Favorites from SAG Awards 2018

Posted 22 January 2018 at 8:25 PM | Comments (0)

Fashion from this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards was very exciting. My top three were easy styles—all long and draping, feminine and simple. Coincidentally, all three women also wore their hair down with a deep side-part, though that didn’t influence my choices.

SAG Awards 2018 Fashion: Reese Witherspoon, Brie Larson, Mandy Moore

Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen, Brie Larson in Gucci (my favorite look), and Mandy Moore in Ralph Lauren. You killed it, ladies.

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 8

Posted 21 January 2018 at 9:10 PM | Comments (0)

The husband was back on 1950s vinyl-floor duty today and did a GREAT job. The house is so pretty when it’s stripped down.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 8

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 8

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 8

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 7

Posted 20 January 2018 at 8:27 PM | Comments (0)

My husband spent the day chipping away, literally, at the kitchen floor and sent me these photos. From this:

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 7

To this:

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 7

To this:

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 7

We’re just about ready to move on to the next step—replacing old and faulty plumbing.

Blue Trellis and Stripe Birth Announcement

Posted 15 January 2018 at 9:38 PM | Comments (0)

Remember Baby Ellery? Her mother loved the contemporary, shabby chic vibe of her firstborn’s birth announcement, so we came up with a complementary design for her second born.

Baby Blue Trellis and Stripe Birth Announcement

*Names and details have been changed.

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 6

Posted 14 January 2018 at 7:35 PM | Comments (0)

Drywall gone!

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 6

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 5

Posted 13 January 2018 at 9:51 PM | Comments (0)

Making progress. Ceiling and soffits are coming down.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 5

I Want Johanna Ortiz Resort 2018

Posted 12 January 2018 at 9:38 PM | Comments (0)

I am a huge fan of Colombian designer, Johanna Ortiz. Her entire Resort 2018 line had romance, movement, and quintessential Latin flair. This particular look got me right in the gut. Though I could do without the boudoir shoes…

Favorite Look from Johanna Ortiz Resort 2018

Brooklyn Guest Room/Office Makeover

Posted 11 January 2018 at 9:27 PM | Comments (0)

Apartment Therapy published this article in 2013, but the design still feels so fresh today—probably because they didn’t follow any of-the-moment trends. Instead, the room was designed around the art prints by Carin Goldberg—man, I love them—which really bring the space to life.

Janel Laban's Brooklyn Guest Room/Office Makeover

Janel Laban's Brooklyn Guest Room/Office Makeover

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Simple Hatching Egg Birth Announcement

Posted 10 January 2018 at 9:00 PM | Comments (0)

Remember the simple seashell birth announcement and its successor, the simple floral birth announcement? Well, ladies and gentlemen, we have a third installment in the simple series. A third sister was born, and so was a third announcement.

The family wanted this one in cheerful yellow. It’s a little more whimsical than the others, with a cute chicky hatching out of an egg, but it worked for everyone. Though if they have more children, I may be out of ideas.

Simple Hatching Egg Birth Announcement

*Names and details have been changed.

Resort 2018 Fashion Trend: Plaid Pantsuits

Posted 9 January 2018 at 11:40 PM | Comments (0)

Hooray, oversized fashion is cool again. I love contrasting proportions, and a baggy blazer with a fitted pant is one of my favorite silhouettes. Most of mainstream America doesn’t get this look… but Isabel Marant, Monse, and Fendi… I get you.

I especially get you in dad plaid.

Resort 2018 Fashion Trend: Plaid Pansuits, Dad Plaid, Oversized Blazers