Sneek Peeks of Our New Family Room & Decor

We shot my house last week for the second book (our last shoot) and I wanted to share with you guys the updates we made to the house.  The pro shots will be revealed in the book, but there is lots of goodness to share in the meantime and I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting a little reveal!

Our new family room came out perfect– and has made our house feel SO much bigger, even though it really only added about 175 square feet.  Even the doggies love it so much (as you can see).

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Round Up: Retail Sofas & Sectionals

In our work we do use a lot of “to the trade” only goods, but not always! Many time we mix custom items with retails goods, because lets face it, even people with bug budgets don’t want to spend a lot of furniture for all their spaces! There are so many great retail options these days for sofas and sectionals– many with the ability to choose between lots of various fabrics too to make it more custom for your space. Here’s a roundup of styles we love that will be classics for a long time!

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Using Fabric & Grasscloth Wrapped Furniture

When considering furniture for our design projects (and for my own home), I love to include grasscloth or linen wrapped pieces whenever possible. Beyond the obvious fact that they bring texture to a space, these materials also help to elevate a design by mixing so beautifully with other finishes such a wood, lacquer and stone. For example, I was struggling with what finish to choose for my bedroom dresser when I had already selected a wood bed and white lacquer side tables, and natural grasscloth was the perfect fit as it blends well but also avoids it looking like a “set” of furniture.

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27 Awesome Mother’s Day Gifts!

I wanted to post my Mother’s Day gift guide nice and early this year so everyone has time to order something special for their mama (or wife. or friend. or yourself!) I am loving so many of these items, I hope you do too!

  1. I asked for this amazing new book by Clairborne Swanson Frank– beautiful to look at AND display.
  2. My Les Points Locket is also on my wishlist- and M.Flynn is offering 15% off my line with code MOM2018, valid until 4/25!
  3. So you could also pick up my Compass Rose stud earrings too :)
  4. All busy moms need a cute little monogrammed zipper pouch for their bag, right?
  5. I adore these gorgeous blue floral jammies!
  6. Pop a cute picture in one of my favorite gilded frames.
  7. I love this one– turn your kids artwork into a phone case for Mom! Dad– get on it!
  8. Rothy’s new loafer style slip on is sure to be a hit ( I also want these cheetah Stan Smith’s!)
  9. A cute little pairing of bath salts AND bubble bath for the ultimate stress-relieving soak.
  10. A little ring bowl to remind her to seize each day!
  11. Love this beautiful lace trimmed robe.
  12. This stylish beach tent will keep the whole family out of the sun this summer (mom worry about sunburns, after all).
  13. Send stunning flowers from Farmgirl Flowers (I was just sent some and they were impressive!)
  14. I just got this dress and it fits like a dream. So cute with sneakers for summer!
  15. I am DYING over the adorableness of this wine-in-a-can called Dear Mom! Hellooo summer picnics!
  16. This painted monogram stripe tote is so great for going to the beach or the market!
  17. An essential oil diffuser that also is a pretty object.
  18. For the gardener- this stunning book on flowers.
  19. Pop an orchid from the grocery store in one of my pots from Jill Rosenwald. Comes in blue too!
  20. I love this rain jacket– I have it in navy!
  21. The world’s FANCIEST flip flops.
  22. “The Future Is Female” sweater, for the mom who makes a statement.
  23. And for EVERY mom, this tee says it all. (Also comes in a water bottle
  24. The prettiest mint teapot with wood handle.
  25. Everyone loves a pretty candle, right?
  26. Can’t get her a Birkin? You CAN get her this matchbox cover though!
  27. A super affordable but incredibly chic knot bangle bracelet.