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8.24.2016

August Organza

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When I was trying on this dress at the Saks off 5th at Assembly Row, I literally called my friend Najeema (also in the store) and said, "I need you in the dressing room straight away because I have found the perfect dress". Being the good friend that she is, she scurried back (holding on to the awesome shoes she was scoping out, because hey, she's a good friend, but those shoes were a great deal). Najeema confirmed: this is the perfect dress. I've been fishing for party invitations all August just as an excuse to wear it! 

DRESS: Theia Spring 2015 Plaid Printed Organza via Saks Off 5th at Assembly Row (see more from Assembly Row here) BAG: Coach Mercer Satchel SUNGLASSES: House of Harlow 1960 HEELS: Saks Fifth Avenue PHOTOS: Catherine Threlkeld 

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8.23.2016

New Guest Bedroom and Home Office Design with Havenly

Havenly home office design
TBF HQ
Havenly study design
Havenly helped me design my guest bedroom / home office 
Havenly interior design
I love the unique, beautiful headboard Havenly recommended! 
Before photos - Havenly helped me incorporate some of the pieces we already owned into the design - helpful for my budget! 
Havenly bedroom design
The new guest retreat
Havenly bedroom design
Havenly even helped source pretty home accessories
Havenly home office design
I love working here!
Havenly guest bedroom design
With a little help from Havenly, the room feels much more light and airy
Havenly home design
In a shelf by the desk, I keep small samples of anything a guest might need - shampoo, lotion, etc...
Havenly shelf styling
These shelves look a lot less cluttered! 
Havenly home office decorating
Havenly created a space that fills me with inspiration

A few weeks back I shared some renderings for my new home office/guest room, designed by Havenly. Well, it's time to see those ideas turned into reality! This third floor room has a lot going for it, but also a few challenges. The pros: lots of windows, with a view of the harbor on one side and trees on the other, pretty wood floors, built in shelves. The cons: No closet space and a sloping ceiling. In the winter, the room mostly serves as my home office, but it's booked pretty much every summer weekend for guests! We needed a design that allowed for both inspiration and comfortability - a place where I could go and concentrate and a place where guests could relax and take time for themselves. 

My Havenly designer, Amy, could not have made it easier. After a simple style survey, I uploaded a few snaps of the room. Amy came back with several design ideas, and I provided a bit more feedback, which allowed her to finalize renderings. Since everything in the design can be purchased right from the Havenly site, shopping for the room was a breeze - no clicking around the internet or scouring home design stores. Now my desk space has an airy feel that fuels my creative side and keeps me motivated. The guest space is light, but cozy - I am hoping visitors enjoy cool breezes from the window while snuggling in cushy linens and reading. 

I never thought I could afford interior design, but Havenly offers two affordable packages at just $79 and $199. Amy also worked with me to set a furniture and decor budget (with help from their online budget calculator), and recommended items over a range of price points. She also worked with the existing pieces in my room that I wanted to keep (see: the amazing carpet we picked up in Morocco). 

I'm so pleased with our Havenly results, and so is Mr. TBF (which is saying something - he and I have very different design tastes). If you're considering freshening up your home, give Havenly a try. And be sure to share those before/after photos! 

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This post is presented by Havenly. Photos by Catherine Threlkeld.