By Rachel Craven

Published on March 8, 2016

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Rachel Craven

 designer and contributing editor

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the inspiration

Agnes Martin’s work inspires me again and again. I love her modest and soulful repetition of patterns. “Agnes Martin” by D.A.P./Tate $55 artbook.com

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A cerulean picnic essential.

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This throw pillow is casual and chic.

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One of my favorite designs from my Grids and Swirls collection, which is all about minimal beauty.

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I wear these with a T-shirt and jeans all day and then dress them up with a simple caftan at night. Larco necklace, $390, and bracelet, $265 crescionicollection.com

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A well-made sun hat is the perfect accessory for a spring day in Los Angeles. Pinch panama hat in nude $272 welcometoclyde.com

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Sculptural vases have recently made a huge comeback. XL terracotta pots $600 each, bzippyandcompany.com

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These vintage-inspired sandals made in LA are chic and easy. Jardin heel in blue $225 maraisusa.com