2017 was both a challenging and wonderful year for me. I am so very excited for what 2018 has to bring.... I am shooting some beautiful projects, I can't wait to show them to you! I am also starting a new business venture which I will share with you soon...
Most importantly I hope to continue to work hard, create beautiful spaces, be inspired, be present and enjoy the crazy chaos that comes with being a mom of two boys.
Here is a roundup of what inspired me , projects I did and things I loved about 2017...
My style icons: Jenna Lyons, Plum Sykes
Alice Naylor Leyland:
Some of my work:
Some of my design inspiration:
I would say my style is part Parisian Chic, part Southern Glam part English Country with a little bohemian mix thrown in!
So many designers inspire me... Amanda Brooks, Cece Barfield Thompson, Jamie Meares. I am in awe of the talent and creativity that is going on in design right now.
I adore how the English effortlessly mix patterns, antiques, collectible and fabrics in such a unique way. Rita Konig, Veere Grenney, Ben Pentreath, Rose Uniacke and Amanda Brooks are some of the design talents whom I greatly admire.
I love timeless Southern design and I feel like it has been revived with a fresh interpretation. Miles Redd, Sara Ruffin Costello and Bailey McCarthy are some of my favorites .
Lastly, I am absolutely in love with the interiors that Anna Spiro produces. Her ability to mix pattern and color is truly incredible.
Top three things every house should have:
1- A round skirted table : perfect for books, tchotchkes, family pictures etc...
2- An oversized mirror: adds tremendous light and depth to a space.
3- An english roll arm sofa: comfy and classic
(Cece Barfield Thompson, Jamie Meares)
Girlbosses I admire:
Starting and maintaining a business is very challenging so I am always trying to read up on women entrepreneurs and how they do it all. I greatly admire Anna Spiro, Jenny Komenda and Baily McCarthy for their honesty about what it takes, their creativity and the fact that they are moms juggling it all!
Some of my favorite things:
1- I love this Ballard mirror, I recently used it in a project and it completely transformed the space.
2- Coveting these Manolo Blahniks.
3- Can't ever go wrong with leopard ....
4- I love this print from Gladys Perint Palmer.
5- My favorite fabric of the year...
6- Love this beautiful book with it's lush photographs.
7- Statement earrings are my thing.
8- I would love to use Biscuit's bloomsbury pattern in one of my projects.
9- This has become my all time favorite lipstick .
10- I love this cheerful print by Caitlin McGauley.
11- A girl can dream ....