I cam across this incredible Parisian real estate/ renovation and design site A+B Kasha and fell MADLY, MADLY in love with everything I saw. Of course, as with most things, the French just do it better. And that goes for architecture too. Don’t get me wrong, a love a good, old New England Greek Revival- but the details found in the old apartment buildings in Paris are hard to beat. And I adore seeing a development company like this really celebrating all the gorgeous historical millwork, hardware and small accents that really make these spaces works of art. And seeing them empty and pristine like this just shows how much potential is there for decorating!
Get ready to SQUEAL.
Look at all that detailed crown and millwork. And the FLOOR! And windows. And the LIGHT! The light in Paris is just special.
I spent too much time (impossible) snuggling this crazy boy yesterday and therefore don’t have my sh*t together this morning. I’ve got to run to meeting and my post is not ready to rock, so I’ll be posting tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday this week. Sorry guys! #caseoftheMondays
It’s been a long but short week- I’ve been bananas all week at the office, culminating in being out last night until 11:15 y’all (officially the latest I’ve stayed up since getting pregnant) while judging the IIDA New England’s Coutourism Fashion Show (I hope to post a recap next week- it was incredible and so inspiring!)
So I woke up this morning tired, behind in my schedule- hence the late post- and needing to get dressed. And as I have most days since becoming a mom- I just want to be comfy and able to move! However, I never, ever want to look like a slob. You never know who you will run into in the course of a day, and should always look somewhat pulled together (in my opinion- this also goes for while traveling!) I cringe when I see people running errands in actual Ugg slippers and pajama pants. There are so many easy ways to be super cozy and comfortable but while looking relatively chic and like you tried a little!
My formula for fall- stretchy skinny jeans (try these or these), leggings (obsessed with thesefrom Spanx because, well, mama needs a little compression and that tiny ankle slit is perfection) or faux leather leggings PLUS a big comfy sweater, cardigan, poncho or vest paired with a nice long sleeve tee. There are even sweatshirts with nice structure and design that look for like jackets than the ol’ college hoodie you have stuffed in the back of your closet.
SWEATSHIRTS (pair with nice, thick leggings and cool sneaks like these, or flay black suede booties!)l to r: 1, 2,3, 4
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Last week I gave a little talk during Boston Design Week with my friend and collaborator Stacy Kunstel about how we “do it all”.
Here’s how….. we don’t.
It became very clear a few minutes into our talk that in order to be busy entrepreneurs that wear many hats, work at several jobs and try to be good mothers, partners, friends and daughters A LOT has to be sacrificed. In fact, I was worried we were making our lives sound a little bleak! In a culture where being “busy” is revered and working until ungodly hours is a badge of honor, I want to share with you how I attempt to manage and divide my time between my interior design business, this blog and social media, my product line, consulting on other creative projects and writing books WHILE being a mom and wife too- and it doesn’t involve staying up until 2 a.m. It’s a lot, I’m not gonna lie, and some days I feel like a massive, hideous failure and others I literally karate chop the air because I feel like such a multitasking bad ass! It’s all ups and downs, just as everyone’s life is, of course.
Even though Henry is only turning 1 in a few weeks (side note: how did that happen so fast?) I admittedly have been thinking about his “big boy room”. And you know that means WALLPAPER. A client introduced me to this line, Sian Zeng, and I am straight up obsessed. Not only is it a darling modern take on classic toile and scenic papers, but many designs are magnetic! And she sells these darling magnets that go with the paper to create fun playful scenes for kids!