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Inspired by Blue Velvet

Velvet evokes feelings of glamour, luxury, and warmth. There is nothing like curling up in a velvet chair on a cold night. When you wear something made of velvet, you feel elegant and refined.  Blue velvet, in particular, is a rich and sumptuous fabric that elevates any outfit or living space. As the weather is…… Continue reading Inspired by Blue Velvet

Blue and White · Design · Designer Spotlight · Interiors

Classic and Pretty Blue and White Rooms by a Connecticut Designer

Lee Ann Thornton , an interior designer based in Greenwich, Connecticut and now also in New York City, has designed some gorgeous blue and white spaces.  She incorporates many shades of blue into her designs and adds other accent colors to create interesting and sophisticated spaces that are traditional and elegant. Here are some of my…… Continue reading Classic and Pretty Blue and White Rooms by a Connecticut Designer

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Friday Finds 10•27•17

Here are this week’s finds from around the web:  Interior designer Artie Vanderpool’s apartment renovation is beyond fantastic   A gorgeous fall wedding   A stylish Manhattan apartment full of vintage decor and hand-me-downs   A blogger’s Halloween dining room that looks like it belongs in a movie set   A fun DIY for painting a gingham pumpkin.  Wouldn’t this be…… Continue reading Friday Finds 10•27•17

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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

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A Design Favorite: The Butler’s Pantry

A butler’s pantry is simply a small room between a kitchen and dining room where china, silver, and other entertaining essentials can be stored and where plates can be assembled for serving. Butler’s pantries are common in larger, historic homes. The units in our 1920s high-rise building originally included butler’s pantries which I found to…… Continue reading A Design Favorite: The Butler’s Pantry

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A European Style Home Tour in Houston

Recently, I came across the design portfolio of Carol Glasser Interiors. The founder, Carol Glasser, began her Houston-based firm over 40 years ago.  Her Georgian-style former home located on River Oaks Boulevard in Houston is particularly beautiful and I thought I would share some photos of it. Isn’t the ivy covered brick on the exterior incredible? I…… Continue reading A European Style Home Tour in Houston