My New Book Cover Reveal!

After three long years of working on my second book, I am beyond excited to finally reveal the cover of Elements of Family Style: Elegant Spaces for Everyday Life , which will be released April 2nd!  It focuses mainly on how to live with kids without losing your own personal sense of style and love for beautiful things- and is full of spaces by not only myself, but a few other designers as well, just to mix things up a bit!  It has the same vibe as the first book and also some personal essays on motherhood, infertility, pregnancy and such.  I’m very proud of this book and even though the pressure of a follow up is immense, I think this book delivers.

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Fashion Friday: Focus on Fall Shopping

Today it’s all about fall fashion. I’m a pretty basic gal when it comes to shopping for my most FAVORITE season of the year– comfy sweaters, ladylike flats, scarves and yummy coats.  With trends getting nuttier and nuttier, I am totally sticking to my guns on this one. Classic is queen.  So here are some “popular” items of focus I’m shopping for this fall– trends like leopard I already have a head start on, but the perfect plaid blazer has alluded me…

P.S. Shopbop is having a big sale, as is Tuckernuck, today!

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Round Up: Home Accessories Under $150

Accessories can make or break a space.  Too many and things feel cluttered,  too few and the space seems unfinished. Finding a balance between is the sweet spot, and sometimes difficult.  One of the things we are asked to do over and over again by our clients is to accessorize the space properly once the furniture is in.

A few successful HomeGoods runs can get you off to a good start (we often start there too!), but be sure to mix it up and include lots of pretty books, things with patina and objects sourced from various places.  Here are some of my tips on accessorizing your space and a roundup of great items that don’t break the bank:

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Design Crush: Ham Interiors / Tom Home

As of late I have been very inspired by English design– the kitchens of companies like deVOL and Humphrey Munson are seen more and more these days on Instagram and Pinterest (including mine!)  Yesterday I found a new and incredibly inspiring source, Ham Interiors and sister development company Tom House. The spaces feature incredible detail and a mix of beautiful, classic bones and some interesting accents through art, accents and lighting.  Let’s walk through what makes these spaces so good:

There are many reasons to love this kitchen- the cabinetry color, range, floors, ceiling detail…

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Fall Transition Pieces with Halsbrook.

In anticipation of the first day of fall tomorrow, I worked with one of my favorite retailers, Halsbrook, to bring you some fall looks that work for this in-between weather we’ve been having in the Northeast!

This top I love — and wore it with leather pants on our anniversary to dinner as well. I adore that you can wear a normal bra with it and yet show a little off the shoulder sass.  I sized up to a medium for a slightly less fitted silhouette. This necklace is now a staple in my rotation too, as you can double it up for a short look (see next look) or leave it long.

top // necklace

This green coat is super soft and a light layer to keep you warm.  Plus I feel like it has a little Meghan Markle vibe to it.  This skirt is awesome, the button detail is traditional and yet unexpected and the cut is very flattering.

green coat // necklace // pants (similar) // navy skirt(sold out but available in maroon)// white tee

I’d wear this look with jeans for a dressed down version too… or leather leggings, as mentioned before. A great example of pieces that can work for the weekend or the office.

green coat // top // pants (similar) // necklace // heels // sunglasses

A high waisted skirt with a fitted tee is a great way to show off your figure without worrying about figure flaws. It accentuates your best assets!

navy skirt (sold out, but available in maroon) // white tee // necklace

Here are some other items from Halsbrook I’m loving for this time of year– from some killer plaid pants to the perfect suede clutch.

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