Friday, July 27, 2012

Favorite Fridays

How has your week been? For the first time in a long time, mine has seemed long, filled with overwhelm and exhaustion.. The week started off with successful meetings and a surprise date night (so fun!) on Tuesday.  But the past three days I have been working off less than two hours of sleep with a teething baby and a guilty conscience, missing Tilley-Gray's first swim class and a good friend's charity dinner.  It's hard not to feel like I'm doing only a mediocre job at being a mom, a wife, a business partner, and a friend. I'm doing them all, but am I doing them well? 
 I've told you about Mom, Inc. before, but I can't stress how much I like this book. I've had to apply some principles I have learned from it this week, and when looking back through my highlighted notes, and with the encouragement from my family, my husband, and Shannon, I don't feel quite so guilty. 

Enough pouting; on to favorites from this week!

Favorite Kitchen
I love all of the different textures (I counted ten!) in this kitchen. It's easy to do everything in a kitchen the same color or surface, but what makes this so interesting is that all of the surfaces work together. 

Favorite Bedroom
I'm sure you have seen this image popping up all over the place for a while, but Shannon and I have gone back to it this week when working on a client's bedroom. Our clients wants patterned wallpaper and a patterned headboard, which can be tricky but is gorgeous when you have the right mix. The Quadrille Pina fabric, Phillip Jeffries wallpaper, and the side tables and lamps that designer, Kathleen DiPaolo of Pacific Family Homes  found on Etsy are perfect. 

Favorite House Tour
Jamie Meares of Furbish Studio helped her client put the finishing touches on her home. I love how the entire home turned out, a mix of old and new, high and low, classic and contemporary. You can see more images of her home on Jamie's blog. 

Guilty Pleasure
The Bachlorette is over and I hate to admit that I'm kind of bummed. It was a guilty pleasure, a little escape, and Gray would even sit on the couch with me and pretend not to watch it. More than the show itself, I'm going to be sad not seeing what she wore. If you are (secretly) obsessed like me, here is another little guilty pleasure. 

Favorite Reminder
Found here along with some other stellar art work. 

Favorite Photos
Tilley-Gray got scooped up on Wednesday for a secret photo session with Millie Holloman. She called me that night and told me to look at her blog. You can't have a bad day after seeing these, right?

A few other favorites:
The documentary, First Position.
The impeccable style of Olivia Palermo featured in Tatler Russia.
The new series on VMac + Cheese, Real Life
The new Tory Burch fall line up of bags. This one is my favorite. 
The opening ceremonies of the Olympics tonight. I can hardly wait!

I hope that you all have a great weekend!


  1. I can totally relate to your week. Something was in the air this week for sure! Those precious pictures of your daughter definitely made me smile. And Jeff Holm :)

  2. I love those pics! My little guy had his done too, can't wait to see them!

  3. Okay, so I just started following you and your daughter is the absolute cutest little thing I've ever seen! Not that you didn't already know that :) Thanks for sharing!

    xo Rach

    Rachel Coletta