October 31, 2010

Urban Cowgirl

"I design movies. I don't design clothes." - Ralph Lauren, Portrait of a Collection

Photo: Missy More http://www.fashiongonerogue.com/

Photo: Western Interiors

Photo: Lee Jofa Marlow mohair

Photo: Dean Isidro for Cosmo http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/

Photo: Elle Decor

Photo: Design, Kathleen Rivers, Southern Accents

Photo: Ralph & Ricky Lauren's Colorado Ranch

Photo: Alvaro Beamud for Urban via http://www.fashiongonerogue.com/

I have always loved this series of photographs by Roberto Dutesco featuring the wild horses of Sable Island. Just beautiful.
Photo: Photographer, Roberto Dutesco, "Love Bite", Horses of Sable Island via http://www.seedsandfruit.com/

October 28, 2010

I came across this photo of Ralph Lauren's store. For me, it captures everything we have been doing and writing about in design this year. Black and gold, purple, emerald green, exotic animal prints and all luxury. This is fall and winter of interior design. Rich, dark and mysterious. Bravo Ralph. You never disappoint.

Photo: Ralph Lauren

October 27, 2010

Island Girl

"The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears or the sea." - Isak Dinesen

Photo: India Hicks via http://www.blog.toryburch.com/

Photo: India Hicks via http://www.habituallychic.blogspot.com/

Photo: India Hicks via google images

Photo: India Hicks via http://www.theglamlamb.blogspot.com/

Photo: Architectural Digest, Ricky & Ralph Lauren's Jamaica home

Photo: Durston Saylor for Architectural Digest, Donna Karan's home

Photo: Regan Cameron for Vogue UK via http://www.fashiongonerogue.com/

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.

October 24, 2010


This post is purely a page out of my notebook. It's raw, undefined inspiration that will eventually materialize in my work. When I'm inspired, as I have described before, my mind becomes a scanner. I see my object of inspiration everywhere. Sometimes it begins with an image, a color or a feeling. This time, it is simply words. I came across this verse from an Emily Dickinson poem. Not only does it inspire design but also the soul as it reminds us that hope is eternal.

"Hope is a thing with feathers.
That perches in the soul.
And sings the tunes without the words.
And never stops at all." - Emily Dickinson

Photo: Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia

Photo: Steven Meisel of Linda Evangelista

Photo: Chanel Iman, Vogue

Photo: Kirsten Dunst, The Cat's Meow

Photo: Zuhair Murad via Haute Design

Photo: Vogue Spain via http://www.stardustandsequins.wordpress.com/

October 22, 2010

Closet Diving

I spent my Friday night cleaning out my guest bedroom closet. It would not surprise most of you to know that the entire closet is dedicated just to my "inventory". Manuel Canovas fabric, those Lee Jofa fabrics that I intended to make pillows with, fourteen silk pillows, five lanterns, six pieces of framed art, and two hydes of leather, one white, one brown...not sure why I have these but the white leather would make a killer bag. So, in the spirit of my Friday night, I thought I would share some closets that are ever so slightly more fabulous than mine. Enjoy!

Photo: Designer, Windsor Smith's closet

Photo: Fergie Source: http://www.instyle.com/

Photo: Designer, Ellen Rakieten, Elle Decor

Photo: Aerin Lauder, Harper's Bazaar

Photo: Aerin Lauder, Harper's Bazaar

Photo: Designer, Robert Couturier, Southern Accents Magazine

Photo: Ashley Tisdale Source: http://www.instyle.com/

Photo: Designer, Tory Burch's closet, Vogue

Photo: Katie Lee Joel Source: http://www.habituallychic.blogspot.com/

Photo: Carrie Bradshw's Closet, Sex and the City, HBO 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.

October 18, 2010

Life is a Masquerade

French Vogue celebrated their 90th Anniversary on September 30th with a Masquerade Ball during Paris Fashion Week. Reading about the event, struck me because I was so inspired earlier this year by the masquerade after including images of Venice's luxury Hotel Palazzina Grassi in my blog post, Beach House Chic, this past summer. Palazzina Grassi was designed by renowned designer, Philippe Starck. The Masquerade Ball was a tradition of the Venetian Carnival dating back to the 16th century Italian Renaissance. I still have the Venetian masks from my first trip to Italy as a young girl.

Photo: Izabel Goulart, French Vogue's 90th Anniversary Party

Photo: Karolina Kurkova, French Vogue's 90th Anniversary Party

Photo: Alessandra Ambrosio, French Vogue's 90th Anniversary Party

Photo: Louis Marie de Castelbajac and Dita Von Teese, French Vogue's 90th Anniversary Party
Source: http://www.hoteldemode.blogspot.com

Hotel Palazzina Grassi

Photos: Designer, Philippe Starck, Hotel Palazzina Grassi, Venice, Italy

Photo: Sharif Hamza for Vogue Source: http://www.fashiongonerogue.com

October 16, 2010

Femme Fatale

Black and Gold. I love feminine design with a dark hard edge. I call it grit and glamour. I guess it's just my personality...the city girl in me.

Photo: Thierry Le Goues Source: http://www.fashiongonerogue.com/

Photo: Rachel Hazelton & Nancy Dukas design for FRINGE Boutique's Dressing Room. We used black silk tafetta drapery pulled with back in gold and hung a Swarovski crystal black tassel. Photo Credit: FRINGE

Photo: Yves Saint Laurent Source: http://www.brightboldandbeautiful.blogspot.com/

Photo: Sjodin Andrea for Elle Sweden

Photo: Louis Vuitton Source: http://www.onsugar.com/

Photo: Designer, Michelle Nussbaumer Veranda Magazine

Photo: Designer, Michelle Nussbaumer Veranda Magazine

Photo: via google images

Photo: Chanel Source: http://www.lucystash.com/

Photo: Mario Sierra for Elle Spain October 2010 Source: http://www.fashiongonerogue.com/