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The Carriage House (above) built in 1793, predates the mansion on the grounds by 12 years

Last Friday I was so pleased to participate in the celebration of the newly renovated Carriage House at the historic Gore Place in Waltham, MA. Gore Place is the historic home of former Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore and his wife Rebecca, which has been maintained by the Gore Place Society since 1935.

I had been wanting to get involved and volunteer time in my community, so what could be better then planning a celebration of this beautiful historic property. I feel that it’s important to participate in helping these architectural gems survive. Being on the planning board for the Carriage House Celebration inspired me in more ways then I expected – new friendships being top of my list!

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In the planning stages, I wanted to create a visual map of the tables to know that all of the elements would translate (I guess type A is always type A!). I’m thankful to have my lovely assistant Carolyn who renders my thoughts into a beautiful drawing.


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Table settings courtesy of Be Our Guest – golds, silver, rattan create a mixture of texture and color

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Mr. & Mrs. Gore

Instead of designing residential spaces, I partnered in planning the tent and table decorations. Winston’s helped with these beautiful centerpieces of fresh fruit and romantic candlelight. A rattan charger and dark wood chairs, paired with linen and Tiffany place settings complimented each other to create an approachable yet refined environment. To complete the design we draped the tent in small bistro lighting and added a picture of Mr. & Mrs. Gore to the table.


In honoring the period of The Gore’s I was able to wear my Grandmother’s pearls, she would have been happy to see them on me. Lets raise a glass to more parties in our future!



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Thank you Boston.com and Justine Hofherr (@Jhofherr29 on twitter) for including us in a recent article about top local instagramers for design inspiration.  Instagram is a great tool for stimulating and sharing our design process.  Head over to Boston.com to read the full article.


Be sure to follow @leblancdesign to see what exciting spaces we are designing next!


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Quick shot of a recent living room install.  We love how all of these textures came together with this soft palette.



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We fell in love with these fun prints for our clients playroom!
(Source: @theanimalprintshop)


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One of our favorite showrooms from a recent visit to the San Francisco Design Center!
(Source: Coup D’Etat)


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Earlier this month we were notified that we were a recipient of the ‘Best of Houzz 2015’ badge for client satisfaction! At the start of the year Houzz counted how many times the more than 25 million monthly users clicked to add a photo to an ideabook in 2014. The professionals with the most popular of those photos — the most added to user ideabooks — earned a Best of Houzz 2015 badge. Pretty cool, huh?

Houzz is a great platform for design ideas and keeping up with current trends. We love using Houzz- It is an easy and fun way for our clients to communicate ideas and styles with us. If you haven’t taken the time to explore Houzz we definitely recommend you hop on their website, and check out our Houzz profile while you’re there!

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We appreciate everyones support over the years. We are excited to share some of our new work via the blog in the months to come!

Stay Warm,

Life & LeBlanc

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This past rainy Monday morning we had the pleasure of shooting another beautiful project with our dear photographer Eric Roth! The home is located in historic Belmont and has all of the fixings for an enjoyable holiday season with friends and family.


With the weather changing and the temperature continuing to drop, the idea of snuggling up in front of a warm fire with loved ones becomes even more appealing. The fire, the jewel tones, the playful juxtaposition of art and music just make you want to cozy up and listen to the cello for hours while sipping a hot toddy.

Fire Place

We hope that as you approach the holiday season you are surrounded by warmth and your loved ones. Be sure to keep an eye out for more pictures from this shoot and others  as we update our portfolio.

All the best,


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  • Ellen Llewellyn - These photos look amazing, and I am sure they represent the coziness that you are describing! Sounds amazing! Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel