I'm so ready for vacation and we have a few trips right around the corner! Above are some vacation staples that I've already laid out to pack. I'm obsessed with how lightweight these earrings are and I feel like I can pair them with this dress for either daytime or an evening out. My basket bag is a new favorite but I also like this budget friendly option. These heels are neutral yet fun and the block heel makes them super comfortable. I plan to play a bit of tennis with my husband and this dress will help me look the part. I'll also pack a ton of these sports bras which are my absolute favorite for tennis, yoga, barre etc. Lastly, I never leave home without my sleep mask! This pure silk version is my current favorite.
Have you seen the One Kings Lane Connecticut House yet? President Debbie Propst has opened up her actual home to showcase furnishings in context! I've put together my picks to recreate the Connecticut Farmhouse look. The New Canaan home is open by appointment from 10am-3pm starting April 21. Email email@example.com for details!
I'm a total makeup novice but I know that I want to look "fresh, dewy, and glowing". These are the products I've been using regularly with a few new additions for spring. I've put a little caption explaining why I love each. Let me know if you have any questions!
My quest for the perfect pair of jeans is never ending! I've decided I want to give the skinny jean a little break and have settled on these! The light wash is perfect for warmer temperatures and I love how the kick flare is cropped just above the ankle with a frayed hem. I let you know what I think when they arrive.
The price point on Elements by Erin Gates is so attractive! My favorite pieces are the paisley and zebra pillows.
I'm trying to maintain working out 5 times a week! I love putting something cozy on both before and after class so this cozy yoga top is the perfect answer. I think I'll mostly wear it as a loose sweatshirt but it also converts to a slouchy cardigan.
This wide band ring is my latest addition to my right hand. I love the width and wear it on my middle finger. Even better... it's only TWENTY!
A quick look at this playroom I just worked on for a client who needed a little feminine feel infused into the design. We went with a softer color scheme and a beautiful "frosted petal" paint color for the walls. I love that this will be a play space without a television. The Carolina grow-with-you activity table was our starting point. It comes in three colors and starts low to the ground but you can switch out the legs to raise the table to a height that works with children's chairs. You can't beat the style and price of the Devon indigo blue chairs. A hand-bent birch frame with a whitewashed finished gives the piece a coastal yet traditional feel. The high back is perfect for snuggles and stories. We added a little texture and patten with the jute chevron rug. It grounds the space and the light colors allow the piece to have impact without dominating the room. The colors are mimicked on the walls in the roman shade and drapes. Not to give it all away, but the couch is on clearance!
So impressed with this OKL playroom makeover for Zanna Roberts Rossi. The space needed to serve as her twin daughters playroom but also work double duty as a guest room. This white linen trundle bed saved the day! A limited color palette creates a whimsical yet sophisticated space. The feature wall with the bird wallpaper is my favorite element of she space. Shop the entire room reveal here and learn more about the design process. There's even a fun video to watch!
Just for fun, here are some playroom toys I recommend
(I majored in early childhood development and have taught for eleven years!)
Suzanne and Lauren are the mother-daughter design duo of McGrath II. This little corner is featured in their latest work on a downtown Manhattan apartment. I couldn't love it more. The couch is upholstered in Ralph Lauren's "Galapagos-Lapis" fabric and it is an absolute show stopper!
Shop the look below, and check out the entire Architectural Digest tour of the Tribecca home right here.
The use of a large ottoman as a coffee table in a living space can bring in different textures and patterns. I especially recommend them to clients that need a "kid friendly" space. A fabric ottoman can withstand the beating of a toy digger, or an actual child climbing or falling in the space (no stitches please). Here are a few of my favorites right now: 1/2