Friday, May 18, 2018

Love the look - Jumpsuits

With graduation and summer kick off parties on the horizon, I'm going to mix it up and switch out some of my staple dresses for a Springy jumpsuit or two! Not every jumpsuit is created equal and some are more flattering than others, with that said, these two are feminine and flirty! (one even has pockets, eek)


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Living in London

This week has been bananas but I can't let it pass without posting a little London love in honor of the upcoming royal wedding. Maybe you are over the chatter but I think it is dreamy escapism at its best. 

De Gournay heiress Hannah Cecil Gurney's home.

I came across Ben Pentreath's work, this home in London is filled with beautiful attention to detail a gorgeous color palette. 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Shelter Loves

Good Morning! I'm just back from NYC, I have some "life" catching up to do today! We did not let the rain ruin our Mother's Day trip. We altered our plans a bit but snuck in a Broadway show, School of Rock and some sight seeing! Here is what I'm loving this week. I have a number of exciting projects going on and am always brainstorming and taking in inspiration....Wishing you a fabulous week!

1. This chair!!! Does anyone know the source? I have the perfect client for it.
2.  I used to wear scarves around my neck in a very chic way! I still have quite a collection and when my grandmother passed away, I was happy to inherit some of hers. I'm thinking I may try out the wrist wrap with a smaller one. Here is a good size
3. I'm planning to plant a hosta garden in the shady spots of my yard! I need a game plan soon.
4. We all get into un-comfy situations!! Perspective is everything.
5. The shopping and fashion in Manhattan is INSANE. I need to head back with a posse of girl friends.
6. The art deco inspired architecture. We stayed next to the Chrysler building. Image by: Herni Silberman.
7. A camel bag for Spring and Summer. This one is a classic

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Love the look - NYC trip

Hello Thursday! I've been a day ahead in my mind all week, so I'm happy to see Thursday. I'm off to New York City with my daughter, sister, niece and mom this weekend to celebrate Mother's day. I 💓New York and am excited to take Emerson to some of my favorite spots. Conde Nast shares some here. I'll be packing tonight after my son's soccer game. Here's a peek of similar looks:

1. A denim jacket
2. A pretty blouse
3. Worn, black skinnies
4. Oversized shades
5. The perfect white v neck t
6. A compact purse
7. Sandals (to wear with the pretty blouse)
8. Comfy walking sneaks
9. Beautycounter lip stick (my fave)
10. Cropped, frayed edge jeans

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Gorgeous Fayetteville, TX. Farm House for sale!!

One of my wonderful clients is selling her gorgeous, 100 year old farm house along with 62.48 acres of land. I have visited this charming, peaceful, country home and loved every minute of it. Built in 1904, updated and remodeled in 2010, it would make a wonderful weekend escape. See the full listing on Lands of Texas.  

Please contact Janine with any inquires or questions here

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Love the look - cropped wide leg jean - Yay or Nay?

Hola, my lovies! So I've heard and read quite a few mixed reviews on the latest trend: cropped wide leg jeans (aka culottes). Now, if you're like me and were born pre-1985, than you most likely remember culottes. In fact, I think my Mom had a similar pair to the J.Crew pair pictured - (right side). They are everywhere this Spring and when worn correctly, look adorable. I still can't embrace the 'extreme' wide leg version, I'm pretty sure that I would look ridiculous in them. The two pairs worn above look fabulous and work because the top is more fitted and they've been modernized in comparison to their 1970's cousin. Leandra Medine Cohen, seems to rock everything like a champ, even months after having a baby!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Borrowed Light

The month of May has finally arrived and with that, I am eager to tackle a few long awaited projects inside and out around my home. One of which includes Emerson's room. We have finally agreed on a paint color and possibly even a simple accent wallpaper (I rarely use accent walls but sometimes in a child's room they add depth and interest). I included one image a few months back of Farrow and Ball's dreamy shade: Borrowed Light. Here are some examples and all its glory:

Borrowed Light No. 235

 Images by Trevor Tondro. Design by the homeowner, Ricky Strauss

Design by Sarah Bartholomew

Melanie Turner - Borrowed Light on the ceiling

Hayley Samo's apartment via Domino 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Shelter Loves

Hello all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mondays can be a drag but instead, I've been trying to approach the day as a kick off to a great week. I ran out of time to share this post on Friday, I had meetings and spent the balance of the day prepping for my daughter's First Communion on Saturday. I've been inspired by an array of goodies lately, here's the latest:

1. Vintage fashion from beauties such as Brigette Bardot. 
2.  Peasant style and relaxed blouses and pretty much anything from Sezane. I adore this one, it looks SO cute on.
3. Amazing laundry rooms and this particular shade of green/gray..
4. Truth.
5.  Beautycounter sugar scrub and body lotion gift set would make any Mother feel extra special.
6. This feminine bed would finish off any little girl's room.
7. I mentioned that my daughter had her first communion last weekend, we had a perfect day weather wise. I also had her wear a floral head wreath and could not have been happier with how it looked. These girls look precious, it's not often they get to dress up. It was treat for me seeing Emerson! :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Poolside perfection

I've been slightly obsessed with homes, yards and pools since I was a young child.  I don't have a Shelley's glorious yard but I do dream of owning a pool someday! The design would also have classic roots with glamorous details. Shelley Johnstone Paschke's yard is just that and more. How wonderful would it be to step outside your home in the warmer months and feel as if you are on vacation? Shelly's pink towels were inspired by her stays at La Fontelina hotel in Capri. Images via: House Beautiful

Shelley sketched out the pool house design for the architect. 
Her home is a Dutch Colonial Revival with cedar-shake shingles. 


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