December 28, 2011

Style File: Boho Chic

I love a touch of boho chic in design.  It's a stylish way of making a glamorous space more casual and inviting.  I'm really into the idea of adding something unexpected, vintage lamps, a mix of prints and textures with pillows or a bold statement of color through art. 

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Russell Smith via
New Ravenna Mosaics Ikat Collection
Roberto Cavalli via
www.vogue.com, Lulu DeKwiatkowski via www.trailsofinspiration.com
Designer, Windsor Smith
Casual entry via Canadian House and Home
Designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard via
Designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard via www.elledecor.com
via www.crushculdesac.tumblr.com via www.habituallychic.blogspot.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.

December 27, 2011

Houzz.com

Have you discovered Houzz.com?  What a fantastic site for home owners and designers.  Designers share their work and homeowners can scan thousands of images to save in online idea books.  Definitely check it out.  You can visit my Houzz.com profile via the Houzz green button below. 

Rachel Hazelton Interior Design

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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 23, 2011

Happy Holidays


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 18, 2011

Color & Design: Black Walls

Black defined is the absence of all color.  Chanel said, “Women think of all colors except the absence of color.  I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”.  Rather than overpowering a space, black walls actually recede and allow art, objects and furnishings to stand out.  Notice in the powder room by Windsor Smith below, the black walls create a backdrop allowing the carerra marble and nickel sink to stand out.  If the walls had been gray or any medium value of color, the effect would not be achieved.  Layered black on black, set against crisp white trim or paired with accents of rich color, black will always add style and sophistication to a space.

"I've been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black." -- Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Liquid leather
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Aerin Lauder's home via www.elledecor.com
Nate Berkus for shoe designer, Brian Atwood, photo by Simon Upton via www.elledecor.com
Designer Kelly Wearstler

Sex and The City via
Designer Windsor Smith via http://www.decorpad.com/photo.htm?photoId=82833
Whist at The Viceroy Santa Monica by Kelly Wearstler via tumblr via www.desiretoinspire.net
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Rachel Hazelton Interior Design for FRINGE Boutique www.shopfringe.com

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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 14, 2011

Trend Report: 2012 Color of the Year

Pantone has announced the 2012 Color of the Year as Tangerine Tango.  Tangerine is super chic paired with touches of turquoise or bright pink.  Check out my mood board for inspiration via the link below.

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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 12, 2011

Destination Design: Baby It's Cold Outside

Hotel Matilda San Miguel de Allende
Baby, it's cold outside.  As I mentioned before, I'm not designed for this weather.  Wouldn't it be fabulous to just jet away to a chic boutique hotel in a tropical locale for the weekend?  (Sigh) One of my favorite architectural design firms is the eponymous, McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier.  Their design of Hotel Matilda in Mexico is the ultimate in casual luxury.  From the spa to the pool to the black chandelier in the dining room...ultra chic.


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Photos via google images are Hotel Matilda San Miguel de Allende Mexico www.hotelmatilda.com
Design by McAlpine, Booth & Ferrier http://www.mcalpineboothferrier.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.

December 3, 2011

Random Inspiration

I really need a tumblr or pinterest account for the rolling and random images that I find in my process of working and finding inspiration for design.  This post will have to do.  Glamour and refinement with an edge.


Daphne Guinness via

Petit Trianon via cote de texas
via www.dustjacketattic.tumblr.com
Daphne Guinness, photo by Bryan Adams for Harper's Bazaar UK
Daphne Guinness via www.inspirationcrave.wordpress.com
Wizard of Oz via

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, 2011

Grisaille

I'm sort of craving some grisaille.  I'm picturing a large single panel to rev up the volume on my white slipcovered furniture.  Grisaille is a term used to describe the painting of walls and wallpapers in monochromatic shades of grays and browns.  For me, it is the most sophisticated and elegant style of mural painting.  Covering the walls of an entire room or just a single framed panel, grisaille adds drama, dimension and depth to a space.  

Designer, Suzanne Rheinstein via Elle Decor, photo by Roger Davies
Designer, Suzanne Rheinstein via Elle Decor, photo by Roger Davies
Image via Cote de Texas
Martha Stewart's Home Turkey Hill via marthastewart.com, photo by Eric Piasecki
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 25, 2011

Merry X-Mas xoxo

Liz and I worked until almost midnight Wednesday night on the design I created for her shop, Mason & Madison's holiday window.  I shared in an earlier blog post, my inspiration for the window was Marilyn Monroe.   I took my inspiration from Liz's love of old Hollywood based on all the black and white vintage photos of Hollywood starlets that line her shop walls.

Mason and Madison's focus is gifts with style.  Liz has fantastic style and is such a savvy buyer that her product selection is truly unique.  Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday.  Be sure to drop by and check out Mason & Madison in Middleton.  The shop is located in Middleton Green, the shops at the corner of Route 114 and Route 62 in Middleton.  Her website is below for directions and more information.













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.