Kimberly worked with Anne of @CitySage to design her master bedroom and transform it into a modern retreat. After seeing the plans for the room, we were thrilled to collaborate to help the vision come to life. We provided a Soho leaning mirror in natural steel and a Delano dresser in walnut for the space.
According to Kimberly, “A challenge for me was making sure we found a cool modern dresser to store things like our pajamas and gym clothes. Since we had other older dressers previously, I didn’t want to lose any storage space so this was an important piece to find. We found this beautiful wooden dresser from Room & Board and I finally see that a dresser can be sexy.”
The Soho mirror also added function to the space. Kimberly knew she wanted to incorporate a full-length mirror. “I wanted something with an oversized feel and fell in love with this modern leaning mirror from Room & Board. It’s the perfect place for makeup while I get ready.”
Head over to Kimberly’s blog for the full reveal and read on to learn more about what makes her tick!
What won’t we catch you without?
My cell phone, chapstick, and a tube of lipstick. Since a big part of my job is social media, I always have my iPhone with me ready to capture the moment or check an email. I am also a chapstick addict and never leave the house without a tub of lipstick in my purse. I have multiples of my favorite shades and keep them in all my purses for a “just in case I need a bold lip” situation.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
There are so many things that I love about working for myself. I think the biggest thing is that every task and hurdle is my own responsibility. The sense of accomplishment and knowing that the hard work you do directly affects your business is something that is beyond rewarding. I also really love that I make my own schedule. Since I run my own business and as long as I have my camera and laptop handy, I can be anywhere in the world and still be creating content, answering emails, and planning my next editorial. This means I get the opportunity to travel for both work and pleasure and still be on the clock. While not having a 9-5 job is incredible, I would say I work more hours in the day but those hours are filled with passion for creating.
What’s your favorite magazine?
Cooking Light. I always seem to pick it up at the grocery store. My husband and I are really into cooking and it’s been one of my favorite sources of recipe inspiration. Another favorite is Porter Magazine. The editorial photos are so dreamy and they are a great source of inspiration for both style, color, and photography.
What’s your favorite go-to design resource?
Pinterest. What I love about Pinterest is that it’s a resource for all my creative outlets especially when it comes to design. I could search and dive into decor for HOURS on Pinterest. It also helps me to organize my ideas organically and visually. As a visual artist, it’s like seeing a mood board come to life on the screen.
How many pillows do you have on your bed?
Five. My husband and I each have two king-size sleeping pillows and we have one decorative throw pillow. We used to have more throw pillows on the bed, but in the end, less is more. I love the idea of being able to easily throw one pillow on the bed to really polish it off with ease. Also, my husband hates throw pillows. So this is a compromise that works for both us.
Every home should have:
A retreat. I think we feel safest at home because it’s a space we have carved out to be ourselves, to be comfortable, and to above all, relax. In my recent bedroom makeover, I made sure to incorporate a reading nook which I call my “zen nook”. Sandwiched in an airy corner of my room, it’s the place where I can curl up with a cup of coffee and a good book and soak in the afternoon sun. It’s a popular corner in our room and there is something about it that makes me feel so relaxed, warm, and safe.
Who or what inspires you?
My environment inspires me the most. I live in Huntington Beach and live about 5 minutes from the sand. I grew up in the suburbs of Pennsylvania and spent many years living in Philadelphia and NYC. I made the big move to the West Coast and lived in both Orange County and Los Angeles until finally settling down in Huntington Beach. There is something about living on the Coast that soothes my soul. It’s likely the slower pace, salty air, and opportunity to take in life’s smaller moments. A sunset beach walk can inspire me any day of the week. Being lucky enough to have landed here has created a beautiful canvas for creativity and building my life and business together. I love to people watch and with LA only a short drive away, I am able to immerse myself in city or coastal life in a moment’s notice. Head to a museum, or even to a music venue to check out a new artist. The world around me always inspires in so many ways.
Photos by @EatSleepWear