Renovation Update: Getting Close!

The last four weeks of renovations crawl by, but I cannot complain as we are not only ON schedule, but a little ahead (and on budget, which is even better).  The details make new spaces really take shape and I can see the finish line so clearly now it’s exciting!

I came home today to a garage door! We did a carriage style door and I am 99% convinced I’m going to paint it black. My dad wasn’t totally in agreement but I think he’s on board now! (P.S. I cannot wait until I can fix that off-center middle window- it literally drives me INSANE!)
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I love the look of black shutters with a black garage door. :)

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Sponsor Welcome: Wendy Concannon Photography

A warm welcome to one of our newest sponsors Wendy Concannon Photography! Wendy is a fine art photographer based in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania and runs her own gallery there but also shows her work in Vero Beach and St. Simon’s Island, Georgia.   Her work is characterized by bold colors and really fantastic acrylic framing techniques that make a  fabulous modern statement.  I personally can see these working really well in beach houses of all kinds, modern kids spaces, offices and any room that needs a jolt of bold color and pattern.

Take a peek at her work and some installations of it:
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Modern Rustic Inspiration

I am lucky enough to have clients that hire me multiple times for multiple homes- recently one of my most fun, bold and cool clients decided to build a modern second home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and asked me to help with the decor!  This is SO much fun for me because it’s so outside the realm of what I work on most days (suburban full time homes or urban condos).  There is SO much inspiration to pull from for a place like this, nestled amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in the country!  Here are some images and items I’ve pulled to help get us started in dreaming up the look of this modern mountain retreat- and proof that “rustic” doesn’t have to mean “country”-

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Fashion Friday: GiGi New York Gates Satchel GIVEAWAY!

You guys know all about the bag I designed with Gigi New York, but recently I received it in tan and white and I’ve been carrying it every single day- not just because it’s my own design but because it’s the perfect size for my lifestyle. And the colors are spot on for summer outfits- case in point, it is the only bag I brought on my trip to The Greenbrier this summer.

Check it out!
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My New Pattern from Jill Rosenwald

When Jill and I chatted about adding another pattern to my collection with her we couldn’t help but bring up the obvious: leopard, my favorite “color”.  Now, it took some time to get Jill on the leopard train as she was NOT a fan- but now I think she sees the aesthetic value in a little animal print!  Here are the pieces we did in leopard, and scroll down to see a very special addition to our line!

Everything is hand made in Jill’s studio in Boston. The accent colors are up to you- so if you prefer green to orange you totally can do that! Also, I love the mix of this pattern with my Bateau pattern too!

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The monogrammed mug and Jilly cup- perfect for pens, makeup brushes, change…. you name it!

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