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Latest Creation - Van De Vort

Like many, we have a love-hate relationship with Instagram. We can't seem to figure out the newest algorithm and the constant updates, but it's provided us with so many great opportunities! We've met some amazing clients and lifelong friends through the app and that's exactly how we met our client Andrea, the owner of our latest creation Van De Vort. When we first met in person we connected instantly! She had a clear vision of what she wanted the space to look like, which was helpful for us. She showed us her mood boards and inspiration and we were instantly hooked! We couldn't wait to get started and dove right in!

THE CONCEPT

Andrea presented us with a mood board that was filled with checkered black and white floors, columns, old painted walls, globe fixtures and lush plants in every picture. In other words, all of the old-world cafe vibes that we die for! Like us sisters, she is a huge fan of Paris, France and wanted her shop to feel as though you had walked right into a European getaway. She envisioned a space with old world charm and a feeling that the place had been around for a while. Are you hooked yet, because we were! We got started right away with a concept and instantly connected with some of our favorite vendors to collaborate with including Portola Paints, North County Tile and Stone, Stone Impressions and Arto Brick. We were met with such a good response and were lucky enough to pick and choose some amazing materials that helped build what the new Van De Vort is today!

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THE DESIGN

As we began designing the space, we knew we wanted to incorporate columns somewhere significant. We also wanted to define a clear point of sales area. We decided to flank two columns next to the cash wrap and wrapped them in the Arto Brick's Artillo Early Gray Limestone tile concrete. The finish was perfect because it provided the illusion that these columns had always been there, exactly the look we were going for! The Stone Impressions tile, The Aurum Collection, that lives in between the columns is the perfect amount of old world and glam!

Throughout the space and above the point of sale we added globe pendants with a modern twist to add to the “café” energy Europe is so well known for!

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Adding archways to the dressing rooms was another way to create an old-world vibe in addition to the texture of the Portola Paint throughout. Portola Paints Roman Clay finish was perfect in this space. It has a matte, velvet finish that gives the illusion that it's clay or a plaster finish! We did some color blocking on some feature walls to modernize the space and define certain sections of the store! Designer Tip - color blocking is a great way to make a statement in a space without spending a lot of money!

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Can we talk about the wallpaper by Cole and Son, provided by Kravet? Our client has a thing for sexy leopards. I mean, what fashionista doesn’t? Andrea found this wallpaper and knew she had to incorporate it into the space. We could not have agreed more! Great minds think alike because we all agreed without a doubt that it needed to live in the dressing rooms!

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Now enter Prince Van De Vort, the shops mascot, who honestly needs his own Instagram handle. If you’ve been to this space you know who we're talking about. He sits proudly near the cash wrap guarding his castle. Yes, it’s the fabulous cheetah statue. While Andrea was sourcing for clothing pieces in the LA fashion district, she stumbled upon an entire shop of these babies! She texted us immediately asking if she should purchase him. Without hesitation we replied… “DUH"! One of the best discoveries has become one of our favorite elements of the space!

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For us, the black and white floors really make the space special! Provided by North County Tile and Stone, we laid these tiles in a diagonal format to dress up the space a little which in our opinion screams Europe! Probably our second favorite part of the space! But really, how can you choose a favorite part…?

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We couldn’t design the space without a little taste of Bali! These vintage teak shelves are straight from Indonesia and their finish adds a richness to the space!

In addition, all of the clothing racks are custom made with acrylic rods and brass hardware! They bring an element of elegance to the space but are subtle enough to let the merchandise shine! 

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The chandelier to us is the cherry on top! This piece was truly a labor of love. It took an entire day to put that pretty girl together, but SO worth the time and energy! She’s a beauty, isn’t she? This piece really makes the space and adds an eclectic, vintage vibe that we were all searching for in the beginning!

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Swing by the new One Paseo development in Del Mar to check out this beautiful space! Be sure to take a selfie in the dressing rooms or re-apply your lipstick in one of the many vintage gold mirrors. Happy shopping! Your prince and castle await!

Love, The Sisters

Valentines Day 2019 Gift Guide
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1) Hoop Earrings - The perfect little hoops for any occasion! 

2) Vegan Lipstick - Pucker up! You can't go wrong with this gift, especially if your name is Bianca because that's the name of this amazing lip color!

3) Cheetah Clutch - You'll never leave the house without this sexy little number!

4) Leaf Supply - Keep your beautiful house plants happy with this plant supply guide! Perfect for all plant lovers!

5) Red Leopard iPhone Case - You won't loose your phone with this baby!

6) Ryder Tote - The perfect tote for any getaway! 

7) Dream Stone Necklace - Well aren't you dreamy! Lets face it they say… diamonds are a girls best friend. And whoever "they" are, they're completely right! Number one gift rule:  jewelry is always a good idea!

8) Communal Coffee Gift Card - You can NOT go wrong with a coffee gift card, especially to this cute cafe! 

9) Plants - One can never have enough plants! A little air-plant is the perfect gift! All it needs a little water, sunshine and love!

Love, The Sisters

The Sisters Beauty Guide

Let's face it… we all make those resolutions to work-out more and eat healthier at the start of the new year, but what about our beauty routine? We're switching it up this week on the blog and sharing our favorite local beauty products to get you started for the new year!

We're not experts in this field, we'll stick to design, however we're digging these products! One of our favorite shops to get great health concuss products is SHOPGOOD located in North Park. She carries a number of amazing brands! We swear, just walking into her shop you feel better!

One of our favorite products is the Aether Beauty – Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette. It comes with 12 different shades and is infused with organic rose hip oil to benefit radiant looking glowing skin. The radest part is that each shade is infused with REAL Rose Quartz powder, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and redness! Yeah you heard that right, real rose quartz! In addition, the packaging is all made of completely sustainable materials and is fully recyclable. The best part, 10% of the proceeds go to The Water Project, which provides clean drinking water across Africa. 

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Shop at Shop Good

Are you like us, always searching for the perfect red lipstick? Well, we got you, this is it - Alima Pure’s – Velvet Lipstick. Made from all natural ingredients including Sea Buckthorn, which is rich in Omega 7 and hydrating, Avocado Oil that provides rich amino acid protein, vitamins and potassium. Our favorite shade is Olivia a vibrant, juicy red!

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Sold at Shop Good

We love our morning coffee, however we’ve recently discovered Golden Milk Lattes, and we are obsessed! A blend of organic turmeric, black pepper and ginger combined with milk and coconut oil. This drink has so many benefits. It's loaded with antioxidants and helps reduce inflammation and joint pain. It also boosts your immune system and eases your digestive system. We love THE NEW NEW AGE Golden Milk Powder from Shop Good. Mix it with some warm milk and it’s the perfect grab and go drink with so many benefits!

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Sold at Shop Good

Raise your hand if your obsessed with podcasts. Well after listening to How I Built This Podcast with Emily Weiss from Glossier we were immediately intrigued and quickly obsessed with the brand! Emily Weiss started a beauty blog called Into the Gloss which rapidly gained an enormous following and four years later she launched her own beauty lined called Glossier. This make up brand is unlike any other. The objective of the makeup is to portray a completely natural look. Which is genius by the way! Our favorite product is The Makeup Set – a staple to your everyday makeup routine. It includes Boy Brow, Lash Stick and Cloud Paint. Made from natural ingredients, Boy Brow consists of beeswax that helps hold your hair in place and a number of other natural ingredients that help nourish, moisturize and strengthen your hair fibers. Cloud Paint is another favorite and is the perfect cheek stain! It's smooth and provides a seamless application for your cheeks, but can also be applied to your lips and eyelids - whhhaaatt!?

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It's a new year, which means a new you. Check out these amazing products and let us know what you think! 

Love, The Sisters

Our Current Blog Crushes

You may already know about these fabulous bloggers…but these days we find ourselves frequenting them on the regular for design inspiration.  If you haven’t stumbled across these creative do-er’s then get your lil butts to their design mecca’s and check them out.

  • Brittney Makes:  For project tutorials, and color overload!

  • New Darlings:  For a freakishly adorable husband and wife duo with mad mid century modern style, and MAJOR hair envy.  (Christina, your hair is to dye for!!!!)

  • House of Hipsters:  For “down to earth, I can actually achieve this look” design inspiration! Love it!

  • My Scandinavian Home:  For everything you wish your home was.