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A girlfriend of mine from university, Jamie Lee Reardin, recently shared some pretty fantastic news involving her and the house of Dior. She has been invited to be their artist in residence working with the brand on all kinds of incredible projects. Read more about her fantastic new partnership here at Style.com.

Her recent news made me recall fondly a feature we did on her Hermosa Beach, California home last year. Here it is again in all its springy-summery goodness:

My beachside studio is in Hermosa Beach, CA. While my basic furniture was purchased from stores like Target and HomeGoods, it is my collection of books, magazines, and kooky knick knacks that truly reflect my personality.

I do my best to decorate my space with anything that inspires me, relying on bright colors, floral prints, and fresh flower arrangements to create an enchanting place where my imagination can roam wildly.

My oversized vision board is somewhat of a centerpiece in my studio. A place to pin down my inspiration and and bring me back to where my illustration style stemmed.20130124-201400.jpg20130124-201413.jpg20130124-201424.jpg20130124-201433.jpg


Connect with my beautiful friend Jamie on twitter and Instagram @jamieleereardin. All images courtesy Jamie Lee Reardin



Last weekend I had the pleasure of answering design dilemma questions at the Reno and Decor booth. Walking around the show there were lots of sights to see- but I’ve been left inspired by the lovely Etsy booth. HGTV.ca teamed up with Etsy at the Toronto Fall Home Show to create a gorgeous booth of handpicked finds.

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Until recently, I never considered Etsy as a resource for my home or my interior design projects. But as the above images suggest, there are lots of unique products created by unique vendors. Here are a few that caught my radar. Massive bonus that you can shop while in your PJ’s.

Glimpse Glass terrarium

Love this glass terrarium by GlimpseGlass. I’ve got a project in mind for these little guys!

Acacia Wood IPad StandPerfect for eco-techno lovers- iPad stand made out of acacia wood by Artemano.TangerineArtGallery

Beautiful hand painting by TangerineArtGallery.

Greg Leaman DeerI think I need this in my boys’ room. Acrylic taxidermy by Greg Leaman.

All product photos via seller’s Etsy sites.