Project Reveal: The Bachelorette Condo of Every Woman’s Dreams

Its been hard for me not to be able to share any new projects with you guys since they are almost all embargoed for the next book (which I AM working on!). Except I had this one beauty that I could share– finally!!!  On Friday Elle Decor published some photos from it and today I am so excited to share a little more with you!

This client is a bad-ass single lady whose last condo was in my first book (remember the pink couch with black piping??)  Well, girlfriend decided to upgrade in a major way to this newly renovated condo in one of my favorite areas of Boston.  I was so happy to be back working with her as she is decisive, knows what she wants and most importantly, trusts me!

She gave me direction to do the space in tones of blue/ turquoise and greys and to keep it elegant, feminine and a nice mix of modern and traditional. Similar but also different from her last space we designed.

The main level is all open concept with great light, high ceilings and a gas fireplace and houses the living room, dining area, kitchen and powder room.  When this space was bare and empty we decided we needed a completely amazing large work of art to make a statement and anchor the space.  Almost immediately I recalled seeing the breathtaking work of Roseanne Olson at Iris Gallery on Newbury and thought this was the perfect client for her work.  I was crossing my fingers that she would love them as much as I did, and she did! And so we bought one and used it as the inspiration for the rest of the decor.

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Fashion Friday: Sleepy Style

(not how I look when I sleep)

I really want to be the kind of woman that sleeps in pretty pajamas. I really do. But the past couple years it’s more of a “old promotional t-shirt and saggy pajama pants or briefs” kinda look I’ve been rocking. I do have a couple decent pairs of pajamas (the shorts version of #2 and #4 below) which I like and do wear, but I need to get my pajama act more together. I can’t do anything overtly sexy/strappy because you know, I need to be comfy and not have body parts popping out when I roll over, nor made of un-washable or un-breathable material (always hot when I sleep, I need the room to be like, see-your-breath cold) nor some sort of romper situation that is, while cute, impossible if you get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.  It’s no wonder I tend to sleep in hideous garbage!

So I did a round-up of pretty but PRACTICAL pajamas to motivate me in the sleepwear category.  What do you guys sleep in?

1. // 2. (LOVE this brand) // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. (also avail in pull pajamas) // 8. // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. // 13. (on sale) // 14. // 15.

A Soothing Palette for 2018

The world is a dark place these days, and we all need a little comfort and calm in our lives amongst the discord. One fo the easiest ways to refresh your home and make it feel more like a sanctuary is paint. Yes, you may have to spend a whole weekend taping and rolling–but it’s so worth it when in the end you feel like you have a whole new room!
2018 is all about warmth– gone are the harsh, super cold greys and in with the more cozy neutrals. And brown is back–in grey or green tinted versions. Dramatic and rich, especially yin a dining room (and awesome paired with glossy whites!) Don’t worry, its NOT your late-90’s chocolate brown.
Here’s a paint palette I think will be popular for 2018– greens, blue, brown, beige, blush and even a deep fig. Colors that envelope or elevate your spirit.

** Tip: When Googling or looking on Pinterest for rooms in a specific color be sure to click through the links to confirm– sometimes other paint colors that are similar or menitoned withing the same post on a blog or magazine are the ones shown and not the one you are looking for!

Current Design Crushes…

I have total litestyle ADD. I love that we live in a suburb close to the city in which we are walking distance from everything– coffee, restaurants, my office and the subway. But I TOTALLY hallucinate/ dream of a life in more of a country setting… would I be able to deal? I think so. Especially if there were miniature farm animals involved. But for now I’ll just have to follow the work of designers living that life or design for that life.  Here are two I  am totally inspired by:

I LOVE following Cynthia Weber Design on Instagram– her little situation up in Canada is the stuff my dreams are made of. Historic stone house? Check. Miniature horses? Check. Gorgeous country-chic interiors? Check.

I have a massive design crush on her entryway ALONE!

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Fashion Friday: Pop Up Party!

I’m so excited to share with you guys that my newest collection of designs from M. Flynn has launched this week and to celebrate we’re having a party with some other fun friends! So pop by next Thursday for some sips, snacks and early holiday shopping (or to add things to YOUR holiday list!) My whole collection will be here to try on and shop if you’ve been curious and not able to make it into the South End. (Also you can see our new studio space and shop other awesome stuff….keep reading!) RSVP HERE.

One of my most favorite pieces is this small ball locket…. done spotted with diamonds (above on the invite) or with a diamond bail.  worn on a short or long chain it’s simply awesome.

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