My Favorite Moments in 2019

With the holiday season in full swing, I always find myself reflecting on the year gone by and thought it would be fun to share some of the favorite moments in my business from this past year.

Maison Objet January 2019

I started January of 2019 at the January Maison at Objet in Paris which was an amazing experience! I still can’t believe I was there less than a year ago. The trip seemed to go by in the blink of an eye. Thank goodness for cell phones and their cameras. At least I have over 200 photos to look back at to remember all the amazing furniture, accessories and fabrics I saw while in Paris!

I attended the Paris Deco Off for the first time ever. The fabric showrooms stayed open late and were filled with food and drink. We partied in the streets of Paris! (Well, not too much. We were really tired, but the atmosphere was amazing!)

Michaeline from Butter & Velvet at Grace’s House benefiting the Valerie Fund

I got together with some of my designer friends in early May to visit our friends from Butter and Velvet at Grace’s House. I met Grace at the showhouse. She is a very special girl. I recommend you check out her story here.

The Parlor at Grace's House benefiting the Valerie Fund
The Parlor by Tina Ramchandi at Grace’s House benefiting the Valerie Fund

I was inspired by many rooms; like this one from Tina Ramchandani. The whole house was filled with an eclectic mix of styles which really got my creative juices going.

2019 Hampton Designer Showhouse master bath by Sea Green Designs

I also participated in the Hampton Designer Showhouse for the third year. Getting to do the master bath was amazing and challenging. I really enjoyed working with the tiles by the Tileshop and the amazing vanity by Ciuffo Cabinetry that was already selected for this space. I took the classic look of the tiles and the transitional look of the vanity and created a space that still felt like a coastal retreat using natural textures. The vintage Morrocan rug was really the starting point for me with this design which brings me to another favorite Sea Green Designs moment, the Brimfield Antique Market.

Brimfield Antique Fair 2019

I attended the Brimfield Market for the first time in May of 2019. I have to thank to Randy from Black Swan Antiques for giving me a parking pass and my dear friend GR for coming with me the first time. This antiques fair was beyond my expectations! Brimfield is filled with hand-made items as well as antiques. It’s also filled with awesome food trucks and interesting characters. I made second trip in September as well and had some amazing finds, like the booth by Resurrected Furniture Designs shown below. Their pieces really speak to my coastal aesthetic.

Brimfield September 2019

I can’t forget our hugely successful Hamptons Home Grown Event in July. I had some of our favorite local makers in the shop selling their locally produced goods. We had Southampton Soap Company, Hamptons Handpoured Candles, and Vine Street Cafe sauces. We had an amazing turn out, too! I’m hoping this is something we can do every year.

Hamptons Home Grown Event at Sea Green Designs
Hamptons Home Grown Summer 2019

We also had a fantastic Meet the Artist Event with Michele Scotto Trani of Sequined Asphault Studio. Her fine art photography is amazing, but I also love her work as our photographer!

Michele Scotto Trani of Sequined Asphault Studio 

There were also so many great projects that we worked on like the one below photographed by Michele in Sag Harbor.

Our Sag Harbor project completed 2019
Kitchen in our Westhampton project 2019
The den in our Westhampton project 2019

I hope to put the finishing touches on the Westhampton project this year and get it professionally photographed. I’ve loved being part of this project from the beginning. Seeing our clients move in  this year was definitely a highlight in my business. I’m really grateful for all of our projects this year and wish I had some more photos that were good enough to show. So, stay tuned. Hopefully, we can “reveal” these projects to you in their entirety soon…

I hope your year has been a good one and that you get to take some time to sit quietly and reflect on all that went well for you this year. I’ll be taking my beach walk filled with gratitude for 2019 and excitement for 2020. Looking forward to sharing more in the coming year….

Leave a comment and tell me what your best moments of 2019 were. Sharing the good always leads to more good!

Happy Holidays!


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Creator of coastal retreats for families to feel good in, lover of beach walks, and sustainable living.




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