Thursday, November 5, 2009

Designer Insider: Kristine Mullaney Shops for a Glam Boudoir

It is so exciting to be the featured interior designer for the newly launched website, "The Inside Source" Ebays, New online Magazine featuring trends in fashion and decor. The site illustrates how to shop more strategically on EBay. It's a very fun site and the format is pretty slick! Here is yesterdays New York Times Article on the Inside Source. A special thanks to Marni Katz for such a fun and flattering article!

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Perfect Leopard Sweater and Predatory Prints!

Marc Jacobs, Leopard Sweater

Ever since I saw the Gwen Stefani video Cool, I have wanted the leopard sweater she wears in the video. It's perfect! I love the video, it's visually amazing. What can I say...I love pop music and Gwen and Italy - makes me want to plan a trip to Lake Como

Since I have never been able to find that sweater (*it probably Dolce & Gabanna, circa 2005) I am thinking about his Marc Jacob cashmere sweater above. However the truth is...I have made some animal print fashion mistakes, please see below - it seemed like a good idea at the time...

Animal Print Mistake, Exhibit A

......a predatory print mistake? It's looking a little like a Moo moo in this picture.

This is Beca Rory, 2007 never worn -- it actually looks terrible on me. Gray is not my color.

The model had this on with a pair of black stocking and black patent leather heels, very mod.

I guess it's just a little too much like a costume....for me.

Which got me thinking...I could be Mrs. Robinson for Halloween, get a wig and finally wear this darn thing. I wonder wear I can get a wig like this?
Below is Designer Markham Roberts, using Starks Leopard and Tiger Print Silk Velvets, Tastfully sprinkled into these amazing rooms!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

August & September Charity Events

Joe & I on the Shooze Cruise

It was great to have an opportunity to donate my interior design services for a raffle, to the 6th Annual Shooze Cruise. My brother John Leavitt and our friend Tim Nolan, started this event through the Jones Foundation. This year was the most successful with 205 pairs of shoes collected and $9,000.00 to support programs for Boston's poor and homeless

Over 200 New Pair Shoes Donated!
Another event I am proud to be part of is the Stop & Shop - Giant Family Foundation Golf Classic supports charity. Which raises over $1 million dollars annually to, fund supports of athletic and educational programs for youths in all areas served by Stop & Shop and Giant. I was thrilled to offer a $500.00 Gift Certificate, from Kristine Mullaney Design for the auction.

Giveaway Hand painted Sigrid Olsen Tray

Hand Painted Tray, By Sigrid Olsen

Please make a comment below to be considered for the giveaway! How would you use this?

Here is a video on Sigrid a bit of her story and new Venture the Isla Beach House
Sigrid is so inspiring and she has generously, offered this fun/beautiful ceramic tray as a giveaway here on Living With Style! Sigrid, has a new shop in Gloucester, the Isla Beach House. The shop has a little of everything, comfy casual wear, a hand painted ceramic line by Sigrid and a bunch of accessories sprinkled in...her is the post I did on the Isla Beach House, awhile back.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

HOT HOUSE FLOWER Winner & Tomorrows Giveaway

Lindsay over at Everythingleb won the HOT HOUSE FLOWER PILLOWS!

Tomorrow, I will be doing another giveaway from a famous local clothing designer, Sigrid Olsen. I did a post awhile back on Sigrid's new shop the Isla Beach House and Sigrid has given very generous and beautiful piece, a hand painted painter platter, by Sigrid. I will post the photos and the giveaway tomorrow!

Thank you again Sigrid!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Quick Snaps of Partially Done Projects

Charlestown, Guest Bedroom
Please excuse the Iphone photos, these are some quick snaps shots of some partially finished bedrooms I am working on. Still waiting for drapery to roll in, etc. Professional photos of a bunch of my finished work will be done and updated on my site in Nov. Yayyyy!

Charlestown, Master Bedroom

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hot House Flower Pillows Give Away

Hot House Flower by Schumacher is one of my favorite fabrics! I love the punch of citrons, teals and greens in this classic print.
I had pair of 18" pillows made, see above picture, and I am giving them away here on Living With Style.
How would you use these pillows? Your bedroom? Living room? Sun porch? Please let me know!
Please leave a comment below to enter in the give away!

Hot House Flower Fabric

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Glass House

Perched on a rocky seaside cliff in New South Wales, Australia, is the home of Valerie & Richard Haskell. I love the modern, minimalist and organic decor and architecture of this home. The outdoors are really the main statement, with the glass and simple Italian furnishings and carefully thought out accessories.

Outdoor Eating/BBQ Area

I would love to go to a barbecue here! No doubt they have amazing cookouts since they are Australian!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

In the Works

One of my clients, has very modern taste. Here are some 3D auto cad images of his living room and eating area. What do you think? I love the Phillip Jeffries, neutral/whites accent wall, it has little hints and glimmers of silver.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kristine Mullaney Design, Stuff Magazine Hot 100 Issue

Marni Elyse Katz wrote a very flattering article on one of my projects. This was such a fun project! The interview with Marni was equally as entertaining and fun! You can read the article here

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Shooze Cruise, All Aboard!

Kristine Mullaney Design is on the Host Committee for the 6th Annual Shooze Cruise. This is a wonderful charity event where you get to cruise around the harbor, have a cocktail or two and see a live band. Admission is $25 dollars and a new pair of Men's shoes, to benefit the less fortunate who are going out in the work force to get jobs.

Everyone reading today should go to visit the Shooze Cruise page directly at buy your tickets today!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Loving David Meister

Evening Gown
I am loving the new David Meister line! The day dresses are a little "Mad Men" inspired, however I really adore the whole "lady like" look.
Cocktail Dress
Great day to evening dress

love, love, love this color

love this neckline

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Isla Beach House

Sigrid Olsen just opened a new art/gift/accessory shop in Gloucester called Isla Beach House . The shop was featured today on dailycandy which will be a great way to get the word out - about this little gem of a store.

After a demanding life in fashion design, Sigrid seems to have a more casual approach to this store and is even running amazing travel/yoga retreats to Italy. I listed the details below, as well. Sign me up! Sounds like a dream!

Sigrid's refreshing approach to her new boutique store is sure to be a success! Sigrid reminds us that it is important to take a step back to basics -- and that it is really important to find the right pair of white jeans, as she displays above ;)

Below is a little peak into the store....

Italy Retreat with Sigrid Olsen
TO RESERVE A SPACE please contact Live It- Italy: Phone 860-442-0011 www.liveit-italy.comTravel to Tuscany for a week of idyllic scenery, luxurious accommodations and peaceful creativity.


Yoga and art classes led by your hostesses Sigrid & Martha including all supplies and an incredible “goodie bag” from SIGRID OLSEN art.

7 nights lodging and exclusive use of a spectacular villa in the Val D’Orcia area of Tuscany
Breakfast each day, 5 lunches, 6 dinners (our specially designed menu)
Unlimited bottled water, soft drinks and coffee/tea

Day trip to Siena — guided visit of the historic center, lunch on your own and free time
Stop at Sant’Antimo for Gregorian Chant

Morning wine tasting and tour at the vineyard where the film “Much Ado About Nothing” was set.

Transfers from/to the airport and transportation for all excursions

Services of a trip organizer to attend to all logistics and details pertaining to the trip

Price per person:
Queen Single: $4600
Two Twin beds: $4200
Shared Queen bed: $3850

Getting there:
Fly into Rome, Fumicino airport and we will provide transportation to the villa, which is a 2 hour drive.

To speak to Sigrid or get more info about workshops:
Please call 800.929.1766 or
email us.
Join our mailing list

Friday, July 3, 2009

And the Winner Is.....

Megan D, you are the lucky winner! Please take a photo of these cool Mykonos Canisters in your living space, once you receive them please send a photo, so we can share on line at LWS.

Can't wait to see them in your place!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Give 'Em The Old Razzle Dazzle

Jonathan Berger, featured in this months House Beautiful, did an amazing job on this Manhattan flat, which is home to a four ladies, a Woman and her four Children. The home embraces femininity, fun and comfort.

Below is a peak at the home. I love the Ben Moore color above, called Razzle Dazzle. What a statement! This foyer really introduces the rest of the home, with this powerful "girl power" color, then the gorgeous layering of the Antique Italian Rocco console and the beautiful accessories. The feeling is casual elegance, with a little quirky -- and the unapologetic color is brilliant!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lindsey Adelmans Lighting

I have a couple of very modern/industrial projects I am working on right now. Recently was was turned onto Lindsey Adelmans lighting designs. Very beautiful and interesting pieces! This dining room above reminds me of the dining room/ dinner scene from the Bird Cage - you should watch the trailer - it always makes me laugh!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Remember the Time

I remember the time I saw Michael glide across a lite floor in the Billy Jean video and my whole family would get up and try to do the moon walk.
I remember the time I saw the thriller video and we would sit around watching MTV hoping it would come on again.
I remember the time my neighbors got the "making of thriller" - I needed to beg my Mom to let John and I watch it! I was successful, I think we watched it at least 10 times!
I remember the time I signed up for dance lesson at age 4 thinking maybe someday I could dance like Michael Jackson!
I remember all the times watching Michael thinking there will never be another like him to come again, he was beyond phenomenal
I remember all the times I feel in love with MJ on stage
Do you remember the time....?
Rest in Peace Michael

Thursday, June 25, 2009

And the Winner IS.......

I put 40 names in a Hat and pulled out, Christine from Design Esquire! Yayyy! Congratulations Christine!

Please take a photo in your living space once you receive this fabulous rug and post it! CSN rugs will be in touch with you within the next day to get your shipping information.

Tune in TOMORROW, I will have another AMAZING Giveaway!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


So far, 30 people signed up for this fabulous rug giveaway! I will draw the name out of a Hat on Thursday Morning, comment below with email to enter! Another amazing giveaway this Friday so check in at Living With Style!

Rug Giveaway Contest, Comment below to Enter

Earlier this week CSN Rugs contacted me to do a "give-away contest" on Living with Style. This accent rug would be a nice little touch to a home office, yoga studio, bedroom or anywhere this style would fit with your decor!

How do I win you ask...?

The first 50 comments posted here at Living with Style, will be placed in a drawing. Leave a comment on this post, be sure to leave me an email address (*my email is on the blog) so I can put you in touch with CSN Rugs if you are the lucky winner!

A little info. on this darling rug:

Construction: Hand made
Technique: Tufted
Material: New Zealand wool
Origin: India
Collection: Dharma
Color: Brown, blue and orange
Available in the following sizes: 2' x 3', 2'6" x 7'6" runner, 5' x 7'6", 7'9" x 10'6", 7'9" round *Rug in the give-away is 2 x3

Everyone is looking for a great value these days, CSN rugs has quality rugs for affordable prices. Check out their selection of area rugs they have some pieces!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009