Ikea Family Live Magazine

Akiyo in Ikea Family Live Magazine This week has been amazing! I first shared about My Dear Darling now being available over at Gifts.com Shop, then my Meet the Artist interview, and today I'm ecstatic to share my Ikea Family Live Magazine feature! :D Hello, to all my new visitors!

I am no interior designer (clearly) but I do love our ever changing home. Here are a few more peeks:

My Dear Darling Workspace

My Dear Darling Workspace

My Dear Darling Living Room

My Dear Darling Living Room

My Dear Darling Bruce's Room

My Dear Darling Bruce's Room

My Dear Darling Bruce's Room

My Dear Darling Bruce's Room

You can see more on Ikea Family Live Magazine.

Do you love your Ikea furniture too or have an obsession with white ceramic things like me? ;) Many of our Ikea pieces have moved with us over the past 3 years and they've all held up well, which is why we keep going back. What's your reason?

A huge thank you to Helen, Brandon, Bruce, & Soyary!

Lots of Smiles, Akiyo

P.S. A few major changes were made earlier this year (like replacing Bruce's crib with a big boy bed!) so I'm hoping to share updates next month! ;)

Dining Room Inspiration Board

DiningRoomInspirationBoard Happy Monday, darling friends!

It's been such a crazy weekend. My mom flew up to San Francisco on Friday night so she could drive down to Orange County with Bruce and me on Saturday. Isn't she the sweetest? :) Yesterday, I saw my sister, Kaori, and my dad, who got teary-eyed when Bruce ran up to him with open arms saying, "Ji-ji-!" (Japanese baby language for "Grandpa.") And today is the start of long long to-do list!

Before I go off to complete some of those tasks, I thought I'd share our dining room mood board that I put together. It's very feminine with a touch of hilarious. ;) Here's the list of items:

Lasercut Wooden Lampshade by Min-jon (I want all their gorgeous lampshades!) Docksta Table from Ikea Rosanna Cakestand White KitchenAid Mixer (Brandon gave this to me on our 3 year anniversary!) Signature Teapot & Teacup by Cristina Re Mimosa Curtain Panels from ZGallerie John Lewis Alphabet Mugs Love Tea Towel by StudioPatro Louis Side Chair Miix Spoon Set How To Set A Table by Cake with Giants (A gift from my friend, Bryce.) Lionel Richie Spoon Rest by LennyMud (Seriously, this cracks me up EVERY time I see it so I'm going to have to get one for myself!)

Do you have suggestions on how to set up a small dining area? I'd love to hear!

Lots of Smiles, Akiyo