Live Like Jackie O (For A Price)

It was announced this week that Jackie O’s childhood home, Merrywood in McLean, Virginia, is up for sale. For a cool $49.5 million (seriously, who has that much money???)  And while that price makes this home insanely, insanely unattainable short of Jeff Bezos (P.S. Amazon is taking over the WORLD)- it’s so fun to look at, no? Even Andrew sent me the link to this as a blog suggestion!

Now THIS is an entry! If I were in charge of the redesign, I’d keep that wallpaper. And that mirror. (Barry Dixon did the home as shown)

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A Tiny But Mighty Cottage.

I spotted this spread in Southern Living (in another life I was a Southern belle for sure) of a compact, 800 square foot cottage in Florida and fell in love. While I often-time crave a larger house (Henry’s toys mate and duplicate while we sleep, I’m certain) I have always LOVED smaller houses. Not “silly-tiny” (I’m looking at you, “tiny house” trend) but perfectly laid out, livable tiny where everything has a place and yet there is a place for everything. This little gem did not disappoint!

The low-country front porch is delightful, as is the style of the entire place! Classic design done right.

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Nooks and Crannies: Tiny, Cozy Spaces to Get You Through Winter

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via Pencil & Paper Co.

The crappiest part of winter is upon us, and if you live in a cold climate I bet you feel a little like me.  You just want to be cozy.  Nothing sounds better to me right now then a hot cup of coffee (or glass of wine) snuggled up by a fire with some good reading material.  Creating built in reading nooks, window seats or even daybeds is such a fabulous way to add charm to your home and create extra enjoyable space within very small square footage.

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A Decorative Palette Cleanser.

Immediately following the holidays I always find myself craving clean, calm and crisp environments.  Out with excess and busy details of the holiday season and in with simplicity.  We’ve already given the heave-ho to all all Christmas decor and I’m the process of editing everything down in our home (and my wardrobe).  As a visual palette cleaners, here is an amazing monochromatic space (via this French blog) that really OWNS the black and white look.  Right down to the children’s room.  I love how this looks, but it would be so hard to not let ANY color into my space I think.  But I love the way it looks and keeps everything neat and tidy looking, even if it’s not!

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Fall Favorites

Hi everyone.  So they are still working on the crazy issues with getting all my goods live today- fingers crossed! You can shop some pillows and all the candles here right now, with more to come (and a maybe even a restock of some of the sold out ones, so keep checking back if you missed out yesterday!)  In the meantime, I wanted to share some of my fall favorites since this is my most faaaaaaaaavorite time of year.  The cool air and changing colors and coziness is just the BEST and the whole reason I live in New England.  I get a total high off this season.

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1. // 2. it may be #basic, but i love me some pumpkin spice! // 3. // 4. // 5. i just got these stemless wine glasses- they are the prettiest i’ve seen // 6. the coolest leather baskets // 7. // 8. // 9. i’m obsessed with this sweatercoat // 10. // 11. whoops. // 12. // 13. one of my cozy fall candle scents- Sweet Smoke is perfect for fall! // 14. // 15. YUM // 16. a cozy, warm fall scent // 17. // 18. // 19. looks so much like a Chloe bag without the Chloe price!// 20. // 21.