The Word Around Town

IMG_5187Rings at the Brooklyn Flea (similar here)

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IMG_5060Leg detail at Jonathan Adler

IMG_5393Living Room coming together at my parents (see brainstorming here)

IMG_5030Tufting at RH Gallery (more of my tufting obsession here)

IMG_5350One of the most beautiful weddings at Tower Hill Botanical Garden

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IMG_5025Apartment progress at KPE’s

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Low Risk. High Reward.

TOO by Blu Dot

I’ve been a fan of Blu Dot for a while, especially these chairs, which my friend introduced me to. While Blu Dot is already well priced for the unique quality and artful form of its pieces, Target has a line, TOO by Blu Dot (find it here) that is even more affordable, so that good design can truly be possessed by all. This is something I am always in support of and love finding affordable options like these. So take a look around and maybe you’ll welcome a modern moment into your home!

A Facet A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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A Jeweled Facet

XXX_BocadoLoboDiamondSideboardandPixelCabinet2Emerald Faceted Sideboard by Marco Costa

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While this piece is extremely project-specific, I love the geometric quality and emerald green (color of the year!). It is very Kelly Wearstler-esque. And anything marked with gold is always better.

TENNESSEE: a bakery cafe in arlington

this semester of school has by far been my favorite. we’ve moved into a realm where designing everything from the layout of the space to the wall materials to the light fixtures really count. looking to my past and being inspired by the coffee shops i loved in nashville, i took a spin on an empty space in arlington, massachusetts and recreated a bakery cafe with a nashville feel.

I began with pulling inspiration images, wanting the space to feel rustic yet welcoming. a place where one felt comfortable pulling their feet up on the sofa.

productRestoration Hardware - chalkboard wall, reclaimed wood floors, light fixtures

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12 Marble display cases

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we were given the empty floor plan and the requirements (number of display cases, kitchen square footage, handicap accessible bathroom, etc.) and had free range from there.

i wanted the space to be one in which people could learn and share knowledge between sips of coffee. a large chalkboard wall, comfy leather sofa and lighting worthy of an art gallery lit the stage. hatchprint, a signature style of nashville, led customers from the front of the space to the back. and my love of geometrics shaped my kitchen.

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Because furniture was limited, each piece had to make an impact
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Arteriors ziggy pendantitem-1 Arteriors Wyndham Swivel Stoolabbott-sofaJayson Home leather sofa

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many drawings later, the space came to life. boston is in need of more off-brand coffee shops, and i wouldn’t mind one that marks my lattes with a heart.

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In With the New

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Yesterday was emotional. I decided to retire, for the most part, my favorite and most sentimental pair of booties. These boys were picked up in a little town outside of Cinque Terre for, I’d say, $20. Impervious to the fact that I was purchasing them from a store with an aesthetic similar to America’s Rave, I took a chance on them. They quickly became my favorite pair of boots and the wear and literal tears on them are proof.

I’d been looking for a replacement pair for a few months but couldn’t find one that compared. The toes were perfectly round, the heel a perfect length to bring my flare jeans off the ground and the height just right to tuck my skinny jeans. As I hobbled over to the new pair due to the dulling and uneven heels of the former, I knew I had found their match.

So while you enjoy a laugh imagining me sitting in my room putting jewelry on my new pairs of shoes, because, in reality, isn’t everything a place to display your jewelry, I know my Siena friends will smile at these boots, knowing they come with a lot of history and love.

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For you. I just don’t think I’ve ever been happier.11435_1147264372303_1548360028_30415241_5260905_n

Intermediate Stage: The Living Room

This new sisal rug from Crate & Barrel has completely transformed our living room, bringing in light and really making the room feel alive. Our previous rug, a dark red oriental rug was pretty, but it really weighed down the room. Next on my list is a new swing arm wall sconce and a new coffee table. Some ideas below….

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WALL SCONCE

TABLES

Sconces: 1 . 2 . 3 . 4

Coffee Tables: 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9