Your Go-To Home Therapist

Growing up in a household of an architect and real estate brokers, I naturally fell into design. My background as a marriage & family therapist and real estate professional informs all my interior design projects. After all, these are homes we need to really live in!

When helping my clients find the home of their dreams it was as much about the inside as it was the location. So my designs emphasize wellness from the inside out, creating thoughtful spaces that empower my clients to live their best lives.

Anita incorporates clean lines, California Casual accents, and a blend of high-low design solutions for a relaxed update on a timeless style. With a talent for layering textiles, Anita thoughtfully applies pattern and texture to create depth and harmony in the home. Her holistic approach integrates both aesthetic principles and the residents’ relational goals to curate intentional spaces that work smarter, not harder.

Since beginning her blog in 2016, her relatable, positive energy and intuitive eye for great design have attracted a passionate audience across Instagram, Pinterest, and her website. Over the course of countless DIYs and an impressive array of successful renovations, the therapist-turned-designer developed a methodology that prioritizes the relationships at the heart of every home—the subject of her coming book! 

My superpower is helping women become the best version of themselves while pursuing the kind of life they actually want... one with abundant freedom, joy, and peace. 

In 2017, Domino named Anita’s site the Best New Design Blog, and shortly thereafter HGTV chose her to lead design production for their 2019 Dream Home and Hidden Potential show. The same year, Real Simple recruited Anita to design their 2019 Idea Home. She’s been featured in MyDomaine, Glitter Guide, Lonny, and several other publications.

Anita resides in Southern California with her three fun-loving daughters: Rachel, Emily, and Natalie. Together with Travis, aka “Mr. Meticulous,” her DIY partner and husband of 19 years, Anita tests out different techniques for a more organized, intentional at-home experience.

I BELIEVE IN:

Design’s ability to unite people.
To-Do Lists. Empathy. Freshly 
ground coffee. The opportunity 
in ‘Yes,’ and the power of ‘No.’

I'm NOT ABOUT:

Uneven grout lines. Limiting 
Beliefs. Burn out. Keeping my
mouth shut. Obligatory-Anything.

YOU CAN FIND ME:

Jumping in with both feet. On 
vacay in the desert. Crafting 
with my daughters. Frantically 
running errands. Probably 
painting something.

daily rituals

Light a candle. Begin with a 
crystal-infused meditation. 
Repeat my favorite mantra: 
“I trust myself.” Gratitude. 

watching: 

DRINKING: 

READING:

CRAVING: 

Emily in Paris, shh!

a spicy margarita

The Vanishing Half

dim sum, always.

Currently...

listening:

Brené Brown's podcast

My Favorite Things

Working with clients to design and build out their dream homes.

my happy place!

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My bed! As a mother of three and an entrepreneur, getting sleep is a luxury. 

Bringing the spa home. I love a good face mask and a relaxing soak in the tub.  

My Favorite Things

Sunshine. Wayfarers kickstarter semiotics, quinoa godard dreamcatcher hexagon pop-up hoodie.

my guilty pleasure

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Ice cream. Microdosing gochujang keffiyeh salvia. Hoodie knausgaard art party.

Photos! Hashtag fashion axe palo santo fanny pack, ramps cornhole messenger bag asymmetrical direct trade slow-carb everyday carry chartreuse tofu godard.

This      That

coffee


BEACH


EARLY BIRD


SHIPLAP


SUSHI


ICE CREAM


LA CROIX

or

TEA


mountains


night owl


BEADBOARD


pIZZA


GELATO


TOPO CHICO

Where I stand on the super important stuff... Are you with me? 

“That moment when I turned my blog into a business. It shifted everything for me, for us. And it got real. It was scary but so good.”

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SPEAKING MY TRUTH:

Nothing brings a home back to life faster than a can of paint! Sorting through a million swatches can be daunting, but I’ve got a shortcut for you: my all-time favorite shades of
blue & green to revitalize any space. 

My free guide to the best blue & green paint colors 

Design it yourself!

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let's work together

did we just become best friends?