Watch Me on Zoom Talking Serene Design With Designer Holly Gagne

Wonder how to peace out in crazy town (aka your house)?
Interior designer Holly Gagne
joined me on Zoom for my first “At Home” series
with Boston Globe Magazine

Recording here: https://athomeseries.splashthat.com/

Designer Q&A Creating Calm In Your Home

Sponsored by eco-friendly luxury mattress company Drumi.

Just In: Serena & Lily Spring Sale

Update your space for spring. The sale is on at Style Carrot partner Serena & Lily!

Known for their easy, breezy take on casual and comfortable  furniture, dreamy bedding, distinctive lighting, and well-made accessories, Serena & Lily offers pretty much everything you need for a fresh, California-meets-New England coastal modern home.

Get 20% off just about everything at Serena & Lily – furniture, accessories, bedding,  lighting, etc. (but NOT art, gift certificates, or that bike) through March 16, 2020. Use code FRESHMIX to save.

Here’s a selection of dining chairs, stools, and counter stools. Swap out your old ones or just add one or two new. There are crisp whites, nautical blues, and textural natural fiber choices.

Serena & Lily Spring Sale Dining Chairs Counter Stools

1 Rattan Swivel Counter Stool
2 Windsor Counter Stool
3 Bistro Counter Stool
4 Rattan Back Counter Stool
5 Bistro Counter Stool
6 Woven Banana Leaf Counter Stool
7 Backless Bistro Stool
8 Striped Woven Abaca Counter Stool
9 Dipped Backless Stool
10 White Windsor Chair
11 Dipped Backless Stool
12 Dipped Backless Stool

 

ARTmonday: Piñata-Inspired Installation at the Pru

Have you walked into the Prudential Center lately? Next time you’re at the Apple Store, cross the street and have a look. Boston-based public art organization Now + There has kicked off its 2020 season with a temporary, site-specific, and very colorful installation.

¡Provecho! by Justin Favela, which hangs from two towering windows facing Boylston Street, is joyous. The piece, inspired by piñatas is an ode to Boston’s Latinx culture. It is meant to evoke “the happiness, fulfillment, and pleasure we experience after sharing a good meal with family and friends.”

Justin Favela, a Las Vegas-based artist of Guatemala-Mexican-American heritage spoke with Afro-Latina, agitator, activist, and Boston City Councilor, Julia Mejia on The Art People podcast. Listen  here.

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

Boston Art Installation By Justin Favela Now + There

¡Provecho! by Justin Favela through Now + There at Prudential Center, Boston through March 2020.

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All the Deals You Need to Know for Black Friday + Cyber Monday

If you need anything (or just want something), now’s the time. Here are some popular Black Friday sales… some are only today, other’s last through Monday.

ELECTRONICS
Apple: Gift card up to $200 on iPhones, Apple watches, iPods, iPads…
Best Buy: Thousands of deals

DESIGNER FASHION
Coach: 50% off bestsellers
DVF: 20% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY
Goop: 20% off Goop-branded fashion & beauty & home
Intermix: Up to 75% off; includes new arrivals
Net-a-Porter: Extra 15% off sale items
Rag & Bone: 25% off everything with code TAKE25
Shopbop: Huge savings with code MORE19
The Outnet: Up to 85% off + extra 20% off with BLACKFRIDAY
Tory Burch: 30% regular + 60% off sale, $250+ with THANKS
Vince: 25% off everything, $200 purchase + with GET25

EVERYDAY FASHION
Ann Taylor: 50% everything with code BLACKFRIDAY
Anthropologie: 30% off everything + free shipping
Banana Republic: 50% all regularly priced items
Club Monaco: 30% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY
Eileen Fisher: 20% off with code THANKS
Gap: 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY
J.Crew: 50% off reg. prices + extra 60% off sale w/FRIDAY
L.L.Bean: 20% off with code THANKS20
Loft: 50% off with code FRIYAY
Madewell: 30% off with code GIFTWELL
Vineyard Vines: 40% off faves + 25% off sale with BLACKFRI19

FITNESS FASHION
Athleta: 20% off with code LAYERUP
Lululemon: Savings for all.
Outdoor Voices: 25% off sitewide with code THANKS25

DEPARTMENT STORES
Bloomingdale’s: Lots of discounts
Macy’s: Extra 20% off + free shipping at $25 with BLKFRI
Nordstrom: Up to 50% off for everyone
Saks: Gift card with $150+ purchase with THANK19SF

EXCLUSIVELY KIDS
Hanna Andersson: $25 PJs; 40% off everything else
Maisonette: Up to 30% off + free shipping

BEAUTY
Blue Mercury: 24 samples with $200+ purchase
Goop: 20% off Goop-branded fashion & beauty & home
Sephora: $15 and under deals

HOME
Anthropologie: 30% off everything + free shipping
CB2: 15% – 25% off
Crate & Barrel: 30% off sitewide except furniture
DWR: 15% off Herman Miller + free shipping
Framebridge: 20% off black frames
Hayneedle: Up to 80% off
Horne: 15% off with code HOLIDAY19
Jonathan Adler: 30% off sale + 25% off all else +free shipping
Lulu & Georgia: 25% off everything with code BIGTHANKS
Lumens: Up to 75% off lighting + furniture
Parachute: 20% off everything
Pottery Barn: 25% off everything + free shipping with BLACKFRIDAY
Serena & Lily: 25% off almost everything with THANKFUL
West Elm: 15%-30% off with code SAVEMORE
Williams Sonoma: Up to 75% off

Serena & Lily Thank You Event

During the Serena & Lily Thank You Event, almost everything is 25% off! This is the brand’s biggest and best sale of the year. Just use code THANKFUL.

Style Carrot’s partner in design Serena & Lily is serving up its Thank You Event. Right. This. Minute. During the Serena & Lily Thank You Event, almost everything is 25% off! This is the brand’s biggest and best sale of the year. (Note: sale items, gift certificates artwork, and bikes are excluded.) Just use code THANKFUL.

Since I don’t host the holidays, I don’t need many serving pieces beyond what I already have. (I entertained ideas of quiet, chilly Thanksgivings on Cape Cod, but I think we’ve only done that once, with little fanfare.) Each year we head to Fairfield County, Connecticut to celebrate with my husband’s family.

Serena & Lily Thank You Event

This year we brought the kitty and let him have free rein of the house since the cat-in-residence is no longer. It’s a pre-Civil War farmhouse, so there are lots of nooks and crannies for him to explore. This morning while I staged photos of Serena & Lily swag for you, he jumped right into the action.

Serena & Lily Thank You Event

I have a lot of coffee table books. I really love this one—Travel Home by Caitlin Flemming and Julie Goebel, with gorgeous photographs by Peggy Wong. (The cobalt blue glass is my mother-in-law’s collection.) The book features 20 homes with that incorporate international flavor from far-off cities including Marrakesh, Paris, and Tokyo. Travel Home is currently $30 at Serena & Lily with code THANKFUL.

Serena & Lily Thank You Event

I rested my morning tea (Earl Gray, black) on my Serena & Lily Granada tray. (The silver is family heirloom. I like the pink runner; I’ll have to ask where it’s from.) The tray is a new offering of Serena & Lily’s own design made from laminated birch. It’s available in small, medium, and large rectangles as well as large and small round ones. This is the small tray on sale at Serena & Lily for $43.50 with code THANKFUL.

Serena & Lily Thank You Event

It looks pretty here, but I’ll bring the tray home with me to put ton the shelf next to my desk, where my tea will live in the morning. A few weeks ago I dumped half a mug of Earl Gray on my laptop. I’m now, needless to say, working on a brand new computer. That was totally not in the budget.

I also just ordered this Turkish cotton hand towel with hand-knotted tassel fringe from the Serena & Lily Healdsburg bath collection  for our powder room. I think the Pink Sand color will work nicely with the neutral sand-toned wallpaper. And be much more fun to dry my hands with than a traditional towel. The Healdsburg bath collection now starts at $12 at Serena & Lily. Use code THANKFUL at checkout. 

Serena & Lily Thank You Event 25% Off Sale

S H O P P I N G

1 Healdsburg Bath Collection
2 Granada Trays 
3 Travel Home by Caitlin Flemming
4 Woodbury Serving Boards
5 Escape by Gray Malin