The Colors of Boston.

One of my favorite paint companies Farrow & Ball asked me to participate in this really fun, creative project in which I create a palette that reflect my city- Boston. Others have done cool ones- New York, Los Angeles, Texas (not a city, obvs), Las Vegas, The Hamptons and Washington D.C.!  Seeing as how much I looooooove my city I was more than happy to oblige.  I also did a little Q&A with them here on their blog The Chromologist.

Here’s my Boston palette!
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The Last One!

This week holds my last book tour stop, I can not believe it! It went by SO fast, and I’ll be recapping my Chicago trip tomorrow and the whole experience soon (Andrew will also chime in with his take on this surreal experience). But for my “victory lap” party I can think of no better place than my favorite home store here in Boston, Hudson, in the South End.   They just switched the store displays over for fall (and always do such an amazing job) so I sent my assistants Lindsey and Allison to take some pictures of all the new goodies while I was traveling!  More info on the party after the jump….
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A Different Kind of CSA

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There is nothing that helps give life and color to a space then flowers.  Really, look at any interior spread and cover the flowers or greenery with your hand and see how the magic just drains out of the photos. So I love anything and everything floral related.  My project manager Lindsey alerted me to this awesome local company, Fivefork Farms, that offers a genius concept of a sustainable flower CSA.  What a lovely treat to yourself to receive a weekly bouquet or bucket of beautiful flowers (if you prefer doing your own arrangements), and BONUS,  you are supporting a small farm! LOVE. IT. Take a peek at this idyllic, wonderful farm and it’s flowers.  Check here for options and pick up locations and sign up for next spring!

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A Visit to the Matouk Factory

Last week I made a pilgrimage down to the Matouk factory in Fall River, MA. Until a couple of years ago I didn’t know that this luxury bedding company was actually based out of Massachusetts!  I have clients who have always sworn by the factory store down there for bedding and towels at a discount but had never been myself.  So I decided to change that and went down for a little tour of the store, the factory and see the plans for their expansion!

The factory store is small (for now) but CHOCK FULL of awesome finds.

Lulu DK for Matouk bedding…
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Boston Finally Has A Room & Board!

I was beyond excited to hear that Room & Board was finally opening a Boston store! I have long sourced items from them for clients but never had a place to go see the stuff in person. I got a private tour of the MASSIVE six-story Mass Ave store a couple weeks ago and thought I’d share some snaps:

The exterior fits in perfectly with the neighborhood. I love the way they re-designed this old brick building!
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We walked right into THIS navy velvet beauty!

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The space is designed so it feels like you are walking through twenty of your very stylish friends homes, complete with fireplaces.

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A dose of neutrals (this Galbraith & Paul drum shade pendant was to die for).

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