Blogger High-5: Gabrielle Blair Of Design Mom

Graphic designer and blogger Gabrielle Blair lives a charmed life: She runs the super-successful blog Design Mom out of her Normandy home that has no real address but its name (La Cressonnière, if you must know). Jealous? Besides keeping her thousands of readers rapt with design inspiration, recipes, and pics of her six adorable kiddies (Ralph, Maude, Olive, Oscar, Betty, and Flora June), Gabrielle also acts as founder of Kirtsy as well as Altitude Design Summit, an incredible conference tailored to creatives of all kinds. She was kind enough to kick off our latest edition of Blogger High-5 with a handful of things she's currently loving. Read on!
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"The gardens at La Cressonnière are ridiculously green and mesmerizing from any window. A setting like this is the perfect backdrop for bold color and a bit of frivolity. I can't wait until spring when I can traipse about in a brilliant maxi skirt that trails behind me without a care of puddles or mud, paired with wellies in a bright color and a chunky knit top."

Alice + Olivia Maxi Dress, $495, available at Bloomindale's.
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"A mosaic wall that would make me gasp every time I caught sight of it. I'm dreaming of renovating a French cottage someday, so I keep ambitious projects like this one by Paul Barbera on my inspiration board."

Photo: Courtesy of Gabrielle Blair
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"Regardless of your preferred decorating style, I think every room needs a chair that feels more like a holiday. Bonus points if it's near a well-stocked bookshelf and an amazing view!"

Photo: Courtesy of Design Haven
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"Perfect for picnics under the Eiffel Tower or anywhere in the world, supporting a community of local fishermen in Kenya who, instead of fishing, now make these bags. Nice."

Le Souk Beach Bag, $263.68, available at Le Souk.
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"Jennifer Fisher makes mom jewelry with an edge, and I love it. In one ear, I'd wear a B for my wonderful husband, Ben Blair. In the other, a delightful stone from my ever-growing collection of lost pairs."

Jennifer Fisher Earrings, $175, available at Barneys.
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