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Inspiration: The New Domino

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

The spring issue of Domino is AWESOME. It saved me from losing my mind on my delayed flight back from Arizona.  There are some seriously awesome spaces in it, lots of inspiration and many reasons to go pick up a copy!

The biggest reason in my book? Lauren Liess’ new home. She’s been chronicling her reno on her blog and now we get to see the final reveal. It’s SO good. SO SO SO good.

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That ceiling???? DIE.

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This kitchen? The island? The iron racks? Yes please. With a cherry on top.

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This TV room is amazing- those shelves were made of IKEA butcher block counters. Can you say GENIUS?

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This shot wasn’t in the mag but I love it. How badly do you want to sit here and read?

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Design Crush: Nina Farmer Interiors

Monday, February 24th, 2014

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!

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Feminine Touch.

Monday, February 17th, 2014

A while back I showed you the nursery (check it again- so good) of Bijou & Boheme blogger Christine Dovey, and now we get to see MORE of her amazing home thanks to Style Me Pretty Living.  Her space is such a great mix of vintage and modern, whimsical and bad-ass. I’m not sure I could get this much pink by my husband, but I adore the feminine touch in a lot of these images.

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Oh that island……

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Love this hardware so very much.

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I mean, woah. That is some amazing lighting and I adore the mix of modern chairs and table with the vintage fixtures and traditional wallpaper panels.

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Barbara Bush’s NYC Apartment + Her Artist Boyfriend (He’s Good!)

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Obviously my blog has nothing to do with politics (unless it’s related to Scandal or House of Cards, of course) but when I saw the cute NYC apartment of Barbara Bush via Vogue.com I wanted to share. To me her place feels like a great example of a personal home.  The items in her space all seem to have a story behind them- from a blanket found with her mom on an antiquing trip to a painting done of her cat by her former president father (which is kinda cute, right?) to African masks from her work on that continent.  This is a wonderful example of a space reflecting your life story, and the best bonus? She shares this townhouse with two other friends, each with their very own take on personal decor- check out all three apartments in the article!

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I am loving this giant cactus! It’s like a piece of sculpture and also reminds her of her home state of Texas.

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I die over that mantle, original to the apartment.  Also, let’s talk about how the grey violet wall color is kind of perfect for a modern yet feminine backdrop- for this look try Farrow & Ball’s Callaluna or Brassica!  The cross was bought on a trip to Peru and the photographs are of her favorite artists bought in New Orleans.

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Cabin Fever

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

I have always had dreams of renovating (and owning) a teeny tiny cottage somewhere I could escape to. So when I saw the cabin that Smitten Studio’s Sarah Sherman Samuel worked hard to transform, I became- well- smitten!! They took a nondescript, modern shack and turned it into my dream getaway! Check it out!

I love the black exterior with white framed glass doors. LOVE.

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What a location!!!

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An open and airy living space.

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The renovated kitchen looks so fabulous- adore the open shelves, butcher block counters and overall simple, clean look.

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The one bedroom in the cottage sleeps 4- the main bed has the fantastic Woods wallpaper by Cole and Sons behind it while the bunk beds on the other side of the room ingeniously have curtains for privacy!

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A gorgeous IKEA hack (directions here)

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The bathroom was totally redone. See all the before pictures on Sarah’s blog.

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Sarah also is a graphic designer- a very talented one- check out the details of this wedding she helped design:

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AND she has a cute little company of home goods called A Sunny Afternoon. ADORBS.

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AND, did I mention she looks like THIS?

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Yeah, that’s a lot of talent in a very pretty package! ( p.s. #notfair )

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