Friday, January 23, 2015

Farmhouse Kitchen and Dining Room

I am so very excited, last week we finished the Farmhouse Project
we have been working on for the past year! It is part of
Peckett's on Sugar Hill, a historical landmark in Sugar Hill, NH that is 
the location of the First Ski School in America. This farmhouse was created
as a diary farm (complete with silos and vintage milk delivery truck) and has been
transformed into a vacation rental. Since the space is pretty expansive, we opted for
a large granite island with Serena and Lily Riviera Backless Stools. They have been a 
favorite of mine for a while now, and it was so exciting to open the box. The color is a 
beautiful blue, intertwined with white - they are crisp, clean and i'm now thinking of ways
to incorporate a set into my own apartment! Since the kitchen is so large, we decided to add
brass lighting fixtures and brass hardware on the cabinets. 
Especially with the historic brick chimney, the brass hues felt like the best option. We 
used an aged brass to keep the integrity of the home (it was built in the early 1900's!)
but also wanted to have an updated feel to the home. 

 The dining area is to the right of the kitchen, allowing for a real, eat in kitchen. 
We had an antique dining table from the Peckett's on Sugar Hill Historic Inn. 
We decided to use these chairs around the table due to the fact that we are a 
family friendly vacation rental spot. The banquette is a custom built piece
that looks out of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains 
(daytime pictures to come!) The wood hutch is also the perfect location for 
wine glasses (these are my FAVORITE) and add a fun, open air dynamic to the space.

Stay tuned for professional images next!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Soul Cycle + Winter Workout Picks

I'm a little late to the game, but having just moved to Boston, this past weekend, Leslie and I tried our first Soul Cycle Class! While I had taken a couple of spinning classes before, nothing was as exhilarating or intense as this 45 minute workout! The music was loud, the class was dark and the energy was contagious. During the class, the instructor told us to "set an intention for the class" and while I would love to say mine was to set my resistance to the highest number and do the fancy pushups and twists,  honestly, mine became just to finish the class! It was tough, but a good way to push myself and I will be going back! 

 Soul Cycle is in only a select number of cities, but I wanted to share my winter workout picks for anyone taking part in a workout! After Soul Cycle yesterday, walking outside into the winter air was quite a shock and I immediately knew I had to step up my winter weather workout wear with pants, outerwear and many layers!

I selected a range of styles and prices from companies like Old Navy
Lulu Lemon and Athleta. The Vinyasa scarf is one of my all time favorite