I’ve been noticing that I like to buy things mostly in a few colors- black, white and some form of red/coral. And luckily for me I’ve been seeing a lot of this combo everywhere recently! A season-less palette that can work for you through summer and into fall, you can feel good about picking up pieces in this color family. Here are a collection of my faves right now:
And speaking of black and white, I was looking for some cute black and white baby clothes as a gift the other day and could find nothing. I mean, I know most people like babies dressed in bright colors, but a little graphic black and white never hurt anyone, right? And then I saw a whole black and white toddler collection on Old Navy last night that is TO DIE FOR!!! (Click images for links)
One of the hottest new hotels in Manhattan right now has to be The Marlton. I love the style of the hotel which proudly announced that it’s rooms are small but their ideas are big. The blend of modern and traditional is totally my personal style, and I think a lot of inspiration can be gleaned from these spaces.
Small IS the new big after all! :)
This is reinforcing my choice to do brass in my new bathroom- I was up in the middle of the night questioning my decision but now, not so much.
Last weekend Andrew took me up to Marblehead for the day to just get away for a bit. There is nothing more relaxing than the ocean to me, and nothing more charming than New England’s seaside towns. A little R&R, even in little doses, helps rejuvenate and inspire me so much. So I am psyched to be able to offer you guys a special discounted rate from one of our favorite inns in the beautiful town on Kennebunkport, Maine for the month of June! All EOS readers can get 25% off their stay this month at The Inn at English Meadows- a quick trip from Boston and the perfect spot to spend a couple nights away from the kids/dogs/job/renovation/stress/traffic/noise of life.
(They make the best breakfasts too!)
My favorite things to do when in Kennebunkport: a trip to Goose Rocks Beach, a little wandering about town and lunch by the water, a visit to Snug Harbor Farm (mini-ponies AND beautiful home and garden stuff?!) a drink at Old Vines Wine Bar and dinner out somewhere fab like The White Barn, Earth or Ocean (haven’t been there yet but hear great things). It’s also an awesome place to do some serious real-estalking. So many gorgeous old homes!
Snug Harbor Farm
Also, ample snuggle time with the Inn’s adorable beyond words Goldendoodle Bailey.
Pick your room HERE and call the inn at 1 (800) 272-0698 to book by mentioning EOS!
I’ve never been to Austin, TX and I’m thinking that I need to go! My husband has been there many times on business and I think the next time he heads that way he may find his wife sneaking in his suitcase. One of the many reasons for this would be the incredibly designed restaurants I’ve been noticing in the southern city. I’m all about delicious food, but it’s best when served amongst a visual feast as well as a literal one. Case in point, LaV. I FREAKING DIE, Y’ALL. DIE. This place is heaven! Designed by McAlpine, Booth & Ferrier (whose portfolio makes me sweat it’s so good) the space is like a modern farmhouse in Provence. I love it.
Last October I made the hard decision to move out of my old office downtown. I loved the space and the friends I had in the building but a few factors outweighed how great it was: expensive parking, productivity issues and no air- conditioning. I was hard-pressed to leave the city as I held onto my office location downtown as the one thing that didn’t make me completely suburban. But as we looked around there just wasn’t anything affordable enough to make it worth it- so off to the suburbs we went. I found this little space in rough shape ( I can’t believe I can’t find my before shots) about two miles from my house in Waban Village. It had nice windows, wood floors, free parking and across the street from Starbucks, a bank and a post office. Kinda all we needed. So we took it. And while I miss the city, we are so much more productive here!
We’ve made it as cheery and happy as we could so far. Here is a peek into our little space.
Yes, the walls are BRIGHT. :) Benjamin Moore’s All-A-Blaze is on the walls and set the tone for the space (see end of post for the inspiration…) This gallery wall of some of my favorite press pieces are in various frames. I love American Accents spray paint in Metallic Gold to spray frames.
Lindsey and I sit here and love the bright windows and fresh air we get. I found the chairs on Etsy and reupholsted them in black Sunbrella. I actually have TWO MORE I’m not using if anyone wants them (they are not re-upholstered yet)- e-mail me at email@example.com for info! The woven wood shades are from Select Blinds (Katsura) and were a bargain for custom sized!
Details: The perfect peony and our press wall. Hi Oprah.
I bought these chairs for next to nothing from a thirft shop about 6 years ago. I STILL have not gotten them re-upholstered! Someday- either in natural or black linen. I swear! Above is our little inspiration board.