Design Crush: Nina Farmer Interiors

When I quickly perused the new House Beautiful I stopped when I saw one particular spread. I looked closer and found out that the home I was admiring was not only in Boston’s Beacon Hill but the designer was too!  Nina Farmer’s own home is a really interesting mix of modern, traditional and personal. And when I went on her site to peruse her portfolio I found many, many more examples of her amazing work!

Parts of the HB spread (isn’t this first image arresting?)

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Ahh, the amazing interior architecture of historic Boston brownstones- such an fabulous canvas on which to work! How I crave high ceilings like this!

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I ADORE ADORE this office space in her kitchen- particularly that rug and those coral peonies! Oh my!

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I mean…this kitchen. With those windows. And that stove? Can you even?

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BAM- yup, that’s a skylight with a vintage sputnik light fixture hanging from it.

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A closer look. My my my.

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Her dramatic and moody bedroom swathed in grasscloth with a Room & Board four poster bed.

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See more of her portfolio after the jump!

SoulCycle Boston Giveaway!

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Yep, the craze that’s probably consumed your New York City and California friends is making it’s way to Beantown- actually, my neck of the woods,  in Chestnut Hill Square come March! And they have asked me to host an opening weekend class to give a bunch of you the chance to try it out for free!  We’ll be riding Saturday March 8th at 9:30 a.m. so if you want to come and watch me pant (and perhaps pass out) on a bike, leave a comment below (please input your email address where it asks) and the first 30 of you to post will join me for a FREE Soul Cycle class!

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Here’s a little spin class outfit and beauty board inspired by SoulCycle:

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A Winning Inn

I love a good boutique inn and was delighted to see these images of a new one in my neck of the woods (kind of) called the Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington, MA.  The decor is modern Americana reflecting the historical town, with each room decorated a bit differently. Take a peek at the cute rooms and details:

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Like the look? Here’s how to get it!

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(P.S. and the throw blanket I forgot to number…. seriously, I have counting issues).

*Inn photos by Michael J. Lee

Local Love: Priley Lane

I love sourcing goods from local companies, and recently we discovered a new Boston based furniture Priley Lane that we have fallen in LOVE with.  These transitional pieces are all customizable- you choose the finish (a variety of lacquers, grasscloth, linens, skins or wood stains) and even different metal feet, nailheads and other details! It’s so fun!

Love this coffee table done in lacquered grasscloth in a natural color…

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These amazing modern dressers remind me of some MUCH more expensive ones I’ve seen. I may have to use these in my new master bedroom!

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A fabulous console in a fun color.

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We are ordering one of these simple and modern demilune tables in navy grasscloth for a client in NY! Classic meets cool!

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