Huston & Company is a father and son run small business based in Kennebunkport, Maine and I’ve talked about them a bunch because we’ve done a lot of work with them– from tables for my own home and office to many variations of tables for our clients as well. Dining tables are one of the top items I always encourage my clients to spend a good chunk of money on. You can save on chairs – after all, they get spills on them and you can get a decent quality chair for not a ton of money. However, a dining table should be solidly made, enough so that it can last a lifetime or three. The quality of their tables falls squarely in the “heirloom” category. You can see these being passed down to your kids after a lifetime of growing up eating at the same table.
We’re trying to create some more blog “series” these days as we plan a full facelift of EOS, one of which is a High Vs. Low post. I did one recently here, and today decided to create two entryway designs based on a bright, neutral California inspired style. A mix of streamlined classics and textured wovens as well as leather and brass accents. An accent wall of a pretty small scale paper finishes it off.
(First of all, I love that the spokesmodel for the sale is “David” from Schitt’s Creek… if you haven’t watched it, you NEED TO!)
Some of you asked me to round up my picks from the Nordstrom annual sale, particularly whatI’d buy looking ahead to fall and items that are not super trendy and more classic. So here are my picks! I like to stock up on my favorite undies and jeans during ales like this, and maybe buy a fall coat and staple shoes, like ballet flats or boots! And even a Theory top that Meghan Markle wore at an appearance, so if the Duchess likes it, I guess it’s good enough for me! :)
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There are some more choices here, including some great home finds and maternity staples, which we all hate paying a lot of money for!:
Nightstands can add a lot to a bedroom, and are a great way to make a subtle change in your bedroom. Perhaps you have a bedroom “set” from college or a hand me down that doesn’t feel “you”? A great way to update the look is to get new nightstands in a complementary color (if you have a dark wood bed, for example, I’d get ivory or a grasscloth textured pair). If you have a lot of space on the sides of the bed, use smaller scale dresser or extra-wide nightstands to really balance the space and avoid dead empty corners.
I saw this room on Instagram last night (designed by Allison Elebash) and found the palette of medium/ light blue and blush to be really unexpected in a family space. I would typically think of these tones as too sweet and baby-ish to pair together in an adult space, but it TOTALLY works and looks fresh and interesting! The painting by Sally King Benedict certainly adds some grown up funkiness, and the woven textures of the sofa ground everything.