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Friday Finds 1•12•18

Here are this week’s finds:  A peek inside Ralph Lauren’s Bedford, NY home   Home decor trends that are in and out in 2018   For fellow Netflix Crown lovers, here is a look at how the sets are made   A glamorous Fifth Avenue duplex   I walk by the Wrigley mansion often and was excited to see what…… Continue reading Friday Finds 1•12•18

Design · Design Trends · Fabric · Inspiration · Interiors · Wallpaper

Using Identical Wallpaper and Fabric

As I have been looking at designer showhouses lately, I have noticed many rooms that feature identical wallpaper and fabric. Here is an example—a bedroom designed by Sarah Bartholomew—from the 2017 Southeastern Showhouse in Atlanta: Here, in the same Southeastern Showhouse, is a corner of a room in which designer Amy Berry used matching wallpaper…… Continue reading Using Identical Wallpaper and Fabric

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

Design · Furniture · Inspiration · Interiors

Alternatives to Bar Carts

Bar carts have been popping up with great frequency in interiors over the last few years.      They impart a fun and slick mid-century Mad Men sort of vibe to a space.  Although you may like the look of bar carts, and there are many great new and vintage ones from which to choose, perhaps you don’t…… Continue reading Alternatives to Bar Carts

Antiques · Art · Inspiration · Interiors

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 The figurines, originally made in Staffordshire, England, were almost always made to resemble King Charles Spaniels because Queen Victoria’s dog, Dash, was…… Continue reading Decorating With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