Mint Chocolate Rose

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The most popular spot in Los Angeles right now is The Museum of Ice Cream. Yes, you aren’t just dreaming—a Museum for Ice Cream. It is so popular that all of the tickets are sold out. Everyone wants to scream for some ice cream! At the museum, they have a “Mint Chocolate Chip” room where they grow their own fresh mint to make the most delicious mint chocolate chip ice cream I have ever had. The room also happens to be visually amazing—mint green is such a fresh color. Most of the other rooms in the museum are a wonderful rose pink. My taste buds and eyes were on sensory overload.

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This design is full of espresso browns (coffee flavored ice cream), rose colored walls (strawberry ice cream) and a chair that is the perfect mint green. These colors together might not be an obvious pairing, but as you can see, they blend really well.

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This filter is almost as delicious as ice cream. Almost.

Xx,

Bea

 

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Oh Là Là

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Is there anything more chic than a Parisian apartment with French doors that open to a view of the Eiffel tower? Or a ‘country cottage’ in Provence with fresh white and blush pink roses in the garden? The answer is simply no, there is not. The French are très chic—and in the most carefree of ways. As much as I would want to be a cool French girl, I know that this is just impossible. What do Catherine Denevue, Lea Seydoux, Brigitte Bardot, Marion Cotillard, and Anna Karina all have in common (besides being the ultimate girl crushes, of course)? One look from their sultry eyes and you’ll be shouting, “Oh là là!”

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Our next filter, Oh Là Là, is going to allow you to have your very own Shabby Chic French apartment—wherever you may live.  It might take more time to become as chic as the aforementioned French women, but we got your home covered to give you time to work on the rest.

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Shabby Chic interiors are usually very lovely in appearance—furniture often looks distressed and antique with a lot of white and bright colors. Vintage fabrics are great for a Shabby Chic interior.  Our take is to add a bit more French flavor to the mix—so think a little more ornate. Maybe a fabulous chandelier will hang over your big white cloud couch from Restoration Hardware (which cost you more than your apartment rent but is SO worth it). It goes well with the dresser you got in a French flea market for 20 bucks (your girl-boss negotiating skills were in full force). It’s all about balance, right?

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What I love most about this filter is the combination of sophistication and a nonchalant aesthetic. Because we all know that trying too hard is not cool.

Xx,

Bea

 

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Cinderella Blues

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Although I’ve lived in LA for almost two years now, I don’t think any stretch of time will desensitize me to all the beauty the Pacific has to offer. Cinderella Blues takes those varying ocean shades reflecting the California summer sky and pairs them with calming whites and sandy woods. I love the creams that are incorporated into this look. They’re a toned down take on the minimalist “white” aesthetic without the blinding effect.These soft beiges go flawlessly with the soft blues in a way that’s elegant and highlights classic shapes like the chesterfield sofa and tufted headboard.

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Whether you’re lucky enough to encounter beach blues on the daily, or you’re landlocked and hoping for an elegant aesthetic in the shades of the sea, I don’t doubt you’ll love this look. These are the only blues that have kept me happy.

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Xx,

Bea

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Bali Treehouse

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I have decided that I am ready for my Eat, Pray, Love experience! Or at least it’s time to imagine what that would look like. To me, Bali’s charm is wrapped up in much more than just the sea—the homes are a big part of the magic.

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Yes, Bali is known for its stunning scenery—more specifically, the deep blue waters and rich green rice fields, but what excites me most about this Indonesian island is the design of it’s homes–surprised? I hope not!

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There is no shortage of inspiration in Bali. The Besakih Temple, known as Bali’s ‘Mother Temple’ sits 1,000 meters high, and the architecture is breathtaking, to put it simply. Now, it might be difficult to convert a city home into a temple—but that doesn’t mean I can’t try!

So, for those of you who are unable to take the deep dive into moving across the world, I am going to help you create a home that will bring Bali to you.

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Open areas, intricately carved dark wood, bamboo plants and flowing white curtains: these all embody Balinese décor. Woven blankets can be placed both on bedspreads and walls, which is functional for the hot Bali climate (and a great beach cover up).

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Another component of the Bali aesthetic that I truly love are the pops of gold. They are very subtle but provide the perfect amount of sparkle for neutral tapestries. You can also add decorative details with Balinese motifs: perhaps a white tasseled umbrella (called a tedung) to make your treehouse authentic.

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Allow the design of a Bali Treehouse to transport you to a mystical land where shoes are optional and your skin is always sun-kissed. And might I add—Bali looks great on you, babe!

Xx,

Bea

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Farmhouse

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So if you couldn’t tell by now, I love interior design. Which seemingly explains my obsession with HGTV. Watching Chip and Joanna Gaines redesign dozens of french country homes on a lazy Sunday is my idea of heaven. Back in the day, following the launch of my first company (Zoom Interiors) my partners and I would design in a similar fashion. We’d personally visit client’s homes and would build installations. We’d paint, assemble and install every piece of furniture ourselves— it was our version of a ‘home makeover show’.

Since then, we have moved on from the traditional practices of design, and have discovered a way to bring the stylings of our favorite designers right into your living room, in the matter of minutes (for real).

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Farmhouse is the the home that I imagine i’d build in Texas, if I were ever to decide to go french country.  Farmhouse makes me want to wake up early on a Sunday morning and read a book on a wrap-around white porch, It’s the perfect style if you’re looking for comfort. The rooms are filled with natural pastel colors, plaid prints, and farm animals (just to keep you company).

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I also happen to be obsessed with refinished white wood; it is such a refreshing departure from the modern aesthetic of the city. I can definitely imagine myself snuggling up at night next to the fire with my favorite book on a oversized, brown leather couch, and just letting all my worries disappear.

Sounds dreamy.

Xx

Bea

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National Rosé Day

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Did you know that Rosé is one of the oldest known types of wine dating back as far as 600 BC? I didn’t either until I searched Wikipedia for ‘facts on Rosé’. Anyways, today happens to be National Rosé Day and I thought I would be a bit more informed about my favorite summer beverage—AKA ‘Summer Water’.

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My grandparents live in the South of France on a vineyard. I spent my summers stealing the grapes growing to be made into Languedoc wine. I also began my taste for wine- specifically rosé as it was always summer when I was there- at an awkwardly young age. My parents would give me a dollop with water with dinner at the ripe age of 10. If you’re adulting, like me, and your time and wallet doesn’t allow for a jaunt  to the South of France this summer—we’re going to help bring the South of France to you. Our new Filter this week is launching on my new favorite Holiday: National Rosé Day.

This filter is a lovechild between Shabby Chic and Mid Century design with just the right amount of pink flare.  Today would be the perfect day to sip a glass of bubbly at one of my favorite pink restaurants in London—Sketch. The restaurant is filled with Pepto-bismol pink velvet couches and is a design inspiration for this new filter. They take the monochrome look to a whole other level. I would argue the new ‘millennial pink’ trend is the only color that can pull off overuse. (Ikea now has a sofa in this color that I’m drooling over!)

 

When I think design I always start with art inspiration. Agnes Martin was an American abstract painter and her work is minimalist with muted and pale colors (sort of like a glass of a dry Rosé).  She is famously known for horizontal lines painted on top of each other. A favorite of mine is called Praise, 1976: she uses pale pink as her color of choice. I love the idea of a white linen couch and marble coffee table against one of her paintings—and a glass (or bottle) of Rosé in hand.

National Rosé Day should be fun, feminine, and classy. And now your apartment can be too!

Xx,

Bea

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Masculine Marble

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There are a few things that really make me smile. One being a fresh white collared shirt. When you pair that with the perfect pair of jeans and your favorite patent leather sky-high heels, you become effortlessly chic.
For a man, there is nothing better than a well-tailored suit (no baggy dad suits allowed!) preferably with a skinny tie and a pocket square. Just the right amount of ‘cool.’
Since fashion heavily influences my filter choices, this one is a nod to the masters (Yves, Stella, Tom) who have defined classic. I am calling it ‘Masculine Marble.’ And just because we’re using the word masculine, doesn’t mean that it’s only for men. Right, Stella?

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The concept behind Masculine Marble is minimalist meets edgy. Since I am very attracted to monochrome, that aesthetic plays a big part. The stark contrast between black and white is the definition of elegant. For MM, the lines are a bit harder—more defined. I love the idea of a marble slab coffee table in front of a dark grey couch (hello, Christian Grey).

Ezra Stoller, a very famous architectural photographer, is most likely featured in this home. One of his most famous shots is of a Frank Lloyd Wright building, and it’s the perfect piece to hang above a bright white couch—also, a great conversation starter!

This is the home for the high-powered perfectionist. The person who is up before the sun rises—drinking black coffee—with a copy of the Wall Street Journal in-hand. Their closet is color coordinated, which is pretty easy considering most of their wardrobe is also monochrome.

For this post, I’d like to make a shout-out to my ‘Masculine Marble’ mentor! The chairman of Hutch, Sean Rad. He also happens to be the founder of a little known app called Tinder (NBD). In the early stages of this company, we designed his penthouse in West LA à la ‘Masculine Marble.’ Keep scrolling down to see how that came together.

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Cheers to the fashionistas out there who work as hard as they play. They might not be home often, but when they do make it back, their marble table is the perfect place to rest their nightcap (on top of an Hermès coaster, of course).

Xx,

Bea

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Summer Smoke

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Memorial Day has come and gone which means it’s officially summer and my urge for wanderlusting is extremely high. Every time I open my Instagram, I’m envious of the people I see exploring our beautiful mama earth!

Whether it be the possibility of touching the clouds at the top of Machu Picchu, surfing the orange sand in Dubai, or swimming through the crystal blue waters of Bora Bora—I’m tempted to throw a few necessities into a backpack and GTFO my front door.

This urge has inspired our next filter, “Summer Smoke”. Forget bohemian chic, this is bohemian chill. Summer Smoke is for a home that has a copy of  ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ on the bedside table. A place where you can put your feet up (on a coffee table!) because climbing Kilimanjaro isn’t easy.

The minimal aesthetic and earthy color palette make this the perfect abode for the modern day traveler— that friendly face we see at almost every music festival. The rooms are pulled together with warm colors that nourish our adventurous souls and allow us to ease into a sense of calm. In this space, we are grounded, tranquil and uncomplicated. Among our geometrically designed tapestries, we take it easy, baby.

 

My goal for “Summer Smoke” was to allow the simplicity of the furniture to enhance their surroundings and to breathe life into the accessories that have been collected from all over the world. Whether it be a Tibetan meditation bowl (for when you need more chill), a traditional Kenyan Mask, or an authentic Molcajete bowl to make the best secret guacamole on the planet—I wanted the accessories to shine.

A good life is a life well-traveled. And a good home is a place to tell those stories.

Xx,

Bea
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Malibu Luxe

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As a girl who grew up in Miami —sun, sand and surf has always been a big part of my life. I knew that when I decided to leave for college in D.C. that I would most likely end up back in a sunny city, hence my decision to launch Hutch in LA. Fast forward to 2 years later, and I think it’s officially ok to call myself a “California Girl.”

The Pacific Ocean, in my opinion, has a bit more edge than the Atlantic. The waves are wilder, almost as if the ocean is letting you know it’s not going anywhere. And I can promise you that once you stand in front of the Pacific as the sun is setting, you’ll agree—there is no place quite like the California coast. 

The Pacific was my first inspiration for our ‘Malibu Luxe’ filter. The ocean is the perfect backdrop for the spectacular homes that I daydream about while driving down the PCH. To me, a woman who lives in a Malibu house possesses similar qualities to the ocean: she is fierce, she is feisty, she is not to be forgotten, and just like the tide—she’ll easily sweep you away.

The openness and negative space of a Malibu abode allows for the furniture to really pop—almost as if the two are symbiotic. There is a sense of consistency—one room flows perfectly into the next. Each splash of color (in this case blue!) as well as the special attention to texture softens the walls for a wholly inviting atmosphere.

It’s the perfect place to escape to after an early morning surf. And the ideal place for a glass of rosé just before the sun sets (thank god for floor to ceiling windows).

Cheers to long summer days and relaxing summer nights filled with the ocean breeze and thick white blankets to keep our toes warm (since it can get chilly out in the Bu!).

P.S. Malibu Barbie isn’t for me. I prefer Malibu surfer, dreamer, artist, explorer, reader, thinker, doer,–you get the gist).

Xx,

Bea
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Boho Goddess

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There is something about the lifestyle of a bohemian that has always felt close to my heart. Although the word is highly subjective, there are common known traits that resonate with me deeply— mostly due my own family’s habits, particularly my mother’s. As a child, I was a bit of an itinerant. My family moved from Geneva, to Miami and eventually to London before I could enter high school. Having to reacclimatize so often created a different sort of upbringing for me and my siblings, one that I would like to consider as ’bohemian.’ 

Our Sunday afternoons were spent at museums—art became our religion. My mother loved to discuss her favorite artists at length which gave us an opportunity to develop our own creative perspectives. If I am going to be honest, I did not have the appreciation for those forced outings at the time (giving up your Sunday as a teenager is brutal). But after leaving behind my adolescence (in each of those cities) I have come to realize that the best parts of life are usually the unexpected journeys. 

The spontaneity of this particular lifestyle is the inspiration for ‘Boho Goddess.” For this filter, the colors and patterns are mismatched and unapologetic, the art is eclectic, and each piece of furniture tells a different story. The only rule to creating a bohemian abode is that there are no rules (and no beige).

The key to bringing this aesthetic to life is patience, and being comfortable with the unpredictable: often times the best bohemian living rooms are the ones that are assembled over time—each piece of furniture has an individual backstory.

I wanted this design to feel a bit like my childhood— lively, full of adventure, and ultimately very memorable.

After all, as Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa said it right—to be young wild, and free. 

Xx,
Bea
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