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

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 19

Posted 8 January 2018 at 2:45 PM | Comments (0)

Wahoo, gutters and downspouts were finally installed after a couple of months of waiting for our order to come in (apparently the order was misplaced).

I was on the receiving end of many confused expressions when telling people that I wanted round, silver downspouts, but despite the funny looks, I went ahead with my vision. They look great. They match all the other silver things poking out of the house.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 19