Thursday, October 20, 2016

Love the look

Every year I purge my dated, worn clothing and add new classic pieces to my wardrobe. A good quality coat is an investment, choosing a look that is updated, well fitting and not overly trendy is always a good idea! I love it dressed up or down. Giorgia's fuzzy version is AMAZE! (top right). Here are my picks for the timeless camel coat; a wardrobe staple for sure!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Welcome to Miami

Occasionally I post a restaurant or bar on Shelter, today is one of those days. Heading South? Love dining al fresco? well then you'll need to look no further than Cecconi's Miami. This uber stylish restaurant is located at the Soho House Hotel. It's on my hit list for sure. They also have locations in West Hollywood (of course), Istanbul and London. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Color Crush - October

Aside from it being seventy degree's out, I am ready to cozy down for the Fall. This month my color crush is on the rich, sophisticated warm brown shade I refer to as "nutmeg".  It is stunning layered with deep and light neutrals and shades of orange. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Shelter Loves

Good Morning, honeys! I don't usually gloat about my birthday but I'll be celebrating mine this weekend. As I creep up in age, I have become more and more of a thinker and I tend to reflect on the ways to make the year ahead better than the last. We all have a mental check list (don't we?) and tops on my list is to continue to grow and learn. I loved The Everygirl's post on the subject.

I've been pinning away, let's take a look: Follow me here on Pinterest. 

1. These drapes, that fabric....Via Cowtan and Tout
2. I could write an entire post on my love of the brand Figue! The prices aren't for the faint of heart but I am over the moon for this blouse! Today is the final day of Shopbop's AMAZING fall sale!
3. I LOVE this sentiment.
4. I am styling and painting for a shoot today, this is the color inspo for our palette. Adoring this arrangement of textural flowers and greens. 
5. Mary's instagram account, Happily Grey, is my latest favorite fashion source! Her style speaks to me, it's flawless and has a perfectly, imperfect feel.
6. The best lip gloss ever, it isn't sticky and contains no lead! Yay, that's a win, win. I wear pretty neutral pink shades~
7. I've got to use this fab light fixture in a kitchen soon!!! Any takers?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Love the look - Shopbop sale!

I always look forward to Shopbop's amazing fall sale.  Their site is a go to for unique, fashionable pieces! Here's a peek at my favorite deals and Fall trends. When you spend up to $500 you get 25% off, $500 or more 30% off! Enter Mainevent16 at check out. HAPPY SHOPPING!! I already have holiday outfits on my mind, do you??

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There are sooo many amazing blouses on Shopbop! I could share one hundred with you. Look how fun this is??  I'm also eyeing the Meli Melo bags!

Torn by Ronny Kobo

THIS is my favorite but it's almost gone!!

Meli Melo bag

Bummer, #4 just sold out, I am loving these too

Friday, October 7, 2016

Shelter loves

Hello Loves! The time I spend reaching out to you all via Shelter means everything to me. The creating keeps me sane, the gathering of images and ideas makes me happy and the writing has gotten me through some of the most challenging moments of my life. I've been so inspired by people's stories, places, moments, spaces and my children lately! Peace out, wishing you all an amazing weekend! I'm off to pack my bag and head up north for a much needed long weekend!! Also, wishing two of the most inspirational, kind, and loving people I know a VERY Happy Birthday!! I love you Mom and Dad. I can't wait to celebrate you this weekend!! xo

1. I feel a sense of calm the moment I cross over the border into Vermont. 
2. Tassel earrings? Yes, please.
3. I love layered, neutral interiors as much as colorful ones. The key is to mix and layer textures, pattern and color like David did here. And that tufted french cushion sectional?? Gah, I may need to design one for myself. 
4. THIS. (be patient with yourselves too)
5. We just ordered this gorgeous rug for under my client's beautiful grand piano. I've been working on the Buckminster project for some time now. It's going to be out of control when finished!! It has evolved over time, so we've carefully considered every detail.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Love the look - apple picking

Friday jr. has arrived and after a long week, I'm happy it's here! My family and I are heading up to Vermont this weekend to revel in all the fun fall activities that the season has to offer! We'll be apple picking and pumpkin hunting for sure! Here's the perfect look for an afternoon on the orchard, I'll try to limit myself to one cinnamon donut. xx

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*cropped jeans stay tucked into boots well and they're less bulky.

And here's another detail of that amazing scarf. It looked so great on the model, I couldn't pass up sharing the image. This sweater is super cute and comfy too. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Crushing on: Hanging brass shelving

There is something about french bistro inspired kitchens that speak to me. I am drawn to the strong finishes and graphic quality of the design. I'm especially loving custom brass shelving units. The brass hanging brackets and/or frame work well with both glass and wood shelves. 

For a similar look you can also use glass shelving with brass brackets like these three final photos did:

These bottom two images are bananas good!!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Cottage Love #42

I thought I'd start the week off with a powerful punch of color and pattern. I always aim to create ideas for my clients that are fresh, unexpected and haven't been "over-done". I took some time to chill out and read a few magazines this weekend, which is a rare luxury for me.  It was a gloomy day, so Colleen Bashaw's (I shared a shot of Baron's Cove a few weeks back) design of this chic beach cottage brightened my day. (it belongs to Anthropologie co founder Scott Belair and his wife Bayne) Take a peek at the unique mix of textiles, tiles, finishes and fabrics. They even glued a sisal rug to the wall. (my cat would be in heaven) I personally couldn't awake to a busy wallpaper but my daughter probably could (bottom two images)! I'm finishing up her room before the holidays! All images via House Beautiful.

Those brass legs and brackets?? Gorgeous!
Purchase this dining chair here
I'm loving this entire room. I would love to use this chair in a ski house!!

Their daughter's room.
Master Bedroom

Friday, September 30, 2016

Shelter Loves....

Oh my this week flew by! I've had such an inspiring few days. I prepped for a photoshoot one day, then we shot the fabulous project on Wednesday. Thursday I played catch up and today I had a meeting with a long time client, whom I adore. We are creating such a perfect home for her and her family, I can hardly stand it. Fall ushers in lots of inspiration for this designing Mama! As I've mentioned, I also have a new logo and website in the works...Eek!! xx.

1. I am not sure where September went but tomorrow kicks off October! It's all a reminder that the cold, dry weather is on it's way to Beantown. My skin tends to get dry during the fall and winter. I am also turning a year older in a couple of weeks and am doing almost anything to hang onto a youth complexion. A dear friend, who is a part of the Beautycounter mission, told me about this cleansing balm. Instead of washing my face with it, I slather it on two-three nights a week before bed. It works wonders and I awake with soft, moisturized skin!! #truth. Today is the last day that it's available for $55 (usually $80). You'll love it, trust me! Purchase it here.

2. I have a thing for black and white, and when paired together they are a classic duo. (I'm even contemplating painting my lower kitchen cabinets an inky black shade). We created a similar floor for a client on the project we shot this week and I CANNOT wait to share all the deets. Throw an accent color such as aqua into this mix for even more goodness!! Image: Miles Redd

3. I can hardly stomach all the depressing news, never mind the political fb battles..ugh. This sentiment resonated with me today! Namaste. ;)

4. Camel and cream - a favorite fall color combo. More on this gorgeous fashion palette next week.

5. I need you.

6. Seriously drooling over deep emerald lately, especially in tiles and on cabinetry..YES PLEASE! If someone is up for painting their kitchen cabinets this shade, hire me please! I would love to share in the beauty of it all!!

7. The perfect wardrobe staple


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