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21 Ideabooks by The Simply Luxurious Life
Walla Walla home
Guest Picks: A Simple Yet Glamorous Kitchen
After taking a recent vacation to London, I have discovered and learned to appreciate smaller kitchens. The flat I stayed in for a week had a galley kitchen with high ceilings and a large window at the far end. By keeping the counters cleared and only...
Guest Picks: Travel-Inspired Decor
As summer wraps up and the last of vacation and the sun-filled days wind down, it's time to bring your travels back into your everyday life to remind you of all that your journeys have taught you. Whether you display the treasures you found in the markets...
Guest Picks: Leisurely Summer Dining
Summer weather calls for dining outside, but comfort need not be forgotten. My favorite chair to sit in during the warmer months is an oversize Adirondack with armrests large enough to hold my glass of wine or reading materials. Find pieces that will...
Guest Picks: A Chic Parisian-inspired Balcony
My summer decor project is the small space right off of my kitchen. It gets bathed in the warmth of the morning sun, and the afternoon shade there is ideal for relaxing. It has limited space for only a small side table and one chair, so I'm using Paris...
Guest Picks: Fresh Spring and Summer Decor
With spring and summer upon us, it's time to freshen up indoor and outdoor decor. This means packing up the dark blankets and duvets for a lighter and nautical aesthetic. I've gathered of a handful of ideas, from small details to sure-to-impress outdoor...
Guest Picks: Chic, Sophisticated Decor
While I have all of the furniture I need, I am always looking to find unique pieces that whisper sophistication and unique, chic style. After all, your home offers a glimpse into your private interests and passions, so why not choose decor that hints...
Guest Picks: Luxurious and Functional Studio Apartment Decor
Last month I shared ideas to keep in mind if you're decorating a small living space, whether a studio or a flat. This month, I have even more...
Guest Picks: Chic Style: How to Decorate a Studio
I recently rented an apartment in the city. As thrilled as I am to be back in Portland, I now have to think differently when it comes to decor. Why? I am renting a studio apartment. And the good news is that I wouldn't want it any other way! With less...
Guest Picks: Give Your Kitchen a Quick Facelift With White
Keep the sledgehammer in storage — update your kitchen's look with white and clear dinnerware and accessories instead
As one of my New Year's resolutions, I decided to finally give my 1930s Normandy kitchen a facelift. I didn't want to hire a contractor, and I was curious to see how significant of a change I could create. Well, I am very happy with the result. I painted...
Guest Picks: Signature Pieces With Personality
Resolve to invest in a statement furniture or decor piece that reflects your individual style and helps your home work for you
With a new year comes a review of what is working in one's home and what isn't. Spring cleaning is just around the corner, so why not begin looking at the furniture that works well and makes you feel right at home? Adding signature pieces to any room...
Guest Picks: Simply Luxurious Holiday Decor
Holiday decorating, while only temporary, is very much something to take time to consider when imagining the exact mood you want your home to create. Your decor will be based on who lives in your house and the values that guide your lives. As...
Guest Picks: Winter Decor: Leather & Ivory
As winter sneaks up and the weather turns ever chillier, I always turn to comfort in my home, my sanctuary. I make sure I have ample blankets, pile up the wood for a crackling fire and stock up on truffles and hot chocolate to savor. For me, leather and...
Guest Picks: Beautiful and Functional Ideas for Organization
I appreciate uncluttered spaces and usually opt for only a few quality pieces of furniture in my home, so I am also always looking for furniture that is as beautiful as it is functional. The simplest way to create a tranquil home environment is to clean...
Guest Picks: Outdoor Comfort & Style
The middle of summer begs for more time outside to savor every last bit of warmth before fall arrives. With thoughtfully chosen outdoor furniture and decor, you can create a space that is tranquil and comfortable — a space where you can sip tea in the...