IN PURSUIT

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Annabel Ingall Crossbody | Echo Fiesta Diamonds ScarfSteven Ella Flats | Jayson Home Vintage French Thread Sample | Chantecaille Poudre de Pearl

There might still be one month left of summer, but my mind is already starting to drift towards fall. Those Steven flats and Echo scarf have firmly secured spots on my wish list, but confession time, I’ve actually already bought a piece of fall clothing! This sweater is perfection. I’m planning on picking up a second color because I know it’s going to be worn on repeat.

My favorite bag now comes in a crossbody. Isn’t it the perfect size for running errands? I like to imagine a few of these framed vintage French thread sample charts in a future design studio space (a long ways away!) In the not so distant future, I’d like to add this topiary to my entryway–love its limestone pot!

I’m in the market for a new blush. My NARS go-to exploded in my make-up bag for the second time recently so I’m thinking of switching over to something a little more contained like Chantecaille’s Poudre de Pearl. Anyone tried it?

BEFORE & AFTER: GOLD ROPE STOOL

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The Pursuit of Style

This gold rope stool was the very first piece I bought for my One Kings Lane sale back in March. Those tassel feet had me at hello and I snapped it up knowing just how hard it would be to part with if it sold.

Lucky for me, the stars aligned and it was one of the few pieces that didn’t sell. In all honesty, I might have priced it just a tiny bit high in hopes that it could stay with me–just look at those legs!

I knew all this pretty lady needed was some fresh upholstery, so I picked her up some hot pink velvet and dropped her off at my workroom. She cleans up well, don’t you think?

BITS & PIECES

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I was doing a little cleaning yesterday and found myself completely inspired by the color palette of some of my recent acquisitions. The coral, turquoise, and lavender stripes on my new beach blanket I picked up last weekend from Steven Alan pairs perfectly with the embroidery on my Anthropologie top (unfortunately sold out but this and this are similar).

Remember the plates from my last In Pursuit post? Carol Fertig, the designer, (sign up for her daily email, Object Lesson, she finds the most beautiful things!) was sweet enough to send me a set after stumbling on my post and they’re even more beautiful in person! I think the coral crab is my favorite.

It’s so easy to get burned out in today’s world of constant sharing (blogging, pinning, Instagraming, etc.) so I was happy to find a little bit of inspiration in my everyday ordinary. A welcome reminder (for me at least) that sometimes if you step away from your pin boards and stop constantly scrolling through your feed, you might actually find the inspiration that you’re seeking.

Photos by Lindsay Souza for The Pursuit of Style

LATELY I’VE BEEN…

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Teil Duncan 30-A Kind of Day | 1st Dibs Bone Inlay Bureaus |  Katie Ridder Beetlecat | Circa Lighting Boston Library Light | Serena & Lily Coral Frame Duvet | Maine Cottage Bookshelf | Alan Campbell Cap Ferrat

Apologies for going off the grid this week!  I’m attempting to complete my interior design final a week early so I don’t have to delay my vacation, which unfortunately, has left very little time for this blog. On the plus side, this project has been so much fun! We’re designing a home of our own creation for clients that we dreamed up. Could there be a more perfect job?

I’m designing a playful beach home for clients with young twin girls–have I mentioned I’m obsessed with the idea of having twins? Above is what I’ve got going on for their bedroom. Picture twin beds in Katie Ridder’s Beetlecat fabric, bone inlay bureaus as nightstands, Alan Campbell’s Cap Ferrat on a loveseat, and Teil Duncan’s 30-A Kind of Day above the bookshelf.

Anyone want to hire me to make this room a reality? I think it needs to come to life! Wish me luck on getting everything done by Monday and have a great weekend!

JOIE DE VIVRE

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I realized that yesterday I completely forgot to share the most life changing experience of our CT trip… My first visit to a Joie boutique. Over exaggerating? Maybe. But only just a little. With just under ten brick and mortar stores nation wide (sadly none of which are in DC) I’ve been getting my Joie fix almost entirely online (here’s a secret: 6pm has amazing deals!)

Joie is one of those brands I think I could easily wear exclusively. I adore their silk blouses and the understated but chic vibe they’ve got going on. The design of the Westport store felt like walking into a Parisian apartment. Crisp whites, dove grey velvet curtains in the dressing room, black and white photographs of effortlessly cool women (dying to know the artist!), and pots of orchids in the fireplace.

Naturally, I couldn’t walk away empty handed. I almost picked up a pair of these berry flats for Fall* but then I saw it hanging on the extra 20% sale rack…. The palm leaf printed Mehira blazer I’ve been coveting all season. The last one just so happened to be in my size so I knew it was fate.

After excitedly explaining to the sales woman that I worked in interior design and this blazer was exactly like one of my favorite wallpapers (yes, she gave me the crazy lady look I deserved) and giving it a quick try on, it was a done deal. Life changing.

Joie, please open up a DC boutique soon!

 *the fall shoes are SO GOOD! Just look at these leopard penny loafers ahh!