Design // Matthew Knowles joins the ranks as a favorite

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Along with Ryan Korban, Matthew Knowles has become one of my favorite designers. One look at his studio apartment above and I fell in LOVE. The Renaissance/traditional feel of his artwork, the wall color mixed with modern touches like the invisible bookshelves (first photo), the leopard pillow, the black mats in his framed artwork= p e r f e c t! Studio apartment? I’ll take it! =) haha..Like Ryan Korban he uses different textures and lots of artwork. I’m excited to put together a gallery wall in our apartment. I included the top Knowles picture in my past apartment inspiration board on masculine style. Isn’t he so talented?!  xo

all photos above via Lonny 

Pod! xoxo




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When I was 11 my dad put my sister and I on a plane from the Middle East to Chicago all by ourselves! Living in the Middle East as expats we travelled back and forth regularly and one summer my mom and younger sister flew ahead of us and my older sister and I followed. I remember it was really exciting and scary flying home alone! My dad always believed in us, gave us a lot of different opportunities, encouraged us and cheered for us until he lost his voice at swim meets (losing his voice at all of them)! He’s the hardest worker I know. Pod, you’re the best!!! We love you. XOXO

Spaces / Masculine Style


Grant and I are moving at the end of the month, so I’ve been filling my head with inspiration, gathering my favorite colors, textures and spaces. I love different textures and mostly neutral colors. I was able to find this docksta table on Craigslist for $40!! AHHH! I was so excited. Grant picked it up in the city and it’ll be the perfect size for an aparment/breakfast nook. I like a masculine look. Another one of my favorite rooms below from Lonny and a few tips on designing a gender neutral space here!