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Painting the Town Red

Hot pink, actually. And bluish gray. And a third, to be decided upon color.

I’m in New York to help a few people with apartment makeovers for one of the sites I write for. It’s exciting stuff! I’ll be painting three rooms in three apartments in as many days, and I expect I’ll be exhausted by the end of it. You can see what I’m up to by following me on Instagram or Twitter — I’m makingitlovely on both. (Heck, while we’re at it, I’m makingitlovely on Facebook and Pinterest too.)

Did I mention that there will be a film crew? I had to go out and buy some painting-friendly but cute clothes, and I now own several inexpensive pairs of cropped pants. Woohoo? (They’re not bad, really, even if I do feel like a total ‘mom’ in them.)

I’m going to be spending some time in Brooklyn and Queens, so I’m glad to be venturing out past Manhattan for the first time. Here’s to you, New York!

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  • Rebecca @ Sink Or Swim
    July 10, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I love that print! Have fun, can’t wait to hear all about it when you are done!

  • kristin
    July 11, 2012 at 12:40 am

    omigosh you have the coolest job ever. enjoy NYC, can’t wait to follow along on instagram! :)

  • Christina W.
    July 11, 2012 at 12:59 am

    oooo what is that wall covering on the wall with the brass urchins / star burst thingies? is it sea grass or just a textured wallpaper of some sort? love the color. also love the crops! you don’t look mommy-ish, you look french!

  • Sarah
    July 11, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Enjoy Brooklyn! It is the most amazing place in the universe…although I am slightly biased. So excited that you’re helping to make my borough even more lovely! Hope you have a great time.

  • Jordana @ White Cabana
    July 11, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Ooh…have fun! Looking forward to seeing the results!

  • Kara
    July 11, 2012 at 6:52 am

    You look great….don’t work too hard! ;)
    Next visit there:::Brooklyn yes, please!!!

    Have fun “coloring” walls!!!

  • Jayna
    July 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I LOVE NY city – how fun and exciting! I can’t wait to see pics!

  • Brianna
    July 11, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Sounds like fun! This is so random but where are those cute shoes from? They’re adorable.

    • Liz
      July 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Ditto the shoes! I love them. Think they go great with that cute outfit.

  • Diana Leilani
    July 11, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I love your outfit! Will we get a traveling style post?

  • Allison
    July 11, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Yay for the outer boroughs!

  • gina
    July 11, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Hi Nicole, I just wanted to say that it seems like your life/job has been really interesting lately. I’m so happy for you, I know things were uncertain when your husband lost his job, but it looks like everything is working out. I’ve been reading since you were super pregnant with Eleanor and painting your front porch, so it’s been really cool to watch your life and career evolve. Keep it up!

  • Tineke
    July 11, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Could you tell me who made your flats? Super cute? Thanks

  • Holly
    July 11, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Enjoy your painting time in New York – and hopefully you get a little down time to explore as well. It is a brilliant city as I’m sure you know!

  • Jennifer
    July 11, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Yay for Queens! Far too overlooked on a regular basis. What neighborhood?

  • Catherine
    July 11, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Well, you may be in cropped pants (my uniform, by the way), but you are still the coolest mom ever!

  • Brittany Lauren
    July 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I’m in love with that print. So nice! Enjoy the city!

  • Jill Seidner | Interior Design
    July 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    How fun! I’ll be following on Instagram! (& that hotel room looks very chic!)

  • ariel
    July 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    nicole, how wild! i was just staying at that hotel last week! too bad i couldn’t bump into you over there. have fun!

  • how2home
    July 11, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Love the print! Glad to hear you’re having a good time in NYC! I’d love to be there right now….oh my gosh. You look really good too :)

  • Heather
    July 11, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Just stayed at that hotel in June! Enjoy your New York trip!

  • Anja
    July 11, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Oh Wow. Sounds like a Great Job. Congrats! I hope you’ll have Time to enjoy NY, though.

  • Nicole
    July 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Oh my goodness girl you totally rock the crop pants. And lastly I want your job- like for reals!!

  • Kat
    July 12, 2012 at 8:24 am

    What hotel are you staying at? We’re going to NYC to see Peter and the Starcatcher so looking into places to stay!

  • Quindome
    July 12, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I like that print! And this seems like such a fun job so I’m looking forward to seeing more of the results!

  • Crystal
    July 13, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I love your glasses. What kind are they if you don’t mind me asking? Thanks!

  • Ali
    July 13, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Love your outfit! Perfect for an adventure! Where did you find those cute crop pants? Affordable and cute! Yea! :) Love the shoes too! :)

    Have a great time you stylish Mom! :)

    ~ Ali

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  • Sarah
    July 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    you are so very cute and that is all very exciting!

  • Amanda
    July 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Awesome! Wtg!

  • Jennifer
    July 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

    you look adorable! love the new specs. can’t wait to see the makeovers!