Styling and The skinny confidential

Julie and Lauryn b cHey Loves, I hope you’re up for a style update on one of my projects. Not just any project, a super special and fun project working with my daughter Lauryn of The Skinny Confidential who just recently moved into a darling apartment. If you were checking out the blog last week, you got a chance to see the patio set I re-furbished for her.

Lauryn has amazing style and had a definite idea of what she wanted to accomplish; which makes my styling job really easy, because…well, I totally love and get Lauryn.

Above, you guessed it, that’s Lauryn with me (who prefers to be on the other side of the camera). This shot (by LK Giffin Photography, loved working with her) was taken in the main living space in front of her adorable bar cart and gallery wall that includes a vintage movie camera I found at an antique store and added it to the gallery on a little shelf that I simply painted gold. The space is longer than it is wide, so we created vignettes that tell a little story about what the space is for. This would be the party space. BTW, I will include purchase links and sources of the items you see at the bottom of the post.
bar cartYou can’t be a blogger or an author without a great working space; so below the sleek white desks with the acrylic chair sets Lauryns stage for a completely creative writing and blogging experience.

It probably comes as no surprise that one of the first things we did to move the apartments style forward, was to tear down the curtains, raise the rod to the ceiling and install crisp white and clean drapes floor to ceiling. The twelve-foot ceiling doesn’t deserve short drapes. It deserves drama! Besides, short drapes make a room feel like Urkel is in the room.
Lauryns officeoffice detailsLiving roomstyle for laurynmirror tray 2 We collected as we moved forward. There were days when I would show up to Lauryns house with a mirrored vanity tray etc., only to discover she had just bought the same one. I think we began to think alike…it was a blast and I loved it! All the while, we waited for the gorgeous grey velvet button tucked sofa to arrive and set the bigger part of the seating and entertaining mood. To frame the sofa, a white tray side table sits beside it with a long gold mirror (that had to be transformed from dull pewter…again spray paint) hangs behind the tray adding dimension, height, a pop of gold and glam to the room. For additional seating, Lauryn had her mind set on a Peacock chair (to dieee for found here from Natalie, Halfway to Harmony) and something smaller and sophisticated next to the sofa. I searched daily for that one of a kind. I hit all my sources, consignment and antique daily trying to find that just right piece. Finally the little chair that could made her petite debut and brought the room together for seating, without overpowering it with upholstery.

If I had to put a label on Lauryn’s style, I would say it is a multi-dimensional combination of glam meets bohemian with an occasional visit from rocker.
We really worked together to accomplish the ultimate goal…a home where Lauryn walks in the door and feels…completely at HOME. xoxountitled-4untitled-117How cute is this peacock chair? Natalie Rose of the blog Halfway to Harmony knew that Lauryn had been searching for peacock chair. Natalie found one and did this amazing DIY transformation. It’s so cute…check it out here.untitled-85Where to get Lauryns Style
01. The book The Skinny Confidential 02. Bar cart found here 03. Lucite table found here 04. Glass accessories 05. Gold mirror 06. White tray table 07. White and gold dish 08. Hounds-tooth  pillow
09. Gray button tucked sofa  10. Cowhide rug11. White desk12. Lucite chair13. White curtains14. White shelves15. DIY Peacock chair 16. Zebra dishxoxo, Julie


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