The Sunday 7: Welcome, 2022!
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The Sunday 7: Welcome, 2022!

How we celebrated Christmas and the New Year, and a birthday!

No. 1. Holiday recap 

Anyone else feel like the season came and went soooo fast?! I was so grateful Syd and I could slow down a bit and take in all the moments to create new holiday memories with the girls. We’ve been skiing, cooking, playing games, sending out last minute Christmas cards, and hanging out with family. The addition of sweet little Margot this Christmas made the day especially magical (even if we were all up before the sun)! Family photo by Lauren Dautel Photo.

The Sunday 7: Welcome, 2022!
The Sunday 7: Welcome, 2022!

No. 2. Ivy’s birthday! 

Our girl turned six! Ivy was the “baby” of our family for a number of years, but we have loved watching her grow into the role of big sis these past several monthsIt always feels like a bit of a marathon trying to plan and celebrate a birthday immediately after Christmas, but making her day feel special is always worth it!  

The Sunday 7: Welcome, 2022!

No. 3. A year in review

It’s been so fun to look back on the year and see all we CREATED! From launching the second season of Dream Home Makeover and expanding our Target collection, to creating new catalogues for McGee & Co. and designing Margot’s nursery, there has been so much to make this past year fulfilling and inspiring. This Studio McGee highlight reel of 2021 is an especially fun trip down memory lane. 

No. 4. A Christmas gift 

I’ve been wanting a beautiful turntable for many, many years and this year my wish came true. It definitely tops my list of favorite gifts (maybe ever). The rich sound bellows through our home and makes you want to dance – it’s a gift I will cherish for many years to come.

Andover Audio
Turntable System
1 By One
Wireless Turntable
Target
Crosley Voyager Turntable

No. 5. Design book  

The break has also provided big chunks of time to sit down and focus on my design book that is in the works! Although this one will be a coffee table book with photos and insight into my design process, I learned from our first book that writing is all about getting into a flow. I’ve printed hundreds of our project photos and have been organizing them and narrowing while writing the copy— my work table and pin boards are filled with years of Studio McGee and it’s pretty cool to see!  

The Sunday 7: Welcome, 2022!

No. 6. My favorite buys from 2021 

We shared my top purchases from the previous year, and it’s been fun to see what helped carry me through multiple seasons of my personal life in 2021 (hello, pregnancy, filming and office moves!). No doubt about it, the MZ Wallace tote was my best buy.  

MZ Wallace
Medium Metro Tote Deluxe
BOBBI BROWN
Crushed Lipstick
AVEC LES FILLES
Plaid Shawl Collar Coat
Varley
Darwell Top
Our Place
Always Pan
AGOLDE
Riley Jeans
Free People
New Frontier Western Boot
Tory Burch
Foul Weather Boots
Tory Burch
Jessa Loafer

No. 7. A new year full of inspiration   

I love to reflect on the previous year as we head into the new, but I also really look forward to all the upcoming months have to offer, both personally and professionally. Design trends are a huge source of inspiration for upcoming projects, and we’ll be sharing our design predictions for 2022 this week!

Marla Block Print Pillow Cover
Pieter Console
Floral Block Print Quilt
White Fluted Bowl
Fluted Spire Floor Lamp
Lace Trimmed Cotton Napkins (Set of 4)
Frio Table Lamp
Gloomy Clementine I
Astrid Fringe Stool

Happy 2022! 

XO – Shea 

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  1. Shea I’m so happy for you and your family! Thank you for sharing all your hard work with us. I have my daughters wedding coming up and would love to know where your beautiful dress is from in your Christmas family photo above? It’s lovely!

  2. I just absolutely love reading these blog posts and have recently started reading your first book. So inspirational and really focuses me on making my dream come true ( even with 2 little babies to look after full time)! Thank you so much for just being down to earth and honest about your whole journey! It’s not always rainbows and butterflies! X x x

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