Vested Interest

Now that spring clothes are starting to hit stores (37 days until spring is officially here!) I like to re-assess my transitional clothing options. If you live here in the Northeast, then you already know that the real springlike weather doesn't actually start until about late April (if we're lucky) so it's always best to have some layering tricks up (or on) your sleeve.

Three years ago, I wrote this piece about layering fur vests over jackets. I recently just went back and revisited this idea and the style and practicality still hold true today. (Of course, vests look just as cute under a jacket as well). If you own a vest or two, (fur, leather, sweater, flannel etc.), then you  already know the power this piece holds to transform a look from Penny Lane (fur) to Preppy Jane (quilted).

It's amazing how fast a basic outfit can be elevated to a pulled together look by just adding a vest. Big fan of the vest-especially for transitional dressing. I even have a new favorite one -obsessed with it and already worn it countless times and ways. Scroll through below to see a few more of the "best of the vest".

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Progress Peeks: Our New House

We've been living here in Connecticut for a little over a year now (fifteen months, I'm counting it out like it's my first born) and predictably the design progress has slowed down quite a bit. The last time I posted a progress peek was mid December. Partly because so many rooms are "done" but also, I can only sustain the design momentum for so long, until real life takes over. I bet you can relate.

Fortunately, there's been enough installations and arrivals to pull together this round up. Our family room is officially DONE - I'm loving the bare window look for now, and have no intention of adding any treatments to them for the foreseeable future. Also done is my closet and it's truly my "dream come true" closet. As soon as I uncover the before photos for this space, I'll write up a full post on it. 

The other two rooms featured here, the guest room and Mr. Zhush's office aren't one hundred percent -but feel very comfortable and pretty close to finished as well. #gettingthere

ceiling wallpaper: Brett Design Inc. // bench fabric: Kelly Wearstler
cabinet color: Benjamin Moore White Dove // glass pulls // similar flush mount light fixture

striped jars // initial pillow // wall color: Benjamin Moore Calm // garden stool


Home Tour: Victorian Meets Modern

R C Studio is the design firm responsible for this perfectly renovated New Jersey home. Recently featured over on My Domaine, I've personally turned to these images several times for inspiration in the past few days. I figured if I found a lot of ideas here, you might too! (I'm seriously coveting that sweet little window nook...)


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The Zhush In Style At Home Magazine

photo by Nicole Cohen

I'm beyond thrilled and grateful to be featured in this month's issue of Style At Home Magazine! It's always so exciting to see our home in a publication that I admire, and this article was extra special. Not only does the interview focus on this blog and my shop, but it also included several photos that I took myself! I hope you'll check out the full feature here. Thanks again to Style At Home and Sara Calton for such a great experience.

wallpaper: Farrow and Ball Lotus // mirror: Carver's Guild

wallpaper: Ralph Lauren constellations // lamp 

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Weekend Wrap Up

A few links for your weekend perusal ~

Everything about this Brooklyn loft above (especially the floors!) - so good!

J.Crew's new sunglasses - obsessed with these.

Nine tips for keeping your kitchen hyper organized.

Valentines Day gift ideas.

My new favorite catchall for mail, receipts, change, dog toys....

February's style stalk.

A fun and chic "transitional" sweater, on sale!

I don't really love wings or sliders, but I am dying to try this three cheese spaghetti recipe, my kind of super bowl Sunday food!

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