Just In: Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Starts Today

The much anticipated Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale started today. A select group of on-trend, current season items for women, men, and kids are discounted about 30 to 40 percent. I did a little preliminary shopping for you, curating a closetful of neutral looks to get you through the summer. Seriously, just about everything you need for a stylish summer is right here, right now.

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 S H O P P I N G 

1 Marni Sunglasses 

2 A.L.C Striped Silk Blouse 

3 Eileen Fisher Racerback Knit Dress

4 Skagen Slim Leather Strap Watch 

5 Max Mara Brushstroke Print Sheath Dress

6 3.1 Philip Lim ‘Marquise’ Sandal

7 Tory Burch Cork Wedge Espadrille

8 Kendra Scott Drusy Ring 

9 L’Agence Contrast Panel Pleated Crepe Dress

10 Oliver Peoples ’Louella’ Sunglasses 

11 Tory Burch Geo Hexagon Pendant Necklace 

12 Seamless Day Bra

13 Philosophy ’hope in a jar’ Hydrating Foundation SPF 20 

14 T by Alexander Wang Side Slit Wide Leg Track Pants

15 DV Dolce Vita ‘Ziggie’ Sandal 

16 Herschel Supply Co. Market Tote

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ARTmonday: Artwork for TroyBoston Model Apt #1409

I love when I have the opportunity in my work to showcase local Boston artists and makers. For the last couple of months I’ve been working on a interior decor scheme for a model apartment at Troy Boston, a brand new, upscale, “green” rental building in SoWa. It’s a little outside my usual scope of projects and it’s been fun. You may have seen the initial post I did about it, when I was determining the color scheme for the apartment—Impressions: Creating a Color Palette of Charcoal + Dusty Rose. The final palette is indeed based on this post, with plenty of textural elements, including velvet, sheepskin, cork, plywood, and copper.

The best part has been curating the artwork. The art collection is the distinctive feature of the overall design and I hope people will view it as an exhibition rather than mere decoration. The pieces, which include paintings, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media pieces, are all done by New England-based female artists. Some of these Boston artists are  talented friends (Lee Essex Doyle, Tess Atkinson, Grace Hopkins),  others are young artists whose pieces I’ve purchased over the years at the SMFA Art Sale (Laura Beth Reese, Eugenie Lewalski Berg), others are artists I’ve become familiar with through blogging (Cig Harvey, Alicia Savage, Anastasia Cazabon, Anna Kasabian, Rachel Cossar, Winky Lewis, Jenny Prinn), and others are Boston artists who are new to me  (Heather McGrath, Linda Cordner).

I knew from the start that I wanted to include a statement artwork of a partially obscured woman; a moody fashion-y photograph of an elusive woman. I was able to get a few, though no oversize pieces due to the prohibitive cost of printing. Nevertheless I think the collection will hold together well. At the end of this post, you can see my current hanging scheme for the main wall, and for over the bed. I also plan to print a few of my own Instagram photos to pin or (washi) tape up.

Here I present to you the Troy Boston Model Apt #1409 art collection featuring over a dozen Boston area artists.  I hope you love it and will learn more about these talented women, all of whom have generously lent me their artwork.

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Alicia Savage
 self-portrait  •  Panopticon Gallery
Fort Point, Boston, MA

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Laura Beth Reese  •  self-portrait from Nude series
Boston, MA

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Cig Harvey, MidCoast Maine
The Goldfinch  •  Robert Klein Gallery

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Anastasia Cazabon  •  From the Secret World series
Boston, MA

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Grace Hopkins  •  CA01
Color photograph on canvas
Truro, Cape Cod, MA

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Grace Hopkins  •  Nassau06
Color photograph on canvas
Truro, Cape Cod, MA

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Grace Hopkins  •  LA45
Color photograph on canvas
Truro, Cape Cod, MA

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Rachel Cossar  •  Tights
Instagram photograph backstage
Ballerina, Boston Ballet  •  Boston, MA

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Lee Essex Doyle, Boston, MA
Prada I Orange  •  Childs Gallery  •   Watercolor and ink

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Winky Lewis, Portland, ME
Black and white photo of the artist’s daughter

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Eugenie Lewalski Berg  •   Six Couples
Cast concrete relief with graphite and oil pastel
Boston, MA

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Linda Cordner  •  Bayside Sky  •  encaustic
Linda Cordner created this large encaustic for the apartment after seeing my color palette inspiration post.
SoWa, Boston, MA

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Tess Atkinson  •  Vista Series
Color photograph face-mounted on plexiglass
Boston, MA

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Heather McGrath  •  Sunset in Iceland
Color photograph printed on sheet metal
SoWa, Boston, MA

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Anna Kasabian, North Shore, MA
Tide Pool III   •  stoneware
This many not be the exact piece that will hang. Anna Kasabian is lending me three pieces, which I will see when she drops them off next week.

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Jenny Prinn, Maine
Little Footsteps I  •  Oil on canvas
This is not the exact canvas I’ll be hanging. Jenny Prinn has graciously offered to paint an original work for the project.

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Main art wall
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Art over the bed
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Sunday Bouquet: Succulents & Citrus in Wine Crate

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Photo by Kevin & Danielle of The Why We Love 

Flowers, succulents, and citrus in wooden wine crate by  Julianne DaSilva
created for a bachelorette party at Leo Carilla State Park in Malibu, California.

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Montage: 12 Navy Blue + Brass Kitchens

Grey kitchens seem to have taken over. And paired with brass hardware, grey kitchens are gorgeous. I did a post back in 2013— 32 Brass Kitchens when brass hardware started infiltrating kitchens. Mainly those kitchens with brass hardware were white or grey, with the occasional innovative green. And lots of subway tile Now we’re seeing a lot more navy kitchen cabinets. From azure to the deepest stormy navy, blue cabinetry in the kitchen, finished with angular brass hardware, is the look, preferably with expanses of marble backsplashes. Here are 12 gorgeous examples of kitchens with brass hardware and navy cabinetry.

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Toronto Interior Design Group

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Devol Kitchens

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Joy Street Design

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Blair Harris  •  Photo by Jessica Glynn

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Emily Henderson

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One Fine Stay

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Elegueller Arquitetos

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Taylor Jacobson Design  •  My Domaine  •  Photo by Amy Bartlam

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Craig O’Connell Architecture  •  Vonnegut Thoreau Construction

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Stacy Begg •  Photo by Michael Graydon  •  House & Home

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Get the Look: Creating a Bohemian Style Backyard

Continuing with the theme of creating a bohemian style backyard—following up on Montage: 14 Bohemian Style Patios and Fine Print: Casa Bohemia—I partnered with World Market to curate a backyard with boho vibe Using an outdoor space designed by Consort Design as inspiration, I pulled together pieces from the global bazaar-like retailer to create an easy-to-follow shopping scheme.

Turns out creating a bohemian style patio is pretty easy when there’s a good selection of affordable finds. Today is the last day to take $50 off every $250 spent online or in-store at World Market with online code: HOORAYMAY

How to Create a Bohemian Style Patio

Inset photo by Phil Sanchez for Domaine

Shop StyleCarrot partner World Market to curate your own bohemian style patio.

S H O P P I N G 

Aqua Wire Wall Unit

Mini Succulent Pots

Faux Succulents in Rocks

Copper Punched Lanterns

Silver Dollar Stems

Segovia Whitewashed Mirror

Nomad Tiles Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Turquoise + Fuchsia Nesting Tables

Embossed Metal + Wood Daybed

Spotted Moth Outdoor Pillow

Grommet Top Outdoor Curtains  

More boho backyard decor from World Market

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