MusingsApril 17, 2019

Our Favorite Reads of Last Year

It seems that everyone is always looking for a good book, and this morning we were discussing good books in the office and I said “Hey guys, I’m gonna make this today’s post!”- also because I’m still foggy from the stomach bug I had and did not have any other good ideas, to be honest.  So here are some titles collected from everyone in the office, which is great because our interests in literature vary by subject, of the best things we read in the past year or so. Not all the titles are new, but perhaps ones you haven’t read yet! I just finished The Perfect Nanny, which holy sh*t guys, DO NOT read if you employ a nanny, and started Educated by Tara Westover, which has been lauded by everyone.  So please share your favorites in comments so we can get a great list going!

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Designer Q&AApril 15, 2019

Designer Q&A: Tilton Fenwick

(I’m always inspired by their bold combinations of pattern and color)

Anne and Suysel from are some of my FAVORITE people in this industry.  I met them LONG ago, and we’ve been friends ever since.  I remember going to see their work at the Hampton’s Showhouse  and thinking it was beyond genius.  I’ve been huge fans of their work ever since. We’ve used in our own projects and LOVE their wallpapers for ! So here is a great Q&A with them that shares with us their fave project, places to shop and paint colors!

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FashionApril 12, 2019

Fashion Friday: I Just Wanna Be Comfy

Guys, I am BEAT from the tour and after 6 days of Spanx and dresses I am ready for some COMFINESS. But even when craving comfy, I still want to look reasonably presentable. So all I could muster today for the blog are some fave comfy-but-polished items that let you feel at…
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InteriorsApril 10, 2019

An Outdoor Planter Round Up

(these pots are from Frontagte– I have one on my back patio)  I am on the last day of my big book tour and while I am SO tired, I’m really looking forward to my Chicago events today and tonight! But itching to get home to my Henry. Spending a little time…
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InteriorsApril 8, 2019

More Images that Did Not Make It Into the Book

You can’t print EVERY image you take in a book, so I thought today I’d quickly share some of the good ones that I still think are fabulous, but did not make the cut for the book for one reason or another! All by either Michael J. Lee or Sarah Winchester, who…
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FashionApril 5, 2019

Fashion Friday: My Tour Wardrobe

You guys saw my awesome blue dress from the launch party, and I have been told by many of you that you loved seeing my tour wardrobe the first time around so here is everything I’m wearing this tour (I’ll try to show you them ON me on Instagram as I go!).  Because I have to bring things that work with multiple outfits, this wardrobe is also great for when YOU might be packing for a trip!

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InteriorsApril 3, 2019

And Here We Go… (Pssst- and a new giveaway!)

The book is officially out guys! I know a lot of you have started receiving them in the mail, which has been SO fun to see on social media!

We had a great launch event last night at who so graciously hosted all of us! Lots of cozy places to sit and chat, have a drink and flip through the new book. Thank you to everyone who came out and waited in line to get their book signed- it was so wonderful to meet so many of you! If you have not ordered a book, you can now right HERE! :) If you feel so inclined to leave a review on Amazon, that would be super appreciated too!

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InteriorsApril 1, 2019

Sneak Peek: A Favorite Project From the Book!

You probably saw on my Instagram over the weekend that one of my favorite projects from book 2 graced the cover of the Boston Globe Magazine on Sunday.  This was such a thrill for me, as my most meaningful (in new business growth) press I had ever gotten in my career was the cover of The Globe Magazine in 2009.  It’s how my most long-term employees (Lindsey and Allison) found me and many, many of my most valued clients. National press is amazing, and makes you feel legitimized as a designer, but nothing beats local press for actual clients in the door.  So thank you to the Globe for being such an amazing supporter of me from the get go!  Also, in my new book we feature Lindsey’s nursery which is BONKERS good, so it’s kind of a full circle moment in the life of my business!

OK, so this picture is EVVVVVVVVVERYTHING. shot this project for the book and this picture was exactly as I had pictured it in my mind when I finished this room (an all time favorite I’ve ever done).  I envisioned it as a cover, and so this is very gratifying!

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