Fall Decorating · Gardening · Home Exteriors · Inspiration · Landscape Design · Plants

A Garden Favorite: Limelight Hydrangeas

Recently, I have been seeing potted hydrangeas that are shaped like topiaries, and I absolutely adore them.  What could be better than two of my favorite things–hydrangeas and topiaries–rolled into one stunning combination! This photo of a home in the Hamptons is what started my obsession with this combination: After a bit of research, I…… Continue reading A Garden Favorite: Limelight Hydrangeas

Design · Food · Home Exteriors · Inspiration · Interiors · Weekend Links

Links for the Weekend 7•7•17

Greetings from Vermont! Here are a few things I found interesting this week:  1. A sneak peak tour of the Coastal Living Idea House in Newport, Rhode Island designed by Mark D. Sikes. It is entirely blue and white! Open to the public until September 4th if you are in the area. (header image as well)  …… Continue reading Links for the Weekend 7•7•17

Architecture · Holidays · Home Exteriors · Inspiration

Happy 4th of July! (and a Blog Update)

With the arrival of peak summer vacation season, my blogging will be a bit reduced for the next six weeks. I will be publishing blog posts three days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, until the middle of August. I plan to continue to post daily on Instagram, but I might miss a day…… Continue reading Happy 4th of July! (and a Blog Update)

Home Exteriors · Inspiration · Paint · Porches · Recommendations

Haint Blue Porch Ceilings

For generations, it has been traditional to paint porch ceilings blue. In the South, the pretty blue-green color often used for porch ceilings is called haint blue. The Gullah people in South Carolina believed that by painting your porch ceiling, windows and door trims a watery blue, you would scare away the haints (like “haunts”)…… Continue reading Haint Blue Porch Ceilings

Antiques · Architecture · Design · Designer Spotlight · Home Exteriors · Inspiration · Interiors

The Duchess of Cambridge’s Interior Designer

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate Middleton) have two residences. When in London, the Duke and Duchess reside at Kensington Palace in Apartment 1A, which was formerly the home of Princess Margaret. Their second home, which they received from the Queen, is a Georgian country estate called Anmer Hall that…… Continue reading The Duchess of Cambridge’s Interior Designer