13 Jan 2016

Gray Malin’s Must-See Home Tour
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Gray Malin is one of my all time favorite photographers. His aerial bird’s eye view of the world’s best beaches have made his work a staple in homes across the country. I am such a fan of his work that I knew I had to have one of his pieces for my One Room Challenge! You can see the piece I ended up choosing for the challenge right here. Anywho, I came across Gray Malin’s home tour today and wanted to share with you guys.

What I love most about Gray’s home is that hes mastered the essence of West Palm Beach. With the use of a bold palm tree print in the bedroom, classic orange and white umbrellas on the patio, and touches of navy throughout the entire space, I am dying for an invite to his next dinner party! Also, can we please talk about his custom blue border roman shades for a second? These are so right up my alley…classic decor with a side of prep. Yes, please!

Gray Malin’s kitchen also incorporates one of my favorite kitchen trends of the moment: white kitchen cabinets on top mixed with navy kitchen cabinets on the bottom. I have actually been meaning to do a whole blog post on this trend as I’ve been seeing it pop up more and more as of late!

Be sure to get the look below and shop a few classic Gray Malin pieces below! Happy Shopping. Xo. Lauren

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*Images via Gray Malin

12 Jan 2016

The New Lauren-Nelson.com!
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Omg, welcome!!! You have probably noticed things look a little different around here today.. I’m very excited to share with you guys the new and improved Lauren-Nelson.com!

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If you have been following along for a while, you know I first started blogging under Girls of Lincoln Park when I was living in Chicago. After moving to New York City, I then relaunched my blog in May 2014 as Lauren-Nelson.com. Now almost two years later, we have the new and improved Lauren-Nelson.com!

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Websites are a funny thing. You could literally change something every day, making tweaks here and improvements there. I look at my little corner of the web as an evolving notebook. As I grow older and as my tastes and interests change, so will my website.. So hopefully you guys enjoy the ride with me!

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A BIG thank you to my favorite Victoria McGinley and Lisa Butler from Elembee for your amazing work! These girls are so easy to work with and have made each transition run so smoothly. I highly recommend them both if you are a brand or blogger looking for a brand overhaul or website refresh!

Hope you guys love my new site as much as I do!!! Xo. Lauren

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11 Jan 2016

Jet Set: 10 Items To Pack For Your Next Warm Weather Getaway
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If you’re like me and dreaming of your next warm weather getaway, don’t you worry, I’ve rounded up 10 brand-new items to bring with you. Browsing the web for new swimsuits, cover ups and sandals already has me getting so excited for next summer. And since we’re talking about travel, here are 6 places I want to visit in 2016. Are you headed anywhere warm soon?

This Tory Burch poncho has my name written all over it.

A tribal maxi tote perfect for magazines, beach towels and more.

A fun necklace to pair with a white tank.

Have you seen the Soludos x LemLem line? I’m obsessed.

A fun gold bangle for only $38 dollars.

Tribal Maxi Tote // A La Plage Band Sandals // Karen Walker Sunnies // OndadeMar Caftan // Cotton Peasant Top // Soludos x LemLem // Tory Burch Beach Poncho // Bamboo Bangle // Lily Pulitzer Dress // Mesh Bathing Suit // Nocturne Necklace // Tory Burch Sunglasses

10 Jan 2016

Get The Look: A Modern Entryway
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I have been a fan of Amber Interiors for quite some time. What I love most about her work is that you can tell the spaces she has designed without even clicking on a link to find the source or looking at the watermark on the photo. This is probably one of the most important things I’ve learned about blogging and what they teach at all the blogger conferences… “Create a signature look” so people can tie the image back to your brand. Given her modern, California-cool aesthetic combined with globally inspired pieces, for me at least, it’s quite easy to identify her work.

I came across the above entry-way while working on another post for this week and thought it’d be super easy to re-create the look for less. My favorite piece in this entryway is the modern mid-century console table from West Elm that can easily be used in multiple rooms within a home. Of course, one can never have too many coffee table books (try Elements of Style or Made to Order). And incorporating natural wood elements is one of the easiest ways to achieve that “california-cool” aesthetic. Happy Sunday, loves! Xo. Lauren

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Blue Painting  // Mid-Century Media Console // Red Rug // Elements of Style // Made to Order // Wood Bowl // Plant // West Elm White Lamp

*Amber Interiors