May 20, 2011


by Shelly

We have exactly ONE WEEK until we are to move into our new home!  It’s been CRAZY….running around trying to manage our house remodel, packing and attempting to purge ourselves of the stuff we’ve accumulated while living in this big ol’ house, selling all the old baby equipment and toys, handling three new client projects (YAHOO!), and the best part…taking time out of all this to attend Blogfest 2011!

Here are some highlights of the week taken from my ever so humble iPhone.  I know…not exactly the best camera to use, but I forgot the nice Canon, so I had to use what I had!

Lunch at the House Beautiful offices.

The beautiful backyard of the Kips Bay Showhouse done by Greener by Design

I’m uber-obsessed right now with pea gravel and small stones in the garden, rather than hardscaped surfaces. Feels much more organic!

Probably one of my favorite rooms at Kips Bay.  This “stereo lounge” was designed by Brad Ford and features a wood slab turntable/coffee table.  Such a cool space! Here is a better pic of the room.

Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa preview and picnic lunch at the Lee Jofa showroom.

Such fun, happy color and pattern!  I can’t wait to use some of these lovely fabrics on upcoming projects.

Barbara Barry showing us her new Indochine fabric line for Kravet!

Horrific picture, but it doesn’t matter!  Me with one of my ultimate design idols…Suzanne Kasler. I about flipped when I walked into this party and saw her there. LOVE!

Suzanne’s gorgeous, feminine room designed with the line of fabrics she reinterpretted for Kravet.

Design legend David Easton in the room he designed.

Meeting ANOTHER design biggie…Thomas O’Brien!

And one of the best events of the week….hearing Architectural Digest editor in chief, Margaret Russell speak. You’ve never heard a room full of design bloggers so quiet in all your life!

It was an amazing trip from start to finish, but boy was it tiring!  I’m glad to be home and back in the saddle of all my ongoing projects.  Today the kitchen and guest bath marble is being installed.  I will share pictures this weekend!

Happy Friday everyone!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Megan Tomren May 21, 2011 at 3:42 am

Love the Lilly room. Best touch is the picture of Lilly herself lounging. My daughter is a big fan of her prints so of course her closet is overflowing with Lilly. And now her room is Lilly. Such uplifting colors. Makes anyone smile :)


Marianne - Style For Living May 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Looks like you had the best time! Hopefully I will plan ahead for next year and get registered before it fills up!


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