Design · Gardening · Inspiration

Bunny Mellon’s Gardens

Yesterday, I finished reading Meryl Gordon’s Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend.  The biography covers the extraordinarily privileged life of the American heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, who died at the age of 103 in 2014.  Although she is known for her extensive art collection, her stylish fashions, and beautifully decorated homes, she seemed…… Continue reading Bunny Mellon’s Gardens

Design · Designer Spotlight · Inspiration · Interiors

A Look at the Work of Dallas-based Interior Designer Amy Berry

Dallas-based interior designer Amy Berry has a knack for creating traditional and beautiful rooms that are also youthful and fresh. After studying interior design in London at the Inchbald School of Design, Amy opened her own design studio in Dallas in 2013. Here is a look at some of my favorites among Amy’s designs. The first group…… Continue reading A Look at the Work of Dallas-based Interior Designer Amy Berry

Design · Fashion · Inspiration · Interiors · Recipe

Friday Finds 2•16•18

If you are lucky enough to have Monday off, enjoy your long weekend! Here are this week’s finds: Inside a menswear designer’s 650 square foot West Village apartment that is packed with style.   I was amazed by the setting for the Tory Burch Fall/Winter 2018 Fashion Show.  They turned the area under the 59th Street…… Continue reading Friday Finds 2•16•18

Blue and White · Design · Flowers · Inspiration · Interiors · Pink

Blue and White With Pink

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I focus today on the color pink and highlight how pretty it looks when paired with blue and white. Pale pink and pale blue looks soft and feminine: Pink and blue adds a Palm Beach feel when used poolside:   Shelley Johnstone Design via Pinterest Navy and hot pink is…… Continue reading Blue and White With Pink

Cake Design · Flowers · Inspiration · Weddings

Artistic Creations of a Flower and Cake Designer

On Instagram, I came across the extraordinary account of Natasja Sadi, a woman in Amsterdam who formerly was a wedding dress designer and more recently has become an accomplished cake maker.  She creates sugar flowers, for cake decoration, that one would swear are real flowers. In addition, as a hobby, she creates real flower arrangements that look…… Continue reading Artistic Creations of a Flower and Cake Designer

Design · Flowers · Home Tour · Inspiration · Interiors · Recipe

Friday Finds 2•9•18

Happy Friday! I hope you are all staying warm. Here are this week’s finds: Absolutely loved this Connecticut home designed by Ashley Whittaker in the latest House Beautiful.   I enjoyed perusing designer Sarah Bartholomew’s picks on Chairish.   One of my favorite desert recipes that is perfect for Valentine’s Day (it’s quick, easy, and decadently delicious, and…… Continue reading Friday Finds 2•9•18

Design · Home Tour · Inspiration · Interiors

Home Tour: A Tropical Paradise in Punta Cana

During this very cold and snowy stretch in Chicago, I have been dreaming about warmer locations. Today, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite island homes, which is a dreamy and lush tropical retreat in the Dominican Republic featuring plenty of blue and white, antiques, and beautiful treasures.  This winter home…… Continue reading Home Tour: A Tropical Paradise in Punta Cana