Monday, February 2, 2015

Time for a Change

Hello Lovelies! This space has been our home since the beginning, but it is time for a change. Over the last month (plus) we have been going through a rebranding process and working on a new site. Although the new website isn't 100% ready for us to share yet, the new blog is!

Please hop over and check it out! We hope you love the new look and feel of the new space. Please be sure to check the box in the sidebar to follow along with the new blog for updates on what we are working on to go right to your inbox so you don't miss a thing!

We love to hear your feedback, so leave us a note to let us know what you think of everything! We are thrilled to have your support in this journey and we hope you will keep following along with us!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

White On White Inspo

We were forcasted for an epic blizzard Monday night into Tuesday and although we got far less snow than they anticipated, I would much rather be over prepared and bundled up at home, than the alternative.

The park around the corner fully blanketed in snow.

Around our place, we still did get somewhere between 8-10" in total and it was beautiful. We had a lovely day at home, got the place cleaned up, rearranged some furniture and worked on a few projects that I can't wait to share with you later.

The pristine white snow that welcomed us Tuesday for our morning dog walk was so beautiful that I started thinking about white interiors. The white-on-white trend is far from new and far from over. I've put together a handful of {mostly} white spaces to give you some inspiration. This is particularly useful for renters who aren't allowed to paint, homeowners that are afraid of color, or if you just love the white look.

A classic all-white kitchen gives a fresh and clean feeling.

This all-white living room gives a cozy feeling with
layered textures and details to add interest.
This minimalist nook feels a little sparse,
but the addition of the firewood, flowers and faux furs
help to cozy it up.

This white vignette is so chic with
brass details, peonies and  accessories,
I love how it pops off the black wall.

I love a good organizational space and this all white shelving
feels super neat and orderly.
The pops of pink and the gallery wall are a perfect dose of color.

Do you have any spaces that are predominately decorated with all white? Are you a fan of the look, or do you prefer a bit more color?

Image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Motivation Monday :: Love, Flowers and Sunshine

Here in the New York Metro area we are gearing up for Snowmageddon 2015. There are currently light flurries blowing around outside like someone is shaking up the snow globe. But over the next few hours and overnight, it is expected to come down hard. We should be waking up to around 18 inches give or take... offices will be closed and a state of emergency has already been declared.

So in honor of this frigid nor'easter night we are leading into, I thought I would share a favorite quote that is a little bit more sunshine-y.

To be able to sprout love like flowers, to grow a garden in your mind is such a beautiful image. The thought of it just brings a smile to my face.

To me, there is a beautiful image of positive energy here. To be positive, kind, open, and to think that by offering a smile you can spread a bit of sunshine on someone else's day? I just love that, and I hope that no matter how cold and snowy these next few days are for everyone, you feel the warmth and love of those around you.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Best Of 2015!

I am so thrilled to announce that I have been awarded a Houzz award for the Best of 2015 Customer Satisfaction.

So, what is Houzz? If you haven't found Houzz, and you are currently in the midst of a renovation project or even just dreaming of beautiful living spaces, you are missing out. Houzz is an incredible resource in the design industry for both homeowners and the pros alike.

The site is built from professional images supplied by industry professionals (Interior Designers, Architects, Contractors, etc.,) and is extremely user friendly. People can log in and create accounts, search through millions of pictures in different categories and save things they like to an "ideabook." Think design-focused Pinterest, with only professional images.

The other great thing is that once you are ready to actually begin a project around your home, you can seek out the pros in your neighborhood, check out their portfolios, their reviews and reach out to them.

So what are you waiting for? Go check it out and while you are there be sure to follow us.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Motivation Monday :: Love & Inspiration

Today is MLK Jr. day! I used to be in jazz choir (and still to this day sing a bit too enthusiastically in the car). So in honor of the civil-rights movement we celebrate today, I selected a quote from jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald.

I love her words here, and I believe this is really the root of it. If you can find love and inspiration, you can't go wrong. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

White Sale Season :: Time for a Bedding Upgrade!

If your email isn't full of a ton of messages about white sales, then you obviously don't sign up for the same stores I do. This time of year is the time to seriously consider upgrading your bedding. A lot of companies offer their "white sale" in an effort to clear out inventory before the new spring arrivals come in.

I've done a lot of the work for you and I wanted to share my five favorite white sale deals.

1. If you are local to the NY-metro area, do yourself a favor and check out Fig Linens in Westport, CT. They have an incredible selection of beautiful linens. From basics to prints to lush blankets and more. And bonus (!) they are currently having their white sale!

2. Two of my favorite brands have joined forces and the result is incredible. West Elm is working with Kate Spade (I know, right?!), and they are now featuring some incredible pieces. Here is one of my favorites from their white sale, going on now.

3. If you aren't a fan of the classic white hotel look for your bedroom at home, take a peek at this pleasing shade of gray. This jersey knit duvet and sham collection from Pottery Barn is a comfortable and casual winner that can be punched up with accent pillows to fit different seasons or different moods.

4. For a classic hotel look with a twist, go for the Ralph Lauren Palmer Brights collection. Where you can add color to your whites with a bold border in orange, yellow, green, or even pink! I love mixing the shams from this collection in with a neutral pallet for an unexpected and super-fun look.

5. For a classic clean look, go for a matelasse. The texture you get is so gorgeous, while still looking polished, in a white or any other color. I chose this one from West Elm, made with an organic cotton percale, it comes in white and gray and would be fabulous in almost any space.

Don't you just love a good white sale?!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Spaces We Love :: Cozy For Winter

This is the time of year when we bundle up with as many layers as we can find and fit into before we head out the door, and when we make our way back in we want to hunker down and get cozy! Here are some great little cozy nooks we found that we would love to snuggle into.

I love lighting candles, and at this time of year,
I find myself doing it as soon as I come home from work.

This nook is full of cozy contrast,
and I love the small bold pops of  orange.

Hanging a hammock inside?!
With that comfy pile of wonderful on top,
I don't know who wouldn't want to snuggle up here.

The corner of this sectional is the perfect place
to settle in with a pile of pillows and blankets.
I love all of this cozy inspiration... makes me want to gather up some pillows and blankets and create a little nook of my own this winter! Do you have a cozy place you like to spend time after coming in from the cold?

Image Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4