This is one of my favorite pieces of art that Jon @wildonesadventures has ever made and guess what it didn’t start out as a piece of art! It was an old canvas that Jon was using to get rid of any left over paint from other art projects. Instead of having the paint go down the drain he would just swipe it onto the canvas! None of the colors were planned but it all works! What a happy accident! Are you feeling inspired to do a little painting yourself? I love to paint and I’m itching to get out my paints!
Getting up in the morning is always better when you have pink appliances for your morning tea and toast! @smegusa just totally get it’s! There candy colored appliances are everything! Swipe to see the backsplash with brass accents! It’s oh so pretty but a total pain to install!
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. -Martin Luther King JR . . . Beautiful staircase photo from @erinsummer_ whose account I absolutely adore!
As a special Saturday treat, we have an amazing feature this week for #chinoiseriechicstyle 💗 I have a total girl crush for Gretchen from @gretchenblack ! Her design work is beautiful, glam and chic! She incorporates beautiful textiles, custom details, blue and white, and nods to chinoiserie 💗 Go check out more of Gretchen’s beautiful home and stunning feed over at @gretchenblack . Thank you so much to last weeks guest host Lee @leeowensdesign 😘 . If you want a chance to be featured, please tag your photos with #chinoiseriechicstyle and follow all of the hosts: @craftingculture @camilapavone @paigeminear @dianarosespier @mimosalaneblog @katesmithinteriors @pmaristch @ohsolovingly @gretchenblack (featured host) . Enter Saturday through Thursday and each Saturday we'll share our favorite chinoiserie inspired space!
Got to spend the day with Sebastian yesterday! Swipe to see us in our coordinating outfits! I haven’t done an official photo shoot in his nursery but it is adorable! It’s bright and happy with a space theme sprinkled throughout! Here is a little corner where I got to rock him to sleep. He passed out on me and then I watched the first episode of Zoeys Extraordinary Playlist! I laughed and cried. Can’t wait for more episodes!
It’s Thursday which means Treat Yo Self day on the blog! I love sharing a purchase I’m obsessed with so that you can Treat Yo Self to it if you like! Please tell me you have seen Parks & Rec and are dying to do a Treat yo self day!!! Now aren’t you dying to know where I got that stunning striped bag! I know all of my color loving friends would love it!
One of my favorite home pieces that is currently still in a storage pod is this etagere! It was a find from @pier1 probably ten years ago! Originally it was black but that didn’t work with my vibe. So, we painted it high gloss white and put it in a corner of our living room that didn’t have room for anything else! Have you been to @pier1 lately with all of its store closings? I want to pop into my local one today and see if there are any deals to be had! . . . Want an update on our new house? It’s up on the blog today and it’s not pretty! . 📷@erinkestenbaum
Feeling blue? @pantone has declared classic blue as the color of the year! What are your thoughts? In my design work blue is almost a neutral for clients. It’s the only color that both men and women like. So, I have quite a bit of blue fabric memos in my library. I love a classic blue and have used it in the past, but this year I’m actually feeling more of a French blue which is a much lighter shade of blue. What is your favorite blue? 📷 @erinkestenbaum #colormadetheroom
Progress photos from a project are always the best! Especially when they are from one of your bestie’s homes! I connected with my friend Melissa @mrsmelfam due to my blog! She was a long time blog reader and a couple of years ago she saw me at a parenting co-op where Hudson was taking a class. She came up to me and blew me away that someone actually recognized me. We went out for coffee and the rest is history. She is one of the sweetest people I know and her family is just as amazing. They are all family to me. We have so many of the same likes and I’m constantly telling her we need to work together at Effortless Style! For now I get to help her decorate her home. We are constantly re-decorating rooms! Her foyer recently got a whole new look with this stunning @thibaut_1886 paper!!!!
My favorite part of co-hosting the #chinoiseriechicstyle hashtag party is learning about new to me accounts! I’m so happy that @leeowensdesign participated this week! She is an interior designer from upstate NY with a classic style and a superb attention to details! Make sure to scroll thru and see some of my favorite pics from her feed! . If you want a chance to be featured, please tag your photos with #chinoiseriechicstyle and follow all of the hosts: @craftingculture @camilapavone @paigeminear @dianarosespier @mimosalaneblog @katesmithinteriors @pmaristch @ohsolovingly @leeowensdesign (featured host) . Enter Saturday through Thursday and each Saturday we'll share our favorite chinoiserie inspired space!