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August 31, 2015
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12 OF MY FAVORITE FLUSH MOUNTS

Since I have been searching high and low for attractive flush mounts (a.k.a. close to ceiling lighting) for one of my clients and for the entry + hallway of our new house…I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you.favorite-flush-mounts-via-ohidesignblog

no. 01 // robert abbey axis semi-flush mount  no. 02 // billy semi-flush mount  no. 03 // 1-light antique gold semi-flush  no. 04 // crystal semi-flush  no. 05 // satellite 4″ surface mount  no. 06 // newbury 4″ surface mount

favorite-flush-mounts-via-ohidesignblog2no. 07 // bell white flush mount  no. 08 // hounslow oil rubbed bronze flush mount  no. 09 // one kings lane 2-light semi flush  no. 10 // franklin surface mount  no. 11 // clear glass prism pentagon light *this is the one we went with!* no. 12 // basil flush mount

 

To give you an update on our hallway, here is the BEFORE. (We got rid of the sconces, patched the holes and painted).IMG_6001and AFTER: (what do you think?!)Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

August 28, 2015
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THE W.E.L.L. SUMMIT CONFERENCE – BOSTON

Well SummitYou guys, I have a very exciting event to share with you! This November, the first ever W.E.L.L. Summit event will be held in my favorite neighborhood of Boston – Beacon Hill!

What is W.E.L.L. Summit, you ask?

It’s the celebration of living well, making empowered decisions as a consumer, learning from top professionals, and of course – the luxury of health. The conference will take place at The Wyndman Hotel in Beacon Hill / Friday, November 6th – Sunday, November 8th

Your all-inclusive ticket will include:

– A seat at their sit down Farm to Table Welcome Dinner including organic wines and cocktails.

– Lunch on Friday, November 6th & Saturday, November 7th

– Breakfast on Saturday, November 7th & Sunday, November 8th

– 1.5 days of interactive and educational breakout sessions and access to wellness leaders. All breakout sessions will be capped at 30 people ensuring you will have a chance to connect with the speaker, ask questions and get your questions answered!

– Networking opportunities with wellness professionals and enthusiasts

– Exclusive gift bag filled with wellness goodies!

– Exclusive offers from their Sponsors – such as a 2-month membership to Thrive Market + 15% off your purchase!

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Sample Breakout Sessions:

Food for Thought: Practicing Mindfulness in How We Shop, Cook, & Eat Everyday with Chef Dean Sheremet

Beyond the Bar: The Beautiful Art of Soap Making with Tara Pelletier of Meow Meow Tweet

Eat Pretty: Looking Beautiful, One Bite At A Time with Jolene Hart, Author of Eat Pretty, Certified Beauty & Health Coach

In the Journey: Walking the Path to Healthy, Wholesome & Sound Beauty with Tara Foley of Follain (one of my favorite shops in Boston!!)

Why I am SO EXCITED to attend:

One of the reasons I wanted to share this event with you is because I have been making a conscious effort to ‘live well’ in many areas of my life (especially since finding out we are expecting a little one). From what we put in our bodies to what we apply on our skin…and in my world – what we surround ourselves with – all have a powerful impact on our well-being. I could stay up all night reading articles online about skincare tips or healthy foods that make you look & feel better – but there’s just SO much information online that leaves me feeling overwhelmed and confused. It’s going to be so great to be able to learn directly from the professionals and other like-minded folks attending. I am certain this event will be such a game changer for the wellness community and I am very excited to attend!

Also, our friends over at Organic Bath Co. (as you may already know…I am a HUGE fan of their products) have been working really hard to put together this conference and knowing how much passion they have for living well and helping the community, I have no doubt that this event is going to be AMAZING!!

Need one more reason to attend?  Enter OHIDESIGN at check out and enjoy $75 off your all-inclusive W.E.L.L. Summit ticketOffer expires on September 11th at midnight. 

Visit the W.E.L.L. Summit website for more info! Hope to see you there!!

August 25, 2015
by Jessica
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BACK TO SCHOOL + OFFICE REFRESH

Whether you are going back to school or needing an office/workspace refresh, Fall is the perfect time to score on some of the best school supplies! I remember growing up my favorite part of going back to school was when my parents would take me to stock up on notebooks, paper, pens and a planner…I would also stand in the aisle contemplating my notebook decisions (pretty sure I still do this) for a good 20 minutes. There is truly nothing better than a brand new notebook and pens. I have gathered a few of my favorite back to school/office refresh items below. Enjoy!back-to-school-via-ohidesignblogno. 1 // patterned pens  no. 2 // bamboo calculator (because I would prefer not to open the app on my phone…haha).  no. 3 // chemex coffeemaker  no. 4 // marble laptop case  no. 5 // tabletop file  no. 6 // brass table lampback-to-school-via-ohidesignblog-2no. 7 // nate berkus clipboard  no. 8 // ban.do ‘i did my best’ notebook  no. 9 // braided storage basket  no. 10// nate berkus magazine holder  no. 11 // 2016 rifle paper co. wee hours planner  no. 12 // rolling white filing cabinet

August 11, 2015
by Jessica
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OUR LITTLE GIRL’S NURSERY DESIGN REVEAL

Do you think it took me long enough to share the nursery design for our little Evie who is expected to be here in September?! YES, I think so. Here’s a quick rundown: we moved into our new home last month (can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks now), we did a lot of patching of the walls, took out unnecessary electrical outlets, telephone jacks, etc. then got the house painted. All of those projects took longer than expected, as they always do, and my client’s projects of course come first.

I think I was so hesitant to make decisions on the nursery because I have actually never designed a room for myself and purchased everything at once. It’s always just come together piece by piece. You know what they say…something about the cobbler’s children having no shoes… ;)

Anyway, I had an idea of the direction I wanted to take, but I am pretty sure I’ve told everyone different things as I have been asked about the progress of the nursery. One week it was navy blue with blush pink + gold, the next week it was all neutrals, then just no pink. Well, that all changed. Here are some nurseries that inspired the direction of the nursery (click on photo for source):

nursery design nursery design nursery design nursery design nursery design nursery designI love how simple and cozy each of these nurseries look with just a hint of color here and there. They are serene and it seems like a room I would love to spend time in. So, here’s what I came up with:nursery-design-via-ohidesignblogHere are some larger images of the mood board:nursery-1 nursery-2one – assembly home hanging planters // two – land of nod striped khaki blanket // three – dwellstudio knitted pillow // four – hemnes 3-drawer dresser (changing table) // five – pottery barn kids evelyn curtains in white // six – this is not the exact crib because all of the photos of our crib had loud bedding and it didn’t mesh with the mood board, but it’s very similar. Here is ours. The one in the mood board is an old land of nod one I think. // seven – urban outfitters plum & bow rug  // eight – willow ladder shelf (on sale!) // nine – I am going to order some of this wallpaper to frame from farrow & ball // ten – graham glider from west elm // eleven – moroccan leather pouf/ottoman // twelve – sheepskin rug // thirteen – target baskets

Paint – we went with one of my all time favorite colors… benjamin moore’s edgecomb gray

There is one missing link to finish off the nursery:

1. light fixture – we are looking at flush mounts or a pendant and can’t seem to find one that we are in love with yet. So far, with the help of one of my friends who is also a designer, we have these in the running:

 

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Which one is your favorite?

I also am in love with this one … but can’t splurge THAT much.

2. here is a sneak peek into the nursery so far. I wanted to show you this framed map of southeast asia we are hanging above the dresser (sorry for the terrible photo quality):Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetAlright, so the next post I will do a before + after which I am SO excited about because it’s coming together rather quickly now!

What do you think?!

August 10, 2015
by Jessica
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A SATURDAY IN PROVINCETOWN, MA!

a Saturday in Provincetown, MA via Oh, I Design Blog!Cody and I got up early on Saturday morning to take the Boston Harbor Cruise Fast Ferry to Provincetown (ahem, P-Town) and it turned out to be the perfect day trip! I definitely recommend taking the fast ferry if you are going to the Cape – you get there in exactly 90 minutes and you don’t have to deal with traffic and can sit down, relax with a cocktail while enjoying the views.

As we are quickly approaching our little one’s due date (September 21st…ahhhh crazy!), these next 3-5 weekends are going to be the last ones together without a new addition to the family so we are going to soak up this time together. a Saturday in Provincetown, MA via Oh, I Design Blog!We spent the day exploring every shop on Commercial Street – some of our favorites were: Maison Decor & GalleryKiss & Makeup (the ladies that were working on Saturday were so fun and we bought some bubble bath + this face wash!), Utilities Kitchen & Bath, Wildflower, to name a few!a Saturday in Provincetown, MA via Oh, I Design Blog! IMG_6587We had a phenomenal lunch at Local 186 and if you go, you must try their fried avocado! Yes, you heard me right…. FRIED AVOCADO. a Saturday in Provincetown, MA via Oh, I Design Blog! a Saturday in Provincetown, MA via Oh, I Design Blog!How beautiful is the Kiss & Makeup store?! That Cole & Sons wallpaper…obsessed. a Saturday in Provincetown, MA via Oh, I Design Blog!Cody wouldn’t stop taking photos of my baby bump when we were lounging at the Canteen with popsicles ;) don’t mind my tie dye dress – it’s literally the coziest thing ever and cozy wins when you are 7 (almost 8) months pregnant!  a Saturday in Provincetown, MA via Oh, I Design Blog!Till next time P-Town and thanks again to Boston Harbor Cruises!