December 29, 2010

Happy New Year

My New Year's Resolutions...

1. Run three road races with my friends Kelly and Jen. Training must start immediately since our first race is St. Patty's Day.....by the way, I'm not wearing heels.

 
Kelly Ripa at the NYC High Heel Marathon via google images

2. Take inspiration from design doyenne, Kelly Wearstler and use color fearlessly in 2011....malachite green, grotto blue, chartreuse, purple, hermes orange, laquer red.

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Kelly Wearstler via google images

3. Channel my inner domestic goddess.  Cook more, eat less and fluff my own nest.

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4. Going Retro: The past ten years, I have been working and building.  Through the years, I've accomplished all that I set out to achieve with challenges and obstacles along the way.  They say the journey is more than the destination...and it has been quite a ride.   As a business woman, I'm a goal setter by nature, so I'm always thinking about and creating what's new and what's next.  This year my list is short.  Actually, I don't  even have a list.  This is my goal...I read earlier this year, that you don't need to recreate yourself, simply, instead you need only to return to your self.
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December 28, 2010

Enchanted Makeovers

One of my favorite quotes is , "Love people, not things.".  This week I read about designer, Terry Grahl, who closed her award winning interior design business and created a non-profit organization called Enchanted Makeovers.  Using her gift and love of design, Terry's organization transforms shelters for women and children  into "places of peace and possibilities.".

"Everyone is worthy of surroundings that will nurture their soul and allow their greatness to emerge."
- Terry Grahl

Terry's story is so moving and inspirational.  Please click on the link below to visit the Enchanted Makeovers website to read about Terry and her incredible work.
http://www.enchantedmakeovers.org/ 

Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England

December 17, 2010

Meow

Here is another piece of my inspiration board for 2011.  Black, exotic malachite green, gold and leopard... a bit retro and untamed.


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Photo: Rihanna via google images

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Photo: Designer, Kelly Wearstler's Domicilium Decoratus via google images

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Photo: Julie Newmar as Catwoman via google images

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Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.

December 13, 2010

Blue Grotto: Color Inspiration 2011

Here is another piece of my inspiration board for 2011... This is my interpretation of jewel tones. Instead of fine precious stones, my inspiration is natural jems in geode form, raw and uncut. While shopping for a project a couple months back, Nancy found an incredible silk tafetta in the same shade as the model's dress on the Vogue cover. Although we did not use it on the project, it is so go gorgeous that it has remained on our work table. Nancy said when the right project presents...and it always does...., we should use that blue silk paired with gold. As usual, my brain becomes a scanner....and this Vogue cover appears. I call it Grotto Blue. It has a luminous quality and such depth and richness.


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Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.

December 8, 2010

Fierce & Feminine

Design begins with a feeling, an emotion. This post is pure inspiration, a piece of my inspiration board for 2011.

Billie Holiday via google images

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Photo: Gauthier via google images

Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.

November 29, 2010

Golden Girl

Gold?  Yes, ladies..gold.  This is the conversation I have been having all year with my clients.  Gold is back and done right..it never went out.  Gold is the ultimate luxury.  Set against white, chocolate or black...I love it all.  Gold is old world Chanel, Paris and L.A. modern all at the same time.  Modern glamour wrapped in laid back luxury is my style prediction for 2011.  What woman doesn't want more glamour in her life?

Designer, Kelly Wearstler, Trina Turk Boutique, Los Angeles

Designer, Kelly Wearstler, Trina Turk Boutique, Los Angeles


Photo: Rihanna for Mikkael Jannson for Interview
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Photo: Rihanna for Mikkael Jannson for Interview
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Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.

November 26, 2010

Black Friday

Given that I shop as a profession, you will not find me anywhere near a mall today.  I love to shop for clients and absolutely despise shopping for myself.  Therefore, this is my Black Friday to share with you.  Those of you that know my work, know that I love designing with black.  Black is sophisticated, rich, mysterious and chic.  Everyone wears it but few are daring enough to live in it.  No surprise, I actually have an all black sofa that is almost nine feet long. 

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Photo: Colleen Duffley for Elle Decor, Designer Vill Van Tosh


Designer, Kelly Wearstler


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Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.