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The 14 Items We’re Coveting from the Prettiest Office in Existance

Our jaws hit the ground when we spotted this Modern Jungle Glam Office situation and then we immediately started sourcing. The wallpaper, the brass details, the mini cactus cuties sprinkled throughout… it’s all gorgeous. See what fourteen items are currently in our carts from this fairest of them all spaces and get ready to infuse your office with all out jungle glam.

Get the Look of this Jungle Glam Office
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Get the Look of this Jungle Glam Office
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Dress up Your Office Walls with this Fancy Wallpaper Alternative

Turn Girls’ Night into a Backyard Movie Fest under the Stars

Blogger Bri Emry of Designlovefest knows all about making things beautiful and after a recent trip to Japan, she was inspired to host her best girlfriends for cinematic screening in her backyard infused with Japanese sensibilities. The result is downright gorgeous and she is giving us the 411 on hosting your own backyard movie night plus shop the look with Joss & Main right here.

Tell us about your inspiration for this Instagram-worthy bash.

After a recent trip to Japan, I came home with incredible amounts of inspiration. We took an overnight trip to Kyoto and stayed in a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn with tatami matted rooms, dim lighting, a public bath house, low tables for dining with an array of vessels and dishes, and sleeping mats that roll up nicely into the closet when they are not in use. 

We were all so fascinated by the feeling we had here, that I wanted to try to achieve something similar and unique for our movie night. We brought in a variety of Japanese snacks, custom sake glasses as takeaways, paper lanterns for the mood, and a bamboo bed with low seating all around.

What are your top tips for throwing an outdoor movie night?

Comfort! Give people multiple areas to lounge, plenty of pillows and chairs and places where people can gather comfortably close to the screen or away from it near the snack table.

I like to play a movie that most people have seen and loved and is easily relatable. It also makes it more fun when it’s not as serious and you can chat during the film and not have to focus on watching every minute.

I always end up making too much food. People really just want to drink and lightly snack! 3. What’s your go-to movie night spread? Bite size foods like mini soft pretzels with dipping sauces, hummus and veggies, popcorn with sea salt and rosemary, wine, sparkling water and something sweet!

With summer coming to a close, can you share your tips for making an outdoor gathering work in the chillier months?

People love getting cozy with blankets and pillows. It brings up fun childhood memories of making forts in the living room. Add some dreamy lighting or a fire pit and throw in plenty of fuzzy blankets! Oh! And maybe a hot drink like a mulled cider or hot chocolate and warm snacks. 

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Blogger: Bri Emery | Company: Joss & Main | Photos: Max Wanger for designlovefest

This Might Be the Coolest Office Space We’ve Ever Seen. No, it Is

Can we live here? Please? Giving the Create + Cultivate Head Quarters a cool, luxurious vibe is one way to make sure people are paying attention to your mission. And it’s a mission worth paying attention to. Inspired by the brand’s work and their ability to understand beauty, Veronica Valencia hand-crafted a creative mecca for a business that empowers female entrepreneurs. We like it. A lot. See all the beautiful wallpaper and brass moments captured by Love Ala  right here in the VAULT.

I have been a friend of Jaclyn Johnson and the Create + Cultivate ladies for quite a few years and when Jackie approached me to design their new headquarters it was an immediate YES! I have always been such an admirer of their company.

Their mission is such an inspiring movement for female entrepreneurs. So when given the opportunity to give back through creating an inspiring space for these kick ass women, it was a no brainer!

For starters, Create + Cultivate understands the importance of creating instagrammable moments. When pulling inspiration, I reflected on the events they put on throughout the year and looked to the imagery they had captured to build an idea of how to approach the project.

 

 Finding the perfect bold wallpaper was key! I have been wanting to use the moody floral paper from Ellie Cashman for quite some time and I was extremely pleased with how everything turned out. Their space in Atwater has incredible lighting, it’s a 3 story industrial loft with a large roof top.

 Making the headquarters feel inviting for guests was important to the C + C team. Between all of the vendors and partners Jaclyn and myself brought on board, I am extremely pleased with the final product.

In regards to the spaces I designed, I was responsible for the main office, Jacyln’s office, the Guest Room (for out of towners) and the rooftop for parties and events.

 Incorporating live plants was INTEGRAL for the design of the loft. With such a large space, incorporating oversized palms and cacti, especially in such a modern industrial setting, truly helped soften the edges in the space.

All of our furniture was from CB2, Shop Candelabra and High Fashion Home, keeping them all modern and in the same color palette, with black, white and brass accents was also important. Especially when the backdrop of the room was as bold as we went with the wallpaper from Ellie Cashman and Anewall.

In office spaces, I love to use dining and living room furniture. Office furniture can sometimes be a bit small in scale for these areas. Using larger pieces that could be carried into other rooms was an extra bonus. For example, instead of a desk, I used a dining room table, her guest chairs are dining room chairs and her office storage is a entertainment console.

Your office environment is so important, especially when you are a creative. Being able to bring in elements that would provide that extra push was important. The cherry on top of the cake was all of the oversized prints from Artfully Walls and Framebridge of various women we hung throughout the loft. I felt it was a perfect way to capture what the company has set out to do… Promote women on a large scale.

Peek Inside 40 Real Homes of Our Favorite It Girls
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Peek Inside 40 Real Homes of Our Favorite It Girls
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Photographer: Love Ala | Art Work Prints: Artfully Walls | Black + Brass Dining Chairs: Candelabra | Brass Dining Room Fixture: Parkstudio LA | Client - Create + Cultivate: Create + Cultivate HQ | Create + Cultivate: Create + Cultivate HQ | Dark Floral Wallpaper: Ellie Cashman Design | Founder of Create + Cultivate: Jaclyn Johnson | Framing: Framebridge | Guest Room Linens: Parachute Home | Interior Designer: Veronica Valencia | Marble Dining Table: High Fashion Home | Pillows & Ottomans: Fragments Identity | Tropical Moody Office Wallpaper: Anewall | Tropical Office Furniture: CB2