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.
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.
Restoration Hardware - chalkboard wall, reclaimed wood floors, light fixtures
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.
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.
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….
I am completely obsessed with this home designed by Lonni Paul for Giuliana and Bill Rancic. The photos do not do it justice compared to the episode of Giuliana and Bill that revealed a walk through of the home. Soft, neutral and a bit feminine, just like I like it.
And their baby’s name is Duke… so good.
This mirror caught my eye for its creativity and adaptation of the ever-popular, yet occasionally oversaturated Sunburst Mirror. It’s a comical adaptation and reminded me of the summer houses up at The Lake. The white color makes it adult enough for the entryway but it could also be a fun addition to a boys room when painted in bright colors.
Wish a new year upon me, I’m taking myself up on one of my new year’s resolutions and putting these new fabrics to use. The upside of being in the design field is that I am constantly seeing new products and new uses of old products. The downside: my style preference is constantly changing (reason 100 my blog is titled as it is)! This time around I wanted playful fabrics, and the option to change things around without much effort. By creating reversible pillows, the patterns are interchangeable and it should take me a while before I get sick of all six sides.
The new piece above my bed is a photograph by Gray Malin, shot in Marfa, Texas. It’s a Prada store art installation filled with purses and shoes from the 2005 collection. It is sealed shut and Malin has created a series using mules, cowboys and models to bring the installation some humor. Read more about Maison Gray here.
Between work and school, my blog has definitely suffered. However, I still plan to use it to share neat items I’ve found, homes I love and DIY or home projects (which is a slow but well-worth-it experience). Thank you, always, for stopping by and reading!