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Tuesday, July 29

Wear Now, Wear Later

I found myself in J.Crew last week just because I was out and about. I have a problem, I really do. If they'd like to pay me to wear and promote their clothing, I'm open to negotiations. I have several of their drapey silk tops in varying styles and they are far and away my favorite dressier items. Not to flimsy or sheer this fabric, well, drapes rather nicely. I discovered their newest addition to this line and my first instinct was to grab one in every color. I resisted but it was a challenge. It's the perfect item to transition from late summer into early fall. 

Pair it with shorts and a fun scarf for a causal gathering with friends over labor day weekend. Then squeeze into your favorite skinny jeans (I don't care how slender you are, you're familiar with the skinny jean dance) and pull on a classic blazer as the days get chiller. It also looks stunning tucked into a more structured skirt, like my all time favorite fluted number. 

Monday, July 28

Where'd You Go?

More accurately, where did I go? If already follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that one of my big projects is almost complete. I've been onsite at this amazing beach house almost all day, everyday for two weeks as it came together with lighting installation, hardware installation, last minute plumbing additions (!) and of course all the furniture that I've been hoarding away in storage for months. It was amazing to see a house go from empty to full in a little under five hours. 

Now that the majority of the furniture has arrived, the client and I can move on to my favorite part, accessorizing. This means visiting lots of galleries, scrounging through antique stores and yes, even scouting out some newer items. I'll be back to my regular blog posting this week so stay tuned. And don't forget to follow me on Instagram for more project sneak peeks! 

Thursday, July 10

Inspired Design: Blue & Orange Coastal

What resonates with you when you think about coastal interiors? The combination of orange and blue is not usually a pairing that comes to mind, for me at least. I think that's what makes this family room, designed by Katie Rosenfeld, so refreshing.  

It's a great example of choosing creating a design scheme that compliments the space's environment without overplaying or overstating the obvious. This home is coastal but the only obvious indicators are the rope lamp and the beadboard wall treatment. The patterns and colors of the materials are fun and playful but could easily fit into a suburban family room. But put everything together and you instantly get a coastal vibe without including the obvious nautical motifs. 

Inspiration Image via Katie Rosenfeld Design