Showing posts with label Designers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Designers. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cottage Love #17

Ever since I came across Chloe Warner's work about 6-7 years ago I have been a fan. She worked with Kelly Wearstler (another risk taker) before striking out on her own. I think the reason why I enjoy her designs so much is that they aren't overly formulaic looking. Chloe's spaces flow seamlessly and look as if they have evolved over time. 

These images are of her own home she shares with her husband and two children.  

read more and source - via Lonny

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cottage (feel) Love #10

I had a moment to flip through the digital version of Trad Home's Spring edition this am. I love color, especially a mix of blues and greens. These shades are fresh, vibrant and livable. I'm a firm believer in taking some risks with your home decor. This way you're sure to be moved by the end result of the design! I was instantly drawn to Tamara Kaye-Honey's design of a California home......I had to share these inspiring images. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Inspired - Marathoners + Aerin Lauder

First off I want to wish a huge good luck to all those running the marathon today. It takes  great skill, ambition and determination to accomplish such a feat!! You are an inspiration.

Secondly, it's finally warming up in Boston!! I'm working a half day today because I'm going to spend the other half with my children. It is school vacation week in Massachusetts.
I've been giving a lot of thought to my yard and sunporch. I've got my computer set up out here today. Enjoying a room with windows on three sides is uplifting, I think I get more accomplished when my work space is filled with natural light and fresh air. I'd love to eventually do this room over.

I've always been inspired by Aerin's style. Although, everything she does is on a much grander scale than I can afford, I still turn to her beautiful properties for inspiration.

Today I wanted to share her pool house and gorgeous backyard. Matty and I dream of having a pool one day! I love the idea of french doors opening out to a beautifully maintained property. (idea #1 for my sun porch redo someday) I have shared indoor and outdoor perspectives.....

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Wow! How is it Thursday already? This week has been a whirlwind but filled with some great things! I was thrilled to attend a "social networking" speaking series on Tuesday morning at the Boston Design Center. My dear friend and fabulous designer Erin Gates of Elements of Style hosted the event and interviewed Anne and Suysel of Tilton Fenwick design. It was so nice to finally put a face with their names. They had lots of great tips for everyone and were sweet hearts. Their new fabric is line is gorge!! Check it out at Duralee if you haven't had a chance yet. I brought almost every sample back to my office this week. I have a number of amazing projects under way. I can't wait to incorporate this their designs!
Anne and Suysel

I'm also thrilled to announce the pre-release of Erin's new design book. Erin and I go way back. We met while working together at a design firm in Boston ten years ago. (I'm not sure where the time goes!!). Erin slaved over her book. It was truly a labor of love and I have no doubt this mini-memoir/design book will be filled with humor and beauty. I'm pre ordering my copy this weekend. Purchase a pre-release version here today! It will arrive October 7th.

Congratulations Erin!! I'm very proud of you lady! xoxoxo

(image by Michael J. Lee design by Jennifer K. Beal Davis)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


I'm constantly inspired by the world around me. Anyone who hires me knows that I'm continually trying to think out of the box and bring my designs to the next level. Each month (would love it to be week) I like to set aside some time to draw inspiration from blogs, magazines and websites. This a.m. I came across the work of designers Parker-Kennedy. I love their punchy style and the blended old and new aesthetic. It is a style I often include in my work. Here's a sampling of their projects. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

reader ?

I love receiving feedback from my readers. Your questions and comments are always welcomed! I try my very best to respond to each and every one of you. Blogging is a more enriching experience when it creates a dialogue.
Yesterday I had a reader request to see more of the first home featured in my post. Wish granted!  This glamorous and modern gem was designed by L.A. designer David Hicks. (not to be confused with David Hicks, the English design maven from the 1950's - 1970's) Article + images: here

I'm especially appreciating the architecturally detailed doors in his design!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Inspired - Ruthie Sommers

There's no doubt that Ruthie Sommers is one of my favorite designers, so when fresh, new images of her work pop up in a magazine I'm a happy girl. Here's a recent article in Veranda magazine of Ruthie's advice on being a decorator/interior designer. Her design details are feminine, unexpected, colorful and perfectly executed! 

 All images by Francesco Lagnese via Veranda magazine


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