Weekend inspiration: the lake house
Another weekend, another bachelorette party. This weekend I’m heading home to Pennsylvania as a bridesmaid to celebrate my friend Lauren’s bachelorette party. We’re spending the weekend at our friend’s lake house, which inspired me to look at lake house decor. My mind instantly went to a photo of Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorator, Jeffrey Alan Marks’, master bedroom. He suspended a vintage...
Put a frame on it.
This post is inspired by the iconic frame on Monica and Rachel’s door in Friends. That purple door with the funky gold frame stood out to me every episode. That set designer really made a statement with that door. While you can obviously try to replicate the peephole frame there is a new frame that can help you make a statement in your home - the television frame. I love how these tvs...
Home envy: Ralph Lauren's "Double RL Ranch"
I’m still kicking myself for forgetting to DVR Oprah’s interview with Ralph Lauren at his 17,000 acre “Double RL Ranch” just outside of Telluride, Colorado. Lauren has only granted a hand full of interviews in the past couple of decades so this one with Oprah wasn’t one to miss. And I missed it. Lucky for me (and for you), oprah.com posted photos of the ranch home...
The Man Cave
The lockout is finally over! Football season is upon us! In celebration of this development I’m going to take some time to focus on an important room that just is not in enough homes - the man cave. While visiting Art School with my parents this summer the admissions representative told us about a course that tackles different kinds of spaces such as tour buses, limos, the man cave,...
Next life stop: Interior Design School
Today I am so excited to say that I am officially an interior design student! I was accepted to the Art Institute of Washington’s Interior Design program and I could not be more excited about this next stage of my life. I have a Bachelors in English with a Concentration in Journalism from the University of Delaware and have been in the journalism/social media field for the past 5 years. A...
Who knew: my recent love of navy
I’ve been a little surprised with myself lately. I’m usually a big fan of light colors, especially white, inside of the home with pops of color. But lately I’ve been gravitating towards navy, especially navy walls. Maybe it’s because white accents look so chic with it, but I’m head over heels with navy lately. The photo above is from J.K. Place Capri Hotel. The...
I am going to Ocean City, Maryland this weekend with my girlfriends to celebrate my dear friend Hammi’s (Jessica Hamilton to be exact and grown up) bachelorette party. I am so excited for her big day this November - she and her fiance Jim are one of my favorite couples ever. They also recently purchased a home and are slowly renovating it and making it all their own. I’ve seen the...
Rachel Zoe: "I dream in jewelry"
Me too Rach, me too. I was flipping through some old magazines (In Style is one of my favorites) and came across this article featuring Stylist Rachel Zoe from the April 2010 In Style. First thing you should know about me, I DIE for Rachel Zoe and her show, The Rachel Zoe Project. Second thing you should know about me, I DIE for my jewelry (check out my blog post “The storing of the...
There's always time for wine.
Sometimes a glass of wine is just what I need after a long, stressful day. Sometimes a glass of wine brings old friends together to laugh about fun times. Sometimes a glass of wine is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. And sometimes after all of these glasses of wine you have a lot of leftover wine bottles. So why not use them to decorate your home?! As you’ll see from the...
Art that speaks for itself
I think Billy Joel said it best in Piano Man when he said “Sing us a song, you’re the piano man, sing us a song tonight. Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody, and you’ve got us all feelin’ all right.” Music just makes us feel right. So why not use it to decorate our homes? Check out the do-it-yourself tutorial for wood stained painting from Nicole Davis...