Summer is officially here. Today was the last day of school for my girls. The last three weeks have been a sprint to the end of 1st and 6th grade with tons of end-of-the-year activities and last minute summer camp and vacation planning — which is a long winded way of saying these are my reasons for being an absent blogger. But alas I’m determined to get something up today and I’m inspired to highlight a local bay area designer named Cecily Mendell of Cecy J Interiors. Her work was recently featured on the cover of the spring edition of Trad Home Magazine (which by the way you should also check out) and is totally worth a look. Cecily and team create spaces that are sophisticated, but also warm, welcoming and family friendly at the same time. That’s a big plus in my book. I had a hard time choosing the photos to feature because frankly, there isn’t a room that I don’t like.

6-CecyJ-Interiiors-LosAlto-copy-1000x675I love the planked ceilings and floor-to-ceiling gray built-ins with brass accents in this room.

8-CecyJ-Interiros-LosAltos-copy-844x675The gorgeous grass cloth wallpaper compliments the art in this room, but the star of the show is the great mod light fixture.

9-CecyJ-Interiiors-Woodsid-copy-1000x675 10-CecyJ-Interiiors-Woodside-FamilyRoom-Detail-copy-1000x675This is a fabulous, light and airy family room — the built ins, the gray sectional, the coffee table and the pops of blue all work together seamlessly.

15-CecyJ-Interiros-LosAlto-copy-905x675This sweet bedroom caught my eye because I’m so in love with this “feather” wallpaper from Serena and Lily. Don’t be surprised if you see it show up someday in Casa Gillette.

5-CecyJ-Interiiors-Woodsid-copy-491x675 4-CecyJ-Interiors-SanDiego-copy-805x675The happy mix of patterns and colors add personality to an otherwise neutral room. Plus more beautiful built-ins.

3-CecyJ-Interiros-LosAltos-copy-540x675 2-CecyJ-Interiros-SanDiego-copy-512x675 2-CecyJ-Interiros-LosAltos-copy-844x675Gorgeous backsplash here.

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To see more of Cecily’s work, click here to see her portfolio.

Happy Wednesday. I hope you’re jumping into summer with both feet!

xo KG