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Home Décor Daydreams

While I may not have overly advanced {or even presentable} decorating skills, I definitely love looking through décor inspiration and getting ideas for my apartment. Luckily for me, my aunt and cousin are experts so when I need help, I know where to go.

What I don’t need help with, however, is daydreaming. I love looking through photos on Pinterest of homes and getting inspired. And I love looking at real estate listings and looking at homes in the Bay Area.

One day my friends, one day.

I thought I’d take you along on my décor daydreaming today and show you what I’m loving right now. In a word – White. All white. With white marble. And white furniture.

At least I know what I like!

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{Shopable pieces: Mirrored Sconce, Antique Style Pot & Metal Vases}

The first thing that I look at in any real estate listing in the kitchen. I just love the giant expanses of white marble. The gleaming fixtures. The new appliances. I immediately start imagining dinner parties and guests standing around the island sipping champagne and snacking on trays of goodies.

I told you I day-dream!

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{Shopable pieces: Potted Eucalyptus, Vintage Camera, Tom Ford Coffee Table Book, Vintage Radio & Cable Knit Throw}

Good shelving can make a room come together. One day I would love to a full library with floor to ceiling bookshelves and a huge skylight. Filled with knowledge and light.

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{Shopable pieces: Bath Salts, Bath Oil & Epsom Salts}

I could never live anywhere without a bathtub. In fact, we usually pick hotel rooms for vacation based on whether there’s a Jacuzzi tub for me to soak in.

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{Shopable pieces: Grid Print Pillow, Cozy Gray Throw & Vase}

I love cozy rugs and blankets and cushions. It’s always a challenge to find the perfect balance in a living room between comfortable and lived in, and chic and put-together.

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{Shopable pieces: Faux Fur Throw, Gold Lamp, Hydrangeas & Printed Pillows}

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I’m a sucker for fresh flowers. They immediately brighten up a room and I try to keep at least one bouquet of white flowers in the bedroom each week. So while my bedroom doesn’t look quite this good, I feel like they’re similarly inspired.

{Images from Belle Maison Pinterest Board}

Do YOU daydream about décor too?

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Décor Inspiration

A new apartment means new décor!

Do I enjoy moving? No. Not at all. It’s awful.

Do I enjoy cleaning out closets and downsizing? Yep!

Do I enjoy having a fresh new space to make my own? Definitely!

So what’s next? Well now it’s time to get inspired – I’m looking for what kind of décor will work for my new San Francisco abode. The new place is white and modern, but classic.

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{This is the perfect Parisian-inspired bedroom. Chic and timeless – I love the classic white linens against the mirrored accent pieces.}

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{I’m a huge fan of adding some prints en lieu of the traditional “pop of color.” Metallic accents like these nesting tables also work well to add depth when you’re not a huge fan of bright hues in the home.}

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{Black & white prints are my absolutely favorite wall decor. They’re really eye-catching and fun, and there are an endless variety – Vintage, landscapes, portraits… The list goes on and on.}

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{I adore using giant framed mirrors – It adds a unique element to the décor without having to fill the space with extra furniture or knickknacks.}

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{The goal is something clean and modern, but classic. Here the graphic prints and sumptuous textures keep it visually interesting.}

{Images from Belle Maison Pinterest Board}

What’s YOUR favorite style of home décor? Do you have a go-to place for furniture?

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Bloggers Share Their Social Media Tips

When I started this blog I didn’t know that there were professional bloggers.

I’d never used Twitter.

I had to Google what a hashtag was.

Yes, both I and this blog, are that old.

So how did I learn? I listened to the experts, mais bien sur. Bloggers! Here are some pearls of wisdom, peeks behind the curtain, and tips for improving your social media game from some of my favorite blogger ladies in the biz!

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Love those effortlessly chic street style shots from the pros? The super sweet Josie of Fashion Mumblr gives us some suggestions with How To Up Your Instagram Fashion Game.

Cheryl from Oh To Be A Muse had me cracking up with her oh-so-real My Staged Instagram Life post. Such a good read.

Wanna blog like the best? Who What Wear tackles the subject in 7 Secrets to Becoming a Successful Fashion Blogger featuring some of the best fashion bloggers out there!

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Curious about filters and improving your Instagram feed? We Wore What has the answers – How I Filter.

Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad is the top blogger in the world, she’s so in demand in fact, that she spoke to the Business School at Harvard last year. Want to learn from the Master? 10 Things We Learned About the Business of Blogging From Chiara Ferragni’s Harvard Study.

What have YOU learned about social media from your favorite bloggers? Any tips the rest of us should know?

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Decoration Inspiration: Black & White

It’s hard to decide whether my decorations take a page from my closet’s book, or vice versa. It’s something of a chicken and egg conundrum to be fair. However, what you can easily tell, is that I’m a huge fan of  black & white.

With or – GASP – Without accent colors.

I’m currently finishing up a painting project – My very first time improving upon a rental in all my years in San Francisco – And once the last drop of blue-grey paint dries I will be enthusiastically replacing rugs, art, pillows, and textiles.

Here’s some of the fabulous images, from Pinterest mais bien sur, that are inspiring this latest decoration project at MCLV HQ.

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{Images from Belle Maison Pinterest Board}

I’m extremely visual so I love Pinterest for these kinds of projects. How do YOU approach decoration inspiration?

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Decor Dreaming & Inspiration

While closet cleaning & wardrobe detoxing are huge favorites of mine, they do tend to go hand-in-hand with me wanting to redecorate my entire apartment. Which is an especially dangerous feeling when you live alone and there’s no one to keep you from overhauling your living space multiple times a year.

I’m currently obsessing over black & white color schemes, animal prints, and luxurious, touchable fabrics, and textures.

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{I can’t decide what I adore most in this shot – The framed black & white vintage maps. The combination of textures & fabrics. Or the divine glass-topped matching tables.}

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{I’m a symmetry girl usually but I’m mad about this gallery wall featuring different sized prints with mismatched frames. It’s really eye-catching & eclectic.}

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{The rug, the lighting, the bookshelves… Such a gorgeous, minimalist loft space.}

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{This, my friends, is how one executed the desired “pop of color” trend when it comes to home decor.}

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{I have a soft spot for dark, moody furniture hues in light-filled spaces and I love how the extras make this black desk suit the space perfectly.}

{Images from Belle Maison Pinterest Board}

In the mood for more decor inspiration & organization tips? Check out Spring Cleaning: Closet Detox, Spring Cleaning Recommendations, and Spring Cleaning: Tips & Tricks.

What are YOUR decor obsessions right now?

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