I have never been so excited (ok, maybe when Adam and I got engaged and the day we got married are stiff competition) but still, this is pretty epic. Real Simple came to our house back in December (ages ago) and shot it for the May FEATURE. EEEEEP. I’m not sure who is the bigger star, our Silver lake pad or Marty McFly (our beloved mixed terrier pooch). It really doesn’t matter because I am still on cloud nine since the magazine arrived in my mailbox weeks ago. If you have this month’s issue, locate the bathing suit story – we’re right after that! It’s a six page spread dedicated to how we outfitted our small, two bedroom apartment. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about that cat pillow so I’m gonna put the resource below for anyone dying to have one of their own. It’s pretty special so I fully get it — I mean, hello – I toted it all the way back from one of our trips to NYC.  My faves from the article are the desk I built in the office and the DIY faudenza I replicated in the master bedroom via The Brick House. Let me know if you had the chance to read the story and what you thought!!

Cat Pillow Resource


  1. Marianne May 24, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Hello! I really love the round glass coffee table. Could you share the brand or where I could find one? Thank you!

  2. Beth Zeigler May 25, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Hi Marianne – the table is vintage so not sure of the source, etc.

  3. Marcia May 25, 2016 at 10:05 am

    I really like the cat pillow. Could you share where to purchase .
    Thank you, Marcia

  4. Rachel June 16, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Hi Beth, where did you source the Woody Allen print?

  5. Leslie June 23, 2016 at 7:37 am

    LOVED THE ARTICLE!!!! Would kill for the “cat face” pillow on page 149. Please let me know where I might be able to purchase one.

  6. Jennifer June 26, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Where is this sofa from? A vintage find or in stores currently? Also, is that the cat mentioned in your article, or was this set up for the cover and is not in the house? I tried to see if the info on the cover was in the mag but did not see it… Thanks!!

  7. Jennifer June 26, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    ahhh just found it! equestrian love seat, but no store name.

  8. Beth Zeigler June 27, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Hi Jennifer! The cover shot unfortunately isn’t our home – so I’m not sure about the resources shown. Wish I could be of more help!!

  9. Beth Zeigler June 27, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Hi Leslie – the link is at the bottom of the article above – the store where I purchased it:)

  10. Beth Zeigler June 27, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Hi Marcia! The link is at the bottom of the article above – the store where I purchased it:)

  11. Beth Zeigler June 27, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Hi Rachel – It was one of the few pieces of decor that my husband came with:) I had it re-framed for him but he bought the piece from

  12. Michelle R. July 10, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    I have scrolled for hours on and for those totally awesome chairs in your office to no avail!
    I love them; I need them. Please oh please, tell me where to purchase them!! AND the white furry seat cover!!!

    Kind Regards!!

  13. Kalia Miller August 12, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Hi from Utah! I was at the gym and found your magazine and your story. Absolutely brilliant and well done.

  14. Jennifer September 13, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Hi–I really liked the retro-looking blue sofa with wooden arms pictures on page 152 of that Real Simple issue. Is that something current/new hat is available or an an older find of yours? Thanks!!

  15. Beth Zeigler March 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Jennifer – sorry for the late reply – somehow never got notified about your comment! It is vintage and cannot be ordered online:( When we bought it from a local vintage store in Los Angeles, it was covered in red tweed. I ended up having it reupholstered. xo

  16. Beth Zeigler March 3, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Hi Michelle- the stylists from Real Simple brought those two white tufted chairs for the office – unfortunately I don’t know where they got them from, etc.

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