The Modern Farmhouse Project

This past fall, we began working with a young family on their soon-to-be-new house. They found a really special piece of property and had an amazingly simple yet spectacular modern farmhouse design done by Thomas French Architects. I'm certain I squealed when I first opened the house plans and the inspiration photos they sent over which included some of my personal favorites by Eric Olsen Design:
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21 Apr 2016

Gracious People: Brooke & Steve Giannetti

A couple of years ago, I started an (extremely!) irregular blog series called "Gracious People." In my line of work and in my life, I come across lots of insanely talented and incredible people... People whose work I admire and drool over. But there are also those people I come across, whose talents I not only admire, but whose spirit I admire as well.  I'm struck by how kind and open they are. People who uplift, encourage and inspire. These people are secure and generous and want the best for those around them. They're, in a word, gracious.   I have been totally remiss in keeping up with this blog series and my lack of posting on the subject has nothing to do with not meeting any more of these wonderful people lately, just in being behind in writing about it.  But today, as I've been cherishing my reads of Brooke & Steve Giannetti's new wildly popular book, Patina Farm, and have had them on my mind, I realized a "Gracious People" post was in order.   ...

18 Apr 2016

Looking Ahead...

This has been one of the busiest years of my life and, though I'm not complaining, we've been doing a lot of thinking on how to grow our company in the right direction while still staying sane.  Our baby, Gisele, has been all over the country with us for multiple magazine show houses and book signings and speaking engagements, we moved and started a renovation as my book launched this past fall, worked on a few photoshoots of our designed spaces, have made our parcel services available for slots in 2016, and are undertaking some our biggest design projects to date (not all are local so there's the travel).   ...

14 Apr 2016

"Villa" Style

If you've been reading my blog for a while now or follow along on Instagram, you might remember me sharing about a cousin's house I'm designing in Florida.   ...

11 Apr 2016

Hey hey

I'm back to work this week after a pretty chill/ flu-infested Easter holiday.  We made some serious progress in the yard and had some amazing weather at home.  (come on spring!!!) ...

07 Apr 2016

Mountain House Kitchen Before and After

I can't believe it but it's already been almost six months since my book, Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating was released!  Time has really flown.   ...

14 Mar 2016