Wednesday, December 31, 2008


{ Cheers to a healthy, prosperous & magical 2009!}
{photo: James Merrell}
I'm back from a much needed break, I have so many great design ideas I can't wait to share with you this year!
Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Audrey Hepburn, 1953.

Paramount Pictures 1935.
Flickr: Vintage Vogue photos.

Merry Christmas
Happy Hanukkah
Happy Kwanzaa
Wishing everyone Happy Holidays!! A huge thank you to all my readers for taking the time to visit my blog, you are best!! I'm taking the rest of the week off from blogging!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dear Santa.....

I could resist posting my holiday wish list {key word being : wish}

{I have a slight obsession with vintage chairs, this one is fab., from Maison Luxe, saw this via a design blog I often visit; Oly Studio, Over sized photograph of my favorite flower, a ranunculus}

{j.crew starburst ring, now a steal btw + Chloe "Bay" bag, love this!}

Monday, December 22, 2008

Baby it's COLD outside

After a weekend of snow, sleet then snow, I'm craving a room with a fireplace!! Nothing, adds coziness like a beautiful fire!! Oh and did I mention it's 18 degrees out in Boston!! {I'm not complaining, the snow is so pretty, I'll take some photos today if I have a chance}

Images: Top to bottom - House & Garden, Elle Decor, Dec. 08, Domino,, Better Homes & Garden, Cottage Living, Elle Decor, Dec. 08, Elle Decor.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Tiffany Window, 2008.

Snow Fall

It's currently snowing in Boston {Salem to be exact}...Very festive.


Images: Flickr

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Sorry for the lack of posts, it's been a crazy week.
Image: InStyle Home, Winter 07.
Designer Jennifer Delonge's amazing office, have you seen her entire fresh + funky home? If not, let me know, I'll be happy to post it...{it's fashionably cool}

While I'm on the subject, I had to mention her new line of graphic prints......

Orlando Diaz-Azcuy's clean labratory {he has his employees wear white lab coats}
Image: Interior Design Magazine, March 2005.

This is a snapshot of my office, it's definitely a work in progress.

The walls are a deep chocolate, the desk is white lacquer, and my chair is far from finished. {see below} I found that baby one Christmas Eve {day} just waiting for me on the side of the road. I've been known to stop traffic for a find with good any case, I'm going to cover it in a rich, warm coral velvet and spray the legs a high gloss white...My rug is sea grass and the windows are going to be covered in floor to ceiling white, duck cloth drapes...for a shot of pattern I am using a chocolate and white damask on a simple skirted chair. I need art work etc, but it's evolving.... I'll keep you posted on the progress. oh and the ceiling is covered in a shagreen wall covering...

My inspiration board {tack board courtesy of Pottery Barn}
I'm always adding to this....

{I apologize for the flash, my office is on the North side of the house}

The chair + the fabric + eventually white, glossy legs

The Queen herself..
Image: Modern Glamour

Children's wear designer Cordelia de Castellane's, home office nook is tucked under her staircase Image: House and Garden

Celerie Kemble's Office
Image: Celerie Kemble

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Author: Jordi Sarra
I love the serenity + sophistication of an all white room.

Image: Elle Decor, Vincente Wolf

Image: Elle Decor, April 2007.
Image: Ohdeedoh

Image: Elle Decor, May 2007., Kelly Klein.

Image: House Beautiful, August 2008.

Image: Elle Decor, Vincente Wolf

Image: Met Home, January 2009.Image: Met Home, Jan. 2009., Darryl Carter

Image: Met Home, Jan. 2009.

Image: Domino Mag.

Monday, December 15, 2008

GET INSPIRED - Holiday Table Settings

Martha, Martha, Martha
Image: Martha Stewart

Image: Domino Magazine
Image: House Beautiful

Ahhh, The dining table, so many beautiful options...Here's a few tips to get your creative concepts rolling..Never neglect what you already own, don't be afraid to use your fine china and crystal, it only grows dusty in the closet.

Maybe casual dining is more your style, collect evergreens from around the yard and display your collection in similar vases or vessels.... As I've said in the past, just stick with a commonality. Ex, all white, glass, vintage etc. Don't forget to mix textures, scale + height of objects
Image: Bijoukaleidoscope

Image: Carolyne Roehm

This table setting is very dramatic and sophisticated; although I do try to stay away from oversized centerpieces, they tend to block your view across the table..

Image: House and Garden, December 2007. {Aerin Lauder's home}
Image: Better Homes and Gardens

Image: Cottage Living

Image: Domino Magazine

Image: Country Living

Image: Country Living

Image: Country Living

Image: Domino Magazine
Image: Country Living

Image: Better Homes and Gardens

Image: Country Living
{perfect for the first course, or dessert}

Kate Spade + Hermes
Images: Elle Decor
More reading on the subject....

left: From the queen of entertaining, A Passion for Parties by Carolyne Roehm
right: The New Book of Table Settings, by Chris Bryant and Paige Gilchrist
{often naturally inspired}



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