Valentines Day with M.Flynn (& A DISCOUNT!)

In honor of upcoming Valentine’s Day the fab Flynn girls and I decided that a little shoot showing off some of our romantic collection together was in order. Cue up our model Lauren (a new team member at Erin Gates Design) and photographer friend Sarah Winchester to capture the delicate bracelets, rings, necklace and earrings in the Gates Collection.  And in honor of Vday they are offering my fab readers 15% off your purchase (of anything on their site) with the code LOVE15.  Perhaps a good time to send valentines day hints to a certain someone?? :)

The light was working in our favor for sure- and really reflects the feminine, delicate, timeless look I was going for with the collection. The studs and frame ring look so fab in this pic.
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My Lowe’s Basement Renovation Reveal!

We completed the renovation of our basement the week before Henry was born, but it’s taken me until now to get it really ready to show you- obviously I’ve had a lot on my plate! We are SO, so happy with how this turned out- aesthetically and functionally! Andrew is no longer working from home as of next week, but having a home office is so wonderful as is creating a little playroom/ den for Henry. He’s not using it much now, but I know he will! And if Andrew wants to watch a football game with friends (and I don’t), this space is awesome. A big thanks to Lowes and DM Painting & Carpentry for doing the dirty work with a smile (they are GREAT).

You might notice a similar color scheme as our living room upstairs- and this is because I re-homed our pillows from the sofa down here as I prepare a little update to that space (going with blues!) But for down here we needed to be budget friendly so we re-used items we had in other rooms/ storage and got the rest at IKEA, Target and Etsy mainly!

So here it is!

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rug // coffee table // sofa // wall color- Sherwin Williams for Lowes-Modernist Gray

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

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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!)

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My New Collection With Jill Rosenwald!

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I am SO excited to finally launch my new collection with my friend and incredible ceramicist Jill Rosenwald!  You may have seen me instagramming it in the past couple months as we developed it and FINALLY it’s available to order! Recently we did a little shoot with Sarah Winchester to show off the wares in use, and I am thrilled with the result.  I wanted to do a modern, painterly take on classic blue and white china patterns like Blue Willow and Royal Copenhagen.  I LOVE the loose, fun quality of these pieces (all hand thrown and hand painted in Boston) and the gold rims just add a little extra sparkle.

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Our Office Mini Makeover with Pottery Barn

Earlier this spring we decided that our bright coral walls in the office were a bit much for us day in and day out. I get tired of things incredibly fast in my environments, and felt that it was time to go lighter and more neutral since we spend all day looking at color and pattern.  So we painted the walls Farrow & Ball’s Pointing (using their primer first since the pink was quite hard to cover) and then partnered with Pottery Barn to style up the space. And here it is, as featured on Pottery Barn’s blog (hop over there for some home office styling tips from me).

We’re not quite done yet (we have some old wingbacks being re-upholstered and a few more things to do but here’s a little peek).
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