Friday, February 19, 2021

love the look - style edit - the t-shirt

It goes without saying that we're all about staples lately.... An exciting night in, consists of rearranging my closet and ditching items that I no longer wear or need in my life. Today, I'm sharing a round up of my favorite t-shirts, they are great for layering, on their own and most importantly, flattering and comfortable. Happy Friday. xx


Friday, February 12, 2021

Shelter Loves......

While sipping wine and listening to 70's inspired music, I've thoroughly enjoyed pulling my top pins of the week together to share with you all.  I have been busy creating and working on an array of very cool projects. I truly feel blessed, my career has always served as an escape from the mundane or stressful, raw moments in my life. My children are young but I communicate the importance of following their dreams. Here's a sampling of what's on my radar this week. 

Enjoy your Valentine's Day weekend. I am enjoying this time in my life... I believe in magic, love, dreams and the excitement of not knowing what is around the corner......I'll be celebrating by squeezing my children extra tight and appreciating the love that I am blessed to have in my life.  xx 

1. Music, reading and relaxing in unconventional spaces feeds my soul. I'm in the midst of creating a space in my home to encompass all three, you better believe it will have a turn table, speakers and a spot to store vinyl records. Athena's media room is perfection......

2. Mother Jeans, my favorite at the moment. 

3. Table settings,,,I pin them like crazy and am brainstorming for an upcoming photoshoot. This beautiful moment is by Cece, this Park Avenue apartment is stunning. 

4. Moody, chill music inspired by 70's disco. I create a monthly playlist sharing some of my favorites for one reason or another....check them out on my Spotify account. I shared February's list below. Baby I don't Mind by Sunni Colon has been on repeat.

5. Anais Nin's writings and quotes have been speaking to me lately. 

6. I'm planning my cutting garden for this year. David Austin English roses, with their dense, rich petals will be included into the plan. 

Thursday, February 4, 2021

love the look - style edit

There are certain closet staples that you can't go wrong with, one of those is a white cotton shirt. I still love a clean cut, slightly oversized boyfriend style, like this perfect version from J.Crew..If you're looking for a bit more detail, there are so many "frilly" updated, sophisticated, edgy ruffled versions available too. You really can't go wrong with crisp white. Here's a round up....xx


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Chic office spaces....

I've been designing a few office spaces within my client's homes. My aim is to create unique often multi-purpose environments that are full of depth but also function well.....I hope you're week is off to a great start! xx

The queen of chic, Lauren Santo Domingo..

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Not your typical banquette.....

I'm in the midst of designing a custom banquette for a client. I'd like it to feel different and function as a comfortable place to sit for dining and entertaining. I'm really excited to share more details of this project with you later this year. Eek. 

Today, I've compiled unique dining banquettes.......

The gorgeous rattan banquettes are by Amber Interiors 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Shelter Loves......

I often use travel to gain design inspiration, clearly that has not been possible over the past ten months.. I do however, look to: nature, artists, films, textiles, fashion icons, history, past decades, famous furniture, interior designers both present + past, social media accounts, instagram, architecture and even music for inspiration! Here is what I'm currently loving. Visually escaping is always a treat during the long, grey Boston winter months. I've been pinning like crazy and feeling very inspired by and to create wonderful designs for my clients......Here's my Pinterest account, if you don't already follow along... 

1. MLK, he had such an amazing spirit, his quotes still resonate loudly.....
2. Large statement earrings paired with simple tops. 
3. Clean eating and easy meal prep.
4. Sika Design dresses are handmade in Ghana. I have my eye on a couple. 
5. Floral prints and colorful painted trim. I love Peter Dunham's work. 
6. Serena Dugan textiles. I am using a few on a current projects. 
7. Iconic furniture designs by Karl Springer. I aways incorporate vintage lighting, textiles and furniture into my designs. They infuse interiors with depth and interest. I also love the concept of repurposing items. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Take me away - Ponza, Italy

I have a mix of destinations in mind to visit when we are free to travel again. We all deserve a get away and the idea of a laid back, retro island sounds like perfection. I came across Ponza, Italy via a lovely article in Conde Nast.  I could devise an interior color palette with these gorgeous, moody hues... Here's a bit of Wednesday retro inspiration for you from the glorious island that falls under the radar......Photography by Stefano Scata

Positano is also on my radar...

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year + setting intentions......

On New Year's Eve, I typically share my thoughts, reflect on the past year and set intentions for the year ahead. It's safe to say we all had highs and lows during 2020, I also feel we collectively shared struggles (remote learning), goals, safety concerns and hopes. 

Sending love and light to anyone who suffered a loss this year. I also wanted to take a moment to thank everyone on the front lines in the healthcare field, who tirelessly continue to work exhaustive hours caring for the sick. You are truly heroes. 

My reflections and intentions are fairly simple this year. My business continued to prosper in 2020. I am beyond thankful for my wonderful clients, unique projects and the creative escape. I'm going to do my best to focus on the good and stay positive as we head into 2021. Mindset is a very powerful tool.

Wishing you and yours a healthy, joyous, prosperous New Year. Thank you for the
ongoing support. I truly appreciate you all. 

1. For the month of January my sister and I are embarking on a running challenge. Feel free to join in! Our plan is to run at least one mile EVERY single day of the month. I'll then keep up the habit and run at least 2-3 days a week all year. After the gym abruptly closed in March, I began jogging outdoors more often and found the fresh, cold air invigorating. I will continue with spin class, once or twice a week as well. I kicked off 2020 with a weekly spin class session, it was a life changing mood booster that I hope to never give up.. I will also incorporate mindfulness and meditation into my weekly routine. 

2. Tune into more educational podcasts and books on audible. At the beginning of the year, I was reading a book or two a month. I hope to commit to setting down the phone and reading before bedtime more often. (If I can keep my eyes open)

3. Save money and donate items that I no longer use. My goal is to clear needless clutter from my home..(basement)

4. Practice patience and work on understanding others' perspectives without judgment or reaction. 

5. Continue to support small businesses of all types, including restaurants and artisans. 

6. I recently heard the term "abundance mindset". It's the practice of staying positive, believing in and focusing on the limitless opportunities available in life. It also embraces the realization that you are enough! (this is often a tough one for many people, including myself) Abundant thinking is centered around focusing your energy on the good in life and what you have as opposed to what you don't have. The concept stems from gratitude, appreciation and knowing that you can and will continually achieve personal growth. An abundance mindset leads to a more creative and inspired life.......I think we can all toast to that! xxx

Monday, December 28, 2020

Shelter Loves...

I hope you had a festive holiday regardless of the ODD year! I'm listening to music and cleaning up the holiday gifts. I'm want a fresh, clean house and will be adding some new details this winter while we're stuck inside. Hope you're staying healthy....Here's what I've been pinning lately.

1. Beautiful Swedish desserts and cakes

2. We are all spending more time at home and I've been designing and eyeing beautiful but functional libraries/home offices. 

3. This Scalamandre grass cloth wallpaper.

4. I watched the HBO documentary on Ralph Lauren, he built his business from the ground up. I admire his philosophy on style. 

5. Classic outfits with an edge are my favorite. A medium heeled boot can make anything look chic. I have my eye on these

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Jessica Alba at home

Aside from my career choice and daily delve into inspiring interiors, I have also been revamping some things around my own home. With an abundance of time stuck inside this year plus sans travel, it's hard not to mix up my interiors. A few of the changes have not entailed acquiring new items but reworking what I already own. Are you feeling a shift and need for change at home?? Are you accomplishing more?

I'm continually seeking fresh inspiration..Jessica Alba's home, in an issue of AD, recently caught my attention. I can't fail to mention how great Jessica's Honest Co. line is. I slather this natural oil ,all over my face, every day. Design by Clements Design


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