Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Taking Time to Slow Down This Season

After all the shopping and shipping is done I like to concentrate on how I will set my holiday table. I turn to my garden for natural elements as well as to my vintage china collection. I love mixing fresh pine and boxwoods with natural fibers like burlap and linen. Soft linen napkins and vintage red china make my dining room feel so festive. I am obsessed with sugar pine cones. I find a way to use them most of the year in table settings or displays. I just love thinking about the majestic tree they came from.

I enjoy slowing down and preparing for family and friends to arrive. Taking a step back from the constant movement of the season to just reflect on the wonderful year that is almost over. I feel so very grateful for all the blessings in my life and to have a business where I can share such beautiful products with you. 

Wishing you and your family a Healthy and Happy Holiday. 

Lori and Ava Rose

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lavender Fields Holiday Gift Guide 2015

It is here!  We work on our gift guide for months picking out our favorite gifts and best sellers. Some of our favorites made Oprah's list as well! As always we offer free shipping on all orders over $50.00, free gift wrap and a free lavender sachet.

We are also always here to help you select the perfect gift. We believe in old fashioned style customer service. You call and speak to a designer all the time. If we miss your call we call back guaranteed!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

For the Love of Fall

With summer behind us and the days getting shorter and the nights colder we start to retreat more to our homes for evenings by a fire and snuggled up watching a movie. Fall scents are in the air and the brisk weather has us taking out our cozy blankets and setting up our guest bedrooms for the arrival of holiday guests. It is my favorite season. I love everything about it. The way the sky looks and how the sun peeks through the changing leaves on a tree. Pumpkins, mums and sweater weather. It always reminds me of my mom and days walking home from school and smelling her home cooking a block away. I love that Ava Rose has that same feeling coming home from school. A delicious home cooked meal waiting for her, a cozy throw to snuggle up with and a comfy blanket to go to bed with. Fall is also the time when we stock up our shop and our online store with everything you need to prepare your home for guests and to get ready to settle in and enjoy your home.

Here are some of my favorite picks this fall. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. 


 The evenings begin to have that Autumnal chill, but inside it’s toasty as friends come together to share food and candlelight. Our favorite Fall Candle Cranberry Orange Scented!

Happy Fall! I am going to put on a pot of minestrone soup for tonight's dinner. Enjoy your day!

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Selecting the Perfect Runner for Your Staircase

Dash and Albert shared some fabulous tips on how to select the perfect runner for stairs. One of the most common questions we are asked is how to select the best runner that will hold up in high traffic, hold up against pets and kids and easy to clean. This guide from Dash and Albert is perfect for giving you some wonderful ideas. We also offer free design assistance and would be more than happy to help you pick the perfect runner. Shop the entire Dash and Albert collection at Lavender Fields.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Beautiful New Arrivals from Taylor Linens

Summer seemed to go so quickly this year. It just seems like yesterday that we were preparing for the end of the school year and planning summer fun. Now we are planning for back to school and fall. Fall is my favorite season but I still wanted to enjoy summer a little bit longer. Sleeping late, long lazy days and kicking back a lot from work. I am excited however with all the fall introductions. We have so much to share with you. Our first fall arrival is the new collections from Taylor Linens. Gorgeous heirloom quilts, soft scalloped matelasse coverlets and shams, pretty pillows and gorgeous sheets. We look forward to working with you on creating a bed of your dreams.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

So much to share with you!

I have so many projects I want to share with you! So little time always! If you have been following me for the last 10 years you will know I am always working on my 1920's Arts and Crafts style home. It is always a work in progress. Summertime seems to be the time when I get the most done so I have a lot to share with you and I am so excited.

A little background first for anyone that does not know me. I am a single mom with a beautiful kind hearted soon to be 7 year old daughter named Ava Rose. We live in a big old house and have lots of furry rescued friends. They make our home. I also have a retail shop in Port Jefferson Village, New York and an online shop which you probably know about if you reached this blog. Juggling it all can be very challenging but I would not have it any other way. I love everything about my life and I love sharing it all with you.

So for this summer here is my lineup of projects. Some are not always so much fun as there is a lot of basic upkeep on a big old house.

For outside:

  • I just had a picket fence put in the front of the house and we have been busy painting it. Ava Rose is a big help! (beautiful but not so much fun painting!)
  • I am also working on adding a few new garden beds and weeding and mulching. (not so much fun! it's hot!)
  • We are adding to our fairy garden and expanding it. (fun!)
  • We are also planning on doing a beautiful mosaic when the weather cools down a bit. (fun!)
  • Refinishing old vintage outdoor furniture. I selected a pretty robin's egg blue for the color. (fun!)


  • Painting all the baseboards and radiators (not so much fun!)
  • Planning a guest bathroom makeover. This has been real fun I am work with Dawn from My Hydrangea Home on this project and it is coming very soon! (super fun!)
  • Installing new bamboo floors in my office and soon to be family room. (super fun!)
  • Painting all trim. The trim gets yucky and needs to be refreshed often. (not so much fun!)
I will have lots of pictures to share with you real soon for now I need to get back to work!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Preview Bella Notte Linens Fall Collection

We are pleased to introduce the Bella Notte Linen's Fall Collection. All collections can be ordered on our website or by calling us at 866-898-5461. We offer Free Design Assistance, Free Swatches and Free Shipping. We ship worldwide. 


Bella Notte’s Fall 2015 Introductions are a rich offering of color, texture, and print. In their first collection, Josephine, an exquisite orchid embroidery adds tonal detail to​ a classic​ satin. Finished by one of their latest domestic embroiderers at the base of the Appalachians in South Carolina, Bella Notte is proud to extend their tradition of supporting US businesses with this collection. Offered in a Duvet Cover and Shams with inset detail, Pillowcases, Accent Pillow and luxurious bordered Personal Comforter, Josephine stuns in each and every piece. 


Ophelia's whimsical watercolor print floats dreamily atop Silk Charmeuse, blending cool tones of Mineral and Seaglass, and warm tones of Powder and Heirloom Rose. Offered in a Personal Comforter, 20" Throw Pillow, and Pillowcases, this decorative offering is a pop of color that exudes sophisticated bohemian style.


Satin ruching adds a regal finish to Silk Velvet in a luxe intro, Sloan. Offered in Shams, a Duvet Cover, Personal Comforter, Throw Blanket with Satin Ties, and Accent Pillow, this collection is fit for royalty.


Trecento ruching lends vintage glamour to Cotton Velvet in Bella Notte's latest collection, Chloe. Offered in Shams, a Duvet Cover, Personal Comforter and Bed Skirt, Chloe reimagines the romance of Celeste with beautiful simplicity.


Lustrous Arielle, the new Silk Charmeuse collection, is trimmed with layers of pintucking. Offered in Shams, a Duvet Cover, Accent Pillow, and Personal Comforter, Arielle is a tailored sister to beloved Valentina.

Shop the Bella Notte Collection at Lavender Fields

Friday, May 22, 2015

Reflecting on Summer

Summer means so much to me. It brings back so many childhood memories. Starting Memorial Day Weekend my parents would pack up the car to take my sister and I to our house in Sullivan County New York. I can still remember the Chevy Nova my dad drove and the old vintage thermos filled with coffee and ice tea. We would stop at Bear Mountain and just get out and breathe the fresh country air. Growing up in Brooklyn it was such an amazing escape to the country each weekend. I can easily recall so many fond memories. One of my favorites is the sound of the old wood screen door. I am planning on putting one in my house this summer just for the sound!

Here is a picture of me (the younger one) and my sister with our schnauzer Buffy sometime in the seventies.

Our house was near the original Woodstock location and near White Lake and Bethel. It has changed so much now but I remember asking my dad how it was driving up during Woodstock and he laughed and said he stayed away. Traffic was backed up for miles. But just thinking of that time was so much fun to me. To know how house was so close to it. We visit the site very summer.

We would spend lazy summer weekends by the lake and then take a fun trip into White Lake to visit the old grocery store for candy. Time stood still back then. Weekends seemed so long and there were no cell phones or laptops or even tv in the house. We would listen to the radio. We spent nights playing games and pick up sticks or catching fireflies.

I would love to go back to that time when my parents were still with us. But I can only remember those days and I promised my little girl this summer we will put down the phones and computers and play games and catch fireflies, eat ice cream and take road trips. I want to build those same memories for her. We still have our house and although it looks different up there now it is still summer in the country and Ava Rose is already loving it.

Wishing you a safe and happy summer of building memories for you and your family.

Lori and Ava Rose

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

We got your Walls covered! The Wonders of Wallpaper!

Wallpaper has Made its Comeback! 
There is nothing like a beautifully papered wall of a rich luxurious print...or an adorable kids room, filled with color and cuteness. The beauty of wallpaper is you can cover as much or as little wall space as you want. You can change it up as often as you want, with very little effort or cost. 

Wallpaper isn't just for Walls!
What we love the most about wallpaper is the discovery of covering other things with the beautiful printed paper. After hearing awesome ideas from our customers, what they've used our wallpaper on, looking through blogs and researching...we've come up with an amazing list of ideas of other uses of wallpaper in your home!

Wallpaper your Ceilings!
Tired of plain white ceilings? Wallpaper them! This beautiful Hygge and West wallpaper is a nice choice as a ceiling cover. Light and airy, super relaxing...clouds and birds glide above you 24/7.  This "Daydream" Wallpaper is available in a few different color options.

Wallpaper your Stairs!
Spruce up your plain old stairs! This is one of our favorite alternative wallpaper ideas so far! 
A thicker paper is usually ideal for high traffic areas. Our Hygge and West wallpaper is extra durable, so any of these prints will work well. If you are in love with a certain print and you feel that the paper is not thick enough, you can always add a protective coating.

Wallpaper your Furniture!
Sometimes you love a piece of furniture and just need a change. Maybe you found an amazing piece from an estate sale, and want to give it a fresh updated look. Whatever the reason is, wallpapering furniture is a great way to get the style you are searching for.
Add a back splash to your Hutch or Bookcase.
Add a sweet surprise to dresser drawers - on the sides or line the insides.
Give your chest or dresser a completely new look!
Kids rooms? 
Our new collection of Majvillan wallpaper is just want you are looking for. 
Boys and Girls prints they will adore!

Frame your wallpaper!
Using a smaller section of your favorite wallpaper is another option, if you don't want to completely cover. Framing out large or small pieces of wallpaper is a new to the interior decor community. The beautiful freedom you get with this option is that you can use the same wallpaper print in smaller areas, which will then bring it all together. 
We love the look of a furniture piece and framed section with the same print. 
We offer beautiful prints from Hygge and West, Designer's Guild and Majvillan.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Want it, need it, got to have it gifts

At Lavender Fields we offer a range of Gifts for everyone. This year we've selected great gifts for Mom on Mother's Day. From Pajamas to Jewelry, you will find something beautiful to give the most important and special woman in your life. 

Mother's Day is only a few weeks away! 
Mom will Love amazing cosmetic cases and other gorgeous gift items for her.
Stuff these with pretty things Mom loves. These floral printed cosmetic cases are waterproof inside and out. Beautiful digitally printed large oil-cloth toiletry bag carrying the elegant hand-painted floral design. View our collection of pretty cases in multiple sizes.

Moon and Lola items are a favorite gift for Mom this season!
At Lavender Fields, we offer a wide range of items from Moon and Lola.
The selection of personalized gifts is simply amazing! 
Monogrammed jewelry and mugs to simple earring studs. 
We are loving the beautiful designs and styles selected for our online shop!

Think outside the box with Moon and Lola's 
bezel-set Round Monogram Post Earrings. 

Darling Moon and Lola Providence script monogram 
post earrings are available in a variety of acrylic colors

Give Mom something she can wear everyday!
A touch of glam with a simplicity of a stud.
Gorgeous colors in a rounded vertical rectangle shape.
Pick your color! For pierced ears!

Strands of Pearls with a Personalized Touch!
Southern Living Magazine and Moon and Lola teamed up to create this stunning statement necklace. Multi strands of pearls intertwined with a teal rhinestone strand and personalized with a monogram in any two or three letters of your choice.
Any Mom will love this amazing necklace, she will wear her statement jewelry 
with your personalized sentiment in mind.

Stick to the Basics!
Every Mother loves high quality pajamas and robes!
At Lavender Fields, we offer well known brands that Mom will adore.
Brands include: Pine Cone Hill, Jacaranda Living, Taylor Linens and Peacock Alley.