0 7 . 2 5 . 1 3 // target, todrick hall and twerking? say what!

photo cred collin erie for target

photo cred collin erie for target

Well, that was a wild ride! Minus the time Todrick Hall tried (key word: tried) to stress me out, it was all fun and games! I mean, does he not know I used to make over homes on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, where we had like 5 seconds! I have done hundreds of these television makeovers in my career, but this was one of the most interesting! I honestly think I laughed the entire shoot. Frankly put, this experience was a blast! I was able to take a break from the stressfulness of my design company, get to run around surprising students, and even better, feel like a kid again :) What's better than that?

For nearly 10 years I have been working amongst lights and cameras, but being in front of them was completely different! It was nerve wrecking to say the least. Not to mention, when was the last time someone told you "congratulations on your face!" yup! on camera.... in front of everyone!?!?! Well, that is exactly what Todrick said to me when we met up with the students. Talk about the most random, awkward, most awesome compliment ever! Ha! Made my mom proud, I can tell you that much.

Here are all 4 episodes from this wild ride of Targe'ts #BestYearEver makeover w/ Mr.Todrick Hall! 


BYE Episode 1 of 4: Two Roommaters, No Rhythm

BYE Episode 2 of 4: HOT MESS 

BYE Episode 3 of 4: Tape. And Twerk.

BYE Episode 4 of 4: Room Reveal: Ballin' on a Budget 


Now 3 more fun makeovers to go with 3 more awesome YouTube influencers!


0 7 . 2 3 . 1 4 // 8 libraries that make you daydream

i have an addiction to books.  i don't read as much as i would like to.  i love bright and modern spaces.... and i love moody, old world spaces.  it must be the old soul in me.

these libraries make me daydream, plan, get inspired, want to work harder and all of the above!!

anyone else immediately get these feelings when they see libraries like these?!!? 

all image via designhunterLA's pinterest

0 7 . 2 1 . 1 4 // Hey world! BIG NEWS!

Well! In case you missed the post on my instagram, I'll say it again.... (for you, and honestly, for me) because I can't stop shouting about it.... I teamed up with @Target as the designer behind their #BestYearEver Back-To-College Campaign.  Truly, I haven't stopped jumping up and down with excitement since they hired me!

photo credit // love ala for designhunterLA

photo credit // love ala for designhunterLA

The task?  Pull off four major dorm room re-designs on behalf of some super-fun college students.  To make it even more interesting, Target and I asked the YouTube stars that inspired each of these college students....along with you, me and a few million other folks on the planet.... to join in pulling off each surprise.  We're talking the megawatt star power of Todrick Hall, Tiffany Garcia, Ann Le and Mikey Bolts.  I know, right?  It was beyond fun turning the tables on these students.  Instead of them pulling all-nighters prepping for a test, it was me and my team working late into the night, scouring for one-of-a-kind finds and ransacking the aisles of Target's RE collections (btw.... they have everything you need for an uber cool dorm room, all at a great price) to make some design magic happen.  

Because i can't wait a moment longer to share what we pulled off, i'm attaching the first link to the project.... here.  and, whether you're headed back to school or just upstairs to your bedroom, i think you'll find an idea or two that will work in your space.  

oh, and a big shout out to target for making a few of thes episodes shoppable.  now it's even easier for you to see something you like and bring it home.  Love that!!!

for more info on the project, head on over to target's blog a bullseye view.



ps here is a behind-the-scenes pic with mr. todrick hall and our college students! we had a blast!

photo credit // toby spino for designhunterLA

photo credit // toby spino for designhunterLA