When a Change of Season Calls for a Beautiful Room Refresh

jz20mwemtl2ksbwrk7ak_full_3c2a2369-819x1024Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. Every August, just like clockwork, I find myself anxiously anticipating the change in season. It prompts me to refresh my wardrobe with yummy sweaters and find new and innovative ways to redecorate my home in preparation for the chilly yet cozier months of the year.

When Sherwin-Williams shared their 2019 Color of the Year, Cavern Clay SW 7701, Kate and I both agreed we loved the look and feel of this color tone and we jumped at the thought of doing a beautiful redesign story around it. I was drawn to the warm terracotta color because of its ancient, elemental roots and mostly by the way it made me feel. Cavern Clay is a blend of midcentury modern style and the rich and earthy American Southwest, which together create a kind of desert modern aesthetic vibe. Because I love and live in all things boho, Kate asked me to take on this makeover story, and if you know me just a little bit, you know I absolutely LOVE anything interiors related, especially if it’s bohemian. So, I couldn’t wait to get started.

Because I’m currently living in a rental unfortunately my bedroom was off limits for painting. So I quickly reached out to good friends Jenny Jorgensen and Kate Worum, the local mavens of She She, a hand-painted print and pattern design studio, to see if they were interested in receiving a little room refresh and luckily Kate Worum was all in! Kate, a local Minneapolis illustrator who recently turned 30, was looking for a fresh start and a little change of scenery in her life. We were happy to provide that to her with a fresh wall of paint in her bedroom, and we thought, why not help a girl out with a full-on room refresh! After kicking off the project I went over to her place right away and we began brainstorming how we could transform her sunny little apartment bedroom into a relaxing bohemian bungalow.

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Open House New York

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Fri, October 12, 4pm – Sun, October 14, 5pm

The annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York.

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm

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Sat, October 6, 10am – 4pm at Historic Richmond Town

Fun for the entire family! Pick a pumpkin, enjoy an old-fashioned hay ride, corn maze, arts and crafts and face painting! This picturesque historic site will be open to the public weekends in October and Columbus Day. Tickets include: tractor-pulled hay ride, hip-high kid’s maze, farm animals, crafts and activities! New additions this year: Fenced-In Pumpkin Patch! Food Trucks! Egger’s Ice-Cream and S’more Making!

For info and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm-tickets-50243385318?aff=ebapi&goal=0_035b85cc1a-d2f1b58259-49034077&mc_cid=d2f1b58259&mc_eid=6a6792af6d

 

  • Pick Pumpkins in our new and improved pumpkin patch!
  • Take a spin around the farm in a tractor-pulled hay ride!
  • Let the little ones go crazy in a hip-high kid’s maze!
  • Feed the farm animals!
  • Food Trucks, ice cream, smore’s & cider!
  • Kid’s crafts and activities!
  • There’s so much more to experience at Decker Farm!

6 EXPERT HACKS OUR INTERIOR DESIGNERS SWEAR BY

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via Amy Wicks at Laurel & Wolf – When it comes to home design, we love a good mood board, and we’re all for collecting inspirational images on Pinterest, but nothing can replace the ease of working with an interior designer when you want to see a room come together fast (and on a budget!)

Here’s why: our designers have access to the best pricing–thanks to Laurel & Wolf’s longstanding relationships with all the best retailers and wholesalers–and they have years of experience in creating spaces that are deeply personal to their clients.

With this in mind, we asked a few of our favorite designers if they would be willing to spill their best design secrets; the hacks they use time and again, when they want to do a quick room makeover.

FOCUS ON A FOCAL WALL

Interior designer Lori Evans suggests honing in on one or two areas in your space. Love color? Paint one wall your favorite color and let everything pop! Love texture? Create a statement wall with some appeal. “Wood strips from your local home improvement store, wallpaper with some texture and fake brick paneling can enhance your room and make everything look richer,” she said.

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East River Journey through Hell’s Gate to Long Island Sound

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Saturday, September 15th at 11 AM

Join National Lighthouse Museum members and friends for a cruise up the East River and pass through Hell’s Gate to Long Island Sound. We will cruise as far as Execution Rocks Lighthouse and learn of its gruesome history. The Stepping Stones Light is not to be missed!

This is a memorable three hour cruise with expert presenters sharing little known facts about New York City history and the lighthouses we’ll see.

Bring your own snacks or purchase refreshments on board.

The boat leaves promptly at 11:00 am from the World Financial Center Pier, located on the Hudson River at Vesey and North End Ave. Tickets are $60 Adults, $40 Children (under 10 yrs.) $50 Military and Seniors (62+).

This trip takes place rain or shine.

  • Due to space and safety requirements, large coolers are not permitted on board, only very small carry-ons. Light refreshments available for purchase on board.
  • Please note that there may be boarding limitations for the disabled at certain piers. Kindly call us to discuss if this might be an issue for you or your guest. 718-390-0040

To register:
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eew8ioym45e3e8ad&oseq=&c=&ch=

HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME FEEL LIKE A COZY WEEKEND GETAWAY

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via MyDomaine.com – The modern farmhouse décor style has seen a resurgence in recent years. Visions of loungey and lofty spaces with pitched roofs, reclaimed beams, deep cozy sofas, and small antique pieces are enough to make each of us want to buy a cabin in the woods and retreat from city life forever.

THREE TIPS FOR STYLING AN ENTRYWAY

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via A Beautiful Mess – We’re still hard at work on our studio house—one mini space at a time. This week we completed two small spaces (double yay!), and today we’re teaming up with Martha Stewart Living at The Home Depot to share a few tips for styling an entry space.

But first, I must confess. I’m the worst at mini spaces. You know the ones. Too small to be a room, but still in need of decor and organization. I put them off and eventually get used to their half-finished status. They’re my blind spot.

But not this time! This time things are different. And you know what? I’m loving it. Our new entry space is inviting and organized. Since it’s the first thing we see when we walk through those doors every morning, I think of this space as our friendliest spot in the house, always waving “hell-oo-ooo!”

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