Newburyport Art Appraisal Day

The fabulous Newburyport, MA store Milieu is hosting an Art Appraisal Day on October 4th. So worth a day trip – rain or shine. I used to live in Newburyport and miss it so much!! Proceeds to benefit the Newburyport Art Association.

Interview: Celerie Kemble visits the Boston Design Center

Alexis Contant (left) and Celerie Kemble chat at the Boston Design Center, September 24, 2008. Each year, the Boston Design Center hosts Design Boston for area professional designers. There are talks and seminars, product launches and some pretty tasty treats. Noted interior designer Celerie Kemble shared some of her ideas and philosophies on creating long … Read more

Oh, How the Met Sparkles!

Have you ever been to The Met? Or, like Cher in Moonstruck, do you need to ask “Where’s the Met?” Whether you’re an opera fan or not, anyone who is interested in interiors would thrill to the sight of the iconic crystal chandeliers at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York and how they rise … Read more

Hue Coloring Contest

Rachel over at the color blog Hue is holding her annual color contest! Last year, she focused on interiors, this year we’re heading outside! Click here for more information. Deadline is October 31st! Hmm… I may be inspired to get out my watercolor pencils!

Top Design

Have you been watching Top Design on Bravo? I’ve been busy blogging on the show over at Blogging Top Design and I’m loving doing it! It’s a lot of work – A LOT of work – and I worry I’m neglecting things a bit over here on ::Surroundings::. But, readership is up, so I guess … Read more

Sink Spotting

So looking for sinks isn’t a hobby on the same level as trainspotting… not yet anyway. But there’s nothing like the kick you get when your new sink fits your big spaghetti pot and you can fill it without tipping or tilting. (Well, maybe I get excited about this stuff.) There’s more selection in sinks … Read more

Extreme Home Makeover: St. Louis

I’m not a regular watcher of Extreme Makeover Home Edition as it’s always seemed a bit emotionally manipulative. And as a girl who cries at Hallmark commercials, it can be a bit overwhelming. A friend of mine, on the other hand, watches regularly because it gives her a reason to have a good cry. However, … Read more

DIY: Measuring for Window Treatments

This post was brought to you by Terrys Fabrics, retailing in blinds and curtain poles. Please visit the Terrys Fabrics blog. Decorating our homes is a lot of fun – the colors, the fabrics – so many beautiful options! But, the job does not end once you select the perfect fabric for those one of … Read more

Vaughn “Sorbonne” chandelier

How crazy beautiful is this chandelier called Sorbonne from Vaughn Lighting. It looks like it belongs in an Ice Hotel somewhere in Scandinavia, doesn’t it? I keep visiting it when at the BDC and finally decided to take a pic and bring it home with me (a pic is in my budget – this chandelier … Read more