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It has been quite a whirlwind around the office these days working on fun and exciting projects. I wanted to pop in to show you a little inspiration that I have going on for a recent project. As you all know, I love blues – these are some of the beautiful fabrics I acquired in Istanbul in February. I can’t wait to see how we end up using them in this project.

More project updates will be coming to the blog. I thought I should start sharing inspiration and details here with all of you!

Photo by Caitlin Flemming

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Let’s Decorate an Office Together with CB2

APT CB2 - Office Starts May 8th

As a designer I dream of collaborations and projects that I want to do with my favorite companies. When I received a call from CB2 a few months ago with an opportunity to take part in a campaign called APT CB2, I was thrilled. It is a project where five designers come together to design an NYC apartment that is designed entirely on Pinterest. Amazing, right? Over five days you’ll get to see five rooms built in real time all based on what everyone “likes” most on Pinterest. I cannot wait to design the Office with all of you! We’ll be sharing our inspiration, products and more over twelve hours and in the end the result will be breathtaking. Find out more about this incredible campaign by watching this video.


You can already join in on all of the inspiration I’ve been gathering and curating for the office space on my APT CB2 Pinterest board. You’ll find that my vision was to keep things clean, neutral, and minimalist. This Thursday (TOMORROW!!), I’ll be working alongside the CB2 team all day and night to design and decorate this office space. But wait, I’ll need your help choosing which items get to actually get placed inside the workspace – every desk, lamp, chair, bookcase and more. It won’t be the same without you!

Now head on over to APT CB2 to find out more details about the entire collaboration – it’s pretty awesome. They’ve pulled together five great designers to complete the project. Lastly, you’ll have a chance to win a dream room from CB2 worth $5,000. Isn’t that unbelievable?

Be sure to pop over to Pinterest to help me decorate this blank slate tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what we create together! And don’t worry, I’ll be sharing the end result right here next week.

This post is brought to you by CB2. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open. #WorksWithCB2

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On the Hunt: Trays

on the hunt: trays | sacramento streetWe love finding unique and beautiful items for your home each week in our series On the Hunt. This week we’ve scoured the web for our favorite trays and found some great pieces. What I love about a tray is that it can make a few items that are unrelated, look instantly like a vignette of meaningful pieces, perfectly grouped on your tray. It can also make a stack of bills, a pile of mail or magazines look more stylish. Whether you’re looking for your office to be more organized, or your coffee table to look more put together, a tray could be a great option for you. Here are a few of our favorites:


1. Reclaimed Wood Trays: This reclaimed wood tray is perfect for the person or family who loves the rustic or industrial look. It comes in two sizes, so it can suit all of your needs.


2. Boatman Geller Large Stella Tray: A personalized tray with a monogram or initials is a cute way to add that special touch to your vanity or coffee table.


3. Tate Trays: We love the washed out wood tone to these trays. Use one on the coffee table and the other on your side table for a pulled together look.


4. Wood & Lacquer Trays: Not only are these lacquer and wood trays on serious sale, they’re also some of the most stylish around!


5. Scalloped Lacquered Wood Tray: Want to add a simple pattern to your space? Here’s the perfect tray to do it.


6. Nate Burkus Wood Hexagon Tray: If your room already has a few circular and rectangular shapes (seen in the furniture, rugs, and art) this hexagon tray would be the perfect shape to break it up and bring a modern, rustic touch to the decor.


Have you found any trays you love recently?


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One Parsons Tower. Two Spaces.

Today, I’m showing you how decorate the West Elm Parsons Tower in two different ways. One is in my own dining room the other is in my mom’s bedroom.

Bookcases can be a great feature in any room. They’re an opportunity to showcase your interests and personality through books, art and curated items from traveling. There are times can also run the risk of having them look cluttered and end up being the catch-all. I’ve received many of emails from readers asking about tips for styling a bookcase.

Since my Parsons Tower is in our dining room, I decided that it would be a place to showcase my Astier collection, artwork, and a much needed bar for our apartment. At first, I wasn’t sure about having a bar on a bookcase, but once I set it up I couldn’t believe how well it worked. With my tower I also used the top for displaying items. You can even see a roll of wallpaper on the top level – I’m hope to find a use for soon.

On to Parsons Tower in my mom’s bedroom. She wanted it to be minimal like the rest of her house. She has an amazing collection of books, blankets, and treasures she collected from traveling. As we started putting her tower together, we wanted to keep in the brown and white tones she has in her home. She also recently picked up photos from Bly that needed a place to live so we incorporated them into the Parsons Tower.

Now that you’ve seen our bookcases I want to give you a guide to styling your own:

1. Books: Mix it up – instead of going vertical, stack books horizontally. It will create a graphic feel and alternating stacks between vertical and horizontal can create a more relaxed.

2. Incorporating Art: Having framed artwork adds another element to your bookcase. They can be propped up on shelves or can be leaned to create a layered effect.

3.Vary Scale and Height: Rather than simply lining items up on a bookshelf try, to create small groupings that combine similar items in different sizes, colors and textures.

4. Creating Vignettes: When you are looking at your bookshelf create little moments with items – a bowl of treasures or necklaces, a grouping of vases, layering art, stacking books with a few items on top. Imagine if someone was taking a photo of that little grouping and if it would look good.

I hope you enjoy another installment of One item. Two spaces. I’m thrilled with the way each Parsons Tower turned out. It was such a pleasure working with West Elm on this project.

Photos of Caitlin Flemming’s home by Bess Friday 

Photos of Julie Goebel’s home by Caitlin Flemming

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Weekend Inspiration

Hello weekend! What are all of you up to this weekend? After a busy week working from Arizona and then coming back to non-stop meetings, I’m thrilled the weekend is here. It’s time to pack up my weekender and take a little road trip down with my mom to Pacific Grove for a little family time. I can’t wait to enjoy some quality time by their outdoor fireplace, catch up with my cousin and best of all, enjoy homemade ravioli’s that melt in your mouth (yum!).

Enjoy a few of my favorite links from the week!

- I was smitten by the features of our apartment on Style Me Pretty earlier this week – our home tour and behind the blog.

- Have you entered our amazing giveaway? You can enter to win a pair of custom Poppy Barley boots and $550 to go towards your perfect Saturday!

- Check out the newly launched site – Project Bly. It’s full of treasures from Mumbai.

- When Eric gets home I’ll be having him make these donuts.

- These scenes from Mexico are getting me excited for my upcoming trip.

- My latest article for Euro Lighting is live and I’m talking about kids room lighting.

- And lastly, there’s a new shop on Sacramento Street that I can’t get enough of – The Future Perfect.

Hope you all have a glorious weekend!

Photos by Bess Friday // My Home

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