Friday, December 12, 2014

Duxbury Ships: Home for the Holidays.

A few weeks ago I posted about being invited to decorate a room in the King Casear House for Christmas.  This week has been consumed with installing the design. We ended up staying a little bit later than expected yesterday to finish up, but couldn't be more pleased with the final result. Be sure to stop by this weekend when the home is open to the public to check it out.

Here is a little sneak peak of the partially completed design:



Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cat's out of the bag- it's just me now!

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I am so excited to finally share the exciting news with all of my dear readers- I am officially branched out on my own! The commute to and from Boston was taking its toll, and now seemed as good of a time as any to dive in! 

Looking forward to continue this blog as a way to keep you all updated as to what is happening behind the scenes of what feels like a brand new life!

 Here we go!



Monday, December 1, 2014

Artist spotlight: Margaret Gerding

Marsh Sky II



OK- I am obsessed with artist Margaret Gerding. I first saw her work at a client's home this past summer, and have been following her ever since. Her work is spectacular and everything I could ever want in a piece of art- coastal and fresh, and inspired by nature. Her paintings make me think of a summer day.

Ocean Clouds III
Early Evening Marsh
Not sure the name of this one- but it is in a past client's home! So jealous!
You can see more of Margaret's work at the Arden Gallery on Newbury St in Boston, or the North Water Gallery in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard.


Friday, November 28, 2014

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Happy belated Thanksgiving!  So much to be thankful for. Life is a gift every day.




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

King Caesar Chirstmas.

A few weeks ago, I was invited to join the team of designers who decorate the Duxbury King Caesar House for Christmas this year. The King Caesar House is a historic home that is a part of the Duxbury Historic Society with a significant past. The family who lived in the home in the 1800s was a prominent leader in the local ship and rope building industry, and the home does not disappoint. It sits on the Powder Point peninsula, with a lovely view of Duxbury Bay.  

The room I was selected to decorate is the East Chamber. I have to look into if I am allowed to post pictures since the house is a private museum, but these are some images that are inspiring my design. Of course, I am taking the more natural route than beachy holiday, and am going to work in pink and gold tones to work with an antique pink loveseat already in the room that I cannot decide if I like.....

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theyellowcapecod.com
lisamendedesign.com
stephaniesterjovski.com

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tile with a touch of pearlescence

What are your thoughts on pearlescent tile? I used it in a front door vestibule not too long ago and liked the hint of sparkle! These are a few new patterns from New Ravenna that I have my eye on!

Joie
Magdalena

Adonis
Abalone

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

On my mind lately....

Whoa do I have much to share, but it will have to wait until all of my ducks are in a row. In the meantime- here are some of my most inspirational images as of late:

Oliveaux
Caitlin Wilson

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Berndnaut Smilde

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Happy summer.

Dedon

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New restaurant in town- Local 147

Having spent over a year immersed in a ginormous "restaurant" design project to graduate with my master's, I find myself looking at restaurants in a new light. What type of lighting? How are they defining the space? How successful is the table arrangement? What is the traffic flow pattern? How do diners understand what the restaurant is all about? I just cannot help it!

I recently visited Local 147 in Southie with a dear friend, and was happy to be sitting facing this colorful and fun collection of antique inspired soda bottles. I loved the playful colors and they way the were casually laid out.



And yes, the food was good, too:)