Friday, June 15, 2018

A Charming Shared Bedroom For Children

Hi, friends.  Happy summer to all of you.  I don't dare look how long it has been since my last post but I'm hoping today's charming bedroom more than makes up for my absence.  This bedroom is one of my all time favorite children spaces and it belongs to the lucky grandchildren of my client.  I wanted to create a special space for them to stay when they visit that felt fresh and youthful but not juvenile.  It could easily be a guest room in a Nantucket cottage or inn.

I choose a blue and gold color scheme to keep it from feeling too girly, since both genders will share the space.  I adore the layering of patterns and all the pretty gingham details.  It's a room I would love to sleep in myself.



^^ Cozy reading nook^^

^^Maybe my favorite slipped chair ever. Chair is from Lee Industries, slipcover fabric is Les Indiennes^^

^^details on the drapes, a pretty pleated gingham trim^^

^^The paper we added to the walk in closet will be repeated in the adjoining bathroom, I can't stop staring at the closet! Obsessed.^^

I'm so thankful for my client sending these pics.  I really would like to travel and get professional shots of this home when we are finished.  Dream client and dream project.
Enjoy your weekend!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Inspiration | Mark Cunningham | Martha's Vineyard

My instagram friend, Eva, from Cafe Design Blog, posted a pretty picture yesterday from designer Mark Cunningham.  It was an angle of a Martha's Vineyard project that I hadn't seen before and I was so taken by it, I spent some time looking through his portfolio this morning and finding such wonderful inspiration.  I'm most drawn to his country style homes - shocker. ;)  He also has more contemporary designs where furniture takes on sculptural qualities against white wall back drops, yet somehow even those spaces feel very livable and welcoming too.  A lot of his work has been featured in publications, I believe I shared an image on instagram (or was it here on the blog?) last year from this same Martha's Vineyard home.  Here are a few more of my favorites ...

Monday, January 8, 2018

Inspiration | Book Recommendation | Positively Chic Interiors

Happy 2018!  I've been easing into the new year rather slowly.  We've had the longest stretch of freezing cold weather that I can remember.  We were actually excited to see a high of 30 this weekend, though it still felt bitterly cold with the wind.  Today the kids are out of school because of icy roads.

I took the entire month of December off from client work and while I've started back up again, I'm still sticking to a very part time schedule.  I need opportunities for gathering fresh inspiration and day dreaming so I can help others create more beautiful homes.  While I will always favor effortlessly classic style, I don't want to feel like my recommendations become a formula.  I want each project to be fresh and exciting for both me and my clients! Which is a very long winded way of saying design books are a necessity for me!  I refer back to favorites often from designers whose work I admire.  I just bought a new one last week, Carrier and Company's Positively Chic Interiors, and it's destined to be a new favorite.   They have a pretty broad range of styles and I gravitate to those that are more traditional and cozy, versus streamlined and minimalistic, but there is plenty in the book that I love.  It's a good one to pick up to get you through some lazy winter days in front of the fireplace!  Here is a little peek...

^^ I've always loved this fabric!  Would love to use it in a project this year!^^