Designer Q&AJanuary 27, 2020

Designer Q&A: Colleen Simonds

I met Colleen Simonds when asking for family-style design submissions for my most recent book. When I saw these images of her NYC loft (following, interspersed with the interview) I almost died- I could not believe they had not been published before! Colleen is such a talent, and such a nice, lovely person to boot- and has an interesting story too (she used to work at J. Crew HQ before starting a second career in design). I thought she would be a great person to interview for my Designer Q&A series- so here we go!

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Life & FamilyJanuary 24, 2020

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

I don’t really like Valentine’s Day and all the pressure it puts on people, but I do like Valentine’s Day  gifts :) So I pulled together some cute ideas for her, him and kids in case you too like to gift a little something to your loved ones.  Growing up the rule…
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Inspired ByJanuary 22, 2020

I Want To Go To There: Relais Christine Paris

I am really looking forward to going to Paris again sometime in the future (with or without kids…hard to make that call, although Henry knows more French than we do!) When I saw this amazing newly renovated hotel, Relais Christine, I thought “yup, that’s where we’ll stay”.  I love the variety of…
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InteriorsJanuary 20, 2020

Warming Up Your Neutrals

Image by Michael J. Lee for Elements of Family Style. It’s clear that for 2020 the go-to neutral is much warmer than what we’ve been seeing the past five years. I, for one, am delighted. I always find warm neutrals to feel much more livable and more expensive feeling than colder greys.…
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FashionJanuary 17, 2020

Fashion Friday: Modern Day March Sister Wardrobes

  (I was SO obsessed with Amy’s cape and color story above) I wasn’t kidding when I said that I had another Little Women post in me.  This time, about the fashion. The costume design in this movie by Jaqueline Durran is GENIUS. It’s period accurate, but somehow a little modern too…
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InteriorsJanuary 15, 2020

Roundup: Favorite Baskets for All Kinds of Storage

One of my most used accessories in a home is baskets. I love their flexibility and ease for various storage solutions. On bookshelves, in playrooms, mudrooms, pantries… anywhere really! They add such nice texture to a space and make it SO easy to tidy up and keep things separated from each other.…
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Inspired ByJanuary 13, 2020

Inspired By: Taking Inspiration from Olden Days.

Yesterday I finally went to see Little Women. Beyond the fact that it is a magnificent film, it felt inspiring on many fronts. So prepare yourselves, I have another Little Women-inspired post in me this week.  The visuals in this film (both the homes/interiors and fashion) were so rich, layered and total…
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FashionJanuary 10, 2020

Fashion Friday: Capsule Wardrobe Goodness

One of the things that I actually like about being pregnant is the limited wardrobe.  It may sound totally silly, but it really illustrates how little you need to get by day to day with some semblance of style- no endless options, no scouring through your closet among all the items you…
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