Thursday, April 10, 2014

Iris Farm Project {Wallpaper}

We are currently working on a historical restoration project of a farmhouse
in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It was originally a milk farm, 
used to provide milk to Peckett's on Sugar Hill and surrounding establishments
in Sugar Hill and Franconia, NH. Presently, it is part of the Peckett's on Sugar Hill
property and will be used as a rental home for those wanting to stay in a piece of history!

While the main focus is on the kitchen and bathrooms, we have been 
asked to source floral wallpapers to bring the home back to it's original glory. 
The floral wallpaper will be installed in the hallway between the large kitchen 
and living room, as well as on the wall leading upstairs to the four bedrooms. 

We are presenting wallpaper options tomorrow - stay tuned on 
the final selection and installation!

Clockwise from Top Left

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Style Obsession - The O Bag

I found this image on Pinterest and was so intrigued by this bag!
After a bit of research, I found it! It comes in multiple colors and sizes
and you can customize the handles and accessories. It comes from the UK,
so i'm not sure what the shipping is like, but it is definitely worth a try. 

Designed in Italy, these bags are molded from EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate),
making the bags soft, waterproof and lightweight! Perfect for kids or for the beach...
or in my case, everyday! They're so cute and I love the Steel Gray with the rope handles

*I do not have a source for the outfit image - if you know who it belongs to, or it is your image, please let me know so I can give the proper credit!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Cooking an Artichoke

Happy Friday! Sorry for the silence this week - 
I was preparing for a very exciting job interview (it was yesterday) 
at an amazing company, so I had to focus 
all of my attention on an interview project. I am excited to say, 
I was asked back for a 3rd interview next week! 
It is an incredible opportunity, so i'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Last night, as I was talking to my mom about dinner, 
she mentioned she was having artichoke hearts. 
Of course, I ran to the store to get my own -- 
and since I am a beginner cook, she had to walk me through 
all of the steps for cooking this said artichoke. 
Well, I am happy to say, it worked out very well and my 
dinner was extremely delicious. I wanted to share the process, 
as I will be following these steps often. 
(Thanks mom for the great suggestion!)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Home Accessories

Clothing in your closet isn't the only thing that needs an upgrade 
once the weather starts turning warmer. Your bedding and household 
textiles are another place that can benefit from changing out the flannel 
sheets to a more colorful, bright percale sheets and pillows. 

This Tocca Hand Wash Liquid Soap is my absolute favorite 
and is great for hand washing your delicate
laundry, as well as pre-soaking your bedding and towels. The scents
they offer are so lovely, and this set of 4 is a great way to find your favorite.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


I have had my eye on these ASHA pendant necklaces and rings for a while now - (from when I was back in High School to be exact). They started with the astrological signs, but have moved to destination locations being featured on the mother of pearl ring and necklace faces - which include two of my favorite places... Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. They make a statement while being classic and elegant - similar to a signet ring!

Friday, March 21, 2014

{White Jeans}

It's almost that time of year again, to be thinking about white jeans! Personally,  I do not adhere to the "no jeans before Easter/after labor day" fashion rule - I live in Texas, how can one hold out for such a long time, even when the weather is beautiful and hot? I also cannot resist wearing my new
Lily Pulitzer navy and white print top with my white jeans - it's the perfect match! I have included
 a combination of crop as well as long white jeans below. They range from calf length to ankle
to bootcut, full length pants. Find your perfect fit and pair with a bright top.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Oldie but Goodie for St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! It is a wonderful excuse for us to 
showcase a Cole Design project we did a couple of years ago
since the bright green Trellis pillows 
add such a fun pop of color. This house is in Darien, CT and 
was such a fun project for us as we were able to include nautical
charm with sophisticated touches.

Scroll through to see some of my favorite St. Patrick's day green 
pieces - it doesn't have to be a holiday to wear this bright, fun, color and 
with spring on it's way, we welcome the chance to wear a bright green 
sun dress or tote! 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fun Printed Tops for Spring

I have been having such a fun time finding 
new inspiration for spring and summer pieces. 
Lilly Pulitzer has really knocked it out of the park
with these printed tops. I can't wait to pair them with 
The elephant navy/white top and navy/raspberry printed tops
are my favorite and will soon be making a debut in my closet.

4. Harp Wrap // 5. Elsa Top - Tropical Pink Get Your Chev On // 6. Elsa Top - Island Cocktail

***Update - The Harp Wrap has sold out in the green - available in a really pretty cream and pink!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Splurge or Save - Embroidered Top Maxi Dress

I just recently ordered this embroidered top maxi dress for this 
upcoming spring/summer season. I just love the design and 
colors of these dresses and there is nothing better 
than a maxi dress...they're just so easy and 
look great when you pair them with
either wedges or strappy flats.  

Splurge - Embroidered Maxi Dress - $412

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mint Style

Happy Monday!
The color in between green and turquoise, 
mint, has such a soft palate.
We have been completely inspired by this image
of a chic mint jacket. Combine with gold or navy 
accents for a playful yet sophisticated look! 
Especially with spring on it's way, 
we can't wait to incorporate mint into our wardrobe.