Chez Azaria

When I came to California, I thought I was packing for summer — sunshine, warm weather, etc. Little did I know that San Francisco summers are anything but! With the chilly temps and hazy fog we've been experiencing lately, I can safely say I'd much rather be hanging at actor Hank Azaria's Bel Air home a few hours south of here...
Designed by Trip Haenisch, the 1932 property features views of both the ocean and the bright lights of Los Angeles.
I love the open plan of the kitchen. The stainless steel and more rustic island make for a very organic feel — just the California cool I've been missing!
Where there's sunshine, there ought to be an outdoor living space. I could happily spend all day out here, blogging and reading for my 101 in 1001 list.
The interior of the home leaves nothing to be desired, featuring dramatic pinstriped walls and an on-trend Beni Ourain rug.
And then there's this. I mean, what more could you need?

{all photos via Architectural Digest}

P.S. I'm getting personal on Diana's blog I Love Brunch & Boots today! For anyone who's recently graduated and trying to figure out their next move, be sure to take a peek!

Introducing... K. Slademade!

I could not be more excited to introduce you to a new Design Darling sponsor this morning! I am so fortunate to have sponsors whose work I truly love and feel passionate about sharing with you. Without further ado, a new-to-me favorite: K. Slademade!
My first order arrived with a handwritten card on adorable customized stationery from the owner, Kelsea. When the packaging is this cute, you know what's inside is going to be even better!
I've been carrying my new Suzy Market clutch literally everywhere! The upper is hot pink canvas and the bottom is handsome pony brown leather. 
The gold zipper opens up to a plain canvas interior with a charming hand-sewn tag. It's the simplicity of Kelsea's designs that makes me certain I'll be carrying my new clutch for years to come.
After falling in love with my first clutch, I've gone back to her shop to add several more to my favorites. This fold-over Mexican-inspired clutch ($62) has my name written all over it. How perfect with a pink top and white jeans for summer!
I think this fold-over pony leather clutch ($68) will be my next purchase. Its oversized shape makes it chic, practical, and versatile — in other words, destined for very heavy rotation in my wardrobe!
My Suzy Market clutch is available in other colors as well! I love the color-block effect of combining canvas with leather. The best part? It's only $54!
- - - 
I'm seriously in love with Kelsea's shop and can't wait to expand my personal K. Slademade collection. I'm absolutely ecstatic to have her on board and I know I can count on you to give her a warm welcome!
- - - 
P.S. I'm sharing five summer essentials on Emmy's adorable blog Sprinkles on Everything today! Please go say hi if you have a moment.

Stripes On Everything!

Stripes seem to be a staple in every one of my style icons' wardrobes. I just ordered this striped boatneck tee and I have a feeling I'm never going to take it off once it arrives. How could I when bloggers like Blair (blonde) and Karla (brunette) sport their stripes on the daily?
Are you catching my drift? I'd be lying if I said I didn't try to track down the striped Zara dress that Blair is wearing in the last picture. It's probably better for my wallet that I couldn't find it anywhere! Have a happy weekend and I'll see you back here on Monday.