Happy Friday friends!! As most of you know, this blog is a place where I share my love for design and DIY projects for the home, but I am looking to expand my range of topics to include simple seasonal recipes. I believe that food, and in particular, enjoying meals together is a big part of what makes a house a home. I want to offer my readers recipes that are easy to make and that inspire creativity… Gorgonzola Pear Puffed Pastry Holiday Berry Spritzer Ice Cream Sandwiches If you’re a creative individual with a passion for developing original recipes and content I’d love to hear from you! Requirements: Experience developing original / creative recipes Bright, clear … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! This weather has been crazy, hasn't it?! One day it feels like spring and the next it's snowing. The good news is that spring officially begins in just under a week !! The last 2 weeks have been brutally cold here in NY and it's time for some warmer weather, are you with me? I have a few room makeovers I am working on right now, currently in the planning stages. One is with Sherwin-Williams for National Paint Week and the other, well hopefully I can spill the beans soon, eek! Anyways, in the process I have found the most beautiful, bright & cheerful prints for these spaces so I thought I would share my favorite 25 that are perfect for spring & summer or any time … [Read More...]
Happy day friends! It's open house Friday! Today I am sharing another Hamptons beauty, it's new construction, close to the beach and is in the quaint town of East Hampton, NY. The exterior is quite striking, it seems to have a bit of an Asian influence. There are so many details to love in this home, from the farmhouse aesthetic to the clean and modern touches. Many weekend mornings I am up early with my coffee searching for real estate. Not sure why, but it's relaxing for me. Shane told me last week that he thought my obsession with houses was getting out of hand, lol. My boys will not admit this but they like house hunting too. Hello windows! Hello beautiful and bright … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! If you are one to spot trends then you have probably noticed the wood leg planter around town. I found them for the first time last year at Target and fell in love. I waited for them to go on clearance, then snatched them up. They have a clean, mid-century modern look that is super stylish & chic but can be a bit pricey. I found THESE a few weeks ago at West Elm and knew right away that they were a great look. The mix of wood and cement were a perfect pairing of textures. Once I saw the price I knew a DIY was in order. Growing up my dad would always joke with me that I has caviar taste on a McDonald's budget and I am not going to lie, I did. But the most … [Read More...]
Happy Friday friends! Do you ever fall head over heals for something and search for ways to bring it into your home (or life) just because you are so enamored by it? I know instantly when I love something but it can take some time before I actually take the plunge. My mind can be everywhere with decorating, I see so many things I adore on a daily basis, that I have to constantly reign myself in. And decide if it's something I am loving for the moment, just because it's on trend or if it truly speaks to my style. Otherwise, I know it will eventually go in the donate pile. Target is the one place I must have total self-control, anyone else with me? I walk in with my list and find myself … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! Last week was our mid-winter break and we headed up to Newport, RI for a little R & R. The weather was amazing, it felt like Spring was right around the corner. The sunshine and warm temps definitely brought a happy vibe. It's a favorite spot for us, summer is fantastic but winter is peaceful and quiet, just my speed. It was the perfect spot to unwind and play for a few days. I am completely fascinated by other parts of the country and truth be told I secretly want to move to about 12 places now, lol. It would take a lot for us to move but it's fun to think about. In case you are the same way and like to see other parts of this beautiful country of ours I thought I … [Read More...]
Hi friends! Today is the day, I am finally sharing the full reveal of my den with white walls!! The before and afters will blow you away, it really is amazing what paint can do. If you remember I was back and forth between another dark hue or going light in this room. After much debate and many paint samples later I decided white was best. I wanted the transition between the picture molding and the wall to be seamless. The color I selected was Pure White by Sherwin-Williams and I couldn't be happier!!! It feels fresh and bright in here, it was just the change I was looking for. Just to recap, this room was my dining room but we realized it might get more use as a den so we made the … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! Are you ready to welcome in a clean aesthetic with warms woods, simple lines and tons of cozy textures? Well look no further, I have found the best house tours recently with a Scandinavian vibe that will not disappoint. They will though, have you seeing color or lack there of, in a whole new light. When I look back on the palettes that inspired me in my adult life it's amazing to see my color evolution. In my twenties it was all about bold & bright. I loved color and used it bravely with tons of confidence. Then came my 30's, I became a mommy for the first time and all of a sudden my aesthetic began to change. I wasn't drawn to bright & awake anymore, instead I … [Read More...]
Buying furniture online can be tricky, I know from personal experience. So many of you have sent emails and questions about this topic that it inspired me to write this post. My knowledge in working with custom fabricated furniture, along with my own experience in buying online over the years have given me a unique perspective. Online furniture shopping can be cheaper and more convenient with a vast array of choices right at your finger tips. But…like any good thing there are some drawbacks and often seeing something in person gives us that confidence, especially for a big purchase. So what can you do to master this approach? Follow these 10 simple steps and you will be buying furniture online like a pro.
This is not your typical design post but I thought it was super important to share. Many of you have no idea but I have been struggling with something concerning my health for about 4 years now. I have had an array of symptoms that could have easily been mistaken for many aliments and I think that is why it has been tough to nail down. If you are chronically tired, weak, dizzy, thirsty, lack focus, have heart palpitations, anxiety then you need to read this!!!
Hi friends, I am happy to share that more progress has been made in the new den! The walls have finally been painted!! I decided to go with a crisp white to highlight the warm woods, organic textures and bold hues in the art and a few accessories. The goal for this room was to create a modern-rustic vibe that felt cool & casual, oh and comfortable too. Last week I revealed part 1, the linen & leather furniture combination from Article and today I am sharing the mid-century modern sideboard that was love at first sight.
Thank you all so much for the sweetest comments you shared about our new den and furniture. I am in the thick of painting today and so far, it’s looking good. My pillows & my art arrived yesterday and my vision for this room is finally coming together, yay! Pillows & art are a great way to personalize a space, make it feel current and authentic to you & your family. I wanted to take the planning of my den and break it down to offer some advice and/or ideas to you as I go along. Today lets talk pillows.