Get That Look: Downton Abbey and the Outdoor Life

One of the loveliest parts of all the period British dramas is the depiction of the outdoor life of the British noble and gentry classes.  Certainly, the Brits are known for their love and expertise at gardening, riding and hunting and the exquisite lawn parties filled with ladies and gentlemen dressed in white enjoying simpler … Read more

The Alpha Workshops for Thibaut

I‘ve been organizing my home office and sewing room and came across a packet of wallpaper samples from Thibaut that I picked up at last fall’s Market Week at the Boston Design Center. Oy, sometimes, things do get buried, don’t they? Anyway, the wallpaper samples are from Thibaut’s newly released papers made in conjunction with … Read more

Downton Redux: Decorative Recap of Season 1

Series Production Designer: Donal Woods Series Set Decorator: Gina Cromwell Tonight starts the beginning on the long awaited return to Downton Abbey, on PBS/WGBH’s Masterpiece Classic. If you were among the legions of devoted fans on both sides of the Atlantic who watched Season 1 you are undoubtedly excited about Season 2. (Those in the … Read more