Monday, March 15, 2010

Flea Market Style Magazine

Matthew Mead has done it again.   If his on-line magazine weren't enough he decided to create  a new magazine called Flea Market style. When Matthew e-mailed to tell me that his new magazine was on the stands, I immeditaely rushed out to see what it was all about. I can honestly tell you that it did not disappoint.  Each article intrigued me.  One of my favorite posts was about this amazing woman;Jocie Sinaur who own's one of my favorite shops in New Hampshire called Red Chair Antiques.  Jocie is amazingly talented and has such an incredible eye.  Her trips to places far and near, to find the best of the best is the norm.  As a designer and stylist I check in often to see what new treasures she has.  Check out Flea Market Magazing for more incredible stories and ideas.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Windsor Smith

One of my favorite current designers is Windsor Smith.  She is an extremely talented, beautiful, mother of two teen aged sons ,a wife and a successful business person. I was drawn to her designs early on when this image was first shown in House Beautiful. I searched for an affordable version of the open shelving;and  found my own rendition (not quite so grand) for my dining room.
I also LOVe the following image, everything works so well together...Love her trademark black high gloss door.
Windsor's use of vintage in every room works especially when paired with modern.  In House Besutiful's article about her own home they talk about her practical and whimsical style; so prevelant in these kids rooms.

When the 2009 House Beautiful article came out I immediately tore out the pages and put them on my inspiration board.  So many of the ideas I've tried to add to my own home...Black and white accents, high gloss paint,old and new, furnishings used in ways that aren't the norm...The jury is still out on if it worked in my house but for now the tear sheets remain front and center on my inspiration board...Check this out...

Thanks to everyone for the incredibly nice messages while I was away...It's sooooooooooooooo good to be home.  kelly