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A Dining Room Revamp for Former Bachelor Star Amanda Stanton

This dining room revamp so embodies the sunny beach vibes of Southern California and it’s perfect for one of our favorite Bachelor Stars, Amanda Stanton. She teamed up with Lulu & Georgia to infuse her home with bright, kid-friendly decor that still falls firmly in the bohemian chic category. Guess what? They nailed it! Tour the full space captured by Monica Wang right here!

What is your inspiration when it comes to decorating your home?

I feel like my inspiration comes from so many different things. The So Cal lifestyle & having a house full of girly girls definitely influences my interior decorating style. I also follow a lot of amazing interior decorators on Instagram and watch a lot of HGTV (Joanna Gaines is everything.)

How would you best describe your home style and aesthetic?

My home style and aesthetic is very clean, modern, girly and boho-chic.

What obstacles did you have when it came to deciding your dining room decor? How did you come to a happy medium?

An obstacle I faced with my dining room was making sure it was kid friendly. I loved the idea of white upholstered chairs but knew it wasn’t practical with kids. Haha! I needed something that was sturdy and easy to clean, but also pretty and stylish. The white table and wood bench are perfect!

What is your number one brunch rule?

Always have sweet and savory options & a 90/10 champagne to OJ ratio.

If you were to choose a group of gals to brunch together, who would it be?

My group of girl friends! They’re the best!

Describe in one word how you would want people to feel when they walk into your home.

Happy! Natural light is very important to me. I love how bright my home is. And the pops of color & fun prints put me in a good mood. I hope it does the same for everyone else!

Dining Room Sources

Sarala Blue Rug | Adina Oval Dining Table | Enya Dining Chair | Williams Dining Bench | Amundson Brown Bowl | Adelise Glass Pitcher | Cornelia Gold Plates | Pacifica Serving Tray | Metallic Dipped Horn Vase | Adelise Glasses | Lex Octagon Presentation Board | Marina Del Ray Beach Print | Venice Beach Roller Skates Print | Sunset Palms Print | Albany Fur Pillow | Dekla Faux Fur Pillow in Blush | Cristiana Woven Throw | Masika Pillow

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Photography: Monica Wang | Decor: Lulu & Georgia

Crazy Beautiful Interiors in Every Shade of Pink

Pink may be the unofficial mascot of Valentine’s Day but Alyssa Rosenheck is here to show you that it is a gorgeous addition any day of the year. From a touch of the palest blush to vibrant and bold hot pink, check out crazy beautiful interiors that aren’t afraid to let their pink hues fly. And if you’re as obsessed with those pink velvet sofas as we are, you can take the full tour right here. It’s a good one!

Pretty in Pink Interiors
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Pretty in Pink Interiors
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Alyssa Rosenheck is a nationally recognized Architectural and Interior Design photographer known for her crisp imagery and stylistic eye. Alyssa travels from coast to coast and is sharing some of her favorite soft pink hues from around the country to kick off this Valentine’s Day. Long before Valentine’s Day was all red roses and pink hearts, there were scholars and writers worldwide who waxed poetic words about their undying love. For me, the thought of going back to basics is as romantic as it gets. Figuratively, and quite literally, love used to be a lot more black and white (ink and paper) than these days of Hallmark cards, chocolate kisses, and chromatic bouquets. I’m all for grand gestures, but more often than not, I prefer the simple things in life and letting the walls do all the talking in my world as an interior photographer and stylist.

Whether you’re celebrating this holiday of all things love with your one and only or your trusty group of fabulous gal pals, here’s a way to infuse a little bit of sugar-free sweetness to the day. Each of these gorgeous sherbet-hued rooms—from a marbled wallpaper in a subtly gilded historic Tennessee bathroom to a pair of perfectly peach velvet sofas in a California living room—feature a sweet, and pared-down, nod to the color of love. These sophisticated shades prove the old adage is true, sometimes less is more and simplicity is love.

Photography: Alyssa Rosenheck Photography | Alyssa Rosenheck's Profile Image: Jane Kim | Brass Laundry Room : Lori Paranjape | Living Room with Paired Blush Couches: Amanda Barnes Interiors | Pink + White Hermes Office: Laura Burleson Interiors | Pink BunkBedroom : A Beautiful Mess | Pink Ceiling Master Bedroom: A Beautiful Mess | Pink Entry Door : A Beautiful Mess | Pink Floral Dining Room : A Beautiful Mess | Pink Light Fixture Kitchen : Laura Burleson Interiors | Pink Marbled Powder Room : Sarah Hill Interiors | Pink Oushak Bathroom : Amanda Barnes Interiors | Pink Planter: A Beautiful Mess | Pink Sunset Painting : Ed Nash | Pink Velvet Drape Bathroom: A Beautiful Mess | Pink and Blue Figure Painting : Teil Duncan | Sink Filled with Roses: Amanda Barnes Interiors | Soft Pink Book Shelves: Sarah Hill Interiors | Sophisticated Boutique : Taylor Anne Interiors | Traditional Kitchen: Sarah Hill Interiors | Traditional Master Bedroom: Katie Gibson Interiors

Let this Inspiration be your Guide for the Best Ever Brunch Party

Blending bright florals, modern prints and a yummy signature cocktail, this brunch party celebrated friendship, birthdays and really good food. Masterminded by Amber Weir along with blooms and corsages by Stella Bloom Designs and lots of gorgeous flower-filled shots courtesy of Lavender & Twine, get the low down on hosting your own perfectly brunchy soiree.

From Amber… As a Santa Barbara based Event Designer, I realized that I had never had the opportunity to sit down to a table that I had designed. Having an upcoming birthday, I decided to pull together an all star team of local vendors to treat my girlfriends to a decadent brunch, highlighting local food, drinks, and style.

I wanted my guests to feel pampered the moment they walked in, and gave each a chic floral corsage, Municipal Winemakes Sparkling Shiraz, and a Graperfuit Sage Cocktail. Seasons Catering put together a menu highlighting local farms and fresh seasonal ingredients – vibrant in taste and color.

We sat down to seasonal berry bowls with honey ricotta and homemade granola. We then brunched on a buffet of Grapefruite frisee salad, Dicken’s Bread toast with Pea Puree, frittata of mushrooms, leeks and goat cheese, asparagus with smoked salmon bundles, and rounded out by homemade muffins and scones with marmalade and whipped cream. The food was not only delicious but visually stunning.

For the overall design, I wanted to the space to feel fresh and modern with a balance of masculine and feminine details. I paired leather butterfly chairs with indigo mudcloth, geometrical print tablecloths with rich abundant pink tone florals. Copper, leather, and terra cotta elements rounded out the look.

My design would not have been complete without thanking my guests for their love and friendship. Thank you notes done in hand calligraphy were tucked in each napkin and individual place cards adorned each fork. The brunch was truly a celebration of love, friendship, and the city we call home!

Best Brunch Cocktails
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Best Brunch Cocktails
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Photography: Lavender & Twine | Event Design: Amber Weir | Floral Design: Stella Bloom Designs | Catering: Seasons Catering | Calligraphy: Sophia Loves Letters | Baker: Dicken's Bread Company | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Private Lounge: Seasons Catering | Rentals: Party Pleasers | Wine: Municipal Wine Makers

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