Organized Living, The Easy (Stylish) Way

We know your life is busy! The last thing you need to get organized are complicated DIYs or "life hacks" you'll never do! Hive is ALL ABOUT simple solutions that work with how people actually live. (If you were at a recent Hive dinner party you would have seen us drying homemade pasta on the kitchen curtain rods!) 

When you first enter your home you need a landing spot. This Entry we created for clients in Sherman Oaks was just featured in a story about organized living on Houzz.com. We love using a basket or a pretty tray to catch those little things you're always losing: keys, sunglasses, even cell phones. If it's easy to drop there you'll make a habit of it, and you'll never misplace those items again! Real life. 

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Holding True to Your Inspiration

 Putting together a room can be a daunting task. It's easy to become overwhelmed by inspiration from Instagram, Pinterest, not to mention all the product that we have available at the click of a button (late night Google searches, anyone?).

Whenever Hive LA Home begins a new project we speak to our clients in their home or office to get a real sense of how they want to use the space. While brainstorming, we like to have one major presiding theme: a feeling, an inspirational individual, or a place, that will help inform all the choices along the way, but never overpower. 

Image credit: www.somewhereiwouldliketolive.com/2013/07/atelier-in/costa/braa.html

Image credit: www.somewhereiwouldliketolive.com/2013/07/atelier-in/costa/braa.html

For our latest project, a Master Bedroom in Sherman Oaks, we are inspired by the the worn-in luxury of Morocco. Keeping in line with our clients' neutral, minimal style, while adding a touch of drama with hanging pendants, we bring in lots of faded natural wood tones and linen textures that hint at a sultry desert escape.  

Mason 1 Light Sconce,   Arteriors Home  ; Reclaimed Russian Oak Open Nightstand,   Restoration Hardware  ; Assorted PIllows and Accessories,   The Citizenry  ; House of Troy Antique Brass Floor Lamp,   Lamps Plus  ; Cornelia Bench,  One Kings Lane ; Elyson Slipcovered Chaise Lounge,   Crate and Barrel  ; Bone Inlay Parsons Mirror,   West Elm  ; Hudson 6-Drawer Dresser,   Room and Board  ; Handwoven Moroccan Dhurrie, Safavieh,   overstock.com  ; Black and White Print,  Joshua Trees #4,  WilderCalifornia,   etsy.com  . Image credit:  bighardsun.tublr.com

Mason 1 Light Sconce, Arteriors Home; Reclaimed Russian Oak Open Nightstand, Restoration Hardware; Assorted PIllows and Accessories, The Citizenry; House of Troy Antique Brass Floor Lamp, Lamps Plus; Cornelia Bench, One Kings Lane; Elyson Slipcovered Chaise Lounge, Crate and Barrel; Bone Inlay Parsons Mirror, West Elm; Hudson 6-Drawer Dresser, Room and Board; Handwoven Moroccan Dhurrie, Safavieh, overstock.com; Black and White Print, Joshua Trees #4, WilderCalifornia, etsy.com. Image credit: bighardsun.tublr.com