Two More Must-Attend Events!

Before we get down the nitty gritty of design and all sorts of decorating goodness I have to share these two upcoming events in the Boston area (actually, in the Chestnut Hill area- my new stomping grounds).  The first is the opening party for J. McLaughlin at The Street Chestnut Hill hosted my yours truly and my better half, Andrew, as well.  November 21st. Bring you fellas and come party with us:

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A portion of proceeds from he night’s sales will be donated to the AMAZING Animal Rescue League , a foundation near and dear to my heart.  They do such amazing work and I really want to make sure our donation is substantial.

PLUS you’ll get the chance to see Andrew rockin’ his new “Christmas pants“! I mean, come on, you HAVE to come now.

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I also will be clutching onto this with my life because I love it. RSVP to the address above in the invite!

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Also, next weekend there is an awesome event  at Bloomingdale’s at the Chestnut Hill Mall, at which there is ALL sorts of fabulousness going down including a Two Penny Blue trunk show. If you’ve been dying to see the jackets in person, this is your chance to see them and try one on. The fall collection was just released so there are some new goodies to see too (like this leather collar number that rocks my world). Here are all the details- mimosas, discounts and a gift bag- plus it benefits an AMAZING charity!

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Bonjour, lover.

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BUY TICKETS HERE! I’ll be there for the latter part of it at the Two Penny Blue table so come say hi.

So many fun events coming up for the holiday season- I hope I’ll get to meet a bunch of you at one!

xo Erin

Fashion Friday: Coats to Consider

It’s coat weather officially, and I have to admit- I have a slight coat addiction. Up here in Boston it’s the only fashion statement you make for months on end- most people don’t even get to see what you’re actually wearing some days! So you have to have a good selection of stylish but warm outerwear. I just picked up a military green parka with a fur trimmed hood and I have to say, I LOVE IT. Last winter every girl on the NYC street had one and so I finally joined in and it’s been my fave coat of the season. Here are a few other styles you should have in your closet as we prep for the cold weather!

P.S. Note that J.Crew is still 25% off your purchase of $150+ until the end of the day, Loft is 50% off EVERYTHING full price and The Dreslyn is 25% your purchase too (this coat slays me.) See the expanded picks for coats from these vendors in the Shop the Post link at the bottom!

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Wool: 1 // 2// 3

Colors: 1 // 2// 3

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Best Thing I’ve Seen This Week…

I about keeled over when I saw this little living room/entry set up A House in the Hills just installed in her home. That. mirror. is. everything.

LOOK.

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ENHANCE!

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ENHANCE!

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Ok, I will stop cracking myself up now. But for serious, let’s talk about this. I love the floating shelf with storage that she sketched up and had her carpenter build. It’s fantastic and was only $350.  The mirror, which I assumed was some vintage marvel, is actually from Restoration Hardware (P.S. here’s another big round mirror I am obsessed with)! Since that is her front door right there it helps define an “entry” area without taking up too much room. Genius.

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But let’s back up again and discuss the fact that she made a leather sectional look super chic.  The clean lines and bench seat help a lot, so if you’re looking for one take a cue from this. Her fab pillows are from Amber Interiors and help funk things up. All in all, I am loving this bohemian/modern look!

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$1,000 Giveaway from Canvas!!!

I was so excited (for you) when Canvas, one of my favorite home boutiques in NYC, asked about doing a $1,000 gift card giveaway on the blog. I mean, that is some serious dough for some lucky person to trick out their home with! Also, an awesome way to get started on holiday shopping! To enter GO HERE and fill out the entry form! Double your entry by posting the giveaway on Instagram or Facebook! GOOD LUCK!!!!

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Some items the winner should consider….

The most perfect tufted, bench seat navy velvet sofa EVAH.

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Glam gold or matte black flatware to dress up your holiday table.

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Gold rimmed serveware.

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New china- the Abesses collection (coveting the black rim one for my house!!!)

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I really, really want as matching big set of these gorgeous mugs!

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How about some jewel toned throw pillows?

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A chair with incredibly classic lines upholstered in a selection of fabrics.

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A fun scarf.

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A reclaimed wood coffee table.

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These gold bowls (I have one on my dresser bought the first time I ever went to this store!)

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**(No Andrew & Mom, you can’t win. Sorry.)

 

Taking Inspiration to Execution

I always ask my clients to provide me with as many inspiration photos as possible before we start pulling together ideas for their space.  I find that most of the time people limit their inspiration photos to only photos of the exact room type we’re working on.  But you can find inspiration anywhere- a bathroom concept could turn into a kitchen scheme and a living room look can work for a bedroom.  Take this AMAZING room for example. I adore everything about it (how I wish I could have a black room again…) but wanted to show how this look can easily become a master bedroom suite:

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I took the sofa linen color and clean lines and found a headboard with the same look.  A pair of natural wood  side tables are reminiscent of the coffee table. The walls would be painted my favorite Pitch Black by Farrow & Ball. The hint of orangey-coral translates to some coral border bedding (similar to my old bedding featured in Better Homes & Gardens that everyone and their mother emailed me about!) Take a peek at the overall scheme and start looking for inspiration in all sorts of rooms!

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