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Wednesday, April 16

A Beloved Townhouse Transforms

The townhouse that launched a thousand home redesigns has been transformed.  I suppose we should have expected this day would come when J.Crew's Jenna Lyons sold her Brooklyn townhouse a few years ago.  I've got to hand it to the designers at Roman and Williams, it take a lot of courage and guts to remake a design icon. At first I was convinced there was no way I'd like the new design however I was pleasantly surprised with the new digs. Very much a departure from the yellow, gray and black bohemian vibe Jenna had going on but I think all the leather, mix of antiques and vintage pieces works just as well in this architectural gem. I'm allowed to like both designs, right? What do think of this interior transformation? 

{Images via Roman and Williams

Tuesday, April 15

Have Sundress, Will Travel

Yesterday, friends, I was able to leave the house wearing one of my many sundresses with only a jean jacket and didn't immediately turn into a walking icicle. It was glorious even if the lovely weather lasted only a day. In my book it's a clear indicator of more lovely days ahead! My favorite option for easy spring and summer outfits are usually sundresses paired with scarves or a light jacket. It's a blessed one stop shop during your hectic morning routine. No hemming and hawing about whether this shirt goes with that skirt, relentless searching for your essential black tank top only to discover it at the bottom of the dirty laundry hamper or other sartorial worries. 

While pulling together some of my favorite sundress options for this post I unintentionally selected mostly white, navy and black dresses with a hefty dose of stripes for good measure. For the record, this is pretty much what my closet looks like… 

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Monday, April 14

Artist Spotlight: Jen Wink

I recently came across the work of artist Jen Wink through a popular flash-sale website and was instantly intrigued by her geometric yet organic work unexpectedly presented in vibrant pastel and neon hues. Though a less than stellar student of geometry, I do use geometric planes everyday as an interior designer. Like those of us who still prefer the beauty of hand-drafted space plans, I love that Jen's work explores a similar love of routine, graphic elements. Her geometric studies, especially, tug at my nostalgic heart strings, remembering the way I would doodle similar, continuous patterns in the corners of my school notebooks. All the while attentively listening, of course. 

View more of her portfolio on her website and check out prints of her most popular pieces available through Saatchi Art.

{Images via Jen Wink Studio}