Monthly Archives: September 2013

Designer Secrets: All White

101DesignerSecrets_web9-lgnI am posting this designer secret because I wholeheartedly do not agree! I personally have never liked white linens, they feel too much like a hotel to me. There is a time and a place for experiencing that ‘refinement and order’ as Myra says and to me its not in my personal bedroom. I will save it for the vacations and getaways! To me they have their nose in the air and I like a more laid back feel to my bed or Biscuit as Bailey would say! I’ve recently been switching between a set of luxuriously soft chocolate sheets and a striped damask golden set.

What do you say yay or nay to white bedding?

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Friday Five

Amagansett Afternoon

Thank god for short weeks! I found myself in the Hamptons again for part of the long weekend and the photo above was from a party that I attended. How gorgeous right? I didn’t have a post planned for today but I thought it would be fun to include 5 fun facts about me. I’ll post another five next Friday!

  1. I wear a lot of hats,  sometimes too many. Besides running KLH I also have a design day job. I’ve recently found myself working in the print and pattern side of fashion and I am loving it!
  2. My original business plan did not include just traditional wallpaper, I originally wanted to print on a different substrate and I’m still determined to make it happen.  Stay tuned…
  3.  I am a New England girl at heart despite living in NYC. I consider both NH and South Shore Massachusetts home. I was born in Boston, raised mostly in Southern NH and have been living in Brooklyn for 9 years now.
  4. I’m a volunteer with the New York Junior League and I help organize the bi-annual House Tour and find all those pretty homes that end up on it. We are getting ready for our Fall tour on Oct 26th! (The day after my birthday!)
  5. I went to Catholic school for 13 years. That is a lot of plaid uniforms! Growing up I always wanted to go to public school and ride a school bus but I have so many great memories that I truly cherish from my time there.

 Hope you have a great weekend!

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Designer Secrets: Integrating Antiques

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I love adding a dose of vintage and antiques in unexpected places. Instead of using a traditional kitchen island an antique piece really warms the space up and gives it a quirky character.

This isn’t quite my style but I still wanted to share. There seems to be a bit of a disconnect between the sink and table and it seems unfinished to me but it sure is quirky! A vintage sewing machine table serves as a pedestal for a bathroom sink.

This is more my speed, the combo of that tub, that tile. It is sophisticated yet understated

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Girls Weekend Hamptons Style

I jaunted off to the Hampton’s a few weekends ago with my friend Meredith for a girls weekend away, we left Meredith’s husband at home! This was a strictly girls only trip, one of my favorites! In the past I have sometimes found it hard to travel with friends but our travel style seems to click well together. We had a loose schedule of what we wanted to do, and when I mean loose I mean I put together a list the day before and then we discussed it on the drive over. Sometimes its nice to let go of the schedule and just enjoy the moment which was what I we set out to do. Luckily we both had the same things in mind, beach, shopping and wine being the three most important!

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Nothing says summer like a farm stand! We stopped by this one to pick up some fruits and veggies and indulged in some amazing roast corn. Yum!

photo 3-2On Saturday morning we saw a sign for an estate sale that took us down a winding road. We never did discover the estate sale but came across the Hamptons Designer Showhouse instead. Talk about a lucky accident! This zen like porch was one of my favorites. More photos on this later! 🙂

photo 2-3My friend Erica clued me in that we had to stop by Wolfer Estates and taste the rose. We sipped on wine and listened to live music as the sun set on Saturday night and it was quite literally perfect!

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We had absolute perfect beach weather on Sunday and hit up Main Beach in East Hampton before saying good bye. Did you know that it is ranked #1 in the country? I must say that I agree, it is the nicest beach I think I have ever been to in the US

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Before we left we had lunch in Sag Harbor and noshed on some more delish seafood. It was hard to say good bye but I’m already scheming on how to get back asap

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