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 … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! 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, thirsty, dizzy, lack focus, have heart palpitations, feel axious then you need to read this!!! Let me start from the beginning. When I was pregnant with Jack I had such bad dizzy spells and vertigo that I couldn't drive a car and at times get out of bed. I had no idea what was happening to me and I was … [Read More...]
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. The walls are painted Sherwin-Williams Pure White and let me tell you how much I am loving the change. The stormy blue was perfect when it was the dining room … [Read More...]
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. Here are 7 no fail tips for selecting the perfect pillows and my top 20 on trend picks.... Think texture, this is always a top priority for me. Do mix linen, … [Read More...]
Today is the day, I am finally revealing my new den! After months of anticipation & decision-making I am happy to say it is almost finished and we couldn't be happier about the switch up. As I was editing the photos it occurred to me the texture combo was why I loved this space so much, hence linen & leather. I am so thrilled to be partnering with Article on this room. Their mid-century tufted sofa was the jumping off point and inspired the rustic modern mix of textures, styles and accessories. In case you are wondering I do still need to paint the walls, I found a shade of white that will look beautiful with THIS piece of art I created for over the sideboard. If you … [Read More...]
As many of you know I have had a little paint dilemma going on in my new den. I was back and forth with whether to go light or dark on the walls. I knew once I finished the art piece for the room I would know 100% which direction to go in. Well the art is finished, finally! And the wall color is decided, yay! Today I am revealing the abstract I painted as well as an easy frame that has a modern vibe I made with simple wood trim and a new product from Minwax. Let me just say painting in your 40's is not the same as painting in your 20's. The freedom for self-expression is much different but with age comes self-awareness, ownership and a perspective that only comes from life experience. … [Read More...]
If you are familiar with my blog then you know I move slowly with trends. Trends are meant to give you an idea of what to look for, a forecast of what you will find online, in your favorite stores and magazines in the next year or so. I have been blogging for almost 5 years and in that time I have seen such highs and lows with trends. And if I am being honest, there were many times I thought, “thank goodness I stayed away from that one!” But more times than not I did jump on board, case in point, chevron! It can be hard to navigate through trends, my advice…go slow, think it through, trust your gut, do not impulse buy and make small commitments unless you absolutely love it and know it speaks to your style.
Thank you all for your amazing insight about my den walls and paint colors. Once I finish the art for the room I think the choice will be more clear. I will definitely keep you posted. Today I wanted talk about my built-ins, they are also getting a little makeover!
It seems the decisions for the den are never ending lately. I am not complaining at all because I love all of this but do you ever feel stuck? Like you have been making so many BIG decisions that your brain gets kind of fried? Well, that is how I am feeling right now. I have a bit of a paint dilemma, to go light or dark for the den walls. And I could use your help.
Growing up we spent a good deal of time in the “Hamptons.” We weren’t of wealth or prominence we just liked spending time out there. Of course it was different back then but more or less the same. My aunt & uncle lived in Southampton and we spent a few weeks of the summer with friends in Montauk. And then on those occasions we drove out as a family to walk the quaint streets of East Hampton, Sag Harbor and/or Amagansett to end the evening with a nice dinner. Fast forward a few decades and we are still doing the same thing. Only this time there is a little real-estate stalking involved, haha.