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Wednesday
Jun292016

a stunning east hampton family home 

I finally got a chance to sift through the three-foot high stack of design magazines that have been acting as a makeshift side table next to my sofa the other day and I have to say, the June issue of Architectural Digest is KILLING me softly, it's so good!  As soon as I landed upon the East Hampton home of Pilar Guzman and Chris Mitchell, my heart skipped a beat!  While I don't typically fall head over heels for super contemporary design, this one is a stunning combination of traditional bones mixed with modern furnishings and the most GORGEOUS lighting I ever did see!  Crisp white walls and trim are such a gorgeous backdrop for cerused oak and leather, antique brass details and soft jute rugs.  I'm so obsessed, I can't stop rifling back through the issue for another peek!  I've posted some contemporary homes on the blog before but this one definitely is the cream of the crop!

Cedar shingles, crisp white trim and a free-floating pool in the middle of the yard?  Be still my ever loving heart! 

White walls and molding are anything but boring when paired with a gorgeous beamed ceiling and vintage Borge Mogensen and Kaare Klint chairs.  And that little sneaky peek of a brass, branching Sputnik chandelier by Lindsey Adelman?  Oh, yes....

Another view of the breathtaking living room:

French doors and wall-to-wall windows framed by linen curtain panels bring the outside in:

The kitchen is a fresh take on all-white; the built-in, floor-to-ceiling cabinets, 12 foot work table and Thomas O'Brien sconces are beautifully complimented by the rustic overhead beams.  I've got serious heart eyes all over this entire room:

Simple but stunning details in the dining room:

An antique trestle table, stained glass windows original to the house and a David Weeks Studio chandelier in the stairway are another great example of how to mix traditional and modern:

The linen wingback bed in the master bedroom is BANANAS and those sheepskin rugs make me want to curl up on right there on the floor!

While I love every single square inch of this entire house, it's the master bathroom that makes my heart flutter - floor-to-ceiling Cararra marble subway tiles, a bananas free standing tub and French doors leading to a private porch has me wanting to sell everything I own to re-create this in my house and then never EVER leave it! 

While even just one of the chandeliers or vintage chairs in this house is worth more than a year's worth of mortgage payments for me, I put together some picks that I think help create a similar feel for those of us with champagne taste on beer budgets!  Not pictured below, but completely necessary would be about twenty gallons of white paint to coat walls, trim and molding!

Goddess chandelier / Before the Storm print / Andros Rope Chair / Handspun Jute Rug /

Lander Brass Sconce / Pacific Tripod Floor Lamp / Sheepskin rug / Parsons dining table

Happy Hump Day!

 

 

 

 

Thursday
Jun232016

inspiration for bear cub's nursery

Well, hello 29 weeks!  This pregnancy is flying by with lightening speed and I'm trying my best not to panic as there is still an entire guest room set in what is to be Bear Cub's nursery (we are in the process of finishing a guest suite upstairs and it's taking FOREVER).  We are installing crown molding this week and getting the ceiling painted just so that I don't completely freak out at the amount of stuff we have yet to do before the little guy gets here, while I still vacillate on exactly what we're going to do in there.  There is no shortage of modern and more contemporary nurseries filling my Instagram and Pinterest feeds but I really want something a little more traditional, along the same lines as what I did for Lydia's, with some subtle nautical touches and a soothing color palette.  I'm all over the place when it comes to inspiration, but here are a few spaces that make my pulse leap:

I love the idea of vinyl grass cloth (with a painted, pale blue ceiling) and every single detail in this little boy's room sings to me...from the grass cloth walls and bright white trim to the fabulous striped curtain panels and rug and the ship chandelier! 

Another great example by the great Steven Gambrel, this time with blue painted trim.  Again, love the striped rug and the underlying nautical vibe:

On the complete other end of the spectrum, I do love the all-white nursery with lots of texture and again, a striped rug, to bring interest and keep it from looking too sterile.  This kid's space in Victoria Hagan's Nantucket hideaway is so light and airy it takes my breath away:

I love the pale gray and soft blues, not to mention all the adorable nautical details, in this nursery Caitlin did for her littles over at Picket Fence Projects:

Another gorgeous little man's room by Steven Gambrel that is so stunning in its simplicity.  I love the aqua chairs and bed and the washed out colors of the nautical charts paired with bold navy stripes on the windows:

I adore this sea captain-inspired gallery wall:

I'm finding a ton of inspiration in grown up spaces, too - like the tone-on-tone gray/blue paint in Scott Currie's Hampton's living room.  The only thing tripping me up is that I'm so obsessed with Lydia's painted ceiling that I'm pretty sure I want it in little man's room, too.  But how amazing - and unique - is this?

The nursery graphic designer Ashley Putman did for her youngest son has always been a favorite and, in fact, the reason I've pined for pale blue curtain panels for the last few years, haha!  It's so light and airy and the glossy black closet doors anchor the space perfectly:

The space Monika Hibbs created for her little boy, Liam, is another favorite, as much for the light, bright airiess as all the texture and the navy and aqua accents.  The Serena and Lily wallpaper is so fun and fresh, too:

And last, but not least...even though this office by Steven Gambrel is not a kid's space, I love the bold Kelly green trim paired with the textured bamboo Roman blinds, gauzy linen curtain panels and fun striped chairs:

 Which is your favorite??? 

Thursday
Feb122015

attic inspiration: tamara kaye honey

We've been dragging our heels about finishing our upstairs bonus room for a while now, but after seeing LA-based interior designer Tamara Kaye Honey's STUNNING attic-turned-master bath remodel in the latest issue of Lonny, I've got stars in my eyes and major motivation to get my butt in gear!

Beautiful brass accents and warm wood pieces look absolutely amazing against crisp white floors and paneled walls, and the oversize Sputnik-style chandelier and campaign-style vanity are sheer perfection.  I love how most of the space is dedicated to the bath, rather than the bedroom itself, and, with all that natural light and cleverly planned use of all the nooks and dormers, there is a major cozy factor here that usually is hard to come by with a bathroom of this size. 

How AMAZING are those brass fixtures??

Placing the shower in the dormer is such a dramatic touch, not to mention a great use of the space.  And those unlacquered brass fixtures are simply divine.  I would NEVER EVER come out of this room, if this were mine:

Here are my picks for getting a similar look:

A fabulous, oversize Sputnik-style chandelier (this one is super affordable!):

A wood and rope chair like this one would add a ton of texture and warmth to an all-white space:

Bamboo pulls in brass, of course:

A big, fluffy sheepskin rug is a must:

A campaign-style dresser like this one would certainly fit in a space this big and be perfect for storing fluffy towels and displaying perfume and jewelry:

And speaking of fluffly white towels, this set from Target is chic, affordable and the texture adds so much interest:

Happy Thursday!

 

Friday
Aug082014

instagram inspiration: rachel parcell of pink peonies

Part of the fun of following people on Instagram are the sneaky little peeks into their humble (and sometimes not so humble) abodes - the really, really good ones never really give whole room reveals, instead styling glimpses here and there of a little niche and when it's particularly good, it leaves you craving more!  Fashion blogger Rachel Parcell of Pink Peonies has been building her dream home and occasionally posts random progress shots and let me tell you, it's good.  REALLY good.  While I've always been drawn to more masculine, tailored spaces, Rachel's entire house is the epitome of feminine sophistication.  It's light, airy and elegant without being too frilly or girly with lots of white, marble, unlacquered brass, soft texture and just the right amount of leopard for good measure.  Feast your eyes:

I don't know about you, but all I can see is that AMAZING UNLACQUERED BRASS FAUCET!!!!

Tone-on-tone with a touch of bling in the kitchen:

So much to love in this dining nook, from the bleached table and fretwork chairs to that amazing lantern and linen wing back head chair.  Perfection.

An unexpected dose of soft gray/blue in an otherwise neutral space via this gorgeous wool rug:

A little peek into her closet, designed by Alice Lane Home.  I'm definitely anxiously awaiting the full reveal of this one:

Floor-to-ceiling tile in the bathroom:

A perfectly styled vignette and a glimpse of those amazing double doors in the foyer:

An iron orb chandelier brings a welcome pop of black in the neutral master:

Beautiful details:

Love the millwork and detailing on the kitchen cabinetry - and the herribone backs?  LOVELY.

To see more, check out Rachel's Instagram account here

Happy Weekend!