Our Perfect Country Weekend

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Last weekend Andrew and I took a whole weekend away. Alone. We have not been away for more than one night from Henry since he was born and it was about time.  We needed to relax and be alone and focus on us as a couple for a little bit. But I didn’t want to be TOO far from Henry quite yet, so we chose to go to a part of Connecticut I had not been to but had read and heard a lot about- Litchfield County near New York.  And we got to stay at The Mayflower Grace, which I had blogged about wanting to go to FOREVER ago (in 2009 to be exact) and is 2.5 hours from Boston and just over an hour from NYC.   The images that caught my eye and heart specifically were of the spa (above, which met every expectation).  I adore how this property mixes old New England charm and modern sensibilities.

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A Fall Inspired Room

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There is nothing more refreshing, inspiring and happy than early fall in New England. I think we have this kind of amazing season to make up for the bitter and horrible winters we get.  But I’ll take it. Fall is my most favorite season by miles.  It makes me want to bake pumpkin flavored things, plant gorgeous window boxes, make fires and drink lattes. It also inspired me interiors wise as well!  As I’ve said before, I love a little rustic modern room and right now want to fill my house with velvet, faux fur and jute!  Here’s a make believe family room set up I pulled together based on my fall-centric mood!
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Domaine

It’s always no great when a new site comes on the scene to inspire all of us, right?  So far the new interiors site from the girls behind WhoWhatWear called Domaine looks AWESOME. I love the layout and the content…. do I dare say Domino-esque meets Coveteur?

I am in LOOOOOVE with Katie Nehra’s apartment. Like, if I lived alone my place would probably look like this.

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The flamingo heads aren’t quite my jam, but those pink walls are so fun!

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Also crazy in love with the Citizen’s of Humanity showroom– looks just like a house!

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Turquoise floors??? Makes me want to paint the concrete floor in my studio!!!!

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Love those barstools. Love. Also proof that the English roll arm sofa is the most classic shape to blend with ANY style interior.

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Such a great vignette.

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Style Idol: Minnie Mortimer

I was perusing Vogue’s APT with LSD feature and fell in love with Minnie Mortimer’s California home as well as her personal style.

I love how many books are in this place!  I agree with her comment about how they serve as such interesting decoration as well as being wonderfully entertaining and educational.

Love the gallery wall and that blue tufted sofa!

This is so awesome, no? The dark built ins, the hint of pink, the old wood….the BOOKS!

Her Tiffany blue closet makes me way jealous. As goes that Goyard. And her clothes.

She keeps board games in vintage monogrammed suitcases! How clever! And I love the teepee for her daughter. I would have sold all my Barbies for a teepee. Wait, maybe not all of them.

Such a sunny, happy room!

I just love, love, love her look.

Her eponymous collection has some clean basics like this adorable stripe dress and belted shirt dress.

Photos via Vogue, Minnie Mortimer.

Shingles, Stripes and Salt

Over the weekend Andrew and I drove 45 minutes to the water just so I could have a cup of coffee by the sea.  There is nothing more soothing to my soul than looking at the ocean.  And classic nautical style is no exception to the experience of being by the water.  Faded shingled homes, rope details, sand feet, stripes, cranberry cocktails, the smell of sunscreen, chipping paint, the clang of sailboat bells and pink cheeks from too much time in the sun.  Here’s a collection of images that bring me back to that feeling time and time again.

Images and products via Sperry, Scosha NYC, Kiel James Patrick, Pinterest, Elle Decor, JCrew, One Sydney Road, Chance