A Lifestyle Guide to Designing, Styling and Living Well

How to Create a Super Comfortable Living Room

How to Create a Super Comfortable Living Room

The design of your living room can either encourage or inhibit relaxation. When a room is crowded, it causes sensory overload. Studies show minimal furniture and decor feels more relaxing because it gives our eyes the open space they need to rest.Our living room is on...

Discover Your Enneagram Personality Type

Discover Your Enneagram Personality Type

Do you ever wonder what motivates people to react in certain ways? Turns out, discovering our Enneagram type can glean some insight. The Enneagram represents nine personality types. Each type has a dominant set of behaviors, motivations and fears. These traits shape...

Elevated Casual Outfits for Laid-Back Lifestyles

Elevated Casual Outfits for Laid-Back Lifestyles

There is an art to coordinating comfortable casual outfits that don't look frumpy. The method is similar to building a decadent ice cream sundae. Choosing quality basics are the rich and creamy scoops. Layering with interesting accessories is the fluffy whipped cream....

Our Refreshing Coastal Kitchen Renovation

Our Refreshing Coastal Kitchen Renovation

Our coastal kitchen renovation is complete and I couldn’t be happier. Our tired traditional kitchen has morphed into coastal cool and we love the results.The project began with Pinterest searches for kitchen inspiration. Trying to jive new materials with our existing...

8 Simple and Creative Self-Serve Party Ideas

8 Simple and Creative Self-Serve Party Ideas

There are three keys to a successful party: vibing music, sociability and delicious food and drinks. Some party hosts prefer to serve their guests. I'm not one of those hosts. Call me selfish, but I want to have fun, too. So, thanks to some creative self-serve party...

How to Hone Your Personal Style

How to Hone Your Personal Style

After 50+ trips around the sun, I’ve honed my personal style a few times over. Back in the day, I wore my fair share of LBD's and heels. But, my new version of LBD is laid back and done. I've honed a current personal style that's a true reflection of me. And you can,...

Tell Your Story with a Creative Gallery Wall

Tell Your Story with a Creative Gallery Wall

Gallery walls chock full of personal photos make me happy. Hanging a collection of family photos, kids' art, or pages from a favorite book injects unique personality into a space. It tells your life story in a creative way. My favorite space to install a gallery wall...

The Pandemic Habits I Plan to Keep

The Pandemic Habits I Plan to Keep

A majority of people are returning to lifestyles they enjoyed before the pandemic. I'm a little more slow-go. As I reflect on the last two years, I realize the pandemic habits I felt forced to create have helped build a better me. For starters, I wouldn't trade my...

The Best Sun Hats for Summer 2022

The Best Sun Hats for Summer 2022

Summer is here and you know what that means? It’s time to update our sun hats. My favorite summer accessory, hats are an easy way to ramp up our warm weather style. They also give our skin the extra layer of protection it needs. So, whether you prefer a fedora or...

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A Lifestyle Guide to Designing, Styling and Living Well - JuliePedraza.com

Throughout this lifestyle guide, I share simple ideas for designing, styling and living well. For me, that’s a decluttered home with Palo Santo in the air. It’s a minimal collection of easygoing clothes. And it’s a whole foods diet and sweating every damn day.

I also journal the ebb and flow of my healing from childhood trauma. It gets raw, but baring my soul is medicine. For those who share a similar experience, I feel you. You’re in a safe space with me.

Today, I’m an easygoing mom, partner and comfort-glutton homebody. I used to be a burn-the-candle-at-both-ends talk radio host and interior stylist. The universe has a way of guiding you exactly where you’re meant to be. I’m glad it guided you here. Thanks for reading and welcome to the huddle. —xo

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