Picturesque Pumpkins

by Jon Peters
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Besides introducing darker colors and longer sleeves into my wardrobe rotation, one of the biggest things that gets me into a festive fall mood is decorating my home for the season. Last year, I scored a humongous white mum from a farmers market for like $15 and bought it an Oscar the Grouch-style aluminum trash can planter. At the time I lived in an apartment community … { Continue Reading }

Halloween DIY Ideas

by Jon Peters
Fall Decor | DIY Project | Halloween Ideas | Spooky Crafts

Doesn’t it always seem like the summer is here keeping us all on the verge of heat stroke and then all of a sudden everything just switches into fall mode?  Every year, it’s such a shock that it’s October and that my birthday and Halloween are both right around the corner!  I’ll be honest when I tell you that I typically don’t decorate for Halloween.  Is it just me or … { Continue Reading }

Contemporary South Africa

by Studio M
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When I picture Johannesburg, South Africa; I think of District 9 and the dilapidated huts the aliens were forced to live in. Maybe it’s because I’ve never left the U.S. but movies have an influence, to some degree, on how I view parts of the world I have never been to and may never actually get to visit. Renowned architects Nico and Werner van der Meulen have completed House Eccleston in … { Continue Reading }

Clean, Modern Style

by Jon Peters
Modern Style | Home Decor | Color Palette | Interior Design

When it comes to envisioning my ideal home, the first thing that comes to mind would be a clean, modern space designed in a cool color palette. I’ve heard many people’s opinions on whether or not cool colors and warm colors can be mixed within a design scheme and I’ve got to admit that if I had to choose, it’s the cool tones that catch my eye the most. Personally, I don't think that I could … { Continue Reading }

Festive Fall DIY Ideas

by Jon Peters
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Living in a state that rarely gets to be under what feels like 90 degrees, it’s hard to differentiate between summer and fall.  The only two seasons it appears that we even receive year-round are “hotter than hades” or “colder than the arctic”.  I typically try my best to decorate my home in hopes of channeling picturesque weather patterns and holiday spirit by decorating my home and … { Continue Reading }

Reese’s Rustic Ojai Home

by Jon Peters
Reese Witherspoon | Rustic Decor | Spanish Colonial | Interior Design

It must be known that I’ve become hooked on Vogue’s 73 Questions online video series, where an interviewer rapidly asks famous people 73 questions about their lives that people wouldn’t already know. Sarah Jessica Parker was interviewed in her beautiful Manhattan townhouse, and even the magazine's own editor-in-chief Anna Wintour was followed around her massive office … { Continue Reading }

The Ultimate Pool House

by Studio M
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I've always wanted a pool house growing up. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air had the coolest one I've ever seen. It seemed like everyone had more fun at a pool house than the actual house. Watching Will Smith throw barbecue parties on the patio and then living in a room separate from the rest of the house was the ultimate "cool" factor for me. Now, my idea of what a pool house is has been … { Continue Reading }

Dark Feminine Decór

by Jon Peters
Color Trend | Home Decor | Navy Blue | Interior Design

Since darker, masculine interiors are having a moment this year in interior design, I figured I’d share some of my favorite looks that have the same dark edge with a touch of feminine style. When I think about these juxtaposed dark and feminine spaces, I literally just wonder what prompted such an unusual, yet incredibly beautiful, mixed decor trend. … { Continue Reading }

Contact Paper DIY Ideas

by Jon Peters
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Every now and then I find something on Pinterest that inspires me to get crafty on my own.  As a renter, there are a lot of really great ideas that I would totally want to try but can’t I’ll never actually own the place.  However, my eyes have been opened to the wonderful world of printed contact paper, making renter-friendly improvements to my apartment and furnishings entirely plausible. … { Continue Reading }

Poster Bed Perfection

by Jon Peters
Poster Bed | Bedroom Furniture | Home Decor | Interior Design

One of my most favorite looks when considering furniture for a large bedroom space would have to be a classic poster bed.  Poster beds add some visual drama to a room by creating varying heights without distracting from the room’s overall look and feel.  Unlike canopy beds, poster beds are much more enduring, style-wise since there’s no fabric to change, launder, or otherwise prevent from … { Continue Reading }