Introducing the Gates Desk with Huston & Company!

When we were working on our last house renovation I got the opportunity to work with the incredibly talented furniture makers Huston & Company in Kennebunkport, Maine to design my own dining table. Not only did I personally love the finished product, but a lot of other people did and they went on to make a bunch of Gates tables for people all over country in various shapes, sizes and finishes.  So when they approached me to design another piece for them I was delighted to!  I decided that a desk would be perfect as I struggle to find great desks for clients,  and so went about conceptualizing a design that embodied the lines of the dining table mixed with some campaign furniture details. I wanted it to be a modern classic that worked with a variety of decor styles and was of substantial size (I love a nice, big work space!) The finished product, the Gates Desk was recently delivered to my parent’s beach house (I gave the desk to my dad as a thank you for all the work he’s done designing OUR new home) and we styled it up and shot it a couple weeks ago! Check it out!
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Rug and wire waste basket from Hudson, chair from DWR, lamp from Pottery Barn, vintage map found at an antique shop in CT

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The Gates Desk with three drawers with campaign pulls.

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Back and Side Profile

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We chose a grey wash over the solid white oak grain for a modern yet classic color scheme.

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I am obsessed with these vases from Hudson, by the way.

Target + Safavieh Roundup

Target’s latest line with Safavieh has me yelping “That’s from Target?!” left and right these days. I am dying to nab a bunch of these insanely good items for my new addition (which starts in about a week and a half so get ready for lots of renovation posts!)  Here’s my most favorite picks right now (get ‘em while they last!):

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Sponsor Welcome: Hudson Boston

I have long frequented Hudson, my most favorite home shop in Boston, not only for myself and my clients. Jill Goldberg, the shop’s owner and interior designer, has THE most impeccable taste.  Her store installations, changed seasonally, are always so perfectly spot on I end up leaving a visit to the shop with lots of ideas and desires for my own space.  So when they asked to become an EOS sponsor I was super thrilled, a more natural fit than this I cannot think of!  Here are some shot of the store’s spring look…

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And here are some of my current favorites in the shop (you can shop online as well, but if and when you are in Boston’s South End you NEED to go!)

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I also saw these new pillows on their Instagram and LOOOOOOOVE them.  The gold zipper detail is perfection, no?

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An Inspired Patio

I saw this drop dead gorgeous image of the terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York and thought it was fantastic inspiration for anyone’s own patio!  I have some of Peter Dunham’s Fig Leaf pillows in my own sunroom and even though it’s been seen everywhere I have to say I STILL love it above all other pillows in my home.  Some things just stay fresh, and this print is one of them.

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So here’s how I’d translate this terrace into a patio or porch design…

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sofa // curtains // light // pillow // glasses // table // chairs // lantern // string lights // rug // planters

And if the Peter Dunham is too pricey, there is a great alternative on Spoonflower by Domesticate called Tropicali Afternoon.

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Let’s Look At: The Windsor Chair

Windsor chairs are a historic style (first made in the 1700’s) that still are popular today.  But not just in country style homes, there are so many modern interpretations not only from current furniture makers but also from the 50’s and 60’s. These chairs offer clean lines and work with a variety of dining tables and decor.  Let’s take a look at some room utilizing this long-standing style:

Modern meets traditional:

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I love this traditional country room because it has such simplicity that it sneaks into modern territory:

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Light grey painted chairs are subtle and classic:

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I love these two rooms- one employing more classic chairs within a modern room and another (right) with more modern lines all around.

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I love the spindles of these modern Windsor chairs with a sleek Parson’s table and patterned rug.

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