Blue and White · Fall Decorating · Flowers · Inspiration · Interiors

Fall Decorating with Blue and White

Although it still feels like mid-summer in Chicago, I have been starting to think about fall decorating.  I have been seeing many pretty autumn ideas that incorporate blue and white elements. Here are some ways that you can use blue and white in your fall decor. Outside: Place a pot of mums in a blue…… Continue reading Fall Decorating with Blue and White

Books · Flowers · Inspiration · Interiors · Recipe

Links for the Weekend 7•14•17

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far! Here are a few interesting things I found this week: I enjoyed this colorful Wisconsin lake house designed by one of my favorite Chicago designers, Summer Thornton.   Charming Bee Cottage located in East Hampton is listed for sale.  I loved Frances Schultz’s book about renovating this lovely cottage and…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend 7•14•17

Flowers · Gardening · Inspiration

Floral Arrangements From My Parents’ Garden

One of my favorite things to do when I visit my parents is to cut and arrange flowers from their garden. It is a luxury for me to be able to step outside and pick flowers–something that I can never do at home in Chicago. My parents have always had beautiful gardens. This year, due…… Continue reading Floral Arrangements From My Parents’ Garden

Flowers · Holidays · Inspiration · Table Settings

Red, White, and Blue Table Settings

As we approach the Fourth of July weekend, I thought these pretty and patriotic tables and centerpieces might provide some holiday inspiration!   I love the mix of fabrics (gingham, buffalo check, florals) below: A pot of red geraniums with a few small flags mixed in makes a quick and easy centerpiece: Cherries, blueberries, and…… Continue reading Red, White, and Blue Table Settings

Blue and White · Design · Flowers · Inspiration · Table Settings

Blue and White Outdoor Table Settings

Blue and white is a classic color combination for outdoor table settings. It works beautifully with flowers of all hues and complements the surrounding greenery. As we enter the outdoor season for entertaining, here are some lovely blue and white outdoor tables to inspire you! The above four photos are from Carolyne Roehm’s book A Passion…… Continue reading Blue and White Outdoor Table Settings