Thursday, June 30, 2016

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends and Happy July 4th to my American friends.

Have a wonderful long weekend........I will be back on Tuesday!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Fluff of Life

You've heard of 'the stuff of life' I'm sure.  Well, this is 'the fluff of life'.

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Betsey Johnson

Angora Rabbit
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Horchow

Ashleigh Gibbons
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Giambattista Valli

Silkie Hen
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pretty Breakfast Nooks


Aerin Lauder

Enchanted Home

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Traditional Home

Michael Smith for
George Stephanopoulos & Ali Wentworth

Pink Wallpaper

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Robin Weiss

At Home Arkansas

My Domaine

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Summer Thornton




Monday, June 27, 2016

A Relaxed Summer Home

In this summer home designed by Summer Thornton, the open concept of the great room and dining room (with 20' ceilings) allowed the space for a fabulous collection of blue and white porcelain and lots of bird art.  Summer and the home owner tracked down hundreds of pieces of the porcelain to layer on tabletops and use as sidetables, among other uses.  

Also, the use of sea coral and the color coral splashed throughout adds another thread that flows through the rooms.

This is a beautiful vignette in the foyer with the 
mix of coral and blue and white porcelain.  
The handpainted panels by Allison Cosmos 
add a dramatic flair, as well.

I particularly like the wicker chairs in this dining area of the great room.  
The designer explains how the curved arm of the chair gives it more of an 
indoor look, as opposed to an outdoor wicker chair.

Notice the blue and white lamps on the sofa table, blue and white vases and end table.

The bird art was commissioned to reflect the birds the homeowners see when
they look out their windows - herons, egrets and warblers.

This lanai becomes part of the great room just by pushing a wall aside.
I love that concept!  It becomes one large room!

The guest room has more of the blue and white porcelain and the same color fabric
as in the great room.

More bird art reflected in the powder room mirror.

A lovely, carefully thought through and relaxed family getaway for one or all of the family and friends!

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Moodboard Monday - Red and White

Veranda

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Cathy Kincaid

Charlotte Moss

Ethan Allen

Megan Winters

World of Interiors

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Elissa Cullman

Ethan Allen

Gerrie Bremeramann
Veranda

Gerrie Bremermann
Veranda

Dior

Modaoperandi

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Dior

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Ruby & Diamond Brooch
Aletto Bros.

Ruby & Diamond Bracelet
Van Cleef & Arpels

Ruby  & Diamond Ring 
Sotheby's

Barbara Brackman Quilt

All Posters

Bellaria Cake Design

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Cordoba, Spain


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John Singer Sargent

Simon Verelst
Detail from portrait of Nell Gwynn 
17th Century

The Daily Puppy

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