Incredible Local Artisan: Cheeky Monkey

This week I received the most INCREDIBLE gift for Henry that I had to share. People have been so overwhelmingly generous and kind in thinking of my little guy, especially people I don’t even know like Holly Johnson of Cheeky Monkey Home.  When I unwrapped this pillow I nearly fell over- especially when I turned it around and saw the incredible stitching of Henry’s name and birth information on the back!  Made of the most luxurious merino wool felt, I knew the minute I touched this pillow that it was a true work of art.  I was so touched and am going to treasure it forever.

IMG_2509

IMG_2510

My Pop-Up Shop at M. Flynn & 2PB Winner.

I have always wanted to have my own boutique. Obviously adding that to my already insane to-do list is too much, so when M. Flynn approached me about doing a pop-up shop in coordination with my jewelry collection with them I leapt at the chance! They renovated an amazing little space off their gorgeous store and we filled it with brands I’ve collaborated with as well as some local companies I just love.  We had our party a couple weeks ago but the shop is open until December 25th so please pop in if you are in the South End shopping!  Perfect for holiday gifts (yes, we need to start thinking about that!)
IMG_2375

We set the table with my new collection with Jill Rosenwald (including brand new hand-painted striped dinner plates!)  We made a centerpiece out of greens and jewelry (and used some The Ropes Maine bracelets as napkin rings, of course).

IMG_2165

My Collection for M.Flynn Jewelry (& A Party!)

lead

I am so excited to launch another cool collaboration project I’ve been working on today!  I was approached by Megan and Moria Flynn, of Boston’s adorably amazing M. Flynn Jewelry, to design a capsule collection of fine jewelry for them this fall.  And starting today it’s available for pre-order! (And fun fact, my middle name growing up was Flynn- my grandmother’s maiden name- so I am sure we are related somehow!)

EOS_beauty2

A Fun Project

Last week I had the chance to see the final product for a cool project I worked on last year. We were engaged by a development/ real estate company to consult on the floorplans, layouts and interior finishes for a condo building development in Medford called One St. Clare.  It was a great project because I always get SO frustrated when I tour new construction homes and condos and see mediocre “builder grade” finishes that went out of style in the 90’s.  It doesn’t cost more to use more classic, universally appealing finished- in some cases, it can even be cheaper! White subway tile in a shower costs a fraction of tumbled travertine, for example, and looks so much better!

I happen to think these units came out awesome!  The model unites were staged by Stephanie Morrison and they came out fantastic.

These professional shots show the colors better than the iPhone ones I tool below.  The walls were painted Sherwin Williams Eider White with Extra White trim and we selected a greyish pre-finished wood plank floor that came out incredible.

image001

Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 7.41.38 AM

Two Fun Events!

I wanted to share with you guys two events coming up that I am a part of! Perhaps you are feeling a need to get out of the house, network and meet some fun people and see some cool spaces? If so, read on.

I was excited to be asked to work on my first big commercial project last year with a development company renovating an old school into condos in Medford, MA.  I was in charge of picking all the interior finishes, from the floor stains and wall colors to the kitchens, baths, lighting and even the doors.  Now they are ready to show and we’re having a party to celebrate (and I’ll share some pics after if you can’t make it)!  Please RSVP to the address on the invite below if you want to come see! They came out awesome!
unnamed