First up, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who got in touch both publicly and privately to express support, understanding and kind words in response to my recent post that reflected on the highs and lows of my twenties. Your readership and friendship is much appreciated! I may only be a little over a week into my thirties but I’ve started to make in-roads on some of my hopes for this next decade. Stay tuned for some exciting updates every soon! In the week since I returned from a short vacation in Mexico with my husband, I’ve been busy working on spring design updates to my apartment (don’t miss the daily updates in my Instagram story!), as well as various design events across New York City. So I’m jumping in today to share some of the design inspirations that caught my eye in my adventures this past week.
1. First up is the most exciting piece of press I’ve ever received – a profile of my career to date in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times! The piece was in print last Sunday and can be read online, too.It was such an honor to be featured and to all the new readers that have come on over since, hello and welcome along to my make-you-smile style adventures in design, style and travel. I hope you’ll enjoy the ride! Well, there’s no time like the present, so let’s start with nine more design adventures after the jump.
2. Those of you following along on Instagram know how excited I’ve been about this lemon wallpaper for weeks. It finally went up in the entryway of my apartment on Tuesday and I’ll be revealing the new look here soon.3. I took a trip to the AD Show and it was one of the best assortment of exhibitors I’ve seen in the four or so years that I’ve attended the show. I particularly enjoyed the craftsmanship and textures on play at Tucker Robbins’ stand. If booth displays won awards, this one would win!4. Yes, in addition to the lemon wallpaper, there have been more spring updates to the apartment this past week. Namely, this gorgeous St. Giles Blue paint which I used to breathe some fresh life into the walls of my dining nook. Here’s how it looked before – the reveal of the makeover coming to the blog in the next week or so! Read: I still need to source a new light fitting before I can photograph the space! 😉 5. The decor at The Happiest Hour is even better than the cocktails (and trust me, they’re damn good!). The peacock blue velvet and palm print wallpaper combo? SO good!6. I enjoyed a belated birthday brunch with friends amongst the chic environment of Cafe Clover. Remember when I ‘grammed from there back before Christmas? Well, the space is just as charming year around.7. Please can we discuss how Pottery Barn have totally upped their game throughout the last few seasons? I was in their Broadway store earlier this week and I was genuinely so impressed by the product and visual merchandising. This bedroom layering situation left me inspired for the dream beach house I don’t yet own! 😉8. On Monday night I attended Diffa’s Dining by Design charity dinner as the guest of Crate & Barrel. It was such a fun evening and I enjoyed walking through the space to see all the various table designs before the dinner. Twyla’s table in collaboration artist Edward Granger was one of my #makeyousmilestyle highlights from the evening.9. Sarah Sherman Samuel’s bedroom design for this year’s Modernism Week show house was one of my absolute favorites10. This bar area at the Fairmont Mayakoba hotel in Mexico left me inspired to bring more graphic pattern into the spring design updates I’ve been doing back home in my apartment. Stay tuned for a full tour of this incredible (and colorful!) resort on the blog soon. In the meantime, did you catch my sneak peek drone video and room tour from my trip there? Have a great weekend, everyone. I’ll see you back here next week!