Inspired By: Painted Wood Floors

Mar 5, 2015

You’ve probably figured out by now that we’re a rug-loving bunch. But some rooms simply scream for a different floor treatment, like tile, brick, or herringbone wood. So today we’re taking a peek at one of our favorite creative flooring options: painted wood floors.   These six spaces—all a far cry from those cringe-inducing, beat-up pine floors we all seemed to have in our first apartments, and which we subsequently drowned in layers of a sad “greyge” hue in a futile attempt...

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Wordless Wednesday

Mar 4, 2015

Welcome to (almost) Wordless Wednesday, where we feature an inspiring image each week. Photo via Derek...

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New York Fashion Week Winter 2015

Mar 3, 2015

From to the Grammys to the Oscars and the seemingly hundreds of award shows in between, February was a fashion-filled month.  We’re still coming down from all the red-carpet highs (Lupita Nyong’o dripping in a 6,000-pearl dress by Calvin Klein! Emma Stone in a sleek and shimmery Lanvin jumpsuit! Mary J. Blige in a floaty-meets-architecural silver J. Mendel stunner!), so instead we’re focusing our attention on the runway. There was a lot to love at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week...

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Amazing Space: Berkshire Barn Makeover

Mar 2, 2015

We love a great reno success story, especially when that redesign has taken place in our own backyard. So when we saw this living room, in a converted eighteenth-century barn right here in the Berkshires and featured in Vogue, we couldn’t resist including it in this edition of Amazing Space. This eclectic home, a Tudor-style retreat on 100 acres, is the decorating brainchild of Adam Lippes, the former creative director of Oscar de la Renta and now owner of his own eponymous fashion label. ...

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The New Bunny Williams for Dash & Albert Collection Is In!

Feb 28, 2015

Annie has collaborated with a variety of designers over the years, but one of her most memorable collabs to date has come courtesy of interior decorating legend Bunny Williams. Her eponymous rug collection with Annie’s own Dash & Albert has been the darling of interior designers, bloggers (check out why The Peak of Chic named the collection one of the design highlights of 2014), and décor magazines alike, and we couldn’t be happier with the response to Bunny’s high-end yet...

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Annie’s Bathroom Cabinet Organization Makeover

Feb 27, 2015

To say that Annie was a bit unhappy with her cluttered, messy bathroom vanity is like saying she sort of likes a smidge color in her bedroom decor. In fact, trying to find a favorite tube of hand cream or a replacement toothbrush head in the semiorganized chaos of her vanity was so frustrating, she knew she had to find a solution, stat. Enter these genius double-decker, sliding-drawer metal mesh organizers from Deco Brothers. Annie likes that they look modern and sleek, and the open weave of...

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Winter Waffle Sundae Recipe & a KitchenAid Giveaway!

Feb 26, 2015

We can’t remember a recent winter when we’ve spent so much time inside, huddled up in pajamas and fleece or buried under layers of warm bedding. As this article proves, we’re not the only ones; the bone-numbing cold and multiple feet (feet!) of snowfall have been enough to try the patience of Buddha. But as the saying goes, when the going gets tough, the tough make waffles. This week, Annie is guest posting over on the the Kitchenthusiast, the KitchenAid blog, with her original recipe...

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Wordless Wednesday

Feb 25, 2015

Welcome to (almost) Wordless Wednesday, where we feature an inspiring image each week.   Photo via Michael Haverland...

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How to Mix Patterns: Bedding Edition

Feb 24, 2015

We hope you’ve had a chance to join us for our first two posts in this pattern-mixing series, on pairing patterned rugs and mixing patterns in pillows and throws. Today Annie’s back with the mother of all how-to-mix-patterns topics: bedding. Our beds are often one of the largest decorating surfaces in our homes, so learning to mix patterns here can lead to a spectacular room design. And with so much great bedding to choose from these days, you’ll have no problem finding friends for that...

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Ten Minutes with Fashion Expert Melissa Bigarel

Feb 23, 2015

The six-year-old version of Melissa Bigarel, who looked forward to visiting her grandmother partly so that she could ransack her trunk full of vintage clothes, never dreamed that she’d have a career in fashion. As a 19-year-old college English major, she started working in corporate retail, and was such a natural that she kept getting promoted. She ultimately spent more than a dozen years helping to right the ship of sinking chain stores—and learned more than a few valuable lessons along...

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Annie’s Favorite Moments on Instagram

Feb 21, 2015

Annie has been enjoying one of those crazy-busy but inspiring stretches of time. If she’s not traveling to locales near and far, she’s in product meetings or in the studio, working on some incredible new bedding, rugs, and accessories. (Stay tuned for a backstage pass to all the new intros, coming all year long. You’re going to have to see some of this decor to believe it!) But one thing she always makes time for is Instagram, and she’s been posting a variety of fun, exclusive photos....

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Winter Scarf Style

Feb 19, 2015

When it comes to winter fashion, we like to keep a simple dictate in mind: this might be the Northeast, and we do love some insulated, multipurpose outdoor gear, but that doesn’t mean we have to live in lace-up snow boots and puffer parkas all season long. Some days we just want to put on a look that’s feminine, cute, and still weather appropriate, with a few fun focal points—like a great coat and a pretty scarf —to liven it up. This look hits all the right notes between girly and...

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