February 18, 2012

Chocolate, Shimmer and Sheer

Are you on Pinterest?  If not yet, just get ready to be hooked.  For me, it's a way for me to create virtual inspiration boards for my projects.  I just tossed out stacks and stacks of magazine tearsheets that I have used for years for my large white bulletin board that served as an inspiration board for my work.  I'll admit, it was a bit scary tossing those tearsheets but I think it's good Feng Shui.  Here is a link and a preview to my latest project inspiration, Chocolate, Shimmer and Sheer.



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Designer, Susan Ferrier

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February 4, 2012

Living Style

Apparently Gwyneth has a new look featured on next month's cover of Harper's Bazaar.  Well, now atleast she will match her home.  I can't count how many times I have designed a space, then arrived to the client's home to find them wearing clothes, bag, shoes, even nail polish that matches their new decor.  I love it.  Design is about living your style, enjoying your home and making you look and feel great. 


The March 2012 Issue of Harper's Bazaar

House & Garden, Gwenyth Paltrow's Home

Eat, Pray, Love: India

August 31, 2010
After my latest posts focusing on Italian style, I realized that I should continue the trip around the globe and write a blog as a sort of homage to Eat, Pray, Love, next stop, India. As I'm sure you already know, the title Eat, Pray, Love refers to the authors time in Italy (eat), India (pray) and finally Bali (love). I haven't seen the movie and admit I have yet to read the book....something I hope to do this holiday weekend. However, I have heard author, Elizabeth Gilbert speak and have read excerpts from her books. No doubt, this woman can write. Her soul just leaps off the page. Here is one of her quotes for you, "He was powerful and I died of love in his shadow.". Wow.

Designers influenced by Indian style typically use saturated colors such as magenta, turquoise, deep lime green and orange in their interiors. When I think of India, I imagine the hot sun sparkling on the shimmering white of the Taj Mahal, layers of gold bracelets on a woman's wrist, embroidered silks with design motifs resembling Indian architecture and beautiful furniture with inlay of bone or mother of pearl.

Photo: Geoff Barringer Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/

Photo: Designer, Windsor Smith

Photo: Designer, Windsor Smith Source: http://www.simplifiedbee.blogspot.com/

Photo: Geoff Barringer for Ports 61 Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/

Photo: Designer, Bunny Williams Source: Elle Decor

Photo: Julia Roberts, Eat, Pray, Love

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.