Lauren’s picks

22 Jun 2017

Papyrus: The Perfect Destination for Wedding Season!
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Happy almost Friday, friends! Tomorrow morning I’m headed to Vail for one of my bestfriend’s weddings. We lived AND worked together for 3 years in Chicago right out of school so you know she’s a bestie. This will be my first time in Vail but I know it’s going to be absolutely stunning. The venue is located not too far from downtown Vail + it has amazing views of the mountains. I can’t wait to show you guys behind-the-scenes snaps!

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Like me, I’m sure many of you are also deep into wedding season right now! When it comes to special occasions like weddings or bridal showers, I always think it’s a great opportunity to showcase your personal style as a guest – from the outfit you wear to the card and gift you give the bride and groom. Papyrus is one of my favorite destinations to pick up special occasion cards that are just as beautifully detailed as the wedding itself to add an extra touch of style and luxury.

I picked up this “Mr and Mrs” card the other week and will be giving it to Anne this weekend (sorry for ruining the surprise, Annie!). A few of my other favorite cards for the bride and groom include this Love Is In The Air card, this elegant Bride and Groom Clothes Card, this pretty Gold Script Embroidered Wedding Card, and this cute Just Married card! Let’s not forget about this Rose Wedding Cake, this Happily Ever After card or this Best Day Ever card (This is so Anne,too)!

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One trick I’ve learned throughout the years is to buy cards in bulk. Whether it be for weddings, babies or birthdays, I always like to stock up on cards within each category because hey, you never know when you’re going to need to put a special card in the mail!

Since today is my Friday, I hope everyone has a great weekend. Be sure to follow me on Insta Stories for all of the can’t miss fun this weekend! Last but not least, HAPPY WEDDING WEEKEND ANNIE! I can’t wait to celebrate you and Teddy all weekend long. <3 <3

 

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*In Partnership With Papyrus 

20 Jun 2017

The Annie Selke + Apartment Therapy Rug Design Competition | I Need Your Help!
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If you have been following my blog for a while now, you know we are big fans of Annie Selke around here!! I have been lucky enough to work with Annie over the past few years across my different apartments so I am VERY excited to announce that I’m participating in the first ever Annie Selke and Apartment Therapy Rug Design Challenge!!!!! AND I need your help. :)

Here are the details.

Over 15 AMAZING and talented design bloggers will create their dream rug with the chance to have them produced by Annie Selke’s internationally-recognized rug company, Dash & Albert. I am so very honored that I get to participate in this challenge with some designers and bloggers I admire!! I’ve included links below to everyone who is participating in the challenge.

Here’s where I need your help.

Fans can follow the process and vote on their favorite designs on Annie Selke’s Instagram. I will be submitting my rug designs by next Friday, June 30th. VOTING BEGINS JULY 6th!!! I’ll be sure to remind you guys but I would so appreciate your vote!! What a dream to be able to have this opportunity to create and produce my own rug.

Anywho that’s it for now. Apartment Therapy will also be documenting the whole process up to when the winning rugs are presented at the April 2018 High Point Market.

I’m so excited!! If you’re not already, be sure to follow me on Instagram here. Xo. Lauren

 

 

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Participating Bloggers 

Pencil Shavings Studio | Making It Lovely | Pencil & Paper | My Sweet Savannah | The Inspired Room | The Lettered Cottage | Lauren McBride | The English Room | Miss Mustard Seed | Thou Swell | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | City Farmhouse | The Rustic Life | Look Linger Love

 

 

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20 Jun 2017

Linen Dresses For Summer
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One key things I’ve learned about living in New York during these hot summer months is that linen dresses are everything. The fabric is light, airy and most importantly, breathable. I’ve recently been stocking up on pieces that are made up of cotton, linen or a blend of both. A simple white linen shirt or white linen pants are something you’ll reach for again and again whether you live or are traveling to a warm weather destination. You can easily pair a linen dress with a jean jacket and sandals or heels and you’re good to go for summer in New York! I just announced on Instagram but my boyfriend and I officially booked our trip to France! We will be visiting the South of France, Provence and Paris – of course. I have a strong feeling I will be living in linen dresses the entire time we will be over there. I’ve rounded up a few of my current favorites which some are under or around the $100 dollar price point! Have a great Tuesday, everyone! Xo. Lauren

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Linen Knit Midi Dress – $69 dollars 

Linen Shirt Dress – $69 Dollars

Linen Romper – $238 Dollars

Linen Stripe Dress – $348 Dollars 

Linen Slip Dress – $175 Dollars

Off-the-Shoulder Linen Blend Dress – $199 Dollars

Navy Linen Dress – $104.99 Dollars 

BB Dakota Linen Dress – $105 Dollars

Solid Linen Dress – $35 Dollars

Maxi Linen Dress – $26.80 Dollars

Madewell Stripe Linen Dress – $98 Dollars

Theory Linen Dress – $206 Dollars (on sale!)

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19 Jun 2017

Chango & Co Designs The Perfect Family Abode in Westchester, NY
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I recently came across Brooklyn based design firm Chango & Co. Are you familiar with their work? You can follow them here! After discovering them on Instagram, I decided to take a peek at their portfolio when coming back from the Hampton’s yesterday. One of my girlfriends and her husband who we were with this past weekend hired them to design their Tribecca apartment. I seriously cannot wait to see the end result! Anywho, after getting lost for what seemed like forever browsing their website and Instagram I had to share this Westchester Family Abode.

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What I love most about discovering new design firms is pulling inspiration that you can totally recreate in your own home. I’ve seen this Serena and Lily blue and white rug used in multiple living rooms, dinning rooms and bedrooms! You also can totally mimic the dinning chairs in this home with Serena and Lily’s striped bistro chairs or the pendants utilizing these Santa Barbara Pendants. So cute, am I right?! And can we please talk about the Feather Wallpaper? A classic wallpaper staple in beach homes on the East Coast.

There’s nothing better than finding interiors that are similar to your aesthetic and recreating the look. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite products below to help you achieve this Westchester’s family home below.

 

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