Spotted: Peace Illustration In The Tiny Canal Cottage

The Tiny Canal Cottage motto: "you don't have to live large to live beautifully." Owned by Whitney Leigh Morris and Adam Winkleman, the 1924 Craftsman-style home located in the Venice Beach Canals of California is 362 square feet full of love and absolutely stunning design. While the two call the cottage home, they also rent it out for shoots, commercial & editorial content creation, and product styling. And, you can totally see why!

The couple just recently revealed the nursery for their little babe on the way. And I must say that they truly worked their magic once again to show us all that their motto is nothing but the truth. The exciting part for me—my Peace Leavesdrawing found its way into the nook! Whitney and I connected a few years ago when I was just starting out. She is someone I look up to immensely and has always been a huge source of inspiration. Her impeccable taste makes it quite the honor to see my work make it into their beautiful home!

A lovely thanks to Whitney for the support! And a very happy congratulations and best wishes to the Mom and Dad to be! That little one is so lucky to constantly be surrounded by such a cherished home.

In The Press: Designer Insights Interview With Terrys Fabrics

Last month I had the honor of being a featured designer for the interview series, Designer Insights. Most interviews I have done in the past were purely talking about my story and own design work. It's always nice to be able to share more about me to new audiences but this recent one was a little different. This time, I was asked to curate my top interior design pieces for the season. It was a lot of fun sitting down and really thinking about my own aesthetic outside of my craft. It was a breath of fresh air to do this interview and share a different side of me. A huge thanks to Terrys Fabrics for the feature!

Below you'll find the interview and my choices. You can also see the full feature here on the Terry Fabrics website. Let me know what you think!

2016 Pantone Colors of The Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity

The time of year that every design geek waits for each year has come. Pantone released the color—no...wait for it—colors of the year. That's right. For the first time ever, the authority on color have chosen two colors to represent 2016:

Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.
Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.

Pantone states that the two colors are "reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace." That is poetry to my ears but what is even better is the reason why the company chose the two colors. On their website, they express the background for the color choice was because "societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer's increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage." Now that is empowering and something that we can all get behind.

To honor this very special moment, I've chosen some select pins to share with you all for inspiration on incorporating these colors into your work and every day life.

I'm a fan of earth tones and neutrals so I found myself drawn to more soft and vintage uses of the colors. Rose Quartz and Serenity give that pop of color without being overbearingly loud and help to create a soothing space. Having them play with harsher lines or textured fabric brings out the beautiful dynamics of the shades. These two colors are sure to make there way into my designer toolbox over the next year. I can already picture how beautiful they will be on wedding invitation suites—totally swooning, always dreaming.

Read more about the colors of the year on Pantone's website here.