Elements of Style To me, the holy grail. Erin Gates is a phenomenal designer, and her new home- a century old farmhouse in Wellesley- is just gorgeous. I often turn to her old master bedroom for inspiration, and her recent kitchen facelift (paint, counters, backsplash), is often shown to my clients when they poo-poo an interior. Her books are just beautiful and chock-full of heart-to-hearts.
Pencil and Paper Co. Gen Sohr is my go-to gal for all things fun and Southern. She’s not afraid of color, has renovated a gorgeous Nashville Colonial into the fun family home of your dreams, and stays true to herself. Her daily style includes swingy dresses, huge-bauble earrings, and red lips, and her posts scream “happy!”
EyeSwoon The complete opposite of Gen Sohr, Athena Calderone has a style that’s organic, natural, and neutral. From her townhouse in Brooklyn to their weekend home in Amagansett, her spaces are full of textures and styles that I wish I were cool enough to have. As a bonus: her recipes are full of local goodness. Her bucatini with spicy tomatoes and sweet corn is one of our go-to pastas in the summer.
Atlantic-Pacific As a girl who is slightly pattern- and color-phobic, I love seeing Blair’s style on the daily. From obnoxiously-large sunhats to stripes on stripes on stripes, her wardrobe makes me happy, and on occasion, inspires me to branch out.
Room For Tuesday Sarah and Emmett are die-hard DIY-ers with an incredible sense of style. Dog lovers, entertainers, and outdoor adventurers, their home looks like it welcomes a candle-lit dinner party as much as it would a group coming over for a ski weekend. Their blog, then, is full of everything from vacation suggestions, recipes, and how-to’s.
Williams- Sonoma Taste We all know I’m obsessed with Williams Sonoma, right? Their blog offers recipes, entertaining guides, product placement (of course), and tips for cleaning, cooking, and baking. Their cocktail guides are incredible, and their holiday menus are perfect for brainstorming!
Boxwood Avenue Oh my… Chloe has the life I’ve always dreamed of. When I think of being a farmer, I think of the life I had; and older, not-so-great house, dirty fingernails, tractors that are always broken down and buried in weeds. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there’s Boxwood Avenue, life on a working farm where feeding cattle, managing ranch hands, and putting up preserves (on a La Cornue range) is a beautiful daily life.
The Page Edit I’ll be honest- I only recently dicovered Anna Page, and gave her a follow because her New York apartment is laid out exactly like one we’ve been obsessing over in Chicago for years. While her daily wardrobe is a bit more feminine than mine, her home is just… perfect! Proof that big style can happen in small spaces.
Park and Oak A Chicago design firm with an aesthetic that combines rich, older character and modern style. They’re just wonderful at creating spaces that look less designed and more collected. They’ve also seemed to have coined the phrase “cocktail room,” and that’s a room I can get behind!
The Style Bungalow I am consistently blown away by Stephanie’s images. A former ballerina, she has such a graceful drama to her. While her hair may be tousled and her makeup natural, her dress may be a little more formal with a giant bow or huge skirt. It’s just gorgeous. And her Palm Beach apartment? Well… It’s what I imagine south Florida life to look like. Check out the entire thing here.
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** photo by Lana Carroll **