Cottage Love #9

Not much makes this girl happier than the warm weather!! After a loooooong winter, it’s finally getting nice in Boston. Beach cottage season is on the way and though I don’t own a summer home, I thoroughly enjoy the benefits of living in a town on the water. 
I was reading Coastal Living over the weekend and came across the beautiful Amagansett, N.Y. cottage of Christiane Lemieux. She and her husband run  DwellStudio, the popular textile and furniture company.  I adore the ease and simplicity of this sweet home. When you live on the water, fussiness just doesn’t make sense!

I apologize for the quality of this image, this is about the best I could do!
Images via: Coastal Living and Lucky Magazine

Beach Bungalow

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I’m having trouble focusing on work today. It’s especially difficult after spending the weekend on the water south of Boston. It’s amazing what a beautiful view and the smell of salt air can do for the soul. This is my favorite time of year. I can only dream of having a little bungalow on the water someday. I don’t need a big house,  just one near the ocean. I love this fresh, crisp bungalow featured in Architectural Digest. The white walls, sculptural furniture choices and limited color palette are beautiful, notice all the amazing rug choices! I love each and every one! Happy Summer!! Happy Tuesday! Good luck getting back to work.

Inspired = Lyford Cay Club – Bahamas

I’m smitten with Tom Scheerer’s design for the Lyford Cay Club. It delivers so many wonderful elements; pagoda designs, grass cloth, faux bamboo, corals, pink, yellow and chocolate, antique mirrors. etc. etc. Most of Tom’s designs use these materials. His work is amazing.
I’m not sure I’ll ever make  it past the pink entry gates, but a girl can dream right? A little beach shack in the Bahamas would do. {see Tom’s home here – I am in love with this casual beauty}
How amazing is this tented dining area?
And the Lyford Cay inspired Pagoda print by Quadrille {of course}

Images: Lyford Cay Club – via Town and Country and www.TomScheerer.com, Pagoda Images: Coastal Living, Meg Braff

Take Me Away – Palm Beach Style

Oh how I wish I were jetting off to Palm Beach this winter. Am I the only one with the winter blahs..?? It’s been a long one up here in Boston. I’ll mentally escape today instead. Let’s break it down shall we?
The quintessential Palm Beach style is filled with lots of cheery details..
lattice
great colors like:
Pink
Turquoise
Coral – real and color
green
vintage prints
classic glamour
bamboo
awnings
stripes
wicker
lattice
rattan
shell motifs

images: Lindsey Coral Harper, House and Garden scan via Coco and Kelley, Architectural Digest, Tory Burch, Moodboard, Apartment Therapy, Meg Braff, Architectural Digest.

AND FOR FASHION
for fashion I think of:
Jackie O
Lily Pulitzer
Babe Paley
Oversized Shades
vintage prints
colorful head scarfs
Jack Rogers
cropped pants
chunky jewels
and of course color, color, color

Double Take..

Yesterday I was flipping through the June issue of Coastal Living when the nursery photo’s of swimsuit designer Marysia Reeves baby’s room stopped me in my tracks..I couldn’t believe how many elements were similar to my son’s room that I designed three years ago. You may have seen the shots of my little guy’s room featured on La Dolce Vita – May 09′.– zebra rug, the horizontal stripes, the lamb, the white canvas drapes, the crib designDon’t get me wrong, I’m definitely not implying anything here, I just thought it was a strange coincidence..I guess great design minds sometimes think alike!Here are some other photos of Marysia’s “surfer chic” {one of my favorite styles} home!

I absolutely love the turquoise interior of these cabinets!More beach friendly design moments from this month’s Coastal Living!And also a home designed by Sasha Emerson

LOVE designer Sasha Emerson’s collection of Madeline Weinrib rugs! Swoon!Images: Scanned by Shelter via Coastal Living