Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse

Oh hey-

Popping back in from the depths of blogging obscurity. Life has been particularly crazy this past month (and will continue to be so in the month to come), but more on that later. This weekend I bought my weight in white paint and have since (partially) painted every within reach.  If you're someone who thinks white walls are boring, you're likely in the wrong place.. But I've always loved a challenge, so check out Alison Cayne's West Village townhouse featured on One Kings Lane below. 

Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint 
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint
Alexandrea Jarvis Architecture and Interiors | Alison Cayne's West Village Townhouse | Modern White Paint

The subway tiled kitchen and brass hardware!!! A dream. What do you think?

3 Combinations for a Classic Kitchen

Whether you’re in a new home and designing your dream kitchen from scratch, renovating a hopelessly dated one, or making a handful of small changes to give your semi-functioning space a facelift - my best advice when designing your dream kitchen is to consider what’s going to work in real life for you and your family. 

As woo-woo as this sounds, our kitchens feed us in more ways than one. They’re a testament that a room can be both pragmatic and stylish. That form does indeed follow function. After all, a kitchen is hardly used for only cooking and eating. We use them to socialize, to work, to study and to relax. Designing a kitchen certainly takes a lot - but, done right, it will give a lot back.
 

CLASSIC KITCHEN COMBINATIONS
 

With big money comes big decisions - and, often, big angst. There is such a sense of finality when making decisions for your kitchen. If you tire of your cabinets a year from now, they’re not as easily replaced or relocated as, say, a dresser in your guest bedroom. Foresight and intention are very (read: very) important when you begin taking into consideration cabinetry and appliance placement, water lines and stone counter tops. 

Naturally, I took it upon myself to assemble a few wish lists for all of you classic kitchen lovers out there feeling overwhelmed. These finishes can help cut down on at least a few of the decisions you have to make during your kitchen renovation. 

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Sunday Best

This Sunday, rather than linking to my favorite products, thus enabling my online shopping addiction, I decided to share some Instagram inspiration. The best form of inspiration there is. 

My camera roll consists of two categories: pictures of Hank and screenshots from Instagram. 

I thought I would share a glimpse into what I find inspiring and beautiful. My hope is that something will catch your eye and inspire you.

You might be inspired to cook someone you adore a meal (just because). Or perhaps you’ll plant something lovely and watch it prospers. Or maybe, just maybe, you’ll run out and buy a few pairs of statement earrings. I mean really, you cannot go wrong. I want you to find enduring inspiration and a good dose of confidence to tune into and trust your instincts. 

INSTAGRAM INTIMIDATION
 

Social Media gets shit constantly for perpetuating comparison - but what if instead of intimidating us, we took action. Spoiled ourselves. Cherished our loved ones. Started a new project! I’m certain I sound like a broken record, but I value quality over quantity. I want to simplify and focus on the things that matter and bring us joy. And I want to do those things that really matter - the ordinary and everyday things - really well. 

INSTAGRAM INSPIRATION
 

Despite her (social media’s) shortcomings, I hope she (again, social media) encourages you to celebrate the everyday. Does that make sense? Instead of seeing someone’s perfectly curated gallery wall and spiraling, head to a local art gallery and pick a piece that speaks to you! More on that to come. 

I always in need more people to stalk virtually so leave a comment below with someone fabulous. Feed my addiction. I beg you. 

 

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I'm serious. I really would love suggestions on who to follow on Instagram. Leave a comment below! 

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