Delightful Designers

There are creatives you come across and once you do - you can never NOT notice their work. Today I’m sharing a few of these special people… and I’m sure you will agree with me! They are definitely Delightful Designers.

Michelle C. Cage: Michelle loves playing with prints - and the thing that struck me immediately is her fearless use of Art! Her home is very #SayNoToEmptyWalls so of course I am a huge fan!

Natasha Habermann: Natasha is a self taught designer with an eye for vintage details and a love of an amazing mix. “A well-designed home is collected and curated over time.” I couldn’t agree more!

Meggie Hosler: Meggie’s pink livingroom is the first image I ever saw of her work while scrolling Instagram. She states her signature look is New England meets Palm Beach and friends - it really is the perfect description of this brilliant lady.

Cameron Jones: Cameron is a lovely friend who is a huge advocate of mixing styles, periods, patterns and colors. She loves the thrill of scoring an amazing bargain or sharing them with us through her Insta Shop: @shopcameronjonesinteriors

Alison Kist: Alison has a style that leans toward eclectic with an ability to blend old with new seamlessly. I don’t usually ogle peoples baths but, when there is this much art I do! I love the bit of an edge that comes across in her work.

Kevin O’Gara: Kevin loves a mix of traditional and contemporary design. With his lifestyle blog Thou Swell, he shares home, garden, and entertaining projects. His work is stunning.

Sister Parish: From the first time I saw a her pretty patterns en masse… I knew I needed to learn more about the woman Jackie Kennedy worked with. Its wonderful her granddaughter and great granddaughter are keeping this marvelous designer alive through their work.

Diane Rath: Is an interior designer who loves to express her creativity, love of texture and pattern with a tilt towards mid-century. This lady loves a challenge whether in her own home, a flip property or a clients - most especially to bring the space to life without breaking the bank along with much attention to detail!

Sarah Richardson: I’ve been a huge fan ever since I first saw her on HGTV in her first series Room Service. Her style is warm, never fussy and always includes amazing textiles. I’m currently obsessed with her YouTube Channel.

Alison Sheffield: Alison never shies away from anything Chinoiserie. She loves deep jewel tones mixed with a healthy dose of animal patterns in her designs. I am constantly blown away by the spaces she creates and I think my design eye is all the better for knowing her.

Erin Wheeler: Erin’s take on design is completely out of the box. As a trained graphic designer she brings a level of completeness to any space she designs. I am slack-jawwed everytime I see a space she’s designed or styled.

Special mention to the fabric, wall-covering and rug brand Sylvie and Mira. Ebullient patterns that make you smile! They are to the Trade and I can’t wait to use them on a project!

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Til next time friends!

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My Take Away from Summer '19

As most bloggers - I have a content calendar - but, I changed it up to add this post. As a Cancerian I am all about history… be it the larger scope of the world or my own personal history. This week I’m taking a deep dive into how we spent our Summer.

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We’re so lucky to be able to join our local Swim Club and spend most days (although our weather was a bit iffy this year) there. I match my schedule to my son’s in the summer and I don’t work much.

The boys love to take in a Jackals Game over at the Yogi Berra Stadium at Montclair State University.

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We went to Ocean City, NJ and had a wonderful week of sun and sand with our family. We celebrated L’s 8th birthday and Independence day while we were there and we were blessed with stellar weather.


My birthday is mid -July and I had a weekend of fun with family and friends. There was sushi, my favorite cupcakes and fireworks.


The next day was a visit to the most magical place on earth… the Metropolitan Museum of Art followed by drinks at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle and Dinner at Del Posto (after the Mid-Town power outage made dining at The Whitby Bar and Restaurant impossible)

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There was Hockey Camp at Floyd Hall Area at Montclair State University.

We enjoyed a quick trip to Hershey Park, PA.


Any days the weather allowed - we enjoyed the pool. I can’t believe I caught this shot!

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I was blessed to share a lovely evening with my best friend… she lives in Turks and Caicos and was passing through New Jersey. All I can say is thank God for Face Time friends!

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After dodging a crazy pop-up storm I made it into the City without getting drenched a few weeks ago for the Bryan Ferry Show at the United Palace - but, first we popped up on the High Line for a bit before heading to Crave Fishbar for dinner.

Nothing fosters a sense of partnership better than an intense day of moving rocks. My Hubby and I got to enjoy a rare evening out - just us two.

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We closed out the season with a marathon day at the Met. We covered more galleries last Thursday (8/29/19) than I ever have in all the many years I’ve been visiting this amazing institution. Then we had a delicious dinner at Stella 34 Trattoria & Bar on the 6th floor in Macy’s Herald Square. My niece’s office is on 7th so its a great location to meet up and the food is superb along with a wonderful view of the Empire State Building! Of course we had to pop into the Story store before we headed out of Macy’s to the Ferry.



I grabbed this image our last day at the swim club.

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I hope your summer was fantastic! Til next time. xoxo

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Brands We Love (part une)

As we all know there are many different types of designs for Websites and Blogs but, my concept for Chaletmomma never wavered - what you see here (minus some tweaks) is the fruition of that dream. One detail that remains extremely important to me was sharing a list of people/sites I admire, support and who support me! You can see them in my sidebar.

I believe in working to lift others up - and knowing what a vast place the interweb is - when I find talent or anything else for that matter I’m excited about - I am compelled to share it.

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I joke that like the Ally Sheedy’s character in The Breakfast Club I must dump out my purse and share it’s contents… So friends this week I’m sharing all the Brands We Love with links!

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Some of these companies are run by very dear friends; while there are a few larger operations. Artsy found me after I wrote a piece which included artist William Eggleston. I love their site!

“Inspiration: a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation” Merriam-Webster

Til next time I hope you’ve found some Inspiration! xoxo

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