I participated in Rooms with a View at Southport Congregational Church this year. The theme was “We Gather Together” so I wanted to a create a space where I would personally like to gather. As the season changes and the weather turns a little cooler, I imagine myself in a sunroom surrounded by warmth and the outdoors. I tented the ceiling to give the space a cabana like feel and covered the walls and furniture in a floral Peter Fasano print. I added a calamondin tree and stag horn fern to the space because both plants belong indoors this time of year in Connecticut. The blue and white ginger jars and antique chinoiserie mirror add an Asian element to the space while the camel side table feels more Middle Eastern (and an animal you may see outside a tent in the desert). The layers and prints add interest to the space so that you may sit down and stay a while.
I hope you were able to visit this year, and if not, please try to go for the 25th Anniversary next year!
Thank you to all of the vendors that made my space possible, I could not have done it with you!
Bunny Williams Home– chaise lounge
Kostas Upholstery– all upholstery and tented ceiling
Circa Lighting– floor lamp and bell jar lantern
Antique and Artisan Gallery– mirror, chair, side table, and blue and white accessories
Lydia Marie Elizabeth– watercolor rendering of space
I am thrilled to announce the Palm Beach pool house I designed is in the July/August 2018 House Beautiful
. I moved to NYC eight years ago July 9 so to see my work published in a national magazine exactly eight years later is truly an honor. I hope you will pick up your own copy of House Beautiful
and enjoy this project as much as I do!
bandana / glassware / plate / swimsuit / earrings / chair / towel
I hope you have a wonderful July 4th week!
I am so inspired by this Nantucket home by Markham Roberts recently featured on the cover of Architectural Digest. It is the perfect balance of traditional style for the modern day life at the beach. Nothing is too fancy or frilly but every detail was considered. I just love it!
See more of the story here.
Happy memorial day weekend! Summer is finally here!
vanity / chandelier / fabric / fabric / shoes / hat
Sometimes, I feel like the colors navy and white can feel a little too sweet and nautical at times. However, throw the color black into your mix and you have a nautical vibe with a little edge. I love the combination!
basket / placemat / pillow / pitcher / chair / art
A few of my favorite Pinterest finds to set the tone for my weekly inspiration.
bangles / lamp / carpet beater / side table / shoes / melamine / waste basket
Maybe it is the anticipation of summer, but natural materials like rattan are everywhere right now, and I’m not complaining! Wouldn’t these finds be perfect for a beach house!?
Happy new year! I am excited to announce the launch of my new website! I worked with Hanna Seabrook at Gadabout and am thrilled with the results. In addition, I am honored to be featured in the House Beautiful February issue featuring a project I recently completed in Palm Beach, Florida.
As I enter into my fifth year of business, I want to thank each and every one of you for following along on this journey with me. Your continued support and encouragement keeps me going every day. I am so grateful.
Cheers to 2018!