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Wednesday, April 30

Old & New

I'm quickly realizing that the unofficial theme of the week may just be To Die For Architecture. When this image came across my Pinterest feed I was stunned. Not by the cabinetry. Not even by the tile. While those elements are certainly lovely, I was floored by those limestone framed windows and reclaimed french doors. I can't even talk about the gorgeousness of this juxtaposition between centuries old materials and the modern elements of the 21st century. 

{Image via Holloways of Ludlow}

Tuesday, April 29

Statement Earrings

Bridesmaids Dress? Check. Shoes? Check. Statement Earrings? Working on it. My usual go to would be my pearl necklace and earrings however the neckline of my dress isn't right for a necklace. Instead I plan to rock some awesome earrings, I just have to decide on the right pair. Looks like I'll be doing some last minute shopping after work today!

Monday, April 28

Zero George Street

I didn't get to make my annual pilgrimage down to Charleston this spring but I'm already penciling in time to visit next year. It's one of my favorite destinations within our fifty states. And thanks to recent mentions in both Travel + Leisure and Southern Living, I'll be booking my future stay at Zero George Street, a boutique resort-like experience steps from the charm of the historic district. I fell so hard for the gorgeous exterior architecture that the guest rooms could have involved a cot and a shared bath (fyi: the guest rooms are the picture of southern sophistication) and I'd still stay here. Spanning several historic buildings, the mix of architecture styles is heavenly perfection. 

{Images via Zero George Street}

Thursday, April 24

Delightful Design: Country Cottage

Maybe it's the lush gardens with their english country feel or the whimsical cottage interior but I fell hard for this country home featured in the latest issue of House & Home. Slathered in white paint from walls to floor, the cottage's interiors mimic the verdant paradise just outside it's walls with accents of green, blue and natural linens. I'm dying over the little seating area with which rattan chairs and green velvet ottoman. How amazing would it be to curl up there with the windows thrown open, rain or shine. I'm also crushing on the airy, rustic kitchen. Whitewashed brick and slate floor paired with some industrial features is a masterful mix. 

{Photography by André Rider via House & Home}

Wednesday, April 23

Living in Sleepwear

I spent the majority on the past three days camped out in my bed recuperating from the, always lovely, stomach bug. And after cycling through most of my sleepwear I'm reevaluating my casual and cost effective approach of old college shirts and a threadbare pajama bottoms. Surely some of these delightful options would have made me feel better faster, no? Alright, maybe that's the lightheaded-saltine-gatorade diet talking but you can't argue that these pajamas do look appealing.

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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}

Thursday, April 3

Inspired Design: Subtle Stripe Playroom

Children. They bring with them a multitude of toys - large and small - that no matter what precautions you take will end up in every single room of your home. So why not make their storage and play areas jive with your design style? There's no need to make a portion of your home into So-and-so's dream, pink castle if you yourself are more interested in calming spaces. That's why I love this playroom, found within the virtual pages of Lonny. It's super functional for the kiddos with lots of places to play, store toys and those carpet tiles are easily replaceable if stained beyond repair. It's also adult enough that I can easily imagine outside of the image's frame is a sofa, chairs and television for mom and dad.  But if bubble gum pinks your cup of tea, by all means...

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Tuesday, April 1

Flat Attack

I'm heading off to High Point at the end of the week for Market. It's my first time attending this bustling shrine of interior design and style and I'm bursting with excitement! My panicked packing might suggest otherwise but I think I'll get it together by Thursday. I've been warned by several colleagues that comfortable shoes are a must for covering as much ground as possible. And ground will be covered, I expect my Fitbit steps to be off the charts. In honor of my trip I thought I'd pull together some of my favorite flats and sandals that make being comfortable stylish.