Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Cozy (post 1)

The weather is teasing me.  The air is beginning to really cool off at night (really cool, like in the morning we all snuggle under blankets and put on our sweatshirts).  But then in the afternoon it gets up in the 70s.  Regardless, I am embracing the changing of the seasons and have been simmering orange peels and cinnamon sticks on the stove and pulling out the blankets. (And I call this Post 1 because I am sure there will be many more Fall-inspired posts in the future!)

So I've been inspired by all things fall.  When I think of changing out your room for the autumn season,  I think cozy, equestrian, british library feel.  Here are a few things that have caught my eye and fall under that category.
Land's End



Pottery Barn


Restoration Hardware
(where else for great leather seating?!?)

There is so much great fall decor out there- just keep your eyes open!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ariane Goldman's Hampton Home

Have you flipped through the recent September Lonny Issue?  As always it is filled with pin-worthy inspirational photos.  I wanted to highlight my favorite from the issue.

I fell in love with fashion designer Ariane Goldman's light-filled Hampton Home.   The overall color scheme of the home is an airy white, pale blues and pinks accented by dark wood ceiling beams.  In the bedrooms she uses a playful mix of madelin weinrib and john robshaw textiles.  The home itself feels lived-in and comfortable yet chic and well-thought out.  Not bad for a weekend retreat!

Friday, September 14, 2012

'The basic white tee'

Everyone should have a good basic white tee in their goes with everything....denim, leather, a pretty skirt.  Just as a basic white tee can go with everything, so can a white wall.  We have been renters the past however many years and the last 3 places we've lived in have had stark white walls, not beige.  At first I was bummed that we haven't had the opportunity to paint our walls a color, but I've kind of embraced the white.  Like I said, it works with everything.  Looks serene and beautiful in a bedroom or bathroom, can go country, formal, modern, rustic.

Don't be discouraged by the inability to paint your walls, embrace it!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Stone Barns Farm

This past weekend, the boys and I just enjoyed having Derek (husband and dad) around.  We got to spend a lot of quality time together before the school year and work gets too crazy.  One of the places on my bucket list was to check out Stone Barns Farm.  The architecture of the 'barn' was a-mazing! So beautiful! They also had the cutest little gift shop.  Hand-made, natural and rustic items filled the shelves.  Of course  I snapped a few photos for you to enjoy.

If you live in the New York vicinity, you should check it out!  Stone Barns Farm in Pocantico Hills.
How was your Labor Day weekend?
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