Accessories, Gift Guides, Travel

three spring break essentials

ONE: Artesano Tucan HAT




THREE: Supergoop Sunless Tan










Color Inspiration, Paint

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Side – Paint


We seem to be having an endless love affair with bold black colors for the home and the exterior is no exception. Picking an exterior paint color for your house can be tough but making the switch to a dark and more dramatic choice can add depth and play up your home’s architectural elements.

I’m all about Farrow & Ball’s color: Railings. Always on the hunt for ‘true’ colors, I look for black hues that do not read too blue. Railings is a true deep gray that is bold but not overwhelming.

For a recent remodel project… we convinced the clients to go from a neutral green to dark and bold. The transformation was dramatic and the white trim was a great balance to bring forward a fresh new look with the perfect contrast. We used Benjamin Moore’s White Dove which we use quite often. Its a perfect white that never plays tricks in the changing light.

The perfect add to our exterior refresh were industrial sconces from Barn Light in Oil Rubbed Bronze. We had the challenge of matching the front exterior lighting to the the backyard lighting that was vintage but in perfect condition and it made no sense to change. We often head to Barn Light Electric for quality outdoor lighting that needs to feel special.

And last but not least, a new front door is an investment every homeowner should consider when updating. We have a real love/hate relationship with front exterior doors as they have the unforgivable task of greeting guests constantly and taking the brunt of weather and sun damage year after year. A contractor I work with turned me onto Jeld Wen’s Aurora line and we’ve never looked back. The doors truly look like solid wood but are fiberglass so they stand the test of time and can be totally customized.


Exterior Paint Color: Farrow & Ball Railings in eggshell

Exterior Trim Color: Benjamin Moore’s White Dove

Outdoor Lighting: Barn Light Atomic Industrial Guard Sconce in oil rubbed bronze

Front Door: Jeld Wen Aurora custom door



Chic Dollhouse – Decor



I have such fond memories of “styling” my doll house as a little girl.  I enjoyed that much more than actually playing with my dolls.  When I came across this doll house featured in EST Magazine, created by Cassie James Herrick, Creative Director of Beatrix Rowe Interior Design, a flood of memories from my youth came rushing back.  I’d like to add this to my Christmas list this year.

Source: Est Magazine

Decor, Kitchens

Devol Kitchens | Decor


Kitchen Design Shaker Cabinets






One site I’ve visited what feels like a million times for inspiration is deVOL Kitchens.  Based out of the charming town of Loughborough, England, their kitchen designs are simple and timeless but still current.

Here are a few of my favorite deVOL designed kitchens.  They seemed to be known for their use of  shaker style cabinets mixed and various reclaimed woods and stains. Nothing they do necessary matches, but it all works beautifully together.  Thank you, deVOL, for creating approachable beauty.

Head to their website where you can purchase design services and kitchen/bath accessories.

Accessories, Gift Guides, Life + Style

Pool Party


I stumbled across an Australian company, Sunnylife, that seems to make everything cool + chic for summer pool time.  You may have seen many of their products filling up various trend setting Instragam feeds… like their amazing Gold Swan.

My picks above for the perfect pool party.  You can find all the items at Sunnylife.

Inflatable Life Ring / Picnic BBQ Wooden Pineapple Cutlery / MaracasGarden Bocce Ball Set / Outdoor Entertaining Black & White Stripe Straws  Beach Game Paddles / Paper Pineapple Napkins / Inflatable Pineapple Pool Raft