TrendsSeptember 28, 2020

Trend Alert: Faux Sherpa, Shearling & Sheepskin

Jayson Home’s Siena Sofa, above. I’ve noticed that there is a HUGE number of designers, stores and magazines showcasing faux sherpa upholstered furniture as of late (and it’s so seasonally appropriate). Mostly on modern frames and accented with wood or brass details, these pieces are both sleek AND cozy. I do wonder…
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UncategorizedSeptember 25, 2020

Fashion Friday: Coordinating Family Photo Outfits

Image by Sara Grayson Photography  As you know I love a good coordinated outfit moment. I am already excited about taking our pictures this year since we have little Emma to add to the mix (I was 6 weeks pregnant with her in this shot above!)  Not matchy matchy, that I actually…
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InteriorsSeptember 23, 2020

Tasteful Exterior Halloween Decor

image via Grandin Road Halloween is upon us, and it’s going to look quite different this year. I still haven’t figured out what we’re going to do about Trick or Treating – perhaps doing an outdoor scavenger hunt type thing with some kids from Henry’s school.  It’s so sad, just breaks my…
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InteriorsSeptember 21, 2020

Great Pieces From an Unlikely Source!

One of the women in my office was looking for a classic looking Gustavian-style chest, and sent around an amazing one she found (it has two plugs AND a USB outlet built into the back, WHAAAAAAAT?) – at a retailer we NEVER thought about for interior furniture –Frontgate! I have a long…
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FashionSeptember 18, 2020

Fashion Friday: Fall Shoes & Boots

A quick post to kick off the weekend- FALL SHOES! I didn’t include many heels because not many of us will need them with this whole pandemic thing- I wore some for the first time in months the other day and OUCH. I’m feeling lots of texture- alligator, velvet, cowhide and LOTS…
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InteriorsSeptember 16, 2020

EGD Projects: Turning Spec Into Special

A part of my business that I’ve really enjoyed and tried to develop further is working with developers and builders in providing finishes and design for spec houses (you can see previous examples here, here and here). It’s an interesting process that combines the freedom of having “no client” with the challenge…
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MusingsSeptember 14, 2020

When Failure Follows Success.

I’m just going to finally say it, my second book was a flop compared to my first. Ok, maybe “failure” is a way too harsh word for what happened with my second book.  But it’s a tricky topic that I’ve been discussing with Andrew and the women who work with me and…
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FashionSeptember 11, 2020

Fashion Friday: Early Fall Finds Under $100

Here we are, it’s almost fall! I’m both excited and worried for this season- but one thing is for certain- I’m so ready to shop for fall clothes.  Here are some finds that are under $100, so you can enjoy some new looks without totally breaking the bank. Click images for links.
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