Posts Categorized: Inspiration

A Guide to Minimalist Style with Hygge

Shira interviews the founder of Hygge, a minimalist women's fashion brand.

Erin Wallace is an Oakland-based designer and the founder of Hygge (with partner Lisa Fontaine). Hygge was built on the idea that an uncomplicated piece of clothing can be surprisingly modern and compulsively wearable. The company recently launched with only a single item – this denim kimono jacket. My friend, Caitlin, who introduced me to Hygge, describes it as… Read more »

How to Design a Timeless Kid’s Room

Shira Gill provides tips into how parents can save money and time in their kid's room decor.

I recently spoke with online design firm Havenly, who asked if I could come up with some fresh ideas for designing a nursery that can easily transition into a “big kid” room and beyond. It’s tempting to design a nursery or child’s room around your child’s current developmental stage and interests. The challenge is that with constantly evolving… Read more »

How to Recharge with a Digital Detox

Take a break from the digital world -- better yet, do a digital detox -- and see how much improvement it brings to your life!

So, here’s what happened: My eight year old daughter recently asked me, “why are you always on your phone or computer?” I was stunned. It didn’t used to be like this. I was the last of my friends to get a cell phone and only bought a lap top computer for my business last year. Over… Read more »

Fewer, Better: Summer Faves!

Shira Gill shares her favorite summer products to help you maintain a minimalist and classy wardrobe.

Back by popular demand, it’s the Fewer, Better series: summer essentials edition! This summer, I’m focusing on taking good care of my skin by wearing hats and plenty of sunscreen. I’m also planning to add little pops of pink and peach to my otherwise grey/black/white capsule wardrobe. I have travel on the brain (two international… Read more »

My 10-Day Bathroom Transformation Revealed!

Shira Gill Home shares before and after photos of her bathroom remodel and some tips to help you do the same.

Our super speedy bathroom renovation was prompted when our daughter, Chloe, accidentally broke our medicine cabinet and sink console one night. We had never loved the aesthetics of the bathroom so we took it as an opportunity to switch out the tile, lighting, and other elements we had never cared for at the same time. Here… Read more »

5 Simple Life Hacks From a Sustainability Expert

Learn how to make your home environmentally friendly, safe, and energy efficient with these simple steps from a sustainability expert.

As the mother of two young children, I feel a responsibility to create a home that is free of toxins and as environmentally sustainable as possible. The challenge is, with an abundance of information that seems to be constantly shifting, it’s hard to feel confident about where I should invest my time, resources, and energy. Meet Friday, a… Read more »

Ask an Organizer: Kid Edition 2!

Parents -- learn how to organizer your children's art and toys in the newest ask an organizer series!

I’m back with more of your burning kid-related questions and a handpicked team of home organizing experts. You can meet the experts below, but first, let’s dive into the first question: Q: Any tips for affordable AND stylish toy storage? Ideally something my toddler could easily access on his own.   Practically Perfect: We love that… Read more »

Fewer, Better Favorites

Shira Gill shares a few of her favorites from spring collections to add to your streamlined wardrobe.

Happy Spring! This is my favorite season and I always feel especially inspired this time of year. I’m still experimenting with a very streamlined wardrobe and doing my best to shop less, but splurge on a few high quality items that I truly love. Here are a few fun things I’ve been eyeing this season…. Read more »