Collaborations are my new favorite thing. There is seriously no better way to get your name out there than working with other like-minded creative individuals on some killer projects. Everyone shares, everyone posts and BAM - instant exposure. I was already in the middle of planning a couple upcoming collabs when Christa, from Salvaged Soul, approached me with this potential banger.
She was going to build a custom outdoor sectional for Lyndi Kennedy from Lyndi In The City, and wanted to know if I wanted to help create the rest of the space and shoot some photos. I said hell yeah, of course.
As usual, it all starts with a color palette and a mood board. Knowing Christa was shooting for a minimal & natural vibe with gray undertones, I figured something chic, modern and monochromatic would fit Lyndi's home style perfectly.
Once the vibe was finalized it was time to get to work. Christa and I made the trek to Ladera Ranch to check out Lyndi's space and figure out a plan for styling. After the gals unloaded and set up the amazing sectional Christa built (I got to skip this part because I had to take photos... :), we headed out to a few local low-cost spots to get supplies and decor to fill the rest of the space. The cool thing about doing this is it really was a collaborative effort. We wanted to make sure Lyndi was fully involved in every step of the process. So, instead of just showing up with all the decor, we took her shopping with us so we could make sure she got exactly what she wanted.
You don't need a huge budget to completely make over a space. HomeGoods, Pier 1 and Home Depot were all we needed. A few hanging lanterns at Pier 1, some accent pieces at HomeGoods, and some succulents and other supplies for our DIY projects at Home Depot and we were all set. Side note, you should have seen the looks we got at Home Depot. Christa in her floor-length House of Harlow dress and Lyndi in her suede fringe 2-piece set from Zara cutting chains and picking out hooks...it was hilarious. Probably not something they see there every day. Who needs dudes for manual labor?
After designing, building, unloading, shopping, planting succulents, standing on 12' ladders, hanging lanterns, and placing the rest of the decor....I think we ended up with an amazing space! I'm obsessed and I'm really jealous, actually. I want one of these sectionals for my back yard. Like now. Click through the gallery below to see all the photos from our magical little adventure.
The best part? We're already planning our next styled space collab...which will include custom-designed art prints, patterns and fabric by yours truly :) More to come...