Happy Friday! (Is it just us, or are the days and weeks flying by?) In any case, we’re back to get you inspired. So set aside some time to enjoy the best interiors, places, and products this week.
Today, we’re sharing plenty of inspiring spaces, from a refreshed home with history in Boston, a rustic retreat in Long Island and a home that combines old and new in New England. We’ve also got shoppable products to bring texture home, ways to get cute (while standing comfortable), and some cleverly designed digital postcards. Plus, we’re sharing Bobby’s conversation about the power of design and a dropbox folder filled with Bobby’s lockdown favorites.
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A Home With History Gets A Refresh
For this historical home outside Boston, it was all about embracing the period details, while updating the space for a young family. Designer Nina Farmer left the intricately carved staircase and wooden paneling intact while giving the kitchen a modern re-working that would blend seamlessly. Soothing shades of blue and a mix of textures, patterns, and vintage pieces also give this space a fresh feel, without losing any of its traditional soul.
How To Get Cute (& Stay Comfortable)
Just like you, we’re all about staying comfortable right now. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice being stylish! This pair of slide sandals are an easy way to embrace ease and fashion (and are the perfect beach accessory for men or women once we’re out and about again). And for a bit of pattern, try a wide leg pant that works for lounging at home, a backyard picnic or neighborhood stroll.
Bobby & The Power Of Design
Bobby sat down to talk design- and how it can positively impact our lives – for the weekly SXSW Sessions series. Talking to GQ magazine’s Clay Skipper, he discusses how you can live a healthier life through design, and how it can comfort us during uncertain times. Watch the video here.
A Laid Back Home In Long Island
Rustic Modern is one of our favorite design styles – and it’s never looked better than in this inspiring home designed by Kevin O’Sullivan + Associates. Located in Amagansett on the tip of New York’s Long Island, the space combines rustic wood beams, wide plank flooring, and modern furnishings for a perfect balance of organic and refined. Our favorite space? The laid back media room, with its soothing color palette, modern mix, and perfect comfy sectional.
Sending Postcards From Isolation
For a clever way to show someone you care during these crazy times, try sending a digital postcard. The minimally designed options from Isolation.is use interactive graphics with visual takes on social distancing and how our lives have changed recently. It’s a playful way to say “we’re all in this together” and encourage friends and family.
A Folder Full Of Inspiration
Another way to show someone you care during quarantine? Send them a folder full of inspiration! As part of the Dropbox Digital Care Packages, Bobby has compiled a dropbox folder you can download full of ideas, from essential loungewear pieces to his favorite white paints, to what you need in your toolkit. (Plus a copy of Boby Bingo!) Download it here.
New Home With An Old Soul
Although this traditional home has details straight out of the 19th Century, it turns out it’s a totally new construction. Thanks to the homeowner (a builder) and designer Liz Caan, the space has plenty of old fashioned charms, with a layout and design made for now. The wood-paneled walls and period details blend seamlessly with modern lighting and art, showcasing a space that’s totally fresh, but with an old soul.
Easy Accessories For That Extra Something Special
When searching for ways to give your space a lil’ extra something, look no further than accessories. (They’re always our go-to for switching things up.) Consider a cute fringed woven basket for a bookshelf, as a stylish storage piece or even as a whimsical wastebasket. To bring in some texture and pattern to a simple sofa, go for a re-invented plaid pillow. And for something stylish that will also serve you (literally) try a marble serving board for your next cheese spread.