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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 

Tuesday, July 8

A Little House & Home Love

The late summer issue of any shelter magazine is always a gamble for readers. Is it going to be amazing or is it going to lack a bit because staff are away enjoying the warm weather? Allow me to allay your fears about the August issue of House & Home. The four "family" living features are all spectacular. A little mod, a little traditional, a little antique minimalist - a lot of gorgeousness. Not surprising, I fell hardest for the home decorated in shades of blue and white. 

With all this recent love of blue and white, I think a little redecorating might be in order for my apartment! For more images and the full article, check out August's issue of House & Home

Images by Virginia MacDonald for House & Home