Fashion Friday: The Resort Edit

I am loving having all these post recommendations you left in comments on my Instagram past last week!  I now have a file of things I know you want to see from me and am going to keep referencing them.  I noticed a bunch of you asked about resort wear and while I have no ability to do anything resort-y (waaaaaah! Zika! Work! Toddler!) I can dream about what I’d pack to go on a warm weather vacation.  This year I’m loving bold primary colors mixed with denim and white.  And lots of fun accessories!

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Pondering Henry’s Big Boy Room

When I designed Henry’s nursery I purposely took a serene, babyish angle because I knew that his future room (rooms– lets be honest, I’m a designer) would be more bold and boyish.  I also did/ don’t know if I’ll be able to have another baby so I wanted to go all out with the baby-ish look.

Well, now he’s a tiny person with a (vocal) penchant for animals, cars & trucks (tractors and lawnmowers, specifically) and a SERIOUS addiction to Curious George. Oh, and more recently dinosaurs.  So we’ve got a BOY on our hands now, and I feel like I’m going to need (want) to do a new room for him sooner rather than later. So I’ve been scheming. And have settled on a blue and red scheme (mostly because I saw this stripe Farrow & Ball paper go up on Amy Berry’s Instagram and instantly knew I needed to do it for Henry.)  So I’ve been scheming a bit and since one of you suggested I post about this thought I’d flush my ideas out a little further.

So here is where I am on the room. The striped walls and a navy upholstered daybed (made by LivenUp Design) with a trundle for future sleepovers. I’m loving this Peter Dunham star fabric for roman shades.  I love the look of a vintage Heriz rug for the floor in here. It’s tough and hides a lot and looks pretty cool, in my opinion.  I’d keep his changing table since it’s really a dresser and I love it. As well as his big Sharon Montrose lion photograph (because he is very into Lion King). I’d top the dresser with a shiny red Dunes & Duchess lamp.  It’s wood, so it won’t break if it gets pulled over.

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A Vermont Weekend

Andrew and I escaped to Vermont this past weekend for a little R&R at The Woodstock Inn & Spa. It was my Christmas gift from Andrew (including a few spa treatments- which was so lovely) and it was quite a relaxing and refreshing time away.

The Inn is beautiful and full of such wonderful staff.  We plan to come back with Henry soon as it’s super kid friendly.   The decor is the stuff of New England perfection.  Like the library with glossy blue millwork and an upholstered ceiling.

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Fashion Friday: Items I Reach For Daily

I was so excited to get your suggestions last night on Instagram for Fashion Friday posts.  I’m going to keep revisiting the list this year and try to hit on everything you guys requested.  I’m always looking for ideas for posts- so DM me or comment any suggestions for any kinds of posts you want to see this year!

Today I’m sharing the items that I reach for on a daily basis and buy again and again or in multiples because they are such staples in my closet.  Some items are investment pieces, some aren’t expensive at all.  What matters is that they work for me and I find them to be of great quality no matter the price point.

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Come Work With Us!

So, my little business is GROWING. Fast. It’s overwhelming to think about, but also really incredibly awesome.  We’re in hiring mode, and the first and most pressing role we need to fill is a do-it-all, organizational genius Office Manager. Read below and submit your resumes to katie@eringatesdesign.com with the subject line “Office Manager”.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We’re looking to hire a part-time (could potentially full time) Office Manager in our Newton Center studio.  The role is not design focused but familiarity with the design industry a big plus.  Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):  maintaining our wait list and responding to potential client inquiries, managing blog sponsorship/ partnership inquiries, running errands, answering the phone, helping with photo shoots, managing Erin’s schedule, making sure the office is organized and stocked with everything we need, managing the sample library, returning samples to the design center, assisting Erin and two other designers with various tasks and managing client monthly billing and general office billing.

We use a design-specific program called Studio Webware, so knowledge of that interface is a HUGE plus but not required.  You will need to train in this software in order to manage billing so computer/web skills are a must.  You must be VERY organized, willing to pitch in with anything, interested in the design industry and a laid back, fun personality.  The office has dogs in it, so must be okay with dogs as well.  Must have a car or access to a car as needed.

Hourly rate based on experience. Paid vacation and daily parking.

We look forward to hearing from you!