Packing List • Bordeaux

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After a year and a half of planning, my family and I are heading to Bordeaux this week for harvest and to celebrate my parents 35 wedding anniversary. I’ve never been to that region of France, so I’m beyond excited for the great adventure ahead of us, and for all of the wine tastings and culinary delights we’ll be sampling!

Of course what to pack has been anxiously nagging me, although I did much better on our last two trips by way of a little preparation and sticking to a strict color combo – mostly neutrals with a splash of bordeaux (of course!) for this trip. I’m also taking a tip from a good friend, and selecting my shoes first, then selecting which garments to pair with them.

Bordeaux’s weather can be a little temperamental this time of year, with an average of 13 days of rain in September, and temps ranging from 55°-85°. A great rain jacket with a hood (why don’t they all have one?!) and pair of rain boots is an absolute must; and these Loeffler Randal booties with their chic gold buckles can be worn casual or dressy, rain or shine (my beloved Hunter’s would likely take up 1/2 the weight limit in my suitcase!). Theses ballet flats are so incredibly comfortable (I took my friend Hanna’s advise and snipped off the charm to make them look a little more “grown up”), while these sexy heels are perfect for dinners and drinks.

As for the clothes, light layers are my go-to this time of year in general to combat the constantly changing temps, and sticking with a strict color combo allows me to seamlessly transition pieces from casual to formal!

Have any of you been to Bordeaux? Any recommendations on places not to be missed?

Style Profile • Converted Bathroom Vanities

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With that said, well-made wood furniture in general is expensive due to the high level of craftsmanship and time that goes into each piece (which is why I almost always buy vintage). I just love the look of  consoles, dressers, buffets, etc. converted into bathroom vanities, making space feel so much homier and less sterile!  So I pulled together the above images of  for a little inspiration, and my clients absolutely loved the idea!

They’re going to use an antique dresser passed down from the husband’s mother that has been collecting dust in their garage for years, and we’re going to have the top replaced with a slab of granite (to make it more maintenance-free and kid-friendly). The granite yard is going to install the sink along with the granite, and the plumber is going to hook up all the pipes – so much better than a sub-par cookie cutter option!

For more information on my E-decor services, feel free to hit me up at christine@dicorciadesign.com!

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Transitioning Summer to Fall

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Neutrals Done Right

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Do you prefer more neutrals in your home or color? It’s such a personal decision!

Provincetown Bayside Perfection

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Off the Rack • Tilton Fenwick for Target!

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Design firm Tilton Fenwick’s fresh take on a traditional aesthetic has not only given way to an enviable portfolio and client roster, but has also lead a couple amazing collaborations, including a fabric line with Duralee, collection of rugs through Studio Four NYC and now a collaboration with Target. Many of their iconic Duralee prints (Cecelia, Sissy, Jumana – just to name a few) are available in select color ways on a variety of upholstered items; including chairs, settees, headboards, beds and ottomans – and the prices are REALLY good! This may be one of Target’s BEST collaborations yet! Check out the whole collection here.

Girl Crush{es} • The Dannijo Sisters

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I’m completely obsessed with these beauties - shop more of my favorites below…

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Recent Pursuits

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Sunday mornings out east are always spent with my dad, hitting up the local farmers markets for our Sunday feast! Our little princess Bella turned 10, so we stopped by Iacono to pick up a few chickens for our own dinner, and to provide Bella with a celebratory treat of chicken and rice (crazy, I know!). Billy and I also hit up new-to-us Montauk Brewing Company for a beer tasting – which we both highly recommend! My mom and I scoped out the Montauk Art Show, where I fell in love with this gorgeous creations of Tail Feathers jewelry line (the emerald and onyx bracelet can be found here!).

Hope you all have been enjoying the summer weather! xo

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Get The Look • Easy Breezy

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My job affords me the opportunity to dress pretty casually on most days, and in the summer this usually entails a breezy dress, or maxi skirt and simple tank. Since I hate being cold, I always have a light summer scarf and little denim jacket or vest with me (or in my car); which really comes in handy when walking into those overly air-conditioned stores and restaurants – why they insist on pumping their air conditioners into the low 60°’s is beyond me?!

Do you have a summer uniform of sorts?

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Design Crush • Darius Rucker’s Charleston Home

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Such is the case found in this gorgeous Charleston home belonging to Hootie and the Blowfish frontman, Darius Rucker, designed by famed Southern interior designer Angie Hranowskysay. I absolutely adore the expertly orchestrated mix of periods and styles of furniture, paired with the colorful palette of textured neutrals and warm purples (that seems to be becoming Hranowskysay’s signature). The white walls lend themselves as the perfect backdrop for the enviable collection of art the Rucker family has amassed, from the likes of Sally King Benedict, Kate Long Stevens and Molly B. Right – just to name a few!

Are you a fan of mixing different styles and periods of furniture in your home, or do you prefer to stick with one genre?