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beautifully displayed: jessie short

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!  With this glorious fall weather that has finally arrived I was sad to see ours come to an end, but I can't think of a better way to kick off the start of a new week than with some gorgeous eye candy!  Jamie Meares posted a tour of Jessie Short's new Raleigh abode and I can't tell you how many times I went back to sneak a peek of her beautiful home over the weekend! I'm so drawn to how beautifully everything is displayed and layer after layer of vintage finds, an impressive blue and white ginger jar collection and old photographs.  It feels so cozy and welcoming.  While I'm usually drawn to a more masculine feel, I am enamored with all the feminine touches (the monogrammed bed linens and the gorgeous wall covering in the master bedroom have me swooning!)  The fact that she and her husband just recently moved into this house AND she has a little under one is enough to put most of us to shame with our own decorating pursuits...

These bookshelves are like a breath of fresh air; blue and white ginger jars and black and white photos look so fresh against the crisp white paint:

More blue and white beauties mingle with family photos on an antique secretary:

The wall covering in the master bedroom is divine:

A pair of leopard pillows adds a bold, feminine touch to a lovely camel back sofa in the living room:

Beautiful bedside details:

I love the dog painting:

A brass barcart looks smashing against rich green walls:

Almost everything in Jessie's home is an estate sale or Craigslist find, so big box retailers can't really compare to the charm of older pieces, but here are a few picks to help you get a similar look and feel:

Platter / Settee / Pillow / Candle / Tortoise ice bucket / Benjamin Moore Great Barrington Green

Brass bar cart / Mirror / Blue and white lamp

Happy Monday!


get the look: the brooklyn brownstone from the intern

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I managed to snag a babysitter and sneak away to see The Intern on Saturday; if you haven't seen it yet, I definitely recommend it!  I love Nancy Meyers' films as much for the set design as (and sometimes more than) the movies themselves, and the Brooklyn townhome of Anne Hathaway's character is no exception in this one!  Based on the previous home of Jenna Lyons, I think this one is so much cozier and welcoming with gray painted trim and cabinetry, creamy white walls and subway tile, marble fireplaces in every room and a great mix of vintage and modern furniture.  The best homes have a lived-in, layered look and feel and Meyers is a genius at capturing the same feel in her films:

Her office is just as stunning; I love all the light and those black window casings are divine! 

Here are my picks for creating a similar look and feel, including an adorable child's ghost chair and a fabulous brass Sputnik chandelier (in place of the beautiful but uber pricey Lindsey Adelman chandy featured in Hathoway's dining room):

Rug / Settee / Sputnik chandelier / Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal / Candle / Placemats

Bar stool / Basket / Child's ghost chair / Child's play table / Art / Vases / Parsons dining table

Hope you're off to a great start this week!


entertaining with aerin 

I never grow tired of glimpses of Aerin Lauder's Southampton home; the grounds and outdoor living areas are among my favorites, so I was especially excited to see that she recently hosted a poolside luncheon to celebrate the launch of one of her new frangrances, photos of which were captured by Garance Dore.  Like her home and her personal style, she seems to entertain with the same effortless grace and eye for timeless design.  Never one to go over the top, simple reigns supreme to stunning effect in this outdoor soiree, with a clean white color palette, lots of texture and beautiful garden blooms.  This is exactly how entertaining should be - relaxing and oh, so chic!

Here are my picks for getting a similar look:

Rattan chargers / Bamboo flatware / Plate / French wine glasses / Faux hydrangeas

Wicker hurricanes / Raffia table runner / Votive candles / Monogrammed dinner napkins

Happy Monday!


get the look: victoria hagan's nantucket hideaway

I can't believe it's been a whole fourteen days since I last blogged!!  The hubby has had leave the last two weeks and so we took advantage of each and every single minute and soaked up some serious family time.  We were at the beach last week for some much-needed R+R and as sad as it was to come back home, I was excited to see the latest Architectural Digest waiting for me in my mailbox, specifically, interior designer Victoria Hagan's gorgeous Nantucket hideaway!  Hagan is one of my favorite designers, with her classic, American decorating style and her elegantly tailored spaces that are both fabulously chic yet warm and welcoming at the same time.  Her beach house is no exception, with its muted color palette of crisp white and soft blues, lots of texture, a mix of warm woods and lots of bright, natural light.  Anyone who knows me (or has ever been to my house) knows this is exactly the aesthetic and feel I love most and strive for in my own home, so it's no surprise I'm smitten with this gorgeous, shingle-style beauty:

Cedar shakes and crisp white trim.  So timeless:

Does this not take your breath away?  THIS is how you do a beach house - white walls, gauzy linen curtain panels, seagrass rugs, a mix of woods.  Absolute perfection:

I love the striped dhurrie and wicker chairs in the dining area; just the right amount of color and texture to add a little interest to an all-white space:

Classic white kitchen:

I would never leave this light and airy master.  Seriously.....just add some black out liners and I'm good to go!

 A gorgeous pool with a privacy hedge and simple lounges are another example of how simple elegance abounds inside and out:

Here are my picks for creating a similar look (sans a killer oceanfront view, of course):

Miramar chair / Silver double gourd lamp / Oversize clam shell / Knotty bubble pendant light

Wicker dining chair / Barley twist coffee table / Topiary / Star vase / Timur weave pillow

Tala Blumarine pillow / Nailhead end table

Striped Rug

Hope you're having a great week!


get the look: easy, breezy in the hamptons

I've been all over with this blog lately; one day I'm posting summer stripes and the next, I'm pining for a weekend getaway in Aspen.  Well, I'm about to flip it up again because over the weekend, as I was making my way through a ginormous pile of magazines to get rid of, I stumbled across this little gem of a beach house in the Hamptons by designer Jenny Wolf.  Maybe it's all the cold, rainy weather that's got me thinking of the beach or maybe it's just my obsession with the Hamptons, but I wanted to find more pics of this dreamy little cottage.  It's right up there on my dream house files - small and cozy, with a simple color palette, lots of texture and charm oozing right out of those lovely white painted planked walls! A mix of metals and pops of aqua and gray are so soft and welcoming!

Cedar shakes, crisp white trim, Nikko blue hydrangeas, boxwoods and a front door painted the most perfect shade of pale aqua are quintessential Hamptons style.  Making a good first impression to your home starts outside and everything about this exterior is sheer perfection:

Love this simple little vignette in the entryway:

How charming is this kitchen?  The pale aqua bistro chairs are the perfect pop of subtle color:

A Saarinen table, paired with metal Tolix chairs, a jute rug and an exposed brick wall are such a great mix of texture in the breakfast nook:

Neutral, oversize furnishings in the living room are simple and cozy and a nice contrast to the lovely reclaimed wood ceiling"

Painted number stairs are so perfect for a beach house:

That bed!

I am so smitten with this all-white girl's room; love the pops of fuschia and red and the pom detail on the teepee is just perfection:

A to-die-for backyard:

Here are my picks for getting the look:

Aqua bistro chairs / Coral / Lamp / Mirror / Candle / Table / Driftwood ball

Basket / Benjamin Moore Heavenly / Ikat lumbar pillow