Interior design obsession turned career move. Bits and pieces about life. And gratuitous photos of my kids.

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I'm Katie.

Mom / wife / stylist / creative. Boston born, New York raised, California currently. 

A Room For Little Miss Monk || Part One

A Room For Little Miss Monk || Part One

So in a matter of days I am having another kid. Mom of two, that's me.

G u l p.

This time around it's a girl (so they have told me...) and while that freaked me out to start (hello? I am a boy mom. Trucks, transformers, little willies... that's my life), I am pretty sure this little chick is going to be a bad ass. I just get this sense that she has some serious spirit. This image of a tiny force majeure was definitely in my mind while dreaming up her room. And since planning her room is the only thing that has kept me sane through the endless weeks known as the third trimester, I took it pretty seriously. I made a Pinterest board. Actually, I made three. Yup. I pinned the shit out of this room. I had multiple ideas that need to be fleshed out in a way only Pinterest can provide. 

I was aiming for a room that wasn't too, well, baby-ish. This kid is going to be a strong woman someday and deserves a room free of condescending baby bullshit, right?  ...Also, I just really like cacti and kilims at the moment (selfish? maybe). So the desert room was decided on due to a pillow purchase from my favorite little gem of a home decor site Loom & Kiln and falling deeply in love with a paint color called Guava (by C2 paints) that my husband hates (which almost made me love it more....). 

And so the journey began... 

The BEFORE

THIS IS THE ONLY PHOTO I COULD FIND OF THE ROOM. CAN YOU TELL IT'S A SMALL ROOM? NOTE THE MIRRORED CLOSET DOORS ON THE RIGHT.... SOON TO BE DEMOLISHED...

THIS IS THE ONLY PHOTO I COULD FIND OF THE ROOM. CAN YOU TELL IT'S A SMALL ROOM? NOTE THE MIRRORED CLOSET DOORS ON THE RIGHT.... SOON TO BE DEMOLISHED...

The BEGINNING

Hello, Guava!

Hello, Guava!

CLOSET DEMOLITION (AT 33 WEEKS PREGNANT....)

CLOSET DEMOLITION (AT 33 WEEKS PREGNANT....)

Updates to follow! 

xx K

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Welcome, Willa.

Welcome, Willa.