Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tis the season to pay more attention to your outdoor space than you normally would, and this little patio above is somewhere I could hang for a long time, chatting with friends and family.
Your outdoor living space should feel just as comfortable and welcoming as your indoor space. This means lot's of soft seating, textiles, and lighting for when the sun goes down.


String Lights via World Market
Tea Light Holder via H&M Home
Scented Candles via H&M Home
Wood Tray via H&M Home
Pillows via Zinc Door: Solid / Pattern
Loveseat via CB2
Area Rug via Target
Pouf via West Elm
Throw via Lulu & Georgia
Blue Accent Table via Zinc Door

Inspiration Image via Style & Cheek

Capsule Wardrobe Update

Monday, June 22, 2015

Well, my last post about my capsule wardrobe was on May 7 which was at least a couple of weeks into the whole exercise which means I've been at it for over 2 months.  Wow!  I started with a Spring Capsule Wardrobe and have now transitioned to summer. I have to admit that I don't love dressing in summer as much just because it's harder to look put together when you don't get to layer a jacket, scarf, or cardi on top of things - and shorts just look more casual in general. So I have to work on this a bit. But overall the capsule wardrobe has proven to be very effective.  It's easier to get dressed in the morning and I don't feel bad about not wearing things in my closet because I am wearing everything.  I'm also less tempted to shop and when I do shop it's more calculated.  I've been bad about chronicling the capsule every single day but I've gotten a good amount of photos in and thought I'd share them with you as a collage. 

There are definitely a few things I want to add for summer and I can't wait to share those with you when I've gotten them checked off the list. We are also leaving for a big trip to Portugal in early July and I am excited to put my experience with making a capsule wardrobe to work on my suitcase.  What have you been up to this summer and are you in as much of a pare down mode as I am?

CURATED NEST: Healthy Summer

Thursday, June 18, 2015

There's no better time than when it's warm out and the days are long, to get in shape. It's time to take care of your body, inside and out.

1. Tea (helps with cellulite) via Your Tea
2. Swimsuit via La Garconne
3. Body scrub via Wakaya Perfection
4. Smart snacking via The Good Bean
5. Coconut water (for rehydration) via Zico
6. iPod arm band via Incase
7. Workout leggings via Under Armour
8. Dumbbells via Power Systems
9. Sports bra via Under Armour
10. Running shoes via Nike
Inspiration image from Hannah Bronfman Instagram

- Cori

DESIGN BLUEPRINT: Pink and Gold Foyer

Friday, June 12, 2015

There's one pairing I will never tire of, and that's pink + gold. Especially when the pink is a little dirty and the gold is a bit antiqued.

This is one of the most romantic entryways I've seen and pairs my faves together perfectly... Yet, it's still somehow modern and bold.

Get the look...
Pendant via Arteriors
Mirror via 55 Downing Street
Picture Light via Lamps Plus
Framed Art via Pottery Barn
Sideboard via 1stdibs
Loveseat via Walmart
Runner via Target
Inspiration image via Kate Mark Interiors

IN THE WORKS: Airy Living and Play Space

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Recently an old college friend contacted me about designing the living room in her Washington DC town home.  She has a great open, airy space and wanted the living room to stay pretty open and clean and also be able to use the space for playing with her young daughter.   She wanted to keep some key pieces like her new sofa and lounge chairs but otherwise had a fairly blank slate.  We have a mutual love of everything Schoolhouse Electric (see my diaper bag post here), so I had a pretty good idea of what she wanted.  Here are some photos of how her space looks currently.

There wasn't much to alter about the layout but we did add some built-ins in the front for toy storage and display and a cozy window seat for reading. 

Below is the design board I created for the space!  Can't wait to get this going and show you some after photos!


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Welcome to the season for outdoor entertaining past the sunset... Here's some stylish ideas for your patio seating:

1. CB2
Inspiration image via Beth Kirby