Mackenzie Horan Beuttenmuller

A 30-YEAR-OLD REDHEAD LIVING IN DARIEN, CONNECTICUT, WITH MY HUSBAND WILL, SIX-MONTH-OLD SON TEDDY, AND COCKAPOO RORY. I STARTED DESIGN DARLING IN 2009 DURING MY JUNIOR YEAR AT BUCKNELL AND LIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK, AND DALLAS BEFORE RETURNING TO MY HOMETOWN. LAST SUMMER WE PURCHASED AN 1850S COLONIAL AND ARE EXCITED TO RENOVATE IT IN STAGES OVER THE YEARS TO COME!

DESIGN DARLING IS A BLOG ABOUT THE PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS I LOVE. I WRITE ABOUT DECORATING AND PERSONAL STYLE, KEEP A LIST OF 101 THINGS I’D LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH IN 1001 DAYS, AND SHARE BITS AND PIECES OF MY LIFE I HOPE YOU’LL BE ABLE TO RELATE TO AS WELL. DESIGN DARLING IS MY HAPPY PLACE — AND I HOPE IT BECOMES ONE FOR YOU TOO!

 

My middle name is Elizabeth and my favorite colors are hot pink and navy blue. I enjoy nautical stripes and snail mail. I delight in to do lists and love to travel but hate to unpack. I will forever associate fall with new school supplies. I dream of color-coordinated closets and setting foot on each of the seven continents. My drink of choice is an Arnold Palmer and my favorite place in the world is Nantucket. I believe that happiness is a stack of unread magazines and that books should indeed be judged by their covers. I've been known to revive old furniture with a fresh coat of paint and I love a monogram on, well, just about anything!