I caught up on some magazine reading over the holidays. I loved seeing this kitchen in House Beautiful (designed by Caitlin Wilson). What a pretty combination of stone, calcutta gold subway tile, colors, fabrics and brass hardware.
I’m such a fan of the herringbone floors and pretty fabric from Osborne & Little.
There’s a little skylight over the sink as well to add in extra daylight.
The kitchen cabinetry is white and dark grey, and the two colors help to break it up.
I’d be happy to cook in here!
Images from House Beautiful December 2o13
Hello to the New Year! I am happy 2014 is here. Lots of great things happened for me, my family and my business this past year, but I am also excited a new year has begun.
Some words I always try to live by and will continue to in 2014.
I love my work and am excited about our projects and getting to work on my own house.
We are out of boxes and feeling happy in our new home!
There’s a big road ahead for me this year with new projects and ideas I have.
I am ready to get started!
One goal for me this year is to learn how to speak Spanish. What’s on your goal list this year?
Wishing you all the best in 2014.
I’ve been surrounded by moving boxes the past few weeks. I am excited to share some photos of my new house and our new office with you all in the next few months.
Our office will be closed from Monday, December 23rd until Thursday, January 2nd in observance of the holidays. I plan to take a break from the i-stuff, relax and spend some quality time with my family. I hope you all get to do the same.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you in 2014!
Photo Credits: Pinterest (1-3)
One of my favorite design blogs, The Peak of Chic, is written by the talented Jennifer Boles, also a contributing editor to House Beautiful.
Jennifer’s new book, In With The Old: Classic Decor from A to Z, was published last month and it is fantastic. It presents ”a charming encyclopedia of 100 of the most stylish decorating details”, with tips for incorporating these details into today’s interiors. This Saturday, December 7th, Jennifer will be at Mrs. Howard here in Charlotte for a book signing of In With The Old. The event is free but please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend. Even if you are not able to make it, be sure to add this book to your Christmas list – it is a valuable addition to any design library.
I hope to see you there!
Photo Credits: Peak of Chic (1), Erica George Dines (2), Crown Publishing Group (3), Mrs. Howard (4)
I hope you are all able to spend this Thanksgiving with your loved ones and take some time to enjoy the holiday. There is so much to be thankful for.
Happy Thanksgiving, from my home to yours.
Photo Credits: Pinterest (1,3) Eddie Ross (2)
I was flipping through the October issue of T, the New York Times‘ style magazine, and spotted an article about Milan-based design firm Studio Peregalli. Led by interior designer Roberto Peregalli and his partner, architect Laura Sartori Rimini, Studio Peregalli is touted as “one of the last truly Old World interiors firms”.
The design studio is located in this 1920′s apartment building. Roberto uses the Italian phrase “buttato lì” to describe the feeling of the studio and its many projects. Loosely translated, it means “something that seems casual whereas it is completely thought out”.
Roberto and Laura designed this home in Andalusia. The black and white stone floor was reclaimed from a 17th-century building in Seville.
Milanese restaurant Giacomo Bistrot features paneling from a 19th century jeweler that Roberto acquired at a Paris flea market.
I love the use of trompe l’oeil plasters in this entry hall.
The entryway of the design studio houses a collection of antique furniture, lighting and accessories. The firm is over twenty years old and Roberto continuously adds to their collection of painted tiles, architectural models and stone samples.
Studio Peregalli published a book of its work in 2011, entitled The Invention of the Past. I’m going to have to pick up a copy.
Photo Credits: T Magazine