Wednesday, July 30, 2014

INSTAGRAM FAVS - EDITION ONE

I am completely obsessed with Instagram. More so than any other social media platform. And it's not even the fact that you can put filters on pictures, I just like the instant gratification from scrolling though my feed and seeing photos. I favorite instagrams like a crazy person, so I figured across several posts I would share with you my favorites. Be sure to follow me along with all these wonderful instagramers you'll see below...

I'm obsessed with Scout Design Studio as you will see below. They find the best pieces possible and if I could afford to I would buy out all their inventory! Be-still my heart these reupholstered channel back chairs.

SCOUT DESIGN STUDIO

I know I will probably get some eye rolls, many, but I find "Lord Disick" truly entertaining, love following him on instagram and believe that he is not indeed a douche bag as the world claims him to be

LET THE LORD BE WITH YOU

Seriously, that moulding...and love the pillows...and those are probably my favorite Resto chairs...

DESIGN DAREDEVIL


DOMAINE HOME

My dream is to have a waterfall console table...

SCOUT DESIGN STUDIO

Beautiful and simple cabinets...

EMILY HENDERSON


DOMAINE HOME


SCOUT DESIGN STUDIO

Love Everything Kelly Wearstler...

SHOP KELLY WEARSTLER

Never thought I would like Olive walls until I saw Jenny's bathroom...

JENNY KOMENDA

My ultimate dream dining room chairs...

SCOUT DESIGN STUDIO


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BEST LOOKING BOSTON RESTAURANTS

Let's just ignore the fact I haven't been blogging AT ALL and move on with the good stuff. I love Boston! I really do think it's one of the best cities in the US. Although I am biased, I do love it more than (gasp!) NYC. There's just something so special about it, our sports, it's nook and crannies, its history, and just that "at home" feeling you get when you're in town.
One thing that rivals us against a lot of cities are our restaurants. I mean we have Amazing restaurants and so many of them! So I thought we could take a look at some and see how beautiful their interiors are...

Banq is unfortunately no longer open but can you believe that woodwork?



Bond at The Langham. So Beautiful and totally my style


Cinquecento...


My favorite favorite restaurant, Gaslight (which has also been shot in many movies...



 Legal Crossing (photo by flagshipphoto.com)...




Lincoln Tavern...


Post 390...


Sorellina...


Towne...



Trade (photos by flagshipphoto.com)...




Although technically this new restaurant, The Bancroft, is not in town but in the suburbs, I had to include it. Definitely one of my favs!






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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

MY KATE SPADE SATURDAY FAVS

COIN PURSE / GOLD FLATWARE / VASE / IPAD MINI GOLD FOLIO / CANDLE HOLDERS / CARD COIN PURSE / CLOTH NAPKINS

If you love Kate Spade, you will most likely love her affordable Saturday line. She has a great sale going on right now too! Oh and that cute gold ipad mini folio also comes in regular ipad size (both on sale!)


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Friday, January 10, 2014

A MUST READ

Just had to quickly share this recent post from A Storied Style about an apartment in Paris that was discovered in 2010, untouched since the 40's...It's pretty amazing. If they do turn it into a museum I will definitely have to get there sometime! Happy Reading :)

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TO DO LIST

Lots to do around the house...so let's get started...A To Do List

LIVING ROOM / DINING NOOK

need to purchase (eventually)...

STOCKHOLM Rug, flatwoven IKEA The durable, soil-resistant wool surface makes this rug perfect in your living room or under your dining table.
STOCKHOLM RUG


CB2 PEEKABOO COFFEE TABLE



The high gloss black shelves need to be installed. Going for something like this:

SHELVING / http://blogg.skonahem.com/heltenkelt/files/2013/04/53.jpg
VIA

I love the simplicity of these shelves, particularly because they aren't too thick . I have a nook just like it next to the dining table, so that's where they will be going.

Still want these dining room chairs:

http://www.glitterandgoatcheese.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/nestdallasdesign-woodtable-ghostchairs.jpg

Our Dining Nook is so tiny and basically just in our living room, so these are still are the best option to not make the living room look over crowded.

BATHROOMS

Both bathroom are getting some black paint. The half bath has white tile going halfway up the wall so it won't be too much paint. As for the master bath I haven't decided yet if I am just painting behind the toilet with floating shelves in front or I will paint the whole thing...we will see

43 Practical Bathroom Organization Ideas | Shelterness
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MASTER BEDROOM

We need a new bed, and bed frame, which with the help of my bestie and design partner in crime Kristen, it will be a DIY project. Most likely hoping to use this fabric:



Hopefully I will be able to get the black shelves up this weekend in the living room/dining room so I can share them with you next week!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR + RESOLUTIONS + PROMISES + SNEAK PEAK




HAPPY 2014 EVERYONE!
I am still writing 2013 on everything - oh well - at some point it will click. So as everyone is talking about resolutions, and a lot already broken by now (me included), I thought I would share with you some of my plans for 2014

EAT BETTER BUT NOT PERFECT - this is probably top on the list - I've let my eating habits become crap and I have felt like crap because of it. There are certain things I love, like a local pizza shop, Peter's Pizza, which I won't give up as my weekend treat, but will be adding in more veggies and better proteins and much much much less sugar. I put way too much sugar into my body. I don't drink juice or coffee so I am not pounding down teaspoons of sugar with that but I have a huge sweet tooth. I've also been eating too many "bad for you" carbs. The good thing is I love salads, I could live off them, I've just been lazy and not stocking my fridge with the right foods and taking the time to make them. I won't be giving up fruit (as in because of the sugar) because I LOVE fruit, another thing I could live off of, and I am a believer that fruit should absolutely not be cut out of our diets because of sugar. Any sugar found in a natural growing food (fruits and veggies) is good by me - sugar from a packet, a jar, a sack etc, that is added to something is what I am going to try hard to avoid. Also no desserts, which also means no treats. I used to never eat dessert at home, but it seems lately I am grabbing a cookie here or a piece of chocolate there and I seriously want to try and stop that. So my basic plan for right now is to just eat better. If I can eat really well during the work week then I will be happy and hopefully (for me) be a little more healthy.

GET BACK TO THE GYM - this may be delayed by a month, and not for laziness but for the fact that there are a few other things that I want to concentrate on first. Plus there are plenty of things I can do at home to get some exercise in the meantime. If I can get to the gym for one day I am pretty good about continuing to do so, so I am not worried about not getting that done.

GET MORE SLEEP BUT WAKE UP EARLIER - I've been bad about getting to work later in the morning than I want to. So going to bed earlier and getting up earlier and actually being able to organize myself in the morning will be high priority on the list.

KEEP THE HOUSE CLEAN & ORGANIZED

FINISH HOME PROJECTS AND BLOG ABOUT THEM! - I tend to start projects and then run out of money to finish them or move onto something else, which leaves every room in the house partly done and partly undone.

SAVE MONEY - This is something Ryan and I both want to work on. More Saving!

BLOG! BLOG! BLOG! - One of the most important commitments I want to make to myself this year is to be way better about blogging. November to January is a really busy time for me at my full time job so it was nearly impossible for me to keep up with the blog, but now I really want to make it work. I want to make better posts, more frequent posts - at least 3 a week, grow readership and make a larger overall commitment to it. I also have been working on redesigning it - so stay tuned, I hope I can have it ready this month!

GROW MY DESIGN BUSINESS - This is big and will be the hardest but most important of all that I want to accomplish professionally. This is what I love and I hope it will continue to grow as I do more work with more clients for my e-design services, more work with my etsy store (it excites me to go over in my head all the ideas I want to add to it - its just about making it happen), more full service design working with my friend and fellow designer Kristen, and a lighting line which Kristen and I are working on together.


Overall I am just looking to make 2014 the best I can.

And now an Instagram sneak peek on a project I'm working on for the living room...make sure to follow me

http://distilleryimage11.ak.instagram.com/ec8d38a6774011e3ad1912bab8a9c1e3_7.jpg


Friday, December 6, 2013

HAVE A BEER & GET YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING DONE

Sorry I have been MIA...again! But I have been getting ready for my very first Craft fair and I am still unprepared but very excited! It starts tonight.
I will be here:



Find more info here
Be sure to come and say hi! Tonight starts at 6pm and is 21 plus! There will be music, food beer and wine :) And of course a tent full of etsy sellers....or you could come Sunday and sit on Santa's Lap
Hope to see you there!!

 
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