We are in week two of our addition/ renovation and it’s been so cool (and scary) to come home everyday to crazy fast progress. One day we had a garage and narrow driveway, the next we have a wide open excavated space and framing! While this isn’t the fun, decorative stuff it is the foundation for all of that!
The excavation began and immediately doubled the width of our driveway… (and we made the decision to bury our power lines while the driveway is all torn up.)
Of course Andrew being of the male persuasion has been excited about the “big toys” (don’t worry, there were no keys anywhere for him to find.)
Where my mudroom used to be! This is when I started drinking more wine.
The foundation was poured and waterproofed (and I found myself digging the whole black and white stripe look-ha!)
What better way to kick off Monday than FREE STUFF?!?! I love it when nice people have great success and one of those very people happens to be my friend and former studio-mate Jill Rosenwald. Her first bedding collection is our now at Bed, Bath & Beyond and just for you I get to give away a full set plus a decorative pillow of your choice! All the designs are bold and fun and a reflection of patterns Jill’s been painting on her pottery for years. Great for any space- even a teen or kids room!
Check out the whole collection HERE and then leave a comment with which set you want (and what size) AND which decorative pillow. A winner will be picked on Friday and e-mailed directly to set up delivery!
The fun decorative pillows also would be great on a sofa, chair…anywhere!
I’ve been noticing that I like to buy things mostly in a few colors- black, white and some form of red/coral. And luckily for me I’ve been seeing a lot of this combo everywhere recently! A season-less palette that can work for you through summer and into fall, you can feel good about picking up pieces in this color family. Here are a collection of my faves right now:
And speaking of black and white, I was looking for some cute black and white baby clothes as a gift the other day and could find nothing. I mean, I know most people like babies dressed in bright colors, but a little graphic black and white never hurt anyone, right? And then I saw a whole black and white toddler collection on Old Navy last night that is TO DIE FOR!!! (Click images for links)
One of the hottest new hotels in Manhattan right now has to be The Marlton. I love the style of the hotel which proudly announced that it’s rooms are small but their ideas are big. The blend of modern and traditional is totally my personal style, and I think a lot of inspiration can be gleaned from these spaces.
Small IS the new big after all! :)
This is reinforcing my choice to do brass in my new bathroom- I was up in the middle of the night questioning my decision but now, not so much.
Last weekend Andrew took me up to Marblehead for the day to just get away for a bit. There is nothing more relaxing than the ocean to me, and nothing more charming than New England’s seaside towns. A little R&R, even in little doses, helps rejuvenate and inspire me so much. So I am psyched to be able to offer you guys a special discounted rate from one of our favorite inns in the beautiful town on Kennebunkport, Maine for the month of June! All EOS readers can get 25% off their stay this month at The Inn at English Meadows- a quick trip from Boston and the perfect spot to spend a couple nights away from the kids/dogs/job/renovation/stress/traffic/noise of life.
(They make the best breakfasts too!)
My favorite things to do when in Kennebunkport: a trip to Goose Rocks Beach, a little wandering about town and lunch by the water, a visit to Snug Harbor Farm (mini-ponies AND beautiful home and garden stuff?!) a drink at Old Vines Wine Bar and dinner out somewhere fab like The White Barn, Earth or Ocean (haven’t been there yet but hear great things). It’s also an awesome place to do some serious real-estalking. So many gorgeous old homes!
Snug Harbor Farm
Also, ample snuggle time with the Inn’s adorable beyond words Goldendoodle Bailey.
Pick your room HERE and call the inn at 1 (800) 272-0698 to book by mentioning EOS!