Please join us to learn about the newest online invitation, Outlive Design, for hosts that love

interior design and would like to receive it as a present on a special occasion, such as,

a wedding, housewarming, baby shower, birthday, or an anniversary!  Along with

refreshments and swag bags, we're offering 20% off design fee, 3 gallons of

paint, and a Farrow & Ball design inspiration book!  Learn more... |




I'm in love with my new favorite city, Austin!  It's the most friendly city with a growing

population of young professionals from all around the country and delicious foods.  While I was in

Austin, I decided to visit Waco (only a 2 hour drive) to check out Chip & Joanna Gaines' Magnolia

Market and Garden at the Silos.  They're a power couple and the stars of the hit TV show, Fixer

Upper, on HGTV who have truly transformed lives all over Waco and lifted the city's

economy in unbelievable ways! Check out more pictures on Instagram &

Facebook @OutliveOnline!


Image: My iPhone


We poured beer to raise funds for the children of Orange County at Tustin Tiller Days!


Image: My iPhone


Low, clean, minimal, rustic!  =)

Image: Tamara Magel Design / Houzz

"Less is More" couldn't be more true especially after experiencing a recent wildfire that forced

us to evacuate our home.  It's important to practice letting go and living a minimal, meaningful

lifestyle.  Letting go of useless things and unproductive people around us helps us outlive our

day-to-day life we try to make the most of.  Here's a list of things you should always 

keep in your car for each individual incase of an emergency:

1.  Wate bottles, energy bars, first aid kit

2.  Cell phone / laptop chargers, glasses if you wear them!

3.  A small bag for pjs, t-shirt, towel, toothbrush, toiletries, slippers

4.  Save all important doc in your Dropbox (copy of driver's license, passport, etc.)

New York 911

New York 911


Remembering 911 :\

Great shot by Sanam @volare.amore (IG)

Thank you!


A family trip to Solvang, a cute little Danish town in Southern California.




Take a peek at my new design project in the works of a house built in the early 1900s in LA. 

Took several months to have the contractor raise the floors, add drywall, and update the fireplace to

give it a clean, minimal look.  Can't wait until the hardwood floors are installed and the walls are painted so

I can complete the latter part of the design process!  My dearest client has been living in this house for

over 40 years and now it's time for me to make it a place that she can grow old in.  Please feel free

to message me if you have any questions or need assistance with your space.





I've been secretly obsessed with Elvis Presley and his life! 🤓

August is the month when people around the world celebrate him as he was the king of

rock 'n roll and a global icon.  He fell in love with Priscilla when she was only 14 and married

her several years later.  While he was at his peak, she decided to walk out of the relationship

leaving him heartbroken.  He increased his drug intake to fight depression which slowly

started to take a toll on his health and stardom.  He was never able to fully recover

and finally died at the age of 42 in 1977 in Memphis, TN. 

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I recently stumbled upon a thought-provoking, controversial documentary on

Netflix called What The Health!  Did you know that eggs are just as bad as smoking,

humans are designed for plant-based diets, protein originates in plants not animals,

and cow's milk is meant for calves, not humans?  Plant-based diets can reverse all

diseases!  Please check out the documentary and see what you think about it!


Image: Pinterest / Cannellevanille



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Newport Beach, California


Image: My iPhone


....YOU and ME!!!


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This is a great example of balancing high and low saturation of two different colors

to make the space look aesthetically appealing.


Image:  Instagram


A scene from Outlive Platform's awesome workshop guiding and inspiring teens in

collaboration with Tustin Kiwanis & Italian Piadina.  Please connect with us on Facebook

or Instagram @tustinkiwanis or @outliveonline for event updates.

Next: College Prep, Emotional Intelligence...


It takes years for some people to understand and find their purpose on this earth.  This

thought provoking quote is a great way to find the right path in life.  We can make a difference

for ourselves and others in the future by correcting our past and give meaning to our existence.


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Attending a beautiful wedding on the well preserved Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA.  

Known as the greatest ocean liner, it was built in Scotland and sailed from 1936 until 1967 across

the Atlantic Ocean carrying British Royalty and Hollywood celebrities, such as, Audrey Hepburn

and Elizabeth Taylor.  Its Art Deco interior design uses 50 different kinds of woods from

around the world representing elegance, glamour, and function.


Images: My iPhone


Design is all about balance, scale, and harmony.  This cozy nook of a living room designed by

Curtis Elmy is a great example of balancing neutrals and making it aesthetically pleasing

to the eye.  If you need design assistance or just a few hours of consultation, please

feel free to reach out to me at


The way we think is the way we live.
The way we live determines the quality of our life.  As they say… start at home.
Start early!

-Mariam E.