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Your Zodiac & Your Space, Part I: Aries – Cancer

Your Zodiac & Your Space, Part I: Aries – Cancer

What does your sign have to do with your space? If you're like me and find your horoscope to be a little too spot on a times, then your sign has everything to do with your space. Like I say all the time, design is all about making your space work for you. The more you can learn about yourself, the more you can create a space that allows you to live the life you want to live and feel the way you want to feel.  This post is part one of...

Design Hacks: Moody Spaces

Design Hacks: Moody Spaces

If you're like me, ready to ditch the light and bright for some bold dark comfort, then this post is for you. These design hacks are how I've helped my clients take a standard room and make it especially cozy for those of us who just feel a little better in moody darker spaces.    Color When it comes to creating moody spaces, of course the color matters! But there's more to it than just painting the walls black. Find a palette the...

Featured: Ariel in Sherwin-Williams

Featured: Ariel in Sherwin-Williams

Check out this post of color recommendations from top designers in Sherwin-Williams… and guess who’s featured right at the top?! In this piece, Ariel not only shares her top color choices, she also explains how color is a key ingredient in her design. Check it out! 7 Designers’ Signature Sherwin-Williams ColorsSpeaking of Sherwin-Williams… Did you know that Ariel was once a top 10 selection in Sherwin-Williams’ Student Design Challenge? Her...

Announcement: You Book, We Plant!

Announcement: You Book, We Plant!

Sustainability is a pillar of Ariel Arts. We are working hard to turn around the environmental damage from the design industry. More than 9 million tons of waste from furniture and interiors are added to our landfills every year. This staggering number has been steadily increasing over the past many years.  In our first year of business, Ariel Arts focused on sustainability through:  Sourcing more than half of all products from...

Featured: Ariel on Artsper

Featured: Ariel on Artsper

Check out this featured interview with Ariel on Artsper — leading online seller of contemporary art across the world. This interview features Ariel’s take on design - function first! — as well as her favorite art, where she draws inspiration, and how San Francisco is full of art everywhere you turn. See more about what makes her tick.  “The most important thing to me is function - how the design works for and with the client and making it...

Spring Tips

Spring Tips

Spring is finally here! We’re headed back outside again to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. You can help bring those good vibes inside, too! Here are some of my tips for getting your home ready for spring.  Let in Some Fresh Air Open the windows and let fresh air in. Spring is here and with it fresh clean air, chirping birds, and more sunshine. Your space needs to breathe and so do you! Bring the Outside Inside  If you’ve been...

Design Hacks: Get Organized

Design Hacks: Get Organized

Are you struggling with your clutter? We’ve got you covered with some of our best design hacks to help you get organized. And don’t forget to check out our post about how clutter is linked to your mental health.  Interior design isn’t just about aesthetics. First and foremost, great design is about function. When I meet with my clients for the first time, we spend most of our time talking about how they live their lives, their emotional...

Need a Mood Lift? Change Your Space!

Need a Mood Lift? Change Your Space!

Did you know that your space affects your mood and your overall well being? Interior design helps you think about your space not just as the place where you exist, but the space that can help you live the life you want for yourself. As a WELL Accredited Professional, I can tell you that there is science behind this phenomenon. We can design spaces to help you live a healthier and happier life.  Here are a small few changes you can do to...

Design Hacks: Create Drama with Just a Can of Paint

Design Hacks: Create Drama with Just a Can of Paint

Not sure which wall or how many walls to paint? Here's how you can make your space larger, cozier, or more dramatic with just a can of paint. Make it Bigger Make the space feel bigger by painting the right surfaces. Decide if you want to expand or stretch the space, or if you want to make a strong flow that will make the space feel expanded. Make it Smaller If your space is feeling too large or vast, think about how you can make it...