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Final Nursery Inspiration



This is so not a nursery.  I am aware of that.

It is, however, a calm room in the very same color as my nursery with the very same rug.  It’s relaxing and it’s neutral.  I’d like to spend time there.

And so it has served as my nursery inspiration as I’ve begun ordering and buying and hanging sweet things.  My theory is this- I build a big girl room with neutral pieces and layer in tons of cuddly, colorful baby stuff.  When she’s older she can thrown in whatever she wants and the basics will hold.

(I am also aware that babies destroy all theories.  Still.)

You can find my inspiration board here.

What do you think?  Animal overload?

xx Sarah

Living Room on Lucile


Sarah’s savvy sister Julie pointed out we never share any pictures of our “homes” with y’all. While we don’t fancy ourselves interior designers we both LOVE pouring over shelter magazines, dreaming about paint colors and make our living spaces look nice with what we have on hand. Here are a few angles from my living room in Silverlake, CA.

LEH living room

Almost all of my furniture is inherited from family and friends. The sofas are hand-me-downs from college pals covered with white denim slip covers from Ikea (the slipcovers don’t fit perfect but they only cost $11!) The cow hide and the leather ottoman we use a coffee table belonged to my mom. She bought me those black side tables for my first apartment 10 years ago.


LEH art wall

Those chrome lamps are from Target MANY years ago but I updated them with new Target grasscloth lamp shades recently. The art on the walls is by Drew, my Dad and my brother Buck. My brother Bobby made the 2 redwood frames. The family art wall is one of my favorite parts of the room.


LEH living room book shelf

This leather chair is one of two in the set that have been in my family for at least 40 years. They were my Grandparent’s, then in my parent’s condo when I was a baby and somehow I have been lucky enough to inherit them (for the time being.) On the book shelf is a collection of cookbooks and coffee table books as well as 3 different editions of Trivial Pursuit for easy access when friends come over! The collection of cream candles in many sizes are from Ikea and Pottery Barn. The wedding picture was a gift from our talented friends, Stacey and Aaron White.

What family furniture do you treasure?



Jane Ellison Design on


Did you ever come home from elementary school and spend the afternoon rearranging the sofas around the living room? Did your family have a huge hall closet filled with silk throw pillows in a rainbow of colors for “seasonal refreshments?” My brothers and I certainly grew up thinking this was the norm due to our interior designer mother, Jane Ellison.

This week is featuring some of my mom’s interior design work! Two of her rooms are starring in the slide show of Asian-Inspired Design Ideas.


An elegant sitting room-office with shockingly chic blue walls.


A bright and airy breakfast nook.

To see more of my mom’s designs on HGTV you can check out her designers’ portfolio.


This living room (my childhood home) is one of my favorites.

Follow her simple design tips on Facebook-!/jane.ellison4

She has ideas for even the smallest apartment!



Inspired By: Coco+Kelley


Look at these Perfect Palettes:Sweet September from one of our favorite design blogs Coco+Kelley. Fashion inspires interior design palettes for this talented lady the way fashion inspires table decor for us!

Coco + Kelly red, brown, cream palette

red, taupe and chocolate brown

Coco + Kelly coral, brown, tan palette

dusty coral, tan and coppery brown

Coco + Kelly plum, cream and teal

plum, cream and deep teal

I love these color palettes for fall outfits, table settings, room furnishings, flower arrangements and even wedding decor palettes. Inspiration is everywhere!