Luxe Studio Apartment Makeover – The Bedroom Alcove

August 2, 2016 Interiors
Nicole Gibbons Alcove Studio Decorating Ideas6

Last week I shared a peek at the living space in an alcove studio model apartment I designed recently and now I’m excited to share a peek into the bedroom. Whenever I’m designing any space, I love to layer on the texture and pattern. Here, I kept the space neutral because it was a model apartment and needed to have a wide appeal but with the addition of a few key elements such as the …

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7 Favorite Summer Skin Care Products

August 1, 2016 Fashion & Beauty
Summer Skin Care Favorites

In the heat of the summer, the sun rays are at their peak which can cause UV damage and skin aging plus the heat and humidity makes you sweat more and all of this can do a number on your skin. To help combat oiliness and melted makeup which are common effects of the summer heat, I find myself gravitating towards lighter products, I make sure to protect my skin from the sun and I give my …

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5 Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmer’s Market

July 28, 2016 Food & Recipes
Farmer's Market Shopping Tips_1

Along with ice cream and the beach, shopping the Farmer’s Market on the weekend is one of my absolute favorite things to do in the summer! My sister and I always go to the the Atwater Village Farmer’s market in LA (I spend a lot of my summers there) and often visit the same vendors over and over. We load up on fresh produce, freshly hatched eggs and eat lots yummy snacks along the way …

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Luxe Studio Apartment Makeover – Entry & Living Room

July 27, 2016 Interiors
Nicole Gibbons Alcove Studio Decorating Ideas1

For anyone who thinks you can’t live well in a small space, here’s a look at one of my latest design projects that proves that theory all wrong! I recently finished up a series of model apartments for a new development in NYC and this is the smallest of the bunch – a 484 square foot alcove studio that’s packed with style and shows how even in a small space you can live large and l …

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Tour The Beach Lodge aka the Most Perfect Airbnb Beach Rental

July 15, 2016 Interiors
The Beach Lodge AirBnb Hollywood Beach_5

I recently stumbled across the most adorable Airbnb beach rental on Instagram and decided this hidden gem was way too cute not to share! The classic A-Frame house from the 70s is located on Hollywood beach, nestled just between Malibu and Santa Barbara in Southern California. This eclectic abode was recently renovated and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an airy, open floor plan. The int …

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Before & After: A Sunny & Stylish Kids Room Makeover

July 14, 2016 Interiors
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A while back I worked on a project for a young couple who hired me to redesign their two-bedroom apartment. (You can see more of that project here.) The apartment’s smaller bedroom was occupied by their adorable toddler son who loved dinosaurs and was finally ready for a big boy room. But, a couple of months into the project, the family learned they were expecting baby #2!  How exci …

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