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7/28/14

Obsession Du Jour: Cullman and Kravis

I managed to get seriously lost in the Cullman and Kravis portfolio the other day. Each inviting image captured my attention and my imagination. As you can see,  I'm already starting to scheme and dream about all the design possibilities for our new home. I even went ahead and ordered this book: The Detailed Interior: Decorating Up Close with Cullman & Kravis. So much inspiration, so little time...

Monday's P.O.P.

purple pinterest pick


Image via: CullmanandKravis

7/25/14

Summer Reading

Summer is usually the time to catch up on all those books... However, this year, with our big move in the works and our current house on the market, I've been finding hard to find the time to sit down and really get lost in a good read. 

I did manage to start The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories and #Girlboss, both very different and very good. And, both are the type of books that you can pick up, put down for a while and pick up again when you have some time...they tend to stay in my beach bag for that reason.

The third book, A Homemade Life, was recommended to me by a close friend. She had me read this exerpt (and I was hooked!) This one's now on my night stand. Check it out:

"Having a blog is strange. I never know whether to be proud (I'm young and hip! I'm with it! I have a blog!) or sheepish (So, uh, yeah, I have, uh, a blog? I take pictures of my dinner. But enough about me! Let's talk about you.) It's a classic love-hate relationship. And like the human-to-human kind, the human to blog kind is oddly addictive. It's hard to beat the rush that comes when you press "Publish," sending your words out into the ether, or the satisfaction that stems from someone leaving a comment on your site. There's always a twinge of fear-Will anyone read this? Will I alienate all my friends?-but so long as it's only a twinge, its tolerable. Delicious even."

The author of A Homemade Life, Molly Wizenberg, writes a popular food blog, Orangette. I don't typically read food blogs or books like this one which focuses on recipes and cooking, but Mollly Wizenberg is one fabulous writer...I might even have to try one or two of her recipes!:)

Are you reading any great books this summer?


7/24/14

Goodbye New York


The whole concept of our big move is slowly sinking in.  Posting images of our home here is somehow helping me cope, in a very cathartic way.  Even though we're only moving about ten miles, it is a new state! Goodbye New York, hello Connecticut!


I've lived in New York for my entire life, and the thought of a new zip code, area code, driver's license and license plate is so weird. Never mind the hassle of how to refile my small business?! Lots to do over these next few months - any and all moving tips and tactics appreciated!

7/23/14

Dorm Room Decor

Dorm rooms have come a long way from the plastic milk crates and wipe off memo boards that I remember.  Next month, not one, but two of our favorite baby sitters head off to college. Since I was asked (and flattered to be) here's a few ideas for making those stark dorm rooms feel a bit more cozier and a lot more stylish~

1. sunburst wire wall art from West Elm
2. peace sign jewelry stand from Urban Outfitters
3. small book case from Target
4. monogram throw pillow from zhush.com
5. graphic throw blanket from zhush.com
6. cork board from Nordstrom
7. striped dhurrie from Serena and Lily


For even more fun dorm room ideas check out my idea book on houzz.com
and be sure to check out my oldest daughter's stylish teen room make over here.



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