially loving mixing contemporary pieces, like the iconic Tulip Table, with more classic staples, like Parisian bistro chairs. Throw in a Kilim rug — check out a few favorites in this post — a farmhouse sink, and a few bright touches and you’ve got yourself a chic AF kitchen. Shop the look below.

Shop the Look

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The Farmhouse Sink — Splurge: Single-Bowl Farmhouse Sink, Rohl // Save: Farmhouse Kitchen Sink, Alfi Brand

The Kitchen Table — Splurge: Marble Tulip Table, Stilnovo // Save: Marble Tulip Table, Dot & Bo 

The Kitchen Chairs — Splurge: Clemence Indoor/Outdoor Bistro Chairs, Lulu & Georgia // Save: Cerilly Chair, Dot & Bo

The Rug — Save: Mariett Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Lulu & Georgia // Save: Painted Desert Rug, Lulu & Georgia

The Overhead Lighting — Splurge: Visual Comfort Hicks Two Light Pendant, Horchow // Save: Globe Pendant Light, CB2

The Stools — Splurge: Hairpin Counter Stool, West Elm // Save: Swirling Seat Stool, Dot & Bo

Until Next Time,

Xx Molly

3-Day Weekend Style Tips

This was the first year I got MLK day off — major woos! — so my boyfriend and I decided to stay local and take day trips around the area. There are so many places to visit around San Francisco, so it was actually quite hard to narrow the list down to 3! We opted for a SF food adventure, a night out in Half Moon Bay, and a bike ride across the bridge to Sausalito. Keep reading for our weekend agenda and some of my favorite looks for each.

SF Food Adventure

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Hit List: Mr. Holmes Bakehouse + Brunch at Brenda’s French Soul Food

We had our eyes set on Brenda’s for brunch on Saturday and as we went to put our name in (for the hour+ wait) I noticed a glimmering box from Mr. Holmes, so naturally we went to grab a coffee — and maybe a donut to share. This strategy is highly recommended. For our little jaunt I opted for some casual ripped denim, a chic sweater, and some casual kicks to round it out. Shop the look below:

Chic Sweater: Knitted Sweater, Comme Des Garcon // Mendocino Pullover, Cupcakes and Cashmere // Heart Sweater, Moon Collection 

Distressed Denim: Distressed Ankle Leggings, AG Jeans // Distressed Skinny Jeans, BlankNYC // Destructed Skinny Jeans, Belle + Sky

Sneakers: Super Star Glitter & Suede Sneakers, Golden Goose // Classic Sneakers, Vans // Cotu Sneakers, Superga

Half Moon Bay

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Hit List: Cocktails at The Ritz + Dinner at Sam’s Chowder House

It’s only about an hour outside the city, but Half Moon Bay seems like worlds away. On a nice day — or night — there’s nothing better than grabbing a cocktail at one of the seaside fire pits at The Ritz. Unfortunately, the weather was horrendous so we were stuck inside but, I must say, the stormy sea was still pretty beautiful. Post-cocktails we ventured over to Sam’s for lobster rolls. Now I’d say that’s a pretty solid night. Shop the look below:

Long Sleeved Tee: Camden Long Sleeved Tee, Rag & Bone // Slub Classic Long Sleeved Tee, T by Alexander Wang // Crochet Long Sleeved Tee, Chloe & Katie 

White Jeans: Slit Cigarette Jeans, AG Jeans // Spray On Jeans, Blank Denim // Sarah Skinny Jeans, Articles of Society

Lady-like Flats: Lili Leather Ballet Flats, Isabel Marant Etoile // Ballet Flats, Anniel // Ballet Flats, Repetto

Bonus Vest: Moonlux Quilted Vest, Freecity // Ogdove Nylon Puffy Vest, Freecity // Quilted Faux Leather Vest, Michael Michael Kors

Sausalito

IMG_5539Hit List: Bike Ride Across the Golden Gate Bridge + Lunch at Fish

Tom’s a big biker and had gotten me this cute little Public Bike last year, so a bike over the bridge to Sausalito has been on our hit list for months. Today was a bit rainy, but we made the trek anyways — and I’m glad we did! We rewarded our 8 mile ride with a few cold beers, a crab sandwich, and some tasty ceviche. Shop the look below:

Chic Sweatshirt: The Varsity Sweatshirt, The Great // Kale Sweatshirt, Sub Urban Riot // Detroit Crewneck Sweatshirt, Topshop

Pink Denim: Stiletto Denim, Current/Elliott // Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans, Joe’s Jeans // Skinny Jeans, Alice + Olivia

Sneakers: Super Star Glitter & Suede Sneakers, Golden Goose // Classic Sneakers, Vans // Cotu Sneakers, Superga

Bonus Raincoat: Rain Jacket, Without Walls // Tora Hooded Rain Jacket, Tretorn // Wings Rain Jacket, Tretorn

Until Next Time.

Xx Molly

 

 

 

Travel Essentials for a Stress-Free Flight

I just landed in San Francisco and I have to say it was one of the easiest flights I’ve taken in a while. I attribute this to a combination of a pre-flight manicure in the airport — hello relaxation — and my fine-tuned list of travel essentials.

My family loves to travel, so I’ve gotten quite good at a few things: packing light, whizzing through security lines, and packing the perfect carryon filled with everything you need and nothing you don’t. It’s all about editing. Keep reading for my travel picks!

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The Bag

The carryall is essential. It has to be big enough to carry everything you need, but not too big — you’ll keep filling it if you have the room, so don’t even allow yourself to get to the point where your arm goes numb as your walking to your gate. My favorites include Mansur Gavriel, Baggu, and Saint Laurent.

The Skincare

Planes are notorious for drying out your skin and wreaking havoc on your otherwise beautiful complexion. The key is make sure your skin is clean on the flight — this means no makeup! — and moisturized. I rely on face wipes from Burts Bees, Caudalie Beauty Elixr, and Kiehl’s cream.

The Luxe Accessories

Now for the lovely little items to fill the gorgeous bag! I’m a big fan of carrying a bunch of little pouches to keep everything nice and tidy — I typically have 2 or 3, each designated for a different use like tech accessories, skincare essentials, etc. My favorites include this cheeky one from Dogeared, this chic leopard pouch from Loeffler Randall, and this bold typography pouch by Rebecca Minkoff. Last but not least, it’s important to stay hydrated — on the inside and out — so I always carry a S’well water bottle with me. There’s nothing worse than warm water, the S’well bottle is a lifesaver because it stays cold for 12 hours! Plus, how chic is the metallic gold!

Happy travels!

Xx Molly

Fight the Freeze With These Stylish Sweaters

Is it just me or has the weather all of a sudden flipped from Fall to Winter? I know what you’re going to say — you’re in San Francisco, it doesn’t even get cold there! — but guys, I’ve got California blood and I’m just not cut out for the cold. With that said, the chill-factor has me dreaming of cozy, oversized sweaters, knit dresses, and — dare I say it? — turtlenecks. They’re totally making a comeback, you guys. Keep reading to shop my favorites!

The Sweater

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Invest: Cotton Sweater, Proenza Schouler // Splurge: Marled Sweater, Vince // Steal: Modern Sweater, Madewell

The Sweater-Dress

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Invest: Travis Sweater Dress, Isabel Marant // Splurge: Hailee Cowl-Neck Sweater Dress, Alice + Olivia // Steal: Cashmere Sweater Dress, Philosophy

The Turtleneck

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Invest: Matignon Oversized Turtleneck, Maje // Splurge: Bubble Knit Turtleneck, Tibi // Steal: Color-block Cableknit Turtleneck, Topshop

Special Extras — The Maxi: this, this, this, and this.

Until next time.

Xx Molly

Currently Coveting — Oversized Outerwear

Fall weather is in full force in San Francisco! We had our first rainstorm of the season today (peep some of my favorite rain boots here, here, and here) and along with the drizzle, we received some truly chilly weather — for San Francisco at least. Now that the California Freeze is upon us, I’m dreaming of oversized outerwear. Check out my picks for every style below!

Classic

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Invest: Goloso Coat, Max Mara // Splurge: Brushed Melton Coat, Vince // Steal: Fox Fur Coat, Ellen Tracy

Alternative

Invest: Color Block Car Coat, Vince // Splurge: Boucle Garbie Coat, Isabel Marant Etoile // Steal: Reversible Hoodie, Eileen Fisher

Whimsical

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Invest: Pink Wool Manteau Coat, Carven // Splurge: Stitched Plaid Coat, Tory Burch // Steal: Wool Blend Clutch Coat, Helene Berman

Until next time.

Xx Molly