Sunday, August 12, 2018

Shelter Loves

We have had a LAZY day around here today, it was MUCH needed. I let my daughter build a multi-blanket fort and we ate mac n cheese and ice cream. I was even happy to share my weekly loves with you all. Here's what is on my radar.

1. This pretty vignette styled by designer Sarah Bartholomew. The most requested color from my clients is usually blue! Don't miss Sarah's collaboration with Pottery Barn.  
2. Clean and classic charcoal houses.
3. I am not ready to turn in my summer frocks yet but this Free People denim dress is a must have with cute boots this Fall. Sold!
4. True.
5. A simple Longchamp bag is a buttery caramel. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Squared away

With summer in full swing and my son in sailing camp this week, I've got classic interiors, seaside escapes and nautical details on my mind. As I've mentioned in the past, Nantucket is a favorite escape. The homes are beautifully designed and most are keeping with the history and classic color palette of the island. I've never stayed at the Greydon house but the interiors by Roman and Williams are beautifully executed and appointed. The firm honored the past but all of the rooms feel fresh and relevant, just take a peek.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Shelter Loves

Happy Saturday! I am secretly happy it is raining. I can get some sh*t done, plus my lawn and flowers needed a serious drink. Here's what I'm loving this week!! I've been selecting lots of amazing tiles, hardware, fabrics and furniture for the array of projects going on, I'm surrounded by inspiration lately!

1. Vintage denim cut offs on the weekends.
2. Classic diving watches
3. 100%. 
4. Fall booties, especially when they are on sale. Don't miss Nordstrom's last TWO days of the Anniversary sale.
5. Knotted scarves around my top knots! (and the low bun)
6. Farms and barns during the summer months. I will be heading to VT for a mini-vacay at the end of August. 


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Isle of Mustique, please

Hola! It is insanely humid out this week and in all honesty most of us in older homes in the Northeast don't have the beauty of central AC - With that said, the thought of anything heavy right now is suffocating. Today, I'm inspired by fresh, light and airy spaces, like this cottage located in Mustique. The humidity is one reason why the interiors of the beautiful homes in the Caribbean gravitate towards a palette of white, blue and natural fiber rugs.. Mustique is a private, luxurious, small island. The simple interior color scheme of this cottage style home allows us to focus on the gorgeous architectural details (think treillage, wicker and white) and landscape beyond. Many of the traits of this and other charming cottages on the island have a British influence, thanks to the famed set designer, Oliver Messel. Messel came to the island in the early 1960s . Interior Design by British designer Veere Grenney. Cheers and stay cool! xx

 All images via: Veranda Magazine 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Shelter Loves

TGIF - Is all I've got right about now. I'm thrilled to be blogging, I've missed it this week. I also just poured myself a glass of cold wine. I sent my last client email for the day and only have a couple things left on my to do list for today. All my new projects are very inspirational, here's what is on my mind..xx

1. I am in throws of several kitchen designs, I am adoring an open plan and large windows over the sink. #kitchengoals
2. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going on, I am going to grab this white blazer and where it like this!! Don't miss this sale!
3. Fantastic!!
4. I have Jhene Aiko on repeat. I listen to this on the way to my client meetings.  
5. Climbing roses 

** Also delicate necklaces

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Mantel design

My apologies for the radio silence, between work and my kiddos, life has been insane! This week I've been working on two mantel designs, one will include a television above (only choice) and the other is simple and on the small side. I find clean and refined is usually the best solution for a timeless design. Here are some of my current favorites that include: recessed television options, incorporating surrounding millwork and shelving or just clean simplicity. Cheers! Happy hump day, y'all! 

This is gorgeous both from a design and execution standpoint. 

A stone option 

This suits a smaller room 

Well proportioned fireplace surround that includes the television

Another stone option 

Double sided

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Shelter Loves

I was up with the birds to get my son off to a soccer tourney today! He was thrilled, nothing makes me happier than to share in my kid's excitement when they find something they are passionate about. I figured while I was at it, I may as well write up Friday's missed blog post. I've been off the charts busy but only with GREAT things! I have a number of projects under way and luckily, I am LOVING all of them. Here is what I have up my sleeve and in my "love" folder this week! Have a fabulous weekend!! xx

1. I've been all about chic but easy, comfortable dresses this fall! (and lovely shades of blue)
2. YES, YES, YES!!! Insecurity is the root of most negativity, become more aware of what is really worth your energy. 
3. It seems I'm drawn to either large statement earrings or tiny sophisticated ones. I wear both! These are adorable and on sale. Don't miss Nordstrom's Anniversary sale! 
4. I love vintage, classic cars with beautiful lines.
5. I've been designing mudrooms lately, these shoe bins are great for smaller, clean shoes. I also suggest for a boot tray for muddy and wet shoes. I'm also a big proponent of book storage!!
6. Interesting hardware can make a huge impact!
7. The summer slide. Find these here

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Shelter's picks

I can't believe it's already that time again. Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is one of the best of the season. Don't miss the early access sale, open to all Nordstrom card holders only. Early access begins today and runs through July 19. The sale is open to the public on July 20th. Scoop up your favorite transitional and fall looks at great prices. Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite looks with you all. I think I need that cozy fleece and green Tibi sweater. 


Monday, July 9, 2018

Jump in!

Hello, hello! I'm back from my mini-vacay. July always goes too fast. The warm weather is here to stay (for now) and it has me thinking about dreamy pools and lazy days by the sea. I hope to have a pool someday and if I do, I'll be sure it blends beautifully with the surrounding landscape. Cheers to a great week. 


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