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Totally Into: Chartreuse

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

I think the last time I was into neon I had a mullet and a collection of Hypercolor t-shirts and Debbie Gibson and Wilson Twins on rotation.  When the bright shades started coming back i was not into it AT ALL- I think all children of the 80′s have a slight revulsion to all things brought back from that decade- shoulder pads, drop crotch “MC Hammer” pants and crimped hair. But last week I tried on a neon green/chartreuse necklace and kinda loved it. It woke up my complexion so much and made me feel a bit funky.  And then surprised myself again by finding hints of it in the home really fun and unexpected too!  In a home a prefer a slightly toned down, less highlighter shade, but when paired with navy and black ( and even pink) it looks really amazing!

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Fashion Friday: The Long and Short of It

Friday, June 7th, 2013

I’m quite loving bright yellow/ chartreuse this summer and found two great dress options that not only are budget friendly but illustrate the maxi vs. mini style options. I am particularly loving this pleated maxi (which comes in LOTS of colors- I myself might get the green, of course). Plus it’s on sale for under $100!  When dressing in a color as bright as this you can either tone it down by pairing it with a neutral like denim or embrace it and go all out like the bottom look.

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LONG: jean jacket // necklace (also on sale and I am GETTING IT) // bag // wedges  (also in my cart) // dress

SHORT: dress (only $69!) // necklace // heels // clutch // Nars Schiap lipstick

Currently Loving: Spindle/Spool Beds

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

I am currently using a classic spool bed in a beach house project I’m working on and am really feeling quite into them for all sorts of spaces.  Especially when lacquered a glossy dark color like this amazing space by the fabulous Tilton Fenwick ladies.

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I simply ADORE this room- the traditional paper mixed with the modern side table and bold punches of chartreuse are just perfect! Such a happy space!

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Clean, classic and lots of spindles and spools…. chairs are my OTHER favorite use of spindles.

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Monochromatic, soothing and serene.

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Sheryl Crow’s bedroom even has one. Like most things, I love the black!

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A more modern version of the spool…..

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You can search eBay, Etsy and antique shops and flea markets for vintage ones that you can have painted with a dramatic high gloss paint!

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I love this vintage spindle daybed from 1st Dibs- could be a great bench for a living room or large entry!

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These two are available in various finishes and colors.

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I quite this this one from Noir

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This one is rather dramatic!

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Tag Sale!

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Here are some great items from myself and clients that are up for grabs!

**Please e-mail erin@eringatesdesign.com to inquire and make offers!

Dark green, pink, chartreuse vintage fabric bolster pillow backed in grey velvet- one of a kind. $125

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Insanely awesome, rare gold bar height stools.  Both have had seats repaired and reupholstered in ivory leather since photo taken. Originally paid $4,000 for the pair, now $1600 for the pair. Located in Back Bay.

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Black marble topped oval dining table with iron legs. $750. Located in Back Bay.

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Two pairs of 100″ long french pleats drapes in Celerie Kemble for  F. Schumacher’s Bagan in Biscuit.  Brand new! $2,500. Located in Boston. (* giving first dibs to a current client but in case they do not use them I will take back up offers!)

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Zebra cowhide rug- almost brand new. $200.  Located in Newton. SOLD.

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A Louis Dabbieri loop ivory wool area rug as seen here- 10′ x 12′ and brand new! $1,000 Located in Boston, delivery available.

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Close up of texture:

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Jonathan Adler turquoise velvet end of bed bench seen HERE. $400. Located in Wellesley. SOLD

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Pair of coral ikat pillows. $80 for the pair. Located in Wellesley. SOLD

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Leopard bench (as seen in my bedroom on BHG Cover!) Located in Newton. $200 SOLD

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Wool Tibetan rug. 6′ x 9′ $350. Located in Wellesley. SOLD

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Horn lamp with oval ivory shade. $30. Located in Newton. SOLD

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Holiday Window Boxes

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

It’s really nice to come home.  With a little bit of money and a lot of sweat equity (which I think contributed to Andrew’s recent rotator cuff surgery), our little house is looking damn cute if I do say so myself.  Basically all we’ve done so far is paint the shutters and doors black and add window boxes, but what a difference it made! We got our window boxes from my Dad’s favorite source Walpole Woodworkers,  which is also an amazing resource for fencing, trellis and sheds. I want to replace our rickety old shed with THIS ONE! (If you had told me a year ago I would have a SHED on my wishlist I would have laughed at you).  My mom has generously been doing our window boxes for us so I asked her to tell me how she does them after being asked by some followers on Instagram for a tutorial. Initially her response was ” just cut stuff and jam it in the boxes!”  But after telling her that garden skills don’t come as naturally to all of us she ended up giving me a little more detail, and it is actually pretty easy!

 I put florist foam in the boxes first, then add potting soil. I cut various evergreens including leafy ones like Mountain Laurel, Boxwood, Rhododendron, Holly andWinterberry– whatever is available in the yard at the time (or your local nursery/grocery store).  Then you can add Red Twig Dogwood, or you can spray paint any twigs red, white or metallic and stick them in.  Add some pine cones too! I start at the outer edges with the longest, fluffiest branches, varying the textures, and end with the shortest in the center.  At our house I put a miniature Christmas tree in the center and pomegranates or apples on florist sticks for some natural color.  Anything goes! 

Here’s the front of our house decorated for the holidays- I need to add a bow to the wreath. Chartreuse, I think. I should probably get on that since Xmas is, like, in 5 minutes. Also of note, our new beeeeyooootiful lanterns from Northeast Lantern. **Please note, we have NOT replaced the bushes and such in front of the house. They are pretty ratty right now- but just you wait until spring!

Looking at this I am realizing I need new numbers. Hmmmm.

It’s so charming to come home to all this greenery- especially with a twinkly tree in the window!

Here are some others I’m loving for the holiday season!

 

(via The Impatient Gardener)