FashionJune 21, 2019

Fashion Friday: Summer Style for Under $100!

There is no need to break the bank when it comes to summer style. In fact, I much prefer to spend less on summer items than fall or winter, knowing that a lightweight sundress doesn’t need to stand up to as much abuse and wear as say, a great wool sweater. In searching for items under $100 I was SHOCKED at how much great stuff is available for even under $50! There is so much! So I rounded up some personal favorites here, and created a couple looks all with items under $100.

BEACH OUTFITS

I am super into these looks- the top one is my JAM– I am going to be all about the caftan life this summer you guys (much to Andrew’s dismay)! And the one piece. I’m too old to be trying so hard. :)

Thew bottom outfit I adore because the bathing suit looks like a chic top when paired with these stripe pants! An easy way to go from pool to patio for drinks!

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InteriorsJune 19, 2019

Design Crush: Becca Interiors

Becca Casey is someone I literally just discovered this morning while on Pinterest. I am loving her restrained palette and combination of rustic and modern, antique and new. It’s a great look that has me chomping at the bit to find a new house to redo. :)

This home is a “country home” in Connecticut, and I just LOVE this entry! We’re doing a home with this kind of entry set up now (round table with seating around it that serves as an entry table but also a place to eat/ play games, etc.) I find it so charming to have such a multi-use area in the home.

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FashionJune 17, 2019

This or That: Block Printed Textiles

Left: Alexa Hampton’s guest room with block printed daybed Right: Emerson Fry’s peasant top I have long loved block printed textiles for both the home and fashion. There is something so delightful about the handmade style of printing and incorporation of color that attracts me every time I see something in the…
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InteriorsJune 12, 2019

A Room of One’s Own

I talk a lot in my new book about how I believe everyone needs a space in their home that really feels like THEM.  It’s important to have a peaceful spot to recharge, relax and just spend some quiet time. Especially when you are a busy mom.  I’m CRAVING some downtime (alone) right now and it had me thinking about this special room we did for a wonderful client.  She decided to make this small living space her “lady den”. A place to read, have a cup of tea ( or glass of wine) while watching TV, chat with a friend…. a space just for her. Isn’t that dreamy? And to make it even better, she really let us have fun in here!

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InteriorsJune 10, 2019

What’s Hot Now: Wicker & Rattan

(In this child’s room we designed we used this great Anthropologie daybed along with baskets to add texture to the space. Photo by Michael J. Lee for Elements of Family Style)

Spring and summer means it’s time to throw open the windows and let some fresh air in, and with that add some new touches to our interiors to make it feel more summer-y!  And while wicker and woven accents are ALL the rage in fashion accessories (I’m looking at you handbags, jewelry and shoes), it’s also a hot time for those same textures as INTERIOR accents too!

Mark Sikes recently showed off some additions to his home in AD, many of which are wicker pieces!

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FashionJune 7, 2019

Fashion Friday: Simple Summer Sandal Roundup!

(above sandals linked here) I have found myself buying and re-buying great neutral sandals for the upcoming season. I cannot seem to have enough saddle-colored and other beige tone sandals (flats, slides, wedges, block heels…you name it, I’ve got ’em!).  They are just such perfect go-with-anything kinds of shoes for the more…
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Life & FamilyJune 5, 2019

A Family-Friendly Trip to Nantucket

As you may have seen on Instagram, we went to Nantucket for a little family getaway Sun-Tues and had a blast. We try to get over to Nantucket every year, and this time it was a little challenging, but way more fun to bring Henry along. The little guy really took to the island, which isn’t suprising. It’s a wonderful place that is totally geared towards family time and kids.

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