Tuesday, June 24

Jack's Room - Sneak Peek

Ahhh - it has been over a month since I have posted. And not because nothing is happening around the house. Too much is happening. Everything seems like it is destruction construction mode and nothing is finished. The kitchen still needs counter tops and hardware (not that I don't love our temporary plywood counters), my closet still needs to be converted to a steam shower, the kids bathroom needs trim and paint...the list is endless. However, yesterday we finished painting my son's room and it was oh so nice to have him out of our bed and have at least one room near completion. I told my husband since so much of Jack's current decor is navy and he only has one window that a light color would be good - maybe in the white or light gray family. He came back with a saturated blue. (I get vetoed in this manner often). But I absolutely LOVE the color. I am not sure about the navy drapes and navy dresser...but I think it looks great with white and his bed-frame. I am under strict instructions not to come home with different drapes or dresser. So we are making it work!! I started styling today and here are some in progress pics:

































..more to come!! 


Thursday, May 22

Currently Coveting: Outdoor Spaces

Considering it snowed a week ago, I am relieved I hadn't already planted my vegetable garden. But now the weather seems back on track. The kids are playing outside so much of the day, I have been starting to tackle outdoor projects. All of our focus has been on renovating the inside of our house and over the last 3 years we haven't put much effort into landscaping or outdoor sitting areas. Also landscaping is NOT my expertise. Last year I was using a pick ax to dig a hole for new perennials and I went right through the sprinkler hose - two steps back! And our front and back yard seems so large - I am easily overwhelmed. However, I am trying to tell myself it is okay to just improve small areas at a time. Below are some sweet spaces I only wish I could have:

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The Ponterios' daughter brings drinks to the family dining area, paved with crushed stone, just outside the kitchen. Antique wine jugs, in their original crates, are gradually filling up with corks.
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Knockout roses and hostas planted along fence
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Perfect Mix
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We'll see what kinds of small improvements I can make this summer. I can promise it will not look anything like these photos ;)

Friday, May 16

Designer Crush: Emily Wallach

Emily Wallach is a super stylish New Jersey based designer who launched her own interior design firm just a couple years ago. I love her aesthetic - elegant, comfortable and contemporary. She has such sophisticated taste, and her portfolio proves she is quickly becoming an accomplished designer. Her styling is impeccable! I also recommend you follow her blog - she gives out great decorating tips.
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All photos are from Emily Wallach's website.

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