The New Living Lavishly Magazine Is Out!

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Happy Friday everyone! Have you seen it yet? The New Living Lavishly magazine is out. I have some fun articles in there to show you how simple it is to design and decorate your home. If your not local, you can read the issue online here.

I'm sharing with you simple and easy tricks on how to make your coffee table look amazing!

I'm sharing with you simple and easy tricks on how to make your coffee table look amazing!

This was fun! I was able to show off my good friend and fellow designer,  Abbe Fenimore , and this Gorgeous Powder Room she designed as well as share with you some tips on putting the POW! in your Powder Room. Check out Abbe's  online shop  too! She has A-Mazing taste. 

This was fun! I was able to show off my good friend and fellow designer, Abbe Fenimore, and this Gorgeous Powder Room she designed as well as share with you some tips on putting the POW! in your Powder Room. Check out Abbe's online shop too! She has A-Mazing taste. 

And here I'm sharing with you a colorful and inexpensive Thrift Store make-over. Piece of cake!

And here I'm sharing with you a colorful and inexpensive Thrift Store make-over. Piece of cake!

These are just a few of the fun articles in the latest magazine! Pick one up today! They're FREE. Also, if you like learning these fun decor tips, come see me speak at the Home Expo on Saturday, September 17th at 1:30, Madonna Expo Center! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Get The Look From Studio Ten 25!

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I just had to repost this Gorgeous Mood Board that the incredibly talented Abbe Fenimore (OMG! Watch the video!) put together on her blog today. The colors are so fresh and inviting, I seriously want to "Get The Look" for my own home and I was even more thrilled to see our Ballet TuTu Art Print included!

Make sure you take a minute and pop over to her shop because she has added new categories and beautiful new products! Seriously one of the best places to shop on the web for gorgeous Home Decor!


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I know, I know....crickets over here! June has been incredibly busy! I've been quietly working away on multiple projects and look forward to sharing with you soon! One of the projects I'm most excited about is a book I'm writing and illustrating! I hope to be among these greats one day!

Also on the horizon is a very fun collaboration with The Pink Pagoda! I'll be sharing more about that next week! I you are enjoying a fantastic summer and working on projects that bring you joy!!! 


June's Free Desktop Wall Paper & The Pink Pagoda!

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This month I'm thrilled to be teaming up with the very talented, Jennifer from The Pink Pagoda! I have always admired Jennifer's work and design aesthetic. Her love of chinoiserie and blue & white ginger jars is simply contagious! Her blog is full of inspiration and one you must add to your blog roll. I was so honored when Jennifer asked me to create some original watercolor art prints for her gorgeous shop. We talked and she shared with me her ideas on what she wanted and I've taken it from there. Until then (soon) I've created this Free Desktop Wallpaper with The Pink Pagoda as my inspiration. It's for you to enjoy and share for your personal use. If you would like to share please credit back to myself as the creator of the artwork. Happy June everyone!!! 

iPad  // iPhone  //  Desktop

Let's Work Together!

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My word for 2014 is "Collaboration" and this year I have worked with so many wonderful shops, designers & bloggers. I love it and realized this is something I would most certainly like to continue to do. My latest project is with the lovely Jennifer, from The Pink Pagoda. Here's a sneak peek of my new watercolors that will be available exclusively on her site! More details to come soon!

If you're interested in having your own exclusive art created for your shopping site or clients, shoot me an email!!

The Hillary Thomas Collection - Prints & Note Cards!

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I'm so excited to share with you a wonderful collaboration with the very talented Interior Designer, Hillary Thomas! I painted the watercolors for her inspired by her beautiful vignettes. They are now available as Prints & Note Cards on her website, Hillary Thomas!

I love to collaborate! If you are interested in commissioning a peice of your own please feel free to contact me!

Champions! President's Cup Cal South!

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In between design projects and the daily tasks of life, did you know, I'm also a Soccer Mom? Like, for realzzz! I travel to crazy cities all over the place so my girls can play soccer. Well, this weekend, it payed off! Out of 64 teams in the Southern California territory, my daughter's team Won the Championship! 3 times my daughters have made it to the finals in State Cup so it must be true that the 3rd time is a charm, because today they WON! Coming from a small Coastal Town this is a big accomplishment! Great Coaching! Great Girls! Great Parents! Congratulation SLO Storm U15 Girls!!!!

Back to design tomorrow but for today, I'm one very proud soccer mom! 

My Rocky #45



One Room Challenge - Week 4 - Studio Refresh!

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Week 4 of the One Room Challenge started off with a pleasant surprise. My "back ordered" desk arrived on Monday! It was the funniest thing when I saw Emilie of Shell and Chinoiserie post on Instagram that her Same Exact Desk arrived on her porch, at the Same Exact Time mine was delivered in California! C-R-A-Z-Y!

BTW I LOVE the Desk! My husband had it all put together for me when I got home & I couldn't be more pleased with it. 

I have to back track just a little though. This One Room Challenge was incredible inspiration for me. I spent a few days, literally, Spring Cleaning like a crazy woman! I cleaned out my closet, my girl's closet, my storage room, my garage, my laundry room AND MY STUDIO! We donated a truck load to Good Will and found all kinds of things that had been missing! So Thank You Calling It Home because I'm not sure if I would have done it without this fun challenge!

This week I also purchased all the frames for my gallery wall and the other supplies I would need to make my "Heart Of Gold" design work. I prepped the wall and made my heart template out of some left over cardboard. 

I also found this painting in my storage. I painted her over 20 years ago. The painting is called "Forgiveness". It was part of my first ever "One Woman Art Exhibit" in San Luis Obispo & later, San Francisco. I was right out of college and ready, but terrified, to show my work as an artist. It reminds me of where I came from on this long journey as an artist and a designer. So out she came and up onto the wall again. As an Interior Designer (my day job) I always tell my clients to buy art that makes them happy, or tells a story. I also want them to know about the artist and what the inspiration is for their paintings. I find that so much more meaningful when a home is designed with that kind of attention to detail and support of the arts.

I just posted this picture on my Instagram and... Oh My! it sparked the funniest thread of comments! Jennifer from TheChicPad was absolutely killing me with her comments about what we designers put our pour husbands through all for the sake of making things pretty!! She basically said that her husband thinks the sound of spray paint is one of the most terrifying sounds! LMAO...and it just goes on and on...sigh...still laughing...

The cat I found cleaning my studio and brought back such happy memories of when my girls were little. I just had to give her a coat of Gold!

And other items received the Midas Touch this week as you can see! I was thrilled to find my card holder shelves in my garage! Another Perk of Spring Cleaning! I had these in my boutique years ago and can't wait to use them again to organize my greeting card line.

And the knob update. Yes, I painted the existing ones Gold & No I'm not sure if I'll keep them because I am still on the hunt for ones that I really love. I'm also still hunting for a rug. Today I'm going to purchase a black and white striped one to try out. Next week I hope to finish my gallery wall & find the perfect accessories to finish it off!

Please make sure to check out Calling It Home & all the other amazing blogger/designers making beauty in the world!

Abby M Interiors // Because It's Awesome // Bijou & Boheme // Calling It Home // Chez V //

Chinoiserie Chic // Copy Cat Chic // The Decorista // Design Crisis // Design Indulgence //

Design Manifest // The English Room // The Glam Pad // Little Black Door // Momosa Lane //

My Notting Hill // The Pink Pagoda // Simple Details // My Sweet Savannah // Veranda House

Dahlias & Dots! New Designs...

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Although I'm working on my "Studio Refresh" for the One Room Challenge over at Calling It Home, I've also been slowly working on a make over for my Living Room. I just created these designs to "possibly" use. We shall see if they make the cut! Check back Thursday for my Studio Make Over updates and Link Up.

Large Pillow Fabric

Love The Guncles & Their Daughter's Beautiful "Beverly Hill's Hotel Inspired" Bedroom!

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I met Bill Horn & Scout Masterson, aka The Guncles, last October and they were the nicest couple! Bill was so excited about their "Beverly Hills Hotel Inspired" room they were designing for their adorable daughter. He was so sweet & genuinely appeared to love my Bow Pillow so I asked if I could send them one. I never imagined it would end up in such a beautiful space! AND how generous and lovely of them to give me a shout out in their article & feature on Project Nursery! Make sure you check out their inspiring design story and all the beautiful room pictures (including this one which is from the article) on Project Nursery here!

Photo Credit to Riley Jamison Photography For Project Nursery

Hello Gorgeous! & Hello March! FREE Desktop Download!

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Well you are Gorgeous! I've teamed up with this month to create a fun & FREE download for your devices! This design is inspired by my Lipstick Print & Lipstick Pillow! Please feel free to share and enjoy for your personal use! If you'd like to share on your site please give credit back to muah. xoxo Enjoy! Happy March!

New Notecards & A Little Life Update

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I'm currently in the process of making over many projects in my life, big & small. Including a new website, new catalog and also the interiors of parts of my home. We built our house ten or so years ago and it's time for an update! As I started to put together my ideas for *my* interior design project, a fun little spark of inspiration happened. As most of you know, I'm an illustrator too and I love, love, love that I can combine Interior Design with my passion for Graphics & Painting. That's how this Herme's Tray Print came about. These are the colors I'm wanting to incorporate into my new Living Room. What happenned next was really thrilling! After posting a quick pick on my Instagram I heard from many talented designers who wondered if I could do the same type of painting for them but with one of their let's just say for now that this is happening! (More on that soon!) So excited to share those collaborations with you! I was also really happy to see how many of you were interested in purchasing the prints! They are available in my shop and now I've also included notecards! There's so much to be thankful for this rainy Friday...most of all I'm Thankful for You! Make sure to check back in this weekend for my FREE March Desktop Wall Paper I designed for District17 & you! I think it's one of my absolute favorites!!!

Love Is Free & So Are My New Print-ables!

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I've teamed up with two of my favorite retailers Rosenberry Rooms & District 17 to create 2 new printable Valentine's Banners for you to download and enjoy for your personal use.

As an Interior Designer I'm contstantly sourcing product for my clients. Rosenberry Rooms has an incredible collection of home decor for the little ones in your life, including my collections as well. Yay! They are the nicest people to work with and the first place I would look to shop for a wide range of children's decor.

District 17 is their new sister site for your teen or college student. They carry everything you could possibly need for the most stylish dorm room! I'm thrilled that they carry my product there as well. With their curracted collection of designers, it's some serious company to be in!

Please enjoy both of these downloads and feel free to share with your friends!

You can purchase my Kiss Me Print here and ELovephant collection here.

Download Rosenberry Room's ELovephant "Be Mine" printable here.

Download District 17's "You, Me, Oui!" printable here.

Free "Year Of The Horse Wallpaper" For You With Love From Horses & Heels & Me!!

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Happy New Year Everyone!!! I'm am so excited about 2014! I can't wait to share with you all the projects I've been working on!!! To start, let's talk about Raquel & her wonderful blog, Horses & Heels that has so many inspirational posts about everything equestrian! We met a month or so ago and I just loved everything she was creating. I had been thinking about offering a Free Desktop, iPhone, iPad wallpaper for each month in 2014 and (call it coincidence or not), Raquel had asked if I wanted to create one for her. With the launch of my New Equestrian Collection, Pantone's Color Of The Year Radiant Orchid, & 2014 being the Year Of The Horse, the timing couldn't have been any more perfect!

So head on over to Horses & Heels & enjoy these free graphics I designed just for Horses & Heels & YOU!!!

Here are the links to the graphics you may use on your own personal devices. These images are Not for resale. If you choose to share on your site please credit back to myself & Horses & Heels. Thank You & Happy New Year!

iphone 5 Black

iphone 5 Orchid

Smart Phone



FREE Gift Tags! Merry Christmas!

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I'm so excited to be able to offer you our Free Download Gift Tags! They are now available in my shop and are my gift to you to Thank You for all your on-going support!!! I'll be offering a New Design every month (this cute little guy looks great with our 2014 Calendar!!) and starting this January you will also be able to receive a Free Desktop, Iphone, Ipad graphic as well! The best way to know about these FREE items is to sign up for our newsletter (@ the bottom of the page) !!! Merry Christmas!

Thank You Horses & Heels! xoxo

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I love social media! Through it, this year alone, I have met more than a dozen amazing entrepreneurs, shop owners, and artisans all who have become good friends. How terrific is that? I came across Raquel from Horses & Heels via her beautiful Pinterest boards. After a quick correspondance we've already worked up a little idea that I can't wait to share with you this January! Today, she really surprized me though and did the sweetest Blog Post on my New Equestrian Collection now available in my Shop! Really wonderful, kind and generous people do exist people and Raquel is at the top of the list!!!  Please enjoy checking out her Website and Facebook and Twitter!