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In the beginning of my design career, I designed custom invitations primarily for brides. My favorite thing about beautifully designed paper goods is that they set the tone for the event to come. A gorgeous invitation gives you an idea of what to expect. Will it be fun? Funky? Formal? Colorful? Elegant?  And in the same way,  main entryway of your home tells the same story. It’s like the perfect space to set the tone for what the rest of your house will reveal.
But entryways need to be more than just a pretty space; more often than not they have to do double duty as functioning storage/landing pad. It’s the first place you see when you come home and the last place you see when you leave. Odds are you’re taking a bag (or two), keys, sunglasses, a phone, and a litany of other items. And that’s just for you – other members of the family might need sports supplies, weather-appropriate gear, boots, etc.
My other favorite thing about our entryway is that it also provides the perfect spot for holiday decorating.  I love using our entryway as a place to display Christmas cards and  decor for all seasons.  Pumpkins at Halloween, a glitter putz village at Christmas, and hot pink hearts at Valentine’s have all made a starring appearance in our entryway.  The possibilities are absolutely endless so don’t be afraid to have some fun with it.
Here are a few of my favorite tips for designing your entryway:
1. Go with a big mirror perfectly placed over the entry table. It provides the perfect chance to make sure every thing is in place before you dash out the door.
2. Get creative with storage and don’t forget to think seasonally. Winter items such as scarves, mittens, hats, etc., can all happily cohabit in an easily accessible tote. Find a cool tray to put snowy or rain-ridden boots.
3. Your entryway table could be anything from a cool desk to a Parsons-style sofa table. For smaller spaces, a glass top or lucite sofa table can be perfect to keep the eye from getting overwhelmed.   Add layers and personality to your space with a rug, mirror, artwork, wall treatments such as paint or wallpaper, and other decor. And don’t forget – functional hooks can be pretty too!
What are your favorite tips for creating functional but pretty entryways? I’d love to hear in the comments!


Gold, copper, rose gold, silver – no reason to pick just one! Go on, share the love and don’t be afraid to mix those metallics!  Just like brown and black can be the best of friends so can all the different metallics you love.  With so many gorgeous items in the market right now this is the time to play up your love of luxe accents.  Mixing metalics in your space will give your room a rich layered feeling and keep it from looking flat.  Bonus – they’re just pretty and fun!



Metallic spray paints are your best friend if you love this look.  Within just a few minuets you can turn something old and common into a pretty new sculpture or accent piece.

Boho Chic has recently made a huge comeback in home design. With its bold and organic aesthetic, what’s not to love? A huge part of the look is vintage inspired, so it is a great way to infuse color and pattern into what you already have. This is a very doable look to achieve, whether you want to dive right in or make a few simple changes. My home furnishings are mostly neutral with vintage details, so I added some simple touches for fall that were inspired by this trend: cozy throws, colorful woven pillows, and a variety of rustic, natural accessories. To get this look, keep it earthy and use lots of texture, worn elements, wood, color, pattern, and leather. Here are a few ideas to get you started….

Boho Chic-A Bold & Organic Take on Vintage Living

BHG Tapestry Headboard-Boho Chic BHG

Emily Henderson Boho Chic Bedroomvia

Jennifer Rizzo Modern Boho Chic via

Justina Blakeney Living Roomvia

SF Girl By Bay Boho Chic LRvia

Smile & Wave House Tour Boho Chicvia

The Marion House Book Boho LRvia

Thoughts From Aloce Boho Chic Patio via

White Buffalo Styling Co Boho Chic Kitchenvia

Justina Blakenelyvia

There is no right or wrong way to achieve this look, so have fun with it!

Have a beautiful week,

Jen-City Farmhouse


One of my favorite house tours on is this stunning colorful California apartment. Each space has a distinctive feel and look but it remains cohesive with the way the homeowner used bold colors throughout.  But the standout room is undoubtedly the navy-walled dining room. With pops of gold and a mix of patterns, it screams California cool.  So let’s break down the elements to help you get the look.

While it looks like there’s a lot of color going on, there’s really only three used primarily: navy, emerald green, and peony pink. White is the neutral that grounds the space and gives the viewer’s eye a place to rest which is necessary when you’re going with such statement-making colors all in one room. The chair rail and other details like the silver tea service on the shelves keep it feeling somewhat formal, but the real stylistic magic comes with the way the owner mixed and matched some fun and funky glamorous pieces to make it one of a kind.

With an interesting mix of patterns and prints, the rug is the perfect scale to ground the room. Had the chevron-esque print been any larger, it would have skewed the entire space as far to busy, and would have competed with the large-scale floral print on the dining room chairs. As it is, your eye views it as a fine print that adds texture and not just a visually-jarring pattern.

Top tips to get this look:

1. Stick with a tight color palette, no more than 2 to 3 colors at most. Other colors can be added in but only in small doses.

2. Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns, but do consider the scale.

3. Do decide on a neutral to give your eye a place to rest.

Sputnik chandelier

Painting by Jenny Prinn

Vintage Hollywood Regency buffet

Dash & Albert chevron rug

Jonathan Adler chippendale chair

Kiss those corals goodbye and tuck away that bottle of tangerine—until next summer, that is. To help you give your manicure a fall makeover, I asked Eleanor Langston, former beauty editor and founder of Paintbox, a new boutique nail salon in New York City, for her best polish picks for the season.

Owner Eleanor Langston (@EleanorLangston), left, with Creative Director Julie Kandalec (@Julieknailsnyc) at Paintbox (@paintboxnails) in New York City


Q: Facing that wall of nail polishes in the nail salon is always so overwhelming. Help us out: What color trends are you seeing for fall?

A: Think smoky neutrals, colored metallics, and strong, saturated jewel tones like amber, ruby, and dark teal. Some of my favorites: Essie Take It Outside (smoky neutral with gray undertones), Zoya Flynn (amber-based tan), 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS in Hell-Bent (a dark ruby with subtle burnt orange tones), Estée Lauder in Arm Candy (a gorgeous matte metallic), Dior Carre Bleu (dark teal), Chanel Orage (a sandy navy), and Deborah Lippmann Harlem Nocturne (a periwinkle matte metallic).

Q: Nail art’s been around for a while. Why is it still in for fall?  And, how the heck do you decide what design to get?

A: Nail art can reflect your mood, express your individuality, give you a sense of style, and become a true accessory. At Paintbox, we create seasonal look books we use to showcase my favorite brands and colors, as well as mild-to-wild design options. There’s no suffering from decision fatigue—we’ve done the homework for you by selecting of-the-moment designs, trends, and colors that suit every style and personality. Here’s a sneak peek at our fall/winter looks:



 Q: So what do you do if you’re still not sure about this whole nail art thing? How do you dip your toe into the trend?

A: For nail art newbies, I’d suggest an accent nail with some adornment with a nail stud (we source ours on special buying trips to Japan) or a touch of metallic foil or glitter—simultaneously chic but statement-making. Negative space nail art—when a bit of your bare nail peeks through—is also a very chic way to step into the nail art space.  When you wear negative space at the bottom with a design on the top part of the nail, the bonus is that it also helps disguise any regrowth.



The full fall/winter look book will debut at Paintbox on September 13th. Not heading to NYC anytime soon? Show us how you’ve incorporated Eleanor’s advice into your fall manicure by tweeting me a pic @EllenMillerBty with the hashtag #BHGBeauty.






Reclaimed wood has quickly become a hot trend in home décor that I am fully embracing. The worn layers, tones and textures can bring a pleasing rustic aesthetic to any design style. There is just something warm & lovely about each piece and each has its own distinct story. I have a little crush on reclaimed wood myself and started a collection about a year ago. I live 25 minutes from the country {North Fork } where there is an abundance of farms, farm stands, wineries, beautiful beaches, historic towns & homes and plenty of reclaimed wood. Living so close I have become well versed at scoring the best deals on wood but recently found another source that was unexpected-the Habitat for Humanity Restore. If you haven’t been go and check it out, hint-their prices are amazing! There are so many original & creative ideas out there for using salvaged or reclaimed wood but here are 15 of my favorites……

15 Fabulous Ideas for using Reclaimed Wood-BHG

1. LightingBHG Dreamy Whites-Recliamed Wood Mason Jar Light


2. HeadboardBHG Five O Eight-Reclaimed Wood Headboard


3. FloorsBHG Gather & Build Reclaimed Wood Floor


4. FramesBHG My Sweet Savannah Reclaimed Wood Picture Frames {via}

5. Wall Art-ArrowBHG recalimed wood arrows Natalme


6. Sliding Barn DoorBHG Bob Vila-Reclaimed Wood Sliding Interior Barn Doors


7. Ceiling BeamsBHG Recalimed Wood Ceiling Beams {BHG}

8. MantleBHG Recalimed Wood Mantle


9. MirrorsBHG Recalimed Wood Mirror Frames{BHG}

10. Farmhouse TableBHG Recalimed Wood Table


11. Planked WallBHG Recalimed Wood Wall {BHG}

12. Console TableBHG Reclaimed Wood Console Table


13. Rustic SignBHG Rooms For Rent-Reclaimed Wood Sign {via}

14. ShelvingDezeen Folklore Recalimed Wood Floating Shelves


15. Planter BoxBHG My Sweet Savannah Reclaimed Wood Planter Box


Amazing ideas right?!

Keep your eyes open to the possibility & have a beautiful day,

Jen-City Farmhouse

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