Amber B Interiors

Today we’re featuring a fellow designer who loves a gorgeous space just as much as we do. Not only is she sharing her most recent inspiration board but she’s giving all our readers 10% off her services for a limited time! Check out her blog, Simple Dwellings for more tips. Thanks Amber!

Amber Balistreri is the interior decorator behind Amber B Interiors and also writes the the design blog, Simple Dwellings. Amber started her design business back in 2011 when she wanted to take her blog a step further and follow her dreams with interior design. Amber specializes in e-design and has been able to work with clients all the way from New Jersey to California through virtual presentations and on line correspondence. Amber has recently begun taking on local clients near her home in Central New York. 

Several years back, her husband’s job gave them the opportunity to move outside the US to Germany. Traveling throughout Europe while living overseas gave Amber a global approach to decorating and the unique understanding of adding meaningful, collected pieces to one’s space. She believes every room in your home should tell a story and be personal to the people who live there. Amber currently resides in Upstate, NY with her husband and two children.



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Introducing: Custom CW Furniture

It’s finally here! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the CW Furniture Line! Including 20 styles hand picked by yours truly: sofas, beds, headboards, chairs, ottomans, & benches. Not only can you choose from multiple styles but I’ve searched far and wide for my favorite colors and materials to bring you 24 fabric options (including three CW fabrics)!

And once you’ve picked the furniture – we want to help match your pillows! In our fabric library I’ve selected my favorite pillow pairings for each fabric/color. This way you can mix and match until you find the perfect combo. We’re beyond excited about the multiple options this will bring to your home. Head over here to browse the variations and have fun creating your dream space!




Blog Cast with Jess Lively!

I had such a great time chatting with Jess lively the other day for The Lively Show! I figured since life is already pretty busy adjusting to 3 kids- might as well throw a podcast interview in there right? I have to say that it was actually kind of hilarious with Chloe’s feeding and pooping noises in the background but Jess was so patient and sweet (and she assured me that she’s a ninja with editing 😉 I’ll be honest, it was a little frightening to open up about insecurities but it was truly an honor to be interviewed and hopefully share some insights and personal experiences from my life.

If you aren’t familiar with the lively show – Jess interviews someone on her blogcast from all different professions once a week.  Her website is focused on helping people live with intention through values. I spent a few hours last week reading through her site and listening to some old interviews – it really is inspiring. I really admire Jess for spending so much of her time focusing on helping others to find encouragement and be successful. So jump on over to hear my interview and many more. Thank you so much for having me Jess!


Dorm Makeover with Jillian Harris & Make-A-Wish

We were so excited when Jillian Harris contacted us to be a part of this very special dorm room makeover! She partnered with Make-A-Wish America to create this gorgeous space for Kaylee who has cystic fybrosis. Navy Deco found a comfy spot on their couch and we absolutely love the sweet touches all over the room. Head to Jillian’s blog for Kaylee’s story and more photos of the space. Thanks again Jillian for letting us be apart of such a special project!




Steal our Secrets: Sofa Styling!

We’re spilling our best styling secrets in an exciting new post series, and we’re starting with sofas! If your couch needs sprucing, try swapping out pillows. We think they’re the easiest and most affordable way to energize an entire room. But before you buy, make sure you scroll through our 4 best styling secrets for an effortlessly chic sofa.

Mix big and small pillow sizes! Are all of your pillows the same size? Try tossing in a lumbar size for good measure.


Use large and small scale patterns. Two large patterns next to each other can clash. Try alternating scale for a more varied look.


Incorporate texture. We think the best way to do this is to drape a cozy throw blanket over the arm of your sofa or add a few textured pillows.

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Choose fresh, coordinating colors! Here’s a little secret that has big impact: Select one pillow with multiple colors in the pattern (like our Navy Fleur Chinoise Pillow on the far left) and then add 2-3 additional solid pattern pillows from the same color palate.


And there you have it! Consider these 4 simple rules when you pick new pillows and your sofa will thank you. Below is our favorite pillow combination for the end of summer. We can’t get enough of the new Tribeca Collection!


Click here to shop this look. And good news! You can hang on to summer a littler longer because the bright Tribeca pillows are 15% off! Now through 9/3 off with promo code TRIBECA15.  


Trad Home Feature

We’re so excited to announce that our Arizona Street of Dreams home made the cover of Trad Home Magazine! It’s a thrill to see all our hard work come to life on these pages. Head over here to see the full layout and check back soon for more images from this home. Thanks Trad Home!

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Wish List // Living Room Accessories

If you follow us on Instagram you might have seen a snap shot of a clients beautiful new living room that we just finished! We have received lots of questions about where we bought some accessories that are displayed perfectly on our favorite shelves from West Elm. We decided to put together a wish list of some of the items we used in the space to share the love! Which ones will you be putting on your wish list?

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Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Summer’s in full swing and this new cookie recipe from Lauren of Lauren’s Latest makes a great addition to an outdoor picnic, birthday party, or bbq! Sugar cookies plus sprinkles? It’s the perfect combo to make any day a little happier : ) See below for the recipe. Thanks Lauren!

“Is it just me or are sprinkles showing up everywhere on the interwebs?! Well, I’m happy to report that I’ve caught the bug and decided to make some super-fun, chewy, colorful sprinkles-filled cookies. My 5 year old daughter was thrilled.

This is my basic sugar cookie recipe that I just added a bunch of sprinkles to. It comes together in a cinch and tastes great with or without the sprinkles.

Try them out and see how you {and your kiddos!} like ‘em. It was a great afternoon activity for my daughter and I. : )

Have a great day, friends!”






Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Active time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 20 cookies

½ cup softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup colorful jimmies sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Stir in vanilla and egg and whip until light and fluffy. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly. Stir in all dry ingredients until incorporated. Add in the sprinkles and stir.

Scoop cookies onto baking sheet and refrigerate until oven is preheated.

Bake 9-10 minutes or until not shiny anymore. Cool 5 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack. Store in an airtight containers for up to 3 days.

XO, Lauren