MY INTERIOR LIFE: MACKENZIE HORAN

Today I am so excited to introduce a new feature I will be posting every friday called "My Interior Life".
I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to join me, and I hope you will enjoy learning more about them too!

This week I am thrilled to have the adorable and talented Mackenzie Horan from Design Darling. If you haven't already seen her work from within the pages of Rue, you will certainly want to head over to her blog for a daily dose of fabulous...

My Life:

I've always loved...
Arnold Palmers, fashion magazines, and the French language. 

I wish I'd designed... Jil Sander's Spring 2011 collection. I have never been so smitten with the entire look and feel of a couture collection but this one — with its happy stripes, punchy pinks, and playful peplums — had me at hello. think I will remember those colors and silhouettes forever! 

My guilty pleasure is... coffee ice cream, particularly Friendly's Vienna Mocha Chunk. (It's just as bad for you as it sounds.)

The best gifts are... experiences. It's nice to spend money but it's nicer to spend time. 

The greatest lesson in life... for me thus far has been to say "I love you" every time you hang up the phone and every night before you fall asleep. It's a nice way of not taking the future for granted and it's better safe than sorry!

My Inspiration:
I like to personalize things by... ideally with monograms by Leontine Linens! Until that's in the budget, I like to use favorite colors and pieces with personal meaning, both in fashion and interiors.

The designer I admire most is... Tory Burch in fashion and Mary McDonald in interiors, two designers who aren't afraid of color and bold graphic pattern. In reality I'm probably a little more Ralph Lauren (classic and lots of navy), but these two are something to aspire to!

My favorite place in the world is... Surfside Beach on Nantucket or 7th Street Café at Bucknell. I spent my childhood summers at the first and much of my college career at the second.

Happiness itself is... the health and happiness of family and friends. And a really, really good vanilla latté.

My proudest professional achievement... lies somewhere between interning for Jonathan Adler and seeing my writing published in Rue Magazine. Both were major personal and professional triumphs. I also recently began taking on a couple of interior design projects which is an exciting new challenge. Now if I could just nail down my post-grad plans!

My Home: 
My home is... forever a work in progress. So much of my life is in flux now with graduation in May but I imagine decorating will kick into high gear once I've decided on a city (and an apartment) for next year!

I collect... beach rocks, office supplies, and snail mail.

I prefer my hot pink walls because... they make me feel like I live in the Barbie dream house. But I always fall for white walls with lots of big abstract art. And powder rooms with statement wallpaper that wouldn't work anywhere else. And little jewel box rooms painted in emerald or navy. So really, I don't discriminate.

I covet... art of all kinds. I've been sourcing different pieces for a client project and it's leaving me anxious to spend my savings on all these new Etsy finds!

My only interiors rule is... to have fun! If you love it, do it.
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Thank you so much for having me, Keely!



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Friday, April 15, 2011

MY INTERIOR LIFE: MACKENZIE HORAN

Today I am so excited to introduce a new feature I will be posting every friday called "My Interior Life".
I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to join me, and I hope you will enjoy learning more about them too!

This week I am thrilled to have the adorable and talented Mackenzie Horan from Design Darling. If you haven't already seen her work from within the pages of Rue, you will certainly want to head over to her blog for a daily dose of fabulous...

My Life:

I've always loved...
Arnold Palmers, fashion magazines, and the French language. 

I wish I'd designed... Jil Sander's Spring 2011 collection. I have never been so smitten with the entire look and feel of a couture collection but this one — with its happy stripes, punchy pinks, and playful peplums — had me at hello. think I will remember those colors and silhouettes forever! 

My guilty pleasure is... coffee ice cream, particularly Friendly's Vienna Mocha Chunk. (It's just as bad for you as it sounds.)

The best gifts are... experiences. It's nice to spend money but it's nicer to spend time. 

The greatest lesson in life... for me thus far has been to say "I love you" every time you hang up the phone and every night before you fall asleep. It's a nice way of not taking the future for granted and it's better safe than sorry!

My Inspiration:
I like to personalize things by... ideally with monograms by Leontine Linens! Until that's in the budget, I like to use favorite colors and pieces with personal meaning, both in fashion and interiors.

The designer I admire most is... Tory Burch in fashion and Mary McDonald in interiors, two designers who aren't afraid of color and bold graphic pattern. In reality I'm probably a little more Ralph Lauren (classic and lots of navy), but these two are something to aspire to!

My favorite place in the world is... Surfside Beach on Nantucket or 7th Street Café at Bucknell. I spent my childhood summers at the first and much of my college career at the second.

Happiness itself is... the health and happiness of family and friends. And a really, really good vanilla latté.

My proudest professional achievement... lies somewhere between interning for Jonathan Adler and seeing my writing published in Rue Magazine. Both were major personal and professional triumphs. I also recently began taking on a couple of interior design projects which is an exciting new challenge. Now if I could just nail down my post-grad plans!

My Home: 
My home is... forever a work in progress. So much of my life is in flux now with graduation in May but I imagine decorating will kick into high gear once I've decided on a city (and an apartment) for next year!

I collect... beach rocks, office supplies, and snail mail.

I prefer my hot pink walls because... they make me feel like I live in the Barbie dream house. But I always fall for white walls with lots of big abstract art. And powder rooms with statement wallpaper that wouldn't work anywhere else. And little jewel box rooms painted in emerald or navy. So really, I don't discriminate.

I covet... art of all kinds. I've been sourcing different pieces for a client project and it's leaving me anxious to spend my savings on all these new Etsy finds!

My only interiors rule is... to have fun! If you love it, do it.
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Thank you so much for having me, Keely!



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18 Comments:

Blogger Anna of IHOD said...

Love this new series Keely! And what a great gal to start with. This is such an inspirational and fun post! I agree...always say I love you before hanging up the phone!
TGIF!

April 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Such a fabulous feature. I simply adore Mack- and no surprise, her interior life spotlight is every bit as great as she. xo, ladies!

April 15, 2011 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger The Remnant Room said...

What a great idea! I really enjoyed it, thanks!
That ice cream looks so yummy!
Paula

April 15, 2011 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

I do remember her space in Rue.
I swept through blogland like wild fire.





Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

April 15, 2011 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

What a great series! I loved this post and loved learning more about Mackenzie!

Luvs!

April 15, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger things that sparkle said...

Surfside is my favorite place on all of Nantucket. I would also need some pasta salad from Bartlett Farms in hand too. Then it would be perfect.

April 15, 2011 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Love this series Keely! Great post, it was so fun to learn more about Mackenzie xo

April 17, 2011 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

I'm so happy you all enjoyed it! Thank you, Keely, for having me! xoxo

April 17, 2011 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger Cassie Lee said...

What a great list--I love this post and look forward to more like it. Happy Monday!

April 18, 2011 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

Love this! How amazing would it be to intern for Jonathan Adler?

April 18, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Krissy (Shimmer Like Gold) said...

Great new series. Looking forward to more!

April 18, 2011 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Sherri Cassara said...

I am so impressed by her! Great series ;)

April 18, 2011 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Love this post! So fun to read about Mackenzie!

April 18, 2011 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Sara Mueller said...

I love your new series!

April 19, 2011 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Chic Coles said...

Great job Mackenzie! What an internship. Wow !

April 19, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Yelena Starikova said...

I love this Series! Let me know If you are looking for bloggers to be Interviewed, I would love to be a part of this Project!

Yelena
http://www.glamthings.com/

April 22, 2011 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger CHIC . LITTLE . BLOG said...

I have a feeling that this series is going to be a hit; I'm certainly a fan, and it's a really novel concept. And lovely choices as well. Definitely looking forward to more.

April 23, 2011 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Arianna Belle {Organized Interiors} said...

What a fun series! Mackenzie is so cute! Loved taking a peek into her life :)

April 29, 2011 at 1:18 PM  

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