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Home Tour: A Feminine and Effervescent Palm Beach Apartment

Today I am sharing a tour of a bright and ultra-feminine home. The home is a one-bedroom apartment located in the Palm Beach Towers in Palm Beach, Florida and was featured in House Beautiful in May 2014.  The apartment, decorated by T. Keller Donovan, is owned by Kay Gilman, who was the first female sportswriter…… Continue reading Home Tour: A Feminine and Effervescent Palm Beach Apartment

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Large-Scale Bird Prints

As you may have concluded from photos of our apartment in prior posts, I love birds. I have framed bird prints and small bird statues all over the apartment. What I don’t have yet, but absolutely adore, are large-scale framed bird prints. I am especially fond of those by early 19th century ornithologist and painter…… Continue reading Large-Scale Bird Prints

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Artist Spotlight: Michelle Grayson

I recently came across some beautiful blue and white chinoiserie inspired watercolors  on Instagram by an Australian artist named Michelle Grayson. If you are in the market for some new artwork these paintings are all available for sale. Grayson sells her original paintings on her website which is called Sprout Gallery.  Reproductions of her art work can be…… Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Michelle Grayson

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Decorating With Staffordshire Dogs

Staffordshire ceramic dog figurines became popular in English homes in the 19th century.  Often in matching pairs, they stood guard on the mantels and window sills of many bourgeois English and Scottish homes. The figurines, originally made in Staffordshire, England, were almost always made to resemble King Charles Spaniels because Queen Victoria’s dog, Dash, was…… Continue reading Decorating With Staffordshire Dogs

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The Watercolor Interior Renderings of Mita Corsini Bland

My 13-year-old daughter enjoys making watercolor paintings of interiors, first sketching the scene in pencil and then adding color and lighting effects with paint. She was looking for inspiration on the Internet one day and came across the watercolor renderings of rooms by New York artist Mita Corsini Bland. She saved many of the images that…… Continue reading The Watercolor Interior Renderings of Mita Corsini Bland

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Great Finds for the Home at T.J. Maxx Online

Did you know that you can shop online at T.J. Maxx?  T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are some of my favorite off-price retailers for home decor items and although I love to visit their brick and mortar stores frequently (too frequently according to my husband!),  I was thrilled to learn that I could also shop T.J.…… Continue reading Great Finds for the Home at T.J. Maxx Online

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Indoor Vertical Gardens

A design trend that I have been noticing more frequently is the inclusion of vertical gardens in interiors. Vertical gardens, often referred to as green walls, seem to be especially prevalent in urban areas where there is a shortage of open, green space. These gardens help to purify the air, absorb noise, and  cool down…… Continue reading Indoor Vertical Gardens