Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer's Best Accessory!

Outdoor parties are the best part of summer. No matter the budget, anyone can throw together a stylish party with major flair. All you need is some sun, friends & family, (furry friends too!) some great food and a great playlist. We've got a summer filled with event styling and there's one accessory that we can't live without. This summer's best accessory is the serving tray. Yep- you gotta have one. (Or in our case, 5 or 6)

Need some inspiration? We're serving it up for ya....


  




(We're obsessed with spraying wire shelving. We spray everything around here)


Large Lucite Tray









Danielle Moss's home tour on Apartment Therapy
Looking for a tray to amp up your party chic?

Come spend the afternoon with Megan, personalizing your very own lucite tray!

WORKSHOP: DIY Custom Lucite Serving Tray
WHEN: June 29th Sunday from 3-5pm
via Made By Girl






Wednesday, May 7, 2014

We're Growing! Our new design shop!


Spring has sprung around here, and what better time to announce our big news...
New England Staging & Interiors is opening a design shop!

As we put together the finishing touches, stop by this weekend for a sneak peek of our new shop.
But wait!

Not only do we have a new space for design services, we also have a new addition! 
We have added a new line of custom floral design called...

IVY 
{Home & Garden}




"Officially" Opening Thursday May 15th, 2014

Stop by this weekend for a sneak peek of the shop and get the inside scoop on what's in store!


Located within a 12 acre nursery, we have plenty of space to roam.


Come design your space with us.
(Yes, we have huge fiddle leaf fig trees!)






We can't contain our excitement!
Speaking of containment, we're obsessed with these French outdoor planters!


Come see us. 
"Officially" Opening Thursday May 15th, 2014
{Stop by this weekend for a sneak peek and sample sale)

Located at 41 Range RD Windham, NH
(Delahunty Nursery Bldg)
Phone: 603.548.3636

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Year of Photography

Great art never goes out of style.
I think this should be the year of buying fabulous art. Whether it's framing an architectural photograph you took on your smart phone or finding a quirky painting at the antique market.  Gone should be the generic "box store" artwork. With resources like Etsy, online art auctions, and the ease of printing our own photos, there is no excuse to have meaningless art in our lives.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” 
― Pablo Picasso

I love adding a little irony to a room through artwork, especially mixing old and new.   We have some great projects on the books for this year so, I thought I'd take you on my journey to find meaningful art.  Beauty that greets us with heart, touches the soul, and takes us to a happy place;
 our very own home.

I'm always inspired by photographs in unexpected spaces. 
(still in love with my Slim Aaron's photograph


 The newest JK Place in Rome is full of gorgeous modern art.



My fabulous friend and photographer Sarah Winchester is the "go-to" artist for amazing photographs.
She took this photo in Paris and translated it into this amazing piece.. it's 4 x 6 ft on acrylic!
She has a huge library of gorgeous photos and I cannot wait for our next installation.

Photo Credit Sarah Winchester

This photograph used in this room by Mary McDonald has always been one of my all time faves.


For this look, Jonathan Adler is killing it right now with his collection of Slim Aaron's prints.



This seaside photo by Christian Chaize.



Packaged in an archival portfolio, a Praia Piquinia Subscription by Christian Chaize can be delivered to your door. I would love to frame the whole series in a big, bright room with a view.


Available for approx. $900. More info. and prints for as little as $60 on 20x200.com
or buy the hardcover book for $25!


The best thing about photography and our super, smarty camera phones, is that we can capture our own shot and frame it for very little cost. The best art happens in daily life. Go ahead- give it a shot.

Here is a photo I took on vacation that I think could be fun. 



Hello Instagram.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Inspired design: Mixing old and new.



It was a busy week of staging, de-staging, sourcing new products and preparing for an 
upcoming "top secret" event. Here are a few of this week's highlights.


Staged this GORGEOUS unit on Newbury St Boston

 View from Living Room. 







While looking for industrial items for my "secret" event. I stumbled upon THIS major
find in a hotel liquidation/salvage store. I literally died when I saw this gigantic oil painting for $200!!! (now hanging in my little tiny dining room)





I'm obsessed with this painting and cannot wait to re-design my dining room around this antique art. Mixing old and mid century modern is truly my preferred design style. 
When I want inspiration for my own house, I look to designer Catherine Kwong. 
Her work is a visually stunning mix of old and new. 

Some of Catherine's work:



View her portfolio here. And, her blog is FABULOUS too.

And one more thing... Here is my favorite PIN this week. Ack! 
THIS MARBLE IS TO DIE FOR!!!


Gritti Palace Hotel in Venice, Italy (via Sukio)

Follow on INSTAGRAM Inspired Design board for more inspiration!

-S-

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

West Elm Wish List

Whether you're looking for some great gift ideas or perhaps you're ready to give your holiday house a makeover, West Elm has got it goin' on this season. If you're on my xmas friend list, you can bet that you'll be getting a little something from the West Elm elf.
Here are my fave's... it's a long one because they've got such good stuff!!!




And the whole place setting for that matter!

And this brass metal wall mirror is BONKERS in person. It also comes as a floor mirror!


I would spray the ring andirons gold but, FINALLY, affordable & stylish andirons under $200!!! They're actually $79 bucks! C'mon now.

I would ask for this for Xmas yet, I'm not going to be able to wait. So, I'll be buying this later today when I place my monogram orders. 

Umm, this is also happening in my living room. I have been waiting to find something fabulous to replace my Pottery Barn cabinet below the TV and this is definitely it.
This would also be so fabulous in a dining room for bar accessories, extra china etc. 


This table would be a game changer in any room. For a quick update, 
changing the coffee table can get you the biggest bang for your buck.


Every year my table consists of WestElm pieces here and there. This year, my table will be
shining bright with these fabby little numbers. 


Okay, I won't be waiting to get this as a gift becasue I need it asap. But the good news is that I can put my new jewels inside. wink wink Ralphie. 


This little skull and cross bones monogram is just what's up.
(I'm doing the oil and vinegar bottles with the skulls)


And, last but not least. I know it may be a little more expensive but I love the idea of using bags instead of wrapping paper for gifts. This is no new idea but I have to say, last year, it really got to me how much paper was thrown away. So, I'm all about giving cute bags this year.
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Only 7 more weeks!!