Fashion Friday: Tapered Collection Launches Stripes!

Tapered Collection is a locally based, women run business that produces a tee that is truly “anti-muffin top”.  I shared them with you when they launched and you guys apparently loved them because she sold out super fast after the post!  So I wanted to share that they have launched STRIPES in a few new cuts in addition to the classic cap sleeve (tank, mid-sleeve and 3/4 sleeve!)

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Our New Office Reveal!

I’m really proud and excited to show you guys our new digs! Ever since I started my business I dreamed of having a “shop” with pretty little topiaries out front and this may be as close as I get!!!  I don’t have the bandwidth to do actual retail, but the flexibility of this space allows me to display some items I do have and create pop-up shop concepts with brands and artists I love (and stuff I myself have designed!) So without further delay, here it is!

The space is below street level but actually gets decent light! I found it to be a good fit because we don’t need foot traffic but I did want to be in a busier location with the ability to be found easily by clients (and potential clients), PLUS the rent was about half or less than a street-level shop.  So we have a big wall of glass at the front with a stone retaining wall outside (it could be worse!) It’s actually kinda cool looking!  I wanted the space to be serene and a great mix of traditional and modern with a pop of color.

We had to completely gut the space, but left the exposed beam ceiling and brick walls.  I had my painter, Peter from Adelfia Painting, spray the entire place top to bottom with Sherwin Williams Greek Villa and it is the perfect white- not too bright, not too creamy. I absolutely love it. He also painted the metal frames of my windows Sherwin’s Iron Ore to make them looks like old iron frames.  For flooring I found this amazing, tough wearing vinyl plank from Lowes that had that pale oak coloring I love.  It gave me the perfect neutral, light backdrop I was hoping for with lots of texture.

Sources: Chairs- Viyet // Rug- Landry & Arcari // Custom table skirt  (Schumacher trim) // Bust- vintage (similar here)

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Our Office Bathroom Reveal!

Ok guys, FINALLY, we are revealing our new office this week after months of renovating and decorating and getting some of the final touches done! I cannot tell you how much of a difference it makes to have a space that reflects our business appropriately and makes us all happy to come to work! It was a great decision to invest in this way in my company and I will never look back (plus being able to walk to work is HEAVEN).

The rest of the office will be posted tomorrow, but today I wanted to share the bathroom, which was done in partnership with DesignerBath, an awesome plumbing supply showroom and supplier in Beverly, MA.  It was so great to be able to send over to them what I was looking for and get back a perfectly edited proposal of goods.  We were on a serious time crunch so they pointed me in the direction of items that would come in in time for my installation. In a perfect world your choices aren’t limited by a rushed time line (or you’ve planned ahead for it). But this is real life and having a guiding hand that knows actual lead times was SO helpful since I had such little time to invest in this project with everything else going on at work!

To say our bathroom at the office is now nicer than my bathrooms at home is not a joke. It came out AMAZING.  We created a dramatic backdrop with Schumacher’s Miles Redd scenic chinoiserie wallpaper.  I LOVE it. Seeing as the palette of the paper is very cool, I chose fixtures in white and polished nickel to compliment. As much as I love brass fixtures, polished nickel is still a classic and has more warmth than chrome.  They look so great against the lacquered white Fairmont Designs vanity,  which has interior drawers that are built to fit around the plumbing of the sink which REALLY maximizes storage.  I’ll talk more about the floor in my next post, but it is vinyl plank from Lowes.  The toilet is American Standard.

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