Cool Cats

I recently saw a collection of art prints hanging in the bathroom of a diner in Dallas, and I thought they were just so cool.


The prints look totally one-of-a-kind, so I was pretty excited (and equally impressed) when I discovered that they came from an Etsy shop… and sell for less than $10 a pop!


Collage-O-Rama creates these quirky, colorful images and prints them directly onto old dictionary pages. Pretty cool, right? I think they’d be a great conversation piece in any room of the house, and I love the idea of grouping several prints together, just like the diner in Dallas did. It’s easy, affordable, and totally unique art.


Do you love these prints as much as I do? Check out the collection here and let me know!



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Pop, Fizz, Clink.

There’s never really a bad time to open a bottle of bubbly, but this time of year, it’s pretty much a prerequisite. New Year’s Eve without a champagne toast? It’s almost unimaginable. But as a designer, serving (and sipping) champagne is only half the fun. Styling a champagne bar with fancy flutes, shiny ice buckets, and pretty little garnish trays is my idea of a good time, too.

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I’m really loving this whole bar cart revival that’s happening. I think carts are the perfect blank canvas for a New Year’s Eve champagne bar, and who doesn’t love a party on wheels? I also like the fact that there are so many shapes, styles, and finishes to choose from these days (price points, too). Take a look at a few of my favorites:

Deskey Bar Cart via One Kings Lane, $309



Prost Bar Cart via Crate & Barrell, $599



Manhattan Bar Cart via Z Gallerie, $199.95




Tamsin Chinoiserie Bar Cart via Neiman Marcus, $795




Brooke Bar Cart via Pottery Barn, $499



Threshold Bar Cart via Target, $129.99



I’ll be sipping Sofia this week (or, if I’m feeling extra fancy, Nicolas Feuillatteand) and toasting to 2015, which I just know is going to be fabulous. How will you be celebrating the new year?


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Window Shopping

Don’t you just love window shopping this time of year? New York has some of the most iconic holiday storefronts in the country, but Los Angeles holds its own. The Christmas displays at Sticks and Stones Floral Design on Robertson are a perfect example. These oversized toy soldiers and moss trees totally caught my eye. So chic. And so fun!



I also think the icy palette of this winter scene is gorgeous. And it would be so easy to replicate this look on a smaller scale with a can of silver spray paint and some old wooden branches. And of course, you can never go wrong with a snowy white tree. It’s just so magical…



This place really gets its!

Tell me, where do you like shopping for holiday décor, and what are some of your favorite Christmas window displays?

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Erinn V’s 20 Hottest HGTV Holiday Decorating Tips with How-To Videos

Looking for some quick, easy, and totally fab holiday decorating tips? You’ve come to the right place. So grab your glue gun, click on one of the links below, and get ready to make things merry and bright.


1. Bubble Wreath
Follow Erinn’s simple steps for creating this modern bubble wreath made from craft store supplies.

2. Rustic Holiday Décor
Erinn helped singer-songwriter Jewel transform her home for the holidays with simple, natural elements. Watch the video at to see how to bring these same rustic elements into your own home this Christmas.

3. White, Gold, and Copper Tree with Feather Garland
Need a little inspiration before trimming your tree? Watch Erinn go to work with metallic accents and a fab feather garland.

4. Christmas Greeting Gift Bags
Learn how to use old holiday cards to make darling gift bags that are perfect for small gifts or holiday party favors.

5. Christmas Lanterns
Transform store-bought metal lanterns into festive holiday decorations with stencils and paint.

6. Pine Cone Ornament
Erinn show you how to turn a plane pinecone into a beautiful holiday ornament with paint, ribbon, and decorative beads.

7. Snowy Candle Centerpiece
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Erinn will make them all come true with a snowy candle centerpiece that’s perfect for a mantel, console, or entryway table.

8. Christmas Ornament Chandelier
Ornaments aren’t just for hanging on trees. Erinn shows you how to add some extra sparkle to your home with this lovely ornament chandelier.

9. Glamorous Glitter Garland
With cool colors and fresh fabrics, this glitter garland is sure to add a little glamour to your holiday home.

10. No-Sew Tree Skirt
What you put under your tree can have just as much impact as what you put on it. Just grab some felt, a hot glue gun, and a few decorative accents, and you’ll be good to go!

11. Giftwrapped Stocking Holder
Erinn shows you how to create this fun and festive mantle decoration that doubles as a stocking holder.

12. Glistening Green Centerpiece
This tone on tone centerpiece is modern, inexpensive, and completely DIY-friendly.

13. Homemade Holiday Cards
Making your own holiday cards isn’t just for kids, but they can certainly take part in this family-friendly holiday craft.

14. Ornament Topiary
Create this charming ornament topiary, which doubles as a candle holder, using inexpensive items you can find at the craft store.

15. Cone-Shaped Stocking
You don’t need a sewing machine to make this modern corn-shaped stocking—just a few tips from Erinn, who shows you how to put a new twist on an old favorite.

16. Felt-Topped Christmas Balls
Here’s a Christmas craft for young and old alike. It’s easy, inexpensive, and lots of fun, too.

17. Exotic Giftwrap
Little packages can make a big impact when you add a little creativity and some designer wrapping tips from Erinn.

18. Butterfly Tree Topper
Looking for a non-traditional tree topper? Craft store butterflies (and some gorgeous copper accents) will add a whimsical touch to your holiday decor.

19. Glitter Glass Bulbs
Add a modern—and gorgeous—touch to everyday ornaments with glitter, glue, and a little creativity.

20. Square Feather Wreath
Fabulous and festive, this square feather wreath makes a wonderful gift—but it may be hard to part with!

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Erinn V. Home


It’s here.

After dreaming, and sketching, and designing, and pitching, I recently had the complete and utter pleasure of introducing my Erinn V Home Collection at the High Point Market.  The line (which is made up of nearly 100 unique pieces) features contemporary designs with versatile fabrics and finishes that designers and homeowners alike can appreciate.

Our upholstery and frames are made and hand-finished in Los Angeles (something I’m really proud of), and products have already started shipping to select furniture stores and designer showrooms. Very exciting stuff! Also exciting? The fact that I was able to make high-end products at an affordable price, which was important to me.


This line has been a dream of mine for quite some time, and seeing it come to fruition was pretty magical. Sugar plums aside, I still have visions of High Point dancing in my head. If you’d like to do a little dreaming with me, just click here to see the collection for yourself. You may even find an item (or three) for your holiday wish list.

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Mariska Meijers: A Modern Classic Muse

A lot of people are afraid of color. They look at beautiful bold spaces and dream of living there one day … but when it comes down to it what do they choose?  Beige.  Hopefully Mariska Meijers is going to change all that.  In every design I envision, there are stunning bursts of color which are essential to a modern and classic design, no matter how small they may be. A lamp, a tray, some flowers or a pillow.

In my endless search for the greatest of colors, I’ve fallen in love with Mariska’s flashy and vibrant designs straight out of Keizersgracht, Amsterdam. A fellow modern-classics designer with styles literally dripping in color, she’s my new favorite – and very up-and-coming here in the US.

So next time you’re accessorizing your pad, be bold.  Why, you may ask? As I always say, “Why not?” No one likes a boring date. Why would you want a boring home?


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 Reminiscent of stained glass and glazed with cerulean and neons, this is art inspiration at its best. Mariska has an endless line of brilliant trays and accessories that, even standalone, create an eye-popping allure.

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No such thing as a boring lamp shade here! So much fun! You’ll notice immediately how Mariska adds complementary details while still keeping the patterns bright and funky.

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 Incomplete without the ultimate modern yellow. Mariska’s presentation leaves nothing to chance and everything out of the ordinary!

In the US, she’s currently featured at Barneys, Wynn, ABC Home and Gracious Home. She’s been featured in Marie Claire Maison, World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, and Vogue … just to name a few! Cheers to adding this inventive art-eclectic designer in your home (or mine)!


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Get a Look at the Soft Opening of Downtown Grand Las Vegas

The Downtown Grand has been a project we have worked on for a couple of years. We are so ecstatic   we get to finally share it with you all! takes us around the Soft Opening of former Lady Luck. Take a look and read more about it here!

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We hope to see you the next time you visit Sin City!

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American Dream Builders on Elle Decor

Elle Decor is not only my favorite publications, but one of the premiere shelter magazines in America. I was thrilled to see that they chose my living room as their number one favorite space from our house in the first episode of American Dream Builders on NBC!  Oh, Nate Berkus did too! :)

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Our team was a very collaborative group, and we worked as a design firm.  Lukas Machnik did all the architectural details in our home, such as the fireplace form and adding the moldings, etc and I chose all the fabrics and most furniture items in nearly every room of the house, as the appointed “interior design lead” in episode one. It was quite a learning experience to work under such pressure and with limited time and resources with five talented strangers!  Nancy Hadley applied an amazing Venetian plaster to the fireplace in the living room…giving it the finishing touch it needed!  Here are some of my favorite spaces from our Tudor Home!   Dann Foley, one of my favorite people of all time, rocked the front and back yard…

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What you didn’t see behind the scenes was me making three headboards for each of the bedrooms by hand, and Vanessa tiling the bathroom floor, and Nancy Venetianing the fireplace and entry and Dann sewing all those amazing panels for the backyard’s pergola!

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Check out the piece with Before & Afters of the living room here

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And for more images- visit my American Dream Builders board on Pinterest!



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Watch American Dream Builders on NBC on Sunday!

Well it’s finally here….two years of waiting for the show to actually begin from the time they contacted me back in 2012 and it’s actually happening!  This Sunday the biggest design show in America will premiere on NBC hosted by the incomparable Nate Berkus, the beautiful Monica Pedersen and football legend Eddie George!

Nate Berkus hosts American Dream Builders on NBC with Erinn Valencich, Lukas Machnick, Nina Magon, Vanessa DeLeon, Andrew Flesher, Dann Foley, Nancy Hadley, Darren Moore, Tarrick Love, Elaine Griffin, Jay Riordan and Christina Salway

This truly once in a lifetime show was a dream to be part of. I made some terrific friends that I’ll have always, and can’t wait to see how all our blood, sweat and tears pay off with these beautiful and dramatic makeovers week after week!
Check out the video here
Be sure to follow all the fun on Twitter and Facebook and Zillow!
@zillow @nbcdreambuilder @nateberkus @monicapedersen @eddiegeorge2727
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The Unicorn Stampede

Super-sized poppies. Neon alien flowers. Glitter, glitter everywhere (sigh). Camomile Hixon’s stunning creations always make me smile.

I’m pretty smitten with her glimmering dream piece, which I have in my boutique.

This fabulous piece, too.

And I’m over the moon for her Unicorn Stampede exhibition, which was recently on display at the Lyman Allyn Museum of Art in New London, CT.

Featuring 20 glittering, life-sized unicorns, this vivid creation represents the artist’s vision of utopia and makes for one truly fantastic display.

You can click here to see more of Camomile’s work. She’ll be tailoring new pieces for the showroom later this year, and I couldn’t be more delighted.

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