Your kitchen and your bathrooms usually get the most return when renovating your home. It’s hard to know where to start when renovating your kitchen. But if you are planning to sell your home anytime in the near future you might want to consider a classic neutral color palette for your cabinets and countertops. Above, the kitchen has dark counters, while below the bath shows a neutral cream counter, showing you how both can be classic in style. I mentioned before in our post “6 emerging kitchen trends” that brass was becoming more popular again for kitchen hardware. Now … Read more
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Inspiration can come from anywhere. It can come from nature, a piece of fabric, art, fashion.. and in this case a little bit of all of those. Turning through magazines you might run into an ad that you just stop and stare at for a moment. When I turned to this Celine ad I immediately loved the color palette. First the strong gray paired with a neutral bag. Then as I studied a little more it was also the greens, both light and very deep that framed the model that I loved. As I selected Benjamin Moore paints that … Read more
this week’s color palette: gray, yellow and cream- straight from photographer liz banfield’s cheerful studio
Photographer, Liz Banfield shared the gray paint color with us in her lovely studio- it’s Benjamin Moore’s Wickham Gray. Her designer, Janet Gridley, layered in creams, golds with pops of fun and energetic yellow. We’ve selected Benjamin Moore‘s Banana Yellow and Bavarian Cream for the remainder of the paint palette for you to work off of if you love this combination. A cream sofa piped in yellow is a wonderful way to introduce color without a huge commitment. The designer’s use of natural fibers like sisal & jute make the cool gray color look and feel more approachable … Read more
this week’s color palette: neutrals & blues/ personalizing with monograms, today a monogrammed mortgage button
This week we’ll explore the ways to personalize your home & celebrations with monograms. Today I thought I’d share with you something I did in my own home when we renovated. We needed to add a new staircase (since years ago the interior staircase had been removed to make two separate apartments) and while on a frequent trip to Nantucket I came upon these “mortgage buttons” made of ivory in the Nina Hellman antiques store. I had just read about these and was ecstatic to have found them! The legend is when a mortgage was paid off there was … Read more
One of the freshest trends happening right now is to forgo the custom of matching bridesmaid dresses. This bride knew that her stylish friends could be trusted with picking out their own wedding day attire but still wanted her bridal party to project a cohesive look. Event designer Isabella Sikaffy of Florabella supplied the ladies with a swatch book of blush, ivory, and warm light gray tones that they could take with them to the store to make sure their gown would fit the color scheme and also allowed them express their individuality. What a great friend – no … Read more
As much as we talk about color and what the new ‘it’ color trend will be this year, I started talking about whites and creams at the beginning of the week to close the year. Neutrals are a great backdrop for these pops of color that all the shelter magazines endorse and realistically what most homes are painted. Not many people venture out to paint a room a bold red, or a cobalt blue or a sunflower yellow I have found during my work. Most people ask for a calming, perfect neutral color. And really, if you plan to sell … Read more
this week’s color palette, woodland neutrals & chocolate browns: meringue mushrooms…oh wendy kromer we love them!
I’ve been so inspired this month by the color palettes of natural birch, pinecones and even mushrooms. A gift of fruitcake…hmmm maybe not, but fruitcake cupcakes with meringue mushrooms? Yes, please! I’ve always loved cupcakes but for some reason I’ve been obsessed of late. These kind of details might be left to more advanced bakers but we’re in luck! We can order them straight from the best. Call on the cake expert (co-author of Martha Stewart Wedding Cakes and long time contributor to Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine), Wendy Kromer, who can whip up the most beautiful cake or small … Read more
Did you know we have felt christmas tree ornaments? I know Halloween was just Wednesday…but this is the time I’m always planning what I’ll use for Christmas decorations. We have felt bird ornaments in green and cream and felt balls in cream and red. Here are the direct links for easy shopping. FELT BIRD ornament, FELT CHRISTMAS BALL ornament.
Restoration Hardware has some great faux fur gifts this year…at great prices! We snagged several of these faux fur wine bags for just $9 each and faux fur scarves for just $29 each. We also love their faux fur blankets (bigger than a throw) that cover the entire bed, on sale now for $199 (originally $250). It feels so decadent to snuggle up in this soft fur. It not only makes a great holiday gift- but also a wonderful anniversary gift.