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John Rosselli | Washington, DC

We all know I’m no advocate of neutral, but my favorite showroom, John Rosselli, got it right with the beautiful vignette above. The truth is I’m craving some serenity right now as the past few weeks I’ve been battling bouts of insomnia and migraine headaches which have left me feeling less than 100%.

I’ve considered upgrading our mattress, buying blue light blocking glasses for pre-bedtime, melatonin, and a sleep mask to get me through the night, but if you have any recommendations I am all ears–there’s no worse feeling than waking up more exhausted than when you went to sleep!

On a more exciting note, I’ve decided to host a blog sale this week! I’m clearing out my inventory and will be posting new items (think one-of-a-kind pillows, rugs, and accessories) each day.

Check back often!

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The Pursuit of Style | beach bag

bag | bikini | towel |  espadrilles (similar)

Once my birthday has passed, I’m always acutely aware of how few summer days are actually left. After undergoing renovations for the entirety of June & July (talk about poor planning!) the pool in our complex has finally re-opened and I’ve been making up for lost time ever since.

Growing up, we always had a mishmash of LL Bean boat & totes around the house, but until I picked up this one at the beginning of the season I had forgotten how perfect they really are. Originally I planned to use it for trips to the Design Center, but as un-chic as this might make me, I’ve found myself reaching for it daily. Inexpensive and indestructible–what more can you ask for?

Pool time is also when I tackle the stack of magazines I’ve inevitably let litter every surface of our apartment. I think the cover of the summer issue of Conde Nast Traveler is especially chic (it’s since made its way to my inspiration board) and I was excited to see a great little write up about the Halcyon House which I’ve posted about.

This week I’m excited to be finalizing a few presentations and photographing a beautiful blue and white dining room I can’t wait to share with you! Here’s to soaking up every last bit of summer we have left!

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Lindsay Speace Interior Design

Annnd I’m back! I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July. It’s my absolute favorite holiday, but is always bittersweet because summer seems to be on fast forward afterwards. Have you ever made a seasonal to-do list? I think I might start to make sure I soak up every last drop.

We definitely did while on the Cape this past week–gorging ourselves on fried clams (okay, that was just me), spending every sunny day on the beach or boat, doing some antiquing, and totally owning being the oldest people at the drive-in showing of Inside Out (until we just about died of embarrassed when Garrett accidentally turned the headlights on). I shared some snaps on Insta from our trip.

It’s back to the grind this week, but who am I kidding, when “the grind” looks like the above scheme I’m working on, I consider myself pretty lucky because I remember all too well the Sunday scaries that plagued me prior to making the shift to my current career.

Hope everyone’s July is off to a great start!

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Provincetown, MA | The Pursuit of StyleGood morning from Cape Cod! Garrett and I drove up on Friday to spend the Fourth with my family and I couldn’t be happier to be home. We managed to sneak in a boat ride to Provincetown for the Portuguese Festival and lobster rolls (also the perfect place to raise a glass to last week’s victory #lovewins!) before the weather turned stormy.

Rainy weather gave me an excuse to knock out two more titles on my 52 books in 52 weeks challenge: My Paris Dream was surprisingly less fluffy than anticipated, and Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life was like a pep talk for the soul with exactly enough hilarity to keep things relatable and the eye rolling to a minimum.

The blog will likely be taking a back seat this week, but you can find me on Insta where I’m sure I’ll be over-sharing cedar shake shingled houses, hydrangeas and other quintessential New England things that I so desperately miss in DC.

Have a great week!

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Hydrangeas | Capitol Hill

Biased as I am, I thought the Cape & Islands had the hydrangea game on lock until I encountered these stunners on a walk this weekend–Capitol Hill: 1. We’re headed up to the Cape on Friday to celebrate the Fourth with my family so I’ll do my due diligence and report back.

June has gone by way too quickly, wouldn’t you agree? I think a summer to-do list is in order. First up, I need to add some books to my reading list. Have I mentioned I’m attempting to read 52 books in 2015? Currently I’m 5 books behind schedule (damn you Netflix) but I know I’ll be able to make up for lost time while on vacation.

What are you reading and loving these days? I’ve been reading a ton of business books/biographies so I think it’s time for something a little lighter. I’ve seen this work its way into more than a few Instas and I’ve been meaning to pick up a copy of this, but what else should be on my radar?