Sometimes during life, we forget to take a pause and look up. We are trapped in our phones, too engaged about what is right in front of us. That’s why this week’s Sleepy Sunday post is all about how creative light fixtures, that are hanging above, add the finishing touch to spaces. Sometimes all you need to do is look up to see the beauty. The Pins below all showcase how eye catching light fixtures can be, and how they add to the mood of the room. The industrial look like in the office Pin below, as well as the exposed light bulb, really set off the industrial design. Not only does it add the final touch to that type of design, but it gives the room one of a kind style. Check out this industrial looking fixture here, or this hand crafted exposed light bulb chandelier on Etsy. All lighting doesn’t have to be industrial looking though, a below Pin from laurenconrad.com shows girly, rose gold light fixtures in a kitchen. To mimic this look, head to Anthropolgie for these pendant lights. You can also create a heavy dramatic mood with darker light fixtures like Pin below with the dark green fixture. A dramatic fixture not only can adjust a room’s mood, but makes a great focal point. This out of the ordinary chandelier from Pottery Barn is a great example of a piece that will strike awe in your guests as they look up. Although purchasing and finding light fixtures is tough, these inspiration Pins truly show how amazing they can make a room. All one must do is look up and turn the light on! xx (For more interior design inspiration check out GGG’s Pinterest!)
Wearing total look by Zadig & Voltaire, dress and denim jacket, Converse, Shirel is wearing Target kids, and Children’s Place sandals. I hope you enjoy this look by Zadig & Voltaire, you can get it at their City Center DC boutique.
Photography by Maleknaz
The title of this post is all about my look, which is one of my favorite easy casual and feminine look to pull together, but for many reasons once I started writing this post I couldn’t help but think about Shirel, and all the love we have for her, so it turned out to be all about her:) Hope you enjoy it!
There is one phrase that as much as it sounds like a cliché I just cannot stop myself from saying it or thinking it! TIME FLIES! It truly does, it feels just like yesterday when we were in DC shooting this in the Shaw area and getting to know the neighbourhood, and now suddenly we are in Barcelona. Another thing that always amazes me it doesn’t matter how often I fly and how I have been a traveler since I was a little girl, non of it stops phasing me how I can be in one continent and within a few hours land in another one. It is quite amazing, and we are so lucky, and I feel so lucky that my husband signed up with me to live this life of traveling back and forth until Shirel is a little older and starts school. Some might call us crazy, but we love it, at times it gets hard but nothing worth it comes easy, and for us this is worth it, and a privilege that we get to share time with these two beautiful cities, with our families and friends on both continents. Come to think of it I have always wanted to live like this, maybe it’s my Gemini in me, or maybe it’s the nomad in me, I am used to moving around since I am 4 years old so after a while I tend to get anxious in one place, because I feel like there is so much to see and discover around the world. So yes even as a mother I tend to pick a different way, maybe not the mainstream but also not that strange or crazy, because guess what I am not that special and there are plenty of other families and people doing just the same or even more. Which brings me back to how time flies, next week Shirel will turn 2 years old, and Jeff will turn 35 WOW I can’t believe it so much to celebrate. I met Jeff when he was about to turn 23 just a few days away from his birthday, I had just turned 21, we were so young and little did we know where life would take us together, and that October would be such a special month for us. Shirel turns 2, my baby is growing so fast, and I can barely keep up with her, she is so feisty and funny, with a stubborness to her that is exactly the right mix of her dad and me (we are quite stubborn the two of us), she is starting to boss around boys in her class (love that, I was NOT at all like her, and I love that she is like this), she still loves to dance and sing more than anything, she is convinced that the whole Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is her clique, she speaks three different languages within one sentence, she loves carbs, cheese and avocado (my favorite foods when I was pregnant and always), she loves dogs but is terrified to get near them, and she is sweet to everyone she meets, she gives the best hugs and she gives so much love! Shirel is everything I have ever dreamed of and more, I could not have asked for a more precious babygirl and I cannot wait to celebrate her for the rest of our lives! She is our Love, she is that pure love of two young 20 something year olds that met in Barcelona years ago, not looking for love but who happened to stumble upon it, she is the manisfestation of what was thought to be a love that would never happen, a relationship that was doomed from the beginning because of our very different cultures, despite all the hardships we grew stronger we got even closer with every struggle our love grew stronger until one day Shirel graced us with her love, and for her we have walked hand in hand these years to embrace her and to have her in our lives! Words can’t be said as to what she means to us, and we can’t wait to celebrate her birthday next week!`
Fall. The season that every fashionista waits for, the season for all things pumpkin spice and most importantly, the best season for cozying up. The only hard part about fall is that it’s completely different from summer, meaning you need a new look for it. It’s not logical, or affordable (although we wish it were) to buy all new interior pieces just for the changing seasons. That’s why this Sleepy Sunday post is all about how to easily transition into fall with colors and small details. Your fall interior design space is a lot like your fall wardrobe, it easily transitions through the use of color change and adding warmer, chunkier pieces. The best way to take a piece and turn it into a fall, cuddling oasis, is to add earth tone pillows and a big throw. Many of the Pins below show rust and earth toned pillows mixed into the interior design. Try getting a few of these fall color pillows at World Market, or one of these faux- fur pillows from Pottery Barn (on sale). As a lover of snuggles and scary movies, what is really catching my eye about these pins are all of the cozy blankets draped everywhere. Add a fall touch with this plaid throw from Kohls, or if coziness is your top priority, splurge on this Barefoot Dreams ® earth tone blanket from Nordstrom. What’s great about using pillows and blankets (keeping in mind fall colors!) to change up your seasonal design is that they are easily stored. Check out this amazing wicker trunk basket from Crate&Barrel. Not only is it convenient to store all your blankets and warm pillows, but it’s an amazing living room piece. We hope these tidbits and inspo pictures help you transform your design space into your perfect fall spot! To see more of where we get our inspiration follow GGG on Pinterest. We hope you are loving these Sleepy Sunday posts as much as we are! XO
I just like most of you love planning some (if not most) of our weekends around brunch! So naturally when I was invited to try out Zaytinya‘s new brunch, I was more than excited. Zaytinya is one of the first restaurants my husband took me to, back when we were dating and I was visiting him from Barcelona! I loved their food the first time I tried it and still do until today, because I am also a big fan of Jose Andres and his restaurants in DC. So to try out the brunch we invited our friends and their kids, so it was four of us adults and three kids, and everything went absolutely smoothly. For those of you who have kids, you know that not every restaurant is kid friendly, but Zaytinya is, and they have quite a selection of delicious kids plates which made it easier for us. They started by serving us their fresh and warm pita bread (which Shirel couldnt stop munching on), with their different spreads, for an Israeli like me once you bring out the pita and hummus you have won my heart:) From there on the feast began with delicously fried eggplants, to seared salmon that literally melted in my mouth like butter, a falafel salad (I never say no to falafel) and shish taouk grilled chicken with veggies which was tasty to perfection! The food isn’t the only magical element to Zaytinya, the space itself is magical with an amazing high ceiling, with huge windows and a natural light that instantly changes your mood, add to that the design elements and you have the perfect atmosphere to spend a Sunday brunch with your friends and family!
If you have gone shopping lately, or seen any New York Fashion Week looks, then you know that green is a major color for the fall season. Not only does green look great on the runway (and it’s my favorite color), but it’s an amazing accent color for your interior design.The color green has been used to symbolize many things, power, money, jealousy, nature and more. It’s a striking color, a color that is eye catching, and when designed right, can add so much style to a room. What is great about using green as an accent color is that there are so many shades of green that create different moods and add creativity to your design. We love the mint green bathroom back splash seen below. Not does this create an unforgettable look, but the mint green generates a calming atmosphere. Another way to create a green accent is plants, yes plants! As crazy as it is, cactuses, succulents and all things nature are a trend right now. Check out these terrariums from Urban Outfitters that would create your perfect nest for all things green. You can provide a sense of calm and the perfect plant oasis with the color green, but you can also make a space dramatic and glamorous with just one green piece. Many of the pins below showcase dark green or emerald couches, chairs or pillows. These key pieces are not only the perfect accents, but give the room so much flair. If these pins are making you envious, you should be looking at this emerald chaise lounge from One Kings Lane, and this velvet chair from Target. For a more subtle touch this Fiddle Leaf Branch from West Elm, is a a great way to add that green detail in your bedroom or living room. This Fall H&M Home has really outdone themselves, and they have a whole Green collection, where you can find pieces like this Velvet pillow cover or a more fun version like this Jacquard-weave pillow cover, for the bed this Duvet cover set with a fun leafy print, and this green moss knit blanket! Take a look below at all of these inspiring pins, they will leave you green with envy 😉 To see more Home inspiration and interior design heaven, follow GGG on Pinterest and you will find everything on the Gorgeous Interiors Board! Happy Sunday!