5 Interior Design Tricks for The Perfectly Curated Home

How to amass the well-traveled look without leaving your L.A. abode

A trip around the home decor blogosphere would have you believe that the average lady blogger is a world traveler, a modern day gyp-setter with an expense account as vast as her experiences.

It might be true—or maybe they just know which far corners of the Internet to click into. Thanks to shopping sites like Etsy and platforms like Shopify, anyone with access to a dial-up connection can get their hands on global goods. Just recently, without leaving the confines of Santa Monica, I procured several key pieces from far off land thanks to the WWW.

Much of my inspiration comes from an inimitable school of home decor & design bloggers, all of which hail from Los Angeles. The best thing about these décor mentors: They share their magical-looking interiors online daily (read: class is free).

As I contemplated my 5 Favorite Moments From the Interior Design Blogosphere in 2013, it dawned on me that these ladies are rocking some of the very same elements in their own home decor that I’ve recently amassed. Without realizing it, I decoded their magic formula.  Now I’m sharing it with you:

Colorful throws
For example: Amber Interiors Shoppe Moroccan Blankets in Cotton


Graphic rug
For example: Amber Turkish Kilim


Personalized accessories
For example: A Custom Initials Bracelet


Pillows with personality
For example: Grid Shibori Pillow or these Moroccan pillows


Something natural
For example:Justina Blakeney’s Jungalow Planter



Pictured above: Design by Amber Lewis, photograph by Bryce Covey for Style me Pretty Living; Design by Justina Blakeney, photography by Bret Gum for Cottages & Bungalows; Bri Emery Living Room Design by Emily Henderson, photography by Laure Joliet



Betsy Moyer is a North Carolinian living in Los Angeles. Part bohemian and part fish out of water, she’s interested in what makes Angelenos unique and shares her lifestyle and fashion musings here on the Clutch. She also sings in a band, dabbles in thrifting and home décor, and blogs about all of it. Follow her daily on Instagram, Twitter, or at her interior design blog, The Estate of Things.