interior envy

Our apartment is mostly gray and white with hints of black and gold, but lately I've been thinking about adding a little bit of color - mostly in the form of blues. This sunny California home designed by Amber Interiors, has sent me head-first into the world of indigo. Now I want an indigo throw in every room, a pillow-filled banquet and a house full of beautiful rugs. I love how light the home feels depsite all the color and pattern in each room. 


life lately

Wanting: This cozy plaid jacket but really needing a new warm winter coat like this one. Winter is officially here, despite my best efforts of warding it off, and my old North Face from college has definitely seen better days.

Listening: To Serial and Taylor Swift's newest album. Because, who isn't?

Obsessing: My friend Katie just launched Buddy Editions, a new site offering limited-edition artwork starting at $50! I'm wishlisting this botanical print, this photo of Bill Murray and these NYC matchbook illustrations.

Needing: A haircut, badly. I can't decide if I should keep it at it's current length or chop a few inches off. I'm being highly swayed by one of LC's latest cuts to do the latter.

Reading: A mix of Lean In and Erin Gates' book, Elements of Style.

Planning: A true vacation in 2015. We are always going to LA to visit family, but I'd love to take a trip somewhere new that we've both never been to! Any recommendations? 


design*sponge career profile

I don't often talk about my job at Madewell on here, so I'm happy to share that I'm over on Design*Sponge sharing a glimpse into my job and my career path. I hope you enjoy reading it - I had a great time answering all of the questions and giving you a sneak peek into our office! Let me know what you think and if you have any additional questions.

A big thank you to Grace & Design*Sponge for having me and to Angi Welsch who shot all of the amazing photos!


interior envy: the line house


Today's interior envy is very special to me and I've been wanting to share it with you for months. Not only have I had the pleasure of being in this stunning house, but it is also owned by an amazing couple, Richard and Alice Hoffman, who put so much love and thought into it. Here is their story about their home:

Shortly after meeting, they realized that they had both envisioned building a dream house one day. After deciding on settling in the Woodstock, NY area, they looked for the perfect piece of land for almost seven (!) years. They were lucky to find a 15 acre lot overlooking the Ashokan Reservoir and started in on designing their dream house. Richard & Alice wanted a contemporary home in the vernacular of barns, similar to those in the Woodstock area and around New England. They worked with architects Peter Franck and Kathleen Triem to come up with what they called ‘The Line House’.  The house is laid into a long barn-like structure set up facing the view, with most rooms on one floor.

One of the most interesting details of the house’s design is the exterior material. It is clad in standing-seam copper roofing material, hung vertically and it changes naturally over time. Originally a shiny material, the copper has changed on its own to a beautiful dark purple and now to a dark brown and will eventually have a verdigris patina. The interior design of the home is mostly neutral and was based on white walls for hanging their collection of art.

Thank you Richard and Alice for sharing your home and story with me and my readers.

P.S. if you are interested in their golden piggy bank - here you go!


weekend moments

This weekend included double brunching (a term coined by Janelle), first at The Fat Radish on Saturday and then at The Penrose on Sunday. It was my first time to both places and I loved them both! I spent the entirety of the weekend in this sweatshirt from our latest collab collection with Sezane, and wrapped up in this oversized scarf. It's getting quite chilly here and it's the perfect scarf to block out the cold. How was your weekend?

P.S. this is the last week you can get 15% off all Daniel Wellington watches! Use code 'dreamsandjeans' through Saturday the 15th!


impressed pop up

I love Instagram (it's by far my favorite social media channel) and I love having the opportunity to see my favorite photos turned into tangible prints. So, I was beyond flattered when Impressed asked me to curate a set of my Instagrams to sell on their site!

The set of 12 prints is $24 and it comes with black + white striped washi tape for easy hanging on your wall! It's really great getting to see my photos in print and I hope that you love them as much as I do! I had such a fun time curating the photo set and would love to hear your feedback on it. And I'm thrilled to be in such good company - be sure to check out the other sets!

Psst: if you're not following me on Instagram - follow along @anyeske!