Thursday, June 18, 2015


Fathers day is right around the corner and decorators best asked me to post some gift ideas.  My dad is pretty easy to shop for.  He loves golf with my brother, a scotch on the rocks at sundown, "time pieces", his stubb collection and a great, worn in hat.  That being said, he would enjoy nothing more on fathers day than to hang out, have a bbq and spend the entire day with his family... nothing makes him happier than his family and that is why we love him so dearly.  Love you, Pauly!

Gifts Above:
1. Double old fashion glasses | Waterford - Lismore
2. The World's Most Expensive Watches book | Barneys
3. Whales Tale Pale Ale hat | Cisco Brewers
4. Raffia Stubbs | Stubbs & Wooton
5. Monogrammed golf balls | Etsy

Monday, June 8, 2015


We have an amazing, fun new project- staging the family estate in Nantucket!   

This house has been in the family for generations.  It is currently decorated to suit a more formal time period which makes it outdated, especially on Nantucket.  Working with Suzanne Rinfret Moore, an amazing chef with a great blog called Smoores in the Kitchen, has been wonderful.  She is so open to suggestion and was the motivation for changing things up.  We loved the idea of wanting the younger generation of Rinfrets to come to the island, relax and have a great time.  Our goal is to keep our family history in the bones, but make the decor modern and fresh.  Above is how we plan on doing so.

We will keep you posted on the progress, but so far we are thinking about replacing the following:

1. Dining Room- Modern art above the fireplace | Mirrors & lighting over server | New table & chairs
2.  Living Room- raffia paper | Coffee table | Linen arm chairs | Hanging Lantern | Rug | Artwork | Pillows
3. Family Room - Lamps | Change valance | Artwork | Throw Pillows
3. Kitchen- Island lighting | Kitchen chairs | Accessories
4. Guest Bedroom- Nightstands | Bedding | Throw Pillows
5. Guest Bedroom 2- Bedding | Replace Vignette by window | Throw pillows

We are hoping to install at the end of the month and are thrilled to spend some time in one of our favorite places on earth.  Cannot wait to see how it turns out!  

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


We had a fun time this morning shooting with Newsday for an upcoming feature in their "Design Editions".  It was an interesting staging being that it was raining buckets, but we think it turned out adorable.  We were asked to pair inexpensive bedding with an overall chic, sophisticated look.  This is what we came up with.  Check it out in next Friday's paper.