Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Room of the week

I took a little hiatus from posting my "room of the week", but I'm bringing the weekly post back. I wasn't feeling bowled over by much, but the apposition of this clean orderly desk and the warm, wall of books is wonderful!

Bamboo Bangle

I met a friend for drinks last week, she was wearing an adorable set of bamboo bangles by John Hardy. I can't drop $350.00 on bangles at the moment, but I may be able to splurge on this faux gold set for $14.99! They look great alone, or layered with other bracelets. (this image above isn't bamboo but this is the look of a simple bangle)

These would be my first choice!! Available here.
The $14.99 option!
John Hardy - through Neiman Marcus.
 top image via - Habitually Chic by the way of the pursuit of style. 2. Pinterest

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Emerson's room - design boards

 Here is the plan for Emerson's room, the walls are painted and ready to go. I also already have some of the other elements. The concept for her room was the idea of bunnies and deer emerging into a summery garden from the "enchanted forest". Make sense? Good.

1. Scalloped window treatments with a pom-pom detail.
2. Art work via lovemaki.bigcartel {found via this is glamorous}
3. I am going to paint the dresser lemon yellow
4. Light pink paint - ben moore, mellow pink,
 - the charcoal fabric is for the custom designed headboard. It will have a medium pink contrast welt.
 - Kelly Wearstler - in confetti from Lee Jofa on an upholstered chair
5. I purchased this amazing bunny via Etsy from Dimdi. My sister also had an adorable deer painted for Emerson by the same artist.
6. I am going to design a custom headboard similar to this!
7. I purchased these great letter press words. Each type was designed and signed by the artist. {will provide site}. I am going to hang them above the bed, each will have a hot pink mat.
8. + 9. Bunny Pillow via Unica Home, Deer - room's mascot, via HomeGoods. I purchased this when I was pregnant, not knowing if I was having a boy or a girl.
10. Bob Collins yellow lattice will be used for a large bed pillow. {maybe a bolster - not sure yet}
11. Inspiration for an artwall above the crib - It will be a collage of deer and bunny prints by various
12. Palm leaf chandelier. I found one very similar on ebay and had it sprayed last year.
13. I want to add this David Hicks - hexagon wallpaper someplace as an accent.
14. Pink gourd lamp. I also already have a great pierced white lamp.
15. Bedding will be simple and scalloped with a ruffle bed skirt in shades of pink and white.
16. I have a fun fluffy wool shag carpet in the room it's perfect for little, bare feet.

got to run and get my kiddos!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

think pink

Sorry about the late post. I've been running lately, I feel like all I do is run, run run... I blog when I really should be sleeping. Anyway as most of my regular readers {and thanks for that :)} probably figured out my life took a crazy turn this past Fall. It's insane enough having a new born baby, never mind life changing drama. I'm moving forward in a positive direction and am starting to focus on my home again!!{which is always so much fun for me}. I was never able to wrap up my daughter's room, so that is my first order of business. I got around to painting it on Saturday. I have painted a slew of mirrors and dressers etc. but I had never painted a room before. It was a goal of mine to paint hers. I finished 90%, and plan on finishing the balance this week!! I never tire of the transformative power of paint, $50.00 and a little elbow grease is all it takes. I LOVE the color. I went with a pale pink; I know that seems so predictable, but pink it just so "well", pretty, and that is what I was going for on the walls.  I previously posted my original boards for the room on my blog here. I've tweaked them a little, but the concept is still pretty much the same. {look for the new boards, with the final selections tomorrow afternoon}. Here's a bit of pale pink inspiration for you. The color I went with is called Mellow Pink {75%} by Benjamin Moore. It's the perfect warm pink. {and looks very much like Palmer Weiss daughter's walls below.} 

image: Lonny Mag

Friday, March 25, 2011

fashionably speaking - Olivia Palermo + Tibi

I adore Olivia Palermo's sense of style, and I adore Tibi. The two together? Fabulous! for more on the collaboration and to shop these looks visit Tibi's site.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I'm soooo ready

to break out my colorful clothes! bring on the tunics,  kaftans and dresses please! {i'm loving the storage in this closet!}
Would you, could you wear this tunic from Tory Burch?? I think it could look amazing with white jeans!
And for your safer side - this Ikat dress from Calypso would be a staple in my closet!
image 1.: Coastal Living

West Elm - Outdoor

I'm currently loving West Elm's new Montauk collection. It's so versatile, and inviting. Plus it would look great with a slew of colors and prints!! See the line here
I'll take the backyard too. It's gorgeous.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A peek at spring

Everything is still pretty "neutral"{grayish-brown} in Boston. How does it go from 73 degrees on Friday to 30 degrees on Monday! I cherished the peek of Spring we got last week. Please return would you??
This concept translates well to a room doesn't it? The glimpse of pink in these shots adds dimension and intrigue! I can never design an entirely neutral space, can you? Even if the client is indifferent to bright colors, and our room design is about "layered neutrals" we usually throw a dash in someplace!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Inspired - Stripes

So I've long loved the striped floors at the Kate Spade store, {LOVE}, they are so graphic and inspiring! Clearly so was the home owner above, what a great idea Kristin Kauffman had to create a similar stripe on her dining room floor. I love this colorful, glossy perfection! It's kid friendly too. I can see my son using it as a race track now! Dare I try this if I move?? Looks like a lot a work but the end result is surely gossip worthy.

Image 1 - Fric and Frac blog via Better Homes and Gardens 2.11, Kate Spade, Kate Spade.

Happy Spring

Happy Spring, now I'm just waiting for the warm weather so I can plant tulips in my garden!! So I can DO:


images: Martha Stewart, la belle vie, elle decor

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Irish or Not?


Happy St. Patty's day!
 Images: House and Garden, via dust jacket attic, via Apartment Therapy, via Domino, House Beautiful, Dust Jacket Attic, Lonny Magazine, Dust Jacket Attic, Purse ad ? forget.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

on my radar

1. bone inlay chest from Graham and Green, 2. spotted plates from Furbish  3. coral skirts 4. glass blown pendants from Studio Bel Vetro.

 GOOD DAY TO YOU! - busy busy working on great things!


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