Warm + Inviting Interiors

Trends come and go so quickly they make my head spin. Lately, we've been designing more spaces with less trendy materials and looking towards timeliness finishes, colors and styles. I've been drawn to hues that feel toned down, washed out and a little mute, if you will. I'm sharing a few of my favorite spaces I've been digging lately...relcaimed wood, light sage...lived-in elegance. 

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STUDIO MATSALLA IS HIRING!

Do you have what it takes to be our next design assistant? We're expanding and in need of someone great to help manage our amazing projects and clients! 20 hours a week to start and possibly more.  (Monday - Friday) 

:: QUALIFICATIONS ::

  • At least 1-2 years experience working in residential interior design
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Photoshop and Excel. Studio webware experience preferred
  • Live locally in north county // San Diego area
  • Must be proactive, forward thinking and detail-oriented

:: JOB RESPONSIBILITIES ::

  • AutoCAD space planning + elevations
  • Sourcing on-line and in-person
  • Picking up samples // dropping them off
  • Budget creation and management
  • Digital design boards 
  • Project Organization + Management
  • Library Organization + Management 
  • Purchasing / expediting

If you think you're a great fit, please send your resume and portfolio to INFO@STUDIOMATSALLA.COM

xo, Vanessa

The coziest living room rug with Rug NINJA

I'm really excited to share with you one of the newest additions to our living room. This living space has been ever-evolving and I've never been 100% happy with it until now. The indoor/outdoor space is a special one and we spend most of our time in here so it was important to me to wait for the right pieces to come along.

We teamed up with Rug Ninja to beautify the space even more with the coziest rug I've ever laid eyes on. I first came across this Scandinavia Dula when I was at the Las Vegas Market a few months ago and fell in love with it. The knots are huge and whimsical, but the overall piece has a level of sophistication that really added refinement to the casual space. It really pulled everything together.

I added some of our blue vintage pillows to the room from our shop for a contrast in color. I've been thinking about painting the natural wood trim around the windows white but having a hard time pulling the trigger since it adds uniqueness to the room.

The shade of this rug is gray, but has a few different + natural colors blended in that makes it really beautiful and interesting. You can see the up-close shot below. It really is a stunner. 

Rug Ninja offers a number of similar options if you're in need of a slightly different color or hue. Their website is helpful for suggesting similar pieces that you're shopping on their website. If you're looking for something very specific, their navigation helps pin down exactly what you're looking for in a matter of seconds. 

Thank you to Rug Ninja for making our lives more beautiful. They offer FREE shipping in the Continental USA - so get your shop on!

xo,

Vanessa

New goods at Studio Matsalla!

We received tons of brand spankin' new + beautiful merchandise - some of our favorite textiles and color combinations to date. Pinks, blues, vintage batiks, pastel shag rugs and pastel turkish towels, oh my! The holidays are only a few months away and we've got you covered. Get started stocking up as our quantities are always limited. 

 Shop the new collection: www.studiomatsalla.com/SHOP

Have you followed our new Instagram for the shop? We introduced The Studio Matsalla Supply last week and would love for you to follow along. 

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xo, Vanessa

The Timeless Black and White Bathroom

I love a wild + cool cement tile more than most people, believe me, but theres a life-cycle to every trend and we may have seen the cement tile peak. The key to making great design decisions is not only the "wow" factor, it's about thinking ahead and making sure your design will withstand the ever-changing trends.......AND there are so many.

This is why I love a great black and white bathroom. If done right, it will remain timeless and you wont kick yourself every time you see fifteen hundred other bathrooms on pinterest with the same look. Soooooo passΓ¨.  I've rounded up six of my favorite black and white bathrooms that defy the word trendy........ and instead, scream awesome. 

The above bathroom was able to utilize an on-trend encaustic tile by pairing it with a more classic, old-word vibe. We're loving how this space maintains a level of sophistication. 

A beautiful example of a modern black and white design that incorporated the cement tile trend in one small dose, the shower floor. 

Just because you stick with a black and white color scheme doesn't mean you can't choose a fun shape-tile like these scalloped beauties. Adding whimsy doesn't always translate to color. This is a perfect example of that. 

One of my favorites, simple and cool. The black matte fixtures are the perfect contrast to the bright white penny tiles. 

The tall marble backsplash adds a level of depth to this bathroom that would have otherwise looked ordinary. 

The dark, almost black stain to this bathroom vanity is both interesting and unique. Consider a stained cabinet instead of a black painted vanity to create intrigue.

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xo, Vanessa