Thursday, January 31, 2013

White Juju

I adore the sculptural quality and texture of African Juju hats, especially in creamy white! How fun is this little boy's room? via Adore Magazine. Purchase Juju hats here.

Second row, left image via: Lonny Magazine

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Shelter Loves


Here's what I'm eyeing this week! Links above

1. + 2 "love" sentiment inspired jewelry. Valentine or not, I love these pieces and may even just have to buy myself a Valentine's Day treat this year.

** Top Right Hand photo: Space for a mini design/magazine library would be such a bonus in my new office
3.  Phoebe Philo has great style. I love anything from Celine right now. This Celine bottle green bag is dreamy. I've always wanted an olive green bag, an heirloom piece is what I'll call it. ;)
4. Zoe Bios Creative - where art and design merge
5. I adore this cottage and the sweet landscaping!!
6. Mary McDonald for FSchumacher. I never tire of Chinoiserie!
7. Finial Love - adds life to any lamp!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Beauty Buzz

Hello, Hello!  Ugh, Do you all feel as yuck as I do this time of year?  I've had a cold for what feels like forever now and my work out schedule has been almost non-existent. I need to get back on track. It's high time for a bit of pampering this week to help beat the winter blues. Here's the run down on the shared shots.

1. I have a little museum date with a boy on Saturday afternoon and am also meeting up with various friends over the weekend. I want to buy a new gloss with a hint of pink to fluff up my lips before then. I may try this plumping Buxom in peach sorbet. I'm loving the look of that model's lips. Lucky lady.
2. I also have a trim and a highlight tomorrow. I'm showing the stylist Sienna's layered locks and color.
3. Ahh, got to love the top knot, both messy and chic versions work for me. My assistant whipped my hair up in about two seconds last week.. Now I need to figure out how to perfect it like she did. I always prefer my hair when someone else style's it.
4. What I wouldn't do for a spot like these to primp and prime in the a.m. On my wish list? A vanity with a gorgeous over sized mirror above it.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Listening To: Quadron, Slippin

Cottage (well sort of) #7

Emma Reddington's home looks a bit more like a Brownstone then a cottage, but I thought it was "swoon" worthy of my cottage love series! It's a approachable, casual, chic and a bit off beat. Just how I like 'em....Plus I'm loving all things with a touch of cozy sheepskin or faux fur right now (I used a bit in my photo shoot last week)..must be the Arctic freeze we're still in. All images via Canadian House and Home and via Emma's blog.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Love the Look


Chilly, chilly here...We're in the middle of an Arctic freeze. I'll be wearing a cozy vest and hat today fo-sure! Happy Weekend! xx

Friday, January 25, 2013

in the details...

Great design is all about the details.
My assistant Tera and I were looking at the December issue House Beautiful the other day. We both decided tortoise trim is fabulous. This trim is actually a piece of bamboo sliced in half and applied to the wall as a molding detail. Brilliant.
A architectural wood trim 
Grosgrain ribbon is an inexpensive way to add interest. Time consuming but well worth it. I'd recommend trying this is a small entry or powder room.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Shelter Loves 1.24.13

One word for today, Burrr...
I wish I had a trip booked this winter but I'm saving my pennies for bigger things! If I were to jet away to a warm destination, first on my list would be Harbour Island. This balmy, pink sand beach, pretty with a hint of bohemian prep destination is calling my name right now. India has the right idea doesn't she? - Images 5 + 7

1. I've long wanted to create a gorgeous gallery wall much like Angie Hranowsky's. I love how the evolved looking style.
2. Want and need this monogrammed tote.
3.  33 Ways to stay creative!! I agree with them all.
4. Okay, I've pinned these Lulu Frost earrings a few times without remembering..You've done that too haven't you? I think it's time to take the any of my readers own them? Are they heavy?
6. Brass Letters for my future art wall.
8. Anticipating Sheridan French's Spring colorful kaftan line. (would be perfect for my Harbour Island excursion)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shades of green

I've been running around like cray cray today with a three year old in tow trying to pull some last minute details together for a photo shoot tomorrow. You probably look at the styled glossy magazines and the pretty pinterest shots almost as much as I do. I can tell you first hand it takes a LOT of work to get those perfect pics!

One of the perks of my job is to scan and analyze images almost daily and I've been thinking about and dog earring green chairs for years now. I think I'd have to go with Emerald, do you have a favorite? I may be silent tomorrow.. but promise to return Thursday with this week's favorites post..

Second Image Left: By

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ski Bunny


I'm heading to VT with my kiddies to celebrate my daughter's 3rd birthday this weekend, I'm going to put them both in ski lessons and sneak in a few runs myself! Above are apres and ski essentials..Also, don't forget your helmet, they're safe, and warm!

Image 1. If I had a ski house you can bet it would resemble Aerin Lauder's Aspen Home as shown in Vogue Magazine. 
My favorite part of skiing? The Apres ski at the lodge!

I stumbled across this ski chalet in Big Sky last week while searching for ski house inspiration. Images by photographer Audrey Hall.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Shelter Loves

My apologies for the late post. I was up and out by 6:20 a.m. and have been running around all day! Here are this weeks favorite picks. Clearly I'm channelling Spring cause there's a whole lotta pink on this board...

1. This Chloe weekend is perfection! I'd use it ALL the time.
2. Fresh, white and light grey I love the sofa details. I need to use this graphic on cushions soon. I think I have just the job for the detail!
3.  Pretty hampers all around!! How cute is this one.
4. I'm thinking I need a family crest designed by the Happy Menocal. And red foxes? yes please.
5. I'm adoring shoes with feminine bow details at the moment. Valentino pictured (out of my $ range right now but wanted to share none the less )
6. I'm often hard pressed to find a bar stool I like. This one? Gorge! via
7. Ahhh, the crafty things you I could do if there were a few more hours in the day. I love the idea of covering a tack board with a pretty print and brass tacks. via two twenty one


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lauren Santo Domingo in Paris

With travel and Paris (i'm only dreaming of travel this year, but in 2014 Paris will be at the top of my travel list) on the brain this week I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share Lauren Santo Domingo's Paris duplex. Elegant but chic it's the perfect example of how creamy white paint can look soooo good when the architecture shines...All image via Vogue. (of course)

Those Warren Platner lounge chairs are divine.
Wouldn't you just love to step out onto this terrace?

See me over at Sadie and Stella today!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Love the look

I never really know what I'll wake up inspired it was Paris. I've been designing a space for a client with a pied de terre in Boston that has a sort of Parisian chic inspired concept. You also can't go wrong when wearing classic grey, cream and black tones with lots of texture and beautiful details. Plus that sweater is just adorbs....links below

Monday, January 14, 2013

for the kiddies

I'd love to say that I was up watching the Golden Globes with the rest of my girl friends...but instead I was dealing with a 3 and 5 year old and their latest bedtime sleep dramas. I finally got to sleep at 10:45 p.m. knowing that my 5 year old would be waking me up in the middle of the night because he wants me to sleep with him. This is a new phase (let's hope it's a phase) and it's going to put me over the edge if it doesn't end soon. Simply put, sleeping issues suck. I'm a pretty patient mama but you start messing with me during the night and I'll lose it. Plus I know I can't give in and climb into my son's bed every night because it will become a ritual, one that I'm sure will be tough to break. Don't get me wrong I'm okay with comforting my children when they have an occasional off night or scary dream but every night?? NO THANK YOU. Sorry, you'll have to get the Golden Globe goodies round up from some of my other besties here: 1 + 2 + 3..This post is dedicated to my terrible (soon to hopefully be better) sleepers!

1. I love the bedding style of the coverlets in this classic, European style bedroom.
2. My daughter Emerson's 3rd birthday is on the 21st of this month. I was told she wants a princess cake! I thought a design like this adorable one would work perfectly...I wish I had the time to make it myself.
3. My son will wear just about anything except collared shirts. (unless I plead with him days in advance). I love this little check number from Crew Cuts. He has a few and I see them maybe three times a year on say special occasions such as Easter... available here
4. I adore the gorgeous feminine details in this space
5. I dream of having a creative space like this for my kids to play in someday!!
6. I'm wrapping up a navy nursery. This tween bedroom is layered and fun!
7. I CANNOT wait to finally design and finish my daughter's room when I move. I've always wanted to use a forest meets the garden concept with bunnies and deer and flowers etc.. This watercolor print is precious! (I'm working on the source)
8. The simplicity and natural of this nursery is cozy, calming and inviting.

OKAY, on a quick Golden Globes note. I have yet to peruse the fashion blogs but I did see this dress and absolutely have to say I LOVE it on Kate, she looks stunning and fits her perfectly. ( I couldn't resist)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

lazy saturday

It's a rare occasion for me to have a free day, today is that day.  Everybody deserves a lazy day now and then. I'm doing a little work today but I also plan to spend some time cozied up with a book, blanket and a cup of tea. Have a wonderful weekend!
image via: One King's Lane

Items: 1/2/3/4/5 + tory burch blanket

Friday, January 11, 2013

Cottage Love: 6

Ahhh more Cottage Love...the home of designer Tia Zoldan floated around the blog and print world a few years ago but I still LOVE this stunner!!! In fact I could move right in! I mean are you kidding me with that cabana and pool?? Tia's also an artist, see her impressive pieces below and here. Happy Friday! 

adore this cozy kitch, with the hicks pendants and fabulous rugs!!
I have a chair very similar to this that I'm having upholstered for my new place. I'm thinking of doing the body in one fabric and the seat in a yummy pink velvet.


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