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One Room Challenge: The Reveal!

Gabrielle Savoie's One Room Challenge on @SavvyHome

 

It’s finally time for the reveal!!

Remember Week 1? I highly suggest you go back to the before pictures for a minute, because we’ve come a long way. To recap, I moved in to a much smaller apartment, with a lot of ill-fitted furniture from my old place. The space needed an overhaul—and it got one! My new space is much better fitted to my lifestyle (and general style). And now that summer is here, I can finally sit back and enjoy!

 

Gabrielle Savoie's One Room Challenge on @SavvyHome

Gabrielle Savoie's One Room Challenge on @SavvyHome

Gabrielle Savoie's One Room Challenge on @SavvyHome

Gabrielle Savoie's One Room Challenge on @SavvyHome

Gabrielle Savoie's One Room Challenge on @SavvyHome

Gabrielle Savoie's One Room Challenge on @SavvyHome

Gabrielle Savoie's One Room Challenge on @SavvyHome

Gabrielle Savoie's One Room Challenge on @SavvyHome

Gabrielle Savoie's One Room Challenge on @SavvyHome

I had to learn the art of editing lately. Living in a small open space means that the slightest out-of-place item makes the entire room look messy! Because of this, when it came to making decor decisions, my eye was drawn to clean lines and a simple color palette.

I love that the space is small enough to completely transform with just a few pillows and a rug (remember week 4?). I also love the fact that my picture ledge allows me to switch the art around as I please. Since I like to be my own guinea pig when it comes to decorating, I love the versatility that this new place allows me to test out different looks and styles easily. This room is definitely very “me”—a little coastal, a little boho, a little modern and a little traditional. It’s a mix of items I’ve collected over the years, and some new ones thrown in the mix!

I can’t believe I was able to fit three rooms in one tiny space, but it worked! And believe it or not, it’s very functional! Ok, full disclosure: I’ve maybe had dinner at my bistro table once, but I love using it as library table, and use it to display books and flowers. My gals and I love sitting at the “bar”—those Bludot barstools are surprisingly comfortable! Everyone that has sat in them commented on their comfort. Of course, my favorite space remains the “living area” (a.k.a my sofa). Getting to sit back and relax after sitting at my desk for many hours is pure bliss.

I don’t mean to play favorites, but a piece I love in the room is Oomph X Savvy Home Tini Table—you might remember it from our collaboration last year. The fact that I had a say in the design of the piece makes it extra special. I’m thrilled to announce that Oomph has agreed to re-release the table for the One Room Challenge , and you guys get first dibs! Be quick though because they sold like hotcakes last year.

I won’t lie: it’s 12:16am and I’m not sure what my mental state is at this point: I’ve been styling, shooting and editing for the past 12 hours and I’m all bugged out. But we got here—and I’m thrilled with the result! I cannot wait to sit back and enjoy it… I hope you like it too! I spoke a lot about my process over the last few weeks, so you can re-read all about it below!

 

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

 

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Living Area Oomph X Savvy Home Tini Table (re-issued for a limited time for the One Room Challenge!) | Burlap Bench (similar) | Minted Sailboat and River Boat Prints c/o | West Elm Deep Picture Ledge c/o | Serena & Lily Braided Abaca Rug c/o | Bone Inlay Box (similar) | Mad et Len Candle | Hammered Metal Side Table (similar) | Le Labo Santal 26 Candle | Amy Poehler’s Yes Please | Loom Decor Roman Linen Shades c/o

Sofa from Beige Montreal (similar) | Fragments Identity Batik and Kuba Pillows c/o | Serena & Lily Brahms Throw in Surf c/o |  West Elm Mid-Century Floor Lamp c/o

Desk Area Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Frida Chair | West Elm Mini Mid-Century Desk c/o

“Sailboat” Bench Sailboat Frame belonged to my grandmother (similar) | Woven Leather Bench | J.McLaughlin Palm River Hat | Vanessa Bruno Bag

Kitchen Counter Allmodern Bludot Real Good Barstools in Copper c/o | Tory Burch x Dodie Thayer Canape Plates c/o | AESOP Hand Soap | Williams-Sonoma Napkins | Vintage Hublot Mirror (similar)

Dining Area Dresser from Beige Montreal (similar) | Schoolhouse Electric Caprice Lamp c/o | Vintage Ginger Jar (similar) | Serena & Lily Stafford Candlesticks | Jonathan Adler Muse Votive Candle | West Elm Waterscape Votives | Vintage Gold Mirror (similar) | Vintage Silver Tray (similar) | Wayfair Wishbone Chairs c/o | West Elm Reeve Bistro Table c/o | Far & Wide Collective African Basket c/o

 

FOLLOW THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE

Jana Bek | Autumn Clemons | Coco+Kelley | The English Room | Vanessa Francis  | Greige Design | Hi Sugarplum | I Heart Organizing | Jenna Sue Design | Stephanie Kraus | The Pursuit of Style | Julia Ryan | Simple Details | Simply Grove | 6th Street Design | Jill Sorensen | Swoon Worthy | Waiting on Martha | Kimberly Schlegel Whitman | Trademarked by Calling it Home.

 

Photography, Styling & Interior Design by Gabrielle Savoie.

A Shelter Island Home Perfect for Lazy Summer Days

A Shelter Island Home Perfect for Lazy Summer Days: Christine and John Gachot's Cape Cod Style Seaside Home

 

“Everyone seems to have more time to read on Shelter Island, which is such a luxury”

—Christine Gachot

 

A Shelter Island Home Perfect for Lazy Summer Days: Christine and John Gachot's Weekender Home: Vintage Dresser and On The Road Poster

A Shelter Island Home Perfect for Lazy Summer Days: Christine and John Gachot's Entrance

A Shelter Island Home Perfect for Lazy Summer Days: Christine and John Gachot's Living Room: Sheepskin Throw on Mid Century Chair

A Shelter Island Home Perfect for Lazy Summer Days: Christine and John Gachot's Dining Room: Windsor chair

A Shelter Island Home Perfect for Lazy Summer Days: Christine and John Gachot's Weekender Home: Record Player and Vintage Poster

A Shelter Island Home Perfect for Lazy Summer Days: Christine and John Gachot's Cape Cod Style Seaside Home

A Shelter Island Home Perfect for Lazy Summer Days: Christine and John Gachot's Boys Bedroom

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Forget everything you know about the chi-chi side of the Hamptons; it’s places like these that really makes my heart swell: John and Christine Gachot’s tiny seaside cottage on Shelter Island. It’s secluded enough, yet rooted in a community filled with picture perfect antique stores, local boutiques and eateries. It’s filled with personality and joie de vivre and 100% carefree.

It’s a place where you can whisk away and forget about all the stresses of daily life and slow down your pace; where you can live with sand between your toes and salty ocean mist in your hair. I spent all my childhood summers in a house like this in New Brunswick (albeit way less cool and without all the fun edgy cool boutiques & restaurants around). Still I can vouch that it’s truly a magical environment to be in as a child. Annnd now you know where my love for the seaside comes from.

This is the home of John and Christine Gachot, interior designers at the impossibly cool Gachot Studios. This Manhattanite couple and parents to two growing boys decided to put down their weekend roots in this Cape Cod style cottage a stone’s throw away from the beach. Their knack for pairing vintage items together is infectious, their rockstar-esque edge is admirable. I basically want to become them, or at least get invited for a summer BBQ.

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Photography by Brittany Ambridge for Domino Magazine and Gachot Studios.

Gab Loves: Nautical Notes

Gab Loves: Nautical Notes: O&G Windsor Barstools, White Eyelet Skirt , Chloé Faye Bag and Porch Swings

It’s no secret around here that I have an affinity for all things coastal, and it only increases as summer gets closer. I spotted this blue & white life preserver on One Kings Lane last week and it instantly reminded me of this stunning staircase and sent me into a full blown nautical spiral.

I’m picturing a vibe à-la Surf Lodge bar (aren’t these barstools perfection?) where, in an ideal world, I would wear this eyelet duo with these insanely gorgeous raffia ankle-tie sandals and why not—Chloé’s new Faye bag. I would also be sipping a jalapeño margarita on these adorable Shell We Have Another cocktail napkins.

In the meantime, I rediscovered this marina on my new running track in Montreal’s Old Port and it’s making me insanely happy and motivated to run the extra miles (4 to be exact). Whatever works right?

 

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1950s Blue & White Life Preserver | Clare V Piscine Flat Clutch | Etnia Barcelona WLA Africa Sunglasses | Zinke Eyelet Drew Crop and Quincy Midi Skirt | O&G Wayland Barstool | Chloé Faye Medium Shoulder Bag | J.Crew Raffia Ankle-Tie Sandals | Lele Sadoughi Tulip Tassel Necklace | Shell We have Another Cocktail Napkins | “Looking Up” by Donna Baldassari | Faded Indigo Batik Pillow | Hampton Poch Swing

The Weekender: 05.01.15

Turtle Tuesday is amazing. The Weekender • on @SavvyHome

The One Room Challenge has been going pretty smoothly so far and I’m loving the result! And yet I have this feeling that a couple of items won’t arrive on time and I’ll just have to roll with it. So right now I’m feeling like this turtle trying to cross the finish line. Slowly and steady wins the race right? Speaking of turtles, @asenseofhuber started this Instagram account @TurtleTuesday and it’s my favorite thing on the internet right now (followed closely by #UberPuppies).

These last few weeks have been a little overwhelming while I’m balancing a large number of projects and trying not to drop the ball on anything. My brain feels like some kind of scattered matrix (sounds bad, but it’s really not—it’s kind of fun but exhausting). I’m looking forward to spending a few days in NYC next weekend and completely disconnecting from work. Until then, it’s “focus like a laser” time.

 

WEEKEND SALES

LanceWovens is on sale on One Kings Lane! I’ve been obsessed with their leather woven pillows for years and this weekend they’re at up to 56% off!

Serena & Lily’s Summer Collection is everything. I want it all!

Grab a few must-haves at West Elm all at 20% off!

World Market is having their bi-annual Friends & Family sale this weekend! Save 25% all home furnishings, décor & more wit the code FFWEB.

 

WEEKEND READING

Have you ever flipped through a perfectly styled catalog and thought you should canoe more? You’re not alone. Erin (hilariously) reports.

Gabriela Perezutti Hearst’s dining room in the West Village reminds me of Casa Tua in Miami and it’s kind of blowing my mind.

Inspiring life lessons from the legendary Iris Apfel (can you believe she’s nearly 94 years old)! #LifeGoals

On my to-do list for NYC: visit the Calypso Maison store styled by dabito and Justina Blakeney.

Sixty Hotels is opening its first international hotel in Montreal in 2016! Get excited.

Looking for original and memorable Mother’s Day ideas? Right this way…

Spring cleaning shortcuts for a deep-clean that will last all year.

When you’re almost at the finish line… #OneRoomChallenge

Kiesza shares her beauty routine. Love her so much.

 

Image via @asenseofhuber

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