Bedrooms · Design · Furniture · Inspiration · Interiors

Intrigued by Alcove Beds

Over the holidays, our family visited Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Jefferson was a great innovator and enjoyed developing new designs that would improve the functionality of his home.  One idea that fascinated him was an alcove bed, and when Jefferson redesigned Monticello in 1790, he designed a special alcove bed…… Continue reading Intrigued by Alcove Beds

Design · Designer Spotlight · Home Tour · Inspiration · Interiors

My Favorite Designer’s California Home Tour

If I could choose any interior designer to help me decorate my home, there is no doubt in my mind who I would call first.  As you may have guessed from the number of designs of his that I include in my posts, Mark D. Sikes is my favorite interior designer.  It occurred to me recently…… Continue reading My Favorite Designer’s California Home Tour

Christmas · Design · Home Tour · Inspiration · Interiors · Table Settings

Friday Finds 12•22•17

Here are my Christmas-related finds for this week: A gorgeous blue and white Christmas table setting from an Australian design firm.   A Christmas tour of designer James Farmer’s Georgia cottage   You can read about Martha Stewart’s annual Christmas party at her Bedford, New York home here, here, and here   Loved seeing the royal family’s adorable (and blue and…… Continue reading Friday Finds 12•22•17

Architecture · Christmas · Design · Inspiration · Interiors

Inside a Historic and Traditional Beacon Hill Townhouse Decorated for Christmas

In Monday’s blog post, I featured exteriors of Boston homes decorated for the holidays. Today, I am sharing a tour of the inside of one of those homes. The home is a historic brick row house built in the 1880s in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. Like most row houses, it is tall and narrow.…… Continue reading Inside a Historic and Traditional Beacon Hill Townhouse Decorated for Christmas

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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Design Dilemma: Adding Character to a Newer Home

Recently, a blog follower asked me to give her advice about adding older pieces to a newer home.  Blending the old and the new is a challenge faced by many people who find themselves living in a newer home, but wanting it to have the character and feel of an older home. Here are a…… Continue reading Design Dilemma: Adding Character to a Newer Home

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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