It began with the January/February 2013 issue of the online magazine Lonny.
I came across a story featuring the New York rental apartment of one delightful Jessica Gorenson, then unknown to me, who was living in NYC on a short term basis.
Every picture was like a revelation to me. I LOVED her decorating style. This was definitely not for minimalists, but for those who espouse the more is more philosophy (like Ines' sister, Wendy), it was glorious!
|These images courtesy of Lonny|
|love the styling of this mantle!|
|I actually have a similar tray with goodies already on my dresser...|
|A shoe armoire! Damn! I need a shoe armoire! UPDATE: i do know this is a china cabinet!|
|Love the stacks of books - I already have stacks everywhere!|
|I may have to get Jessica to pop up to New Brunswick and help me...|
|I am still swooning over this...|
|If my bar wares weren't under my mother (literally and figuratively), I would so do some cherry blossoms. Of course, I have spring fever and anything in blossom is like catnip to me!|
There was nothing I didn't love about how this woman decorated! And over the coming months, I would return again and again to the article and pour over the images. I wish some other magazine would do a spread on her place in Boston - I would love to see what she does there with full reign!
And then I visited the website of her charming boutique, Holiday, located in Beacon Hill, Boston:
And no surprise, the store and its wares appear to have the same sprinkling of fairy dust as her apartment:
|all images courtesy of Holiday Facebook page|
|Again - my obsession with pink!|
Gorenson opened the shop in 2002. I think of all of the times I've been to Boston in the last decade, missing this gem every time!
But not again. This year, if I can, I plan to make a little pilgrimage to what Gorenson herself calls "The Dollhouse".
As I spring clean, and refresh both my home and my wardrobe, I will be thinking of Jessica, especially as I am giving my dresser in the bedroom a wee refresh.
How about you - are there images from a magazine that you return to again and again, clip out, drool over? I'd love to hear about it!
Have a wonderful Thursday and stay safe out there!