Tuesday, March 13, 2018

As I type away, I am distracted by the howling wind and large clumps of snow pelting my windows. I am dreaming of far away places and beautiful spaces today and hope to sneak this post in before we potentially lose power and Internet service. My Florida escape can't arrive soon enough, I can only hope our flight does not get canceled tomorrow!! I came across the gorgeous Napa vacation home of Alexis and Trevor Traina's in February's issue of Vogue. It is a one hundred year old retreat filled romantic moments and nostalgic goodies. The Trainas collaborated with Ken Fulk on the project. The grounds are equally as lovely. If you're in the midst of this blizzard too, I hope you stay safe and warm! 
My plan is to check in from Florida with a post or two, we'll see what the week brings. xx

All images via Vogue, Oberto Gili photographer 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Love the look - what's in my suitcase

Happy Friyay! I have about fifty things on my mind today. We are squeezing in a ski trip this weekend before heading off to Disney for the big "family trip" next week. In between working my butt with my design biz, I have been packing, cleaning, doing laundry, shopping, helping with homework, cooking etc. etc...you know the drill. I have this need to feel organized right now (and for good reason).
I'm not going to lie, I don't LOVE tourist traps. So you ask, why Disney? Well, for my kiddos! I think this may be a one and done trip. I am looking forward to it!

I refuse to dress like the pack but I do know comfort is key in the park. Here's a little looksie at a few things in my suitcase!! Any advice on a must bring or do in the park? Feel free to share, share, share your experience with me. xo 

1. Do you have the Spanx leggings? If not, they are a must try. They are great and suck you all in. haha. I sized up. They look fab under a longer sweater or sweatshirt. 
2. Inexpensive but cool sunnies, with my luck they'll fly off on splash mountain. 
3. I'll be honest, I rarely splurge on bathing suits. They get so trashed after a couple of years anyway. Here's the one I bought. 
4. Comfy, broken in tees are a staple in my closet. This J.Crew version looks adorbs with cut offs or white jeans. 
5. I wanted a monochromatic pair of kicks this Spring. Here's the winnerI am all about the retro look. Quick, they seem to be selling out.
6. My favorite Beautycounter sunblock of course. I am pretty obsessive about protecting my skin for a number of reasons and refuse to use brands that are full of chemicals. 
7. Pretty sun dresses. This one is darling. It comes in a neutral shade too. This dress is pretty too!!
8. I am not a huge shorts person but when I do opt to wear them, I go with denim cut offs
9. Slides. I'm loving the ones with some detail such as bows and knots. 
10. A light, comfy cashmere sweater to throw on at night over my tanks. This one is on sale.
11. White jeans!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

More Poppy please

Good Afternoon, birdies!! I don't know about you but I am getting pretty sick of the grey days. They seem to be making people grouchy around these parts! I posted my love of Poppy D's style on Monday. Here's a lil peekie at her London home she shares with her equally charming hubby. Be sure to check back tomorrow, I'll be showing you what is in my suit case for Disney. Eeek. (I don't do overly tourist garb well) I can't wait to jet out of here, although I am running around like a chicken this week. All images via: Arch Digest, Photography: Simon Upton

just GAWJUSsss!!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Love the look - Poppy Delevingne

Most of us have fashion icons that we follow and obsess over, at least I do. Today, I'm sharing a favorite. Model, socialite and fashion maven Poppy Delevingne. I even admittedly named my cat after hearing her name about five years back. Her style is often unexpected and bit perfectly imperfect, just the way I like things! Take a peek and then get her look for yourself with a selection of her key pieces. I love her simple hair too.

Get Poppy's look :


and of course a bit of tweed

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Custom Furniture Design

Hola!! I'm running off to a meeting but will be back later today with a fashion post! I just wanted to share with you that I design a slew of custom furniture as a part of my business. Here is the latest goodie I had made and installed. It's a limed oak dining table, kind of in the modern farmhouse style. See it in the space on my insta page. xx

If you're interested in having a custom dining table or just about anything else designed for your space, feel free to drop me a line! julie@shelterinteriordesign.com

Wood-working by Saltwoods of Boston

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Celebrity Style - In the Kitchen

I have a number of interior design projects in the works, including various stages of kitchen designs. My goal is always to create spaces that feel fresh but also timeless, especially when it comes to kitchens. They are an investment and I never want them to tire quickly.

Today I'm sharing a peek into the world of celeb kitchens. Some of these actresses have since moved but their homes were stunning, non the less. Cheers!

Denise Vasi at home 

Kristin Cavallari 

Those windows

Brooklyn Decker

Marisa Tomei

Gwyneth Paltrow

Reese Witherspoon (little peek)

Jennifer Lawrence


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