New from Julie Neill

I’m dying over this gorgeous new candle sconce from Julie Neill in New Orleans. So feminine! I am really hoping to be able to make it to Julie’s shop next month when I’m in Nola for #BlogTourNOLA and KBIS. Have a wonderful weekend. If you would like my help on your design project, I would … Read more

Kathryn Ireland and Steve McKenzie for Grange Furniture

I’ve always loved Grange Furniture, so was interested to learn about their new North American upholstery collection featuring designs by “Million Dollar Decorator” Kathryn M. Ireland and Steve McKenzie.   Kathryn’s collection -Tapisserie – features pieces with classic lines and comfortable appeal. I particularly like the English arm sectional (hmm, maybe for my dream home?) … Read more

Boston Flower Show 2013

If you’ve lived in New England for any bit of time, you’ll know that the New England Flower Show has long been the herald of springtime after a usually long, dark winter. Aside from the wee crocuses and forsythia, it will be another six to eight weeks before we see much of anything flowering naturally … Read more

Rites of Spring: The Boston Flower Show

One of our traditional rites of early Spring here in New England is the venerable Boston Flower Show going on right now.  And given the winter we’ve had, this is just what I need and I will be there this afternoon, just soaking it all up!   I’m admittedly not a gardener myself – but … Read more

Blog Tour NOLA – Meet the Bloggers

As I mentioned before, I was thrilled to be asked to participate in Modenus’ Blog Tour New Orleans. Modenus is a networking platform and resource catalog for the interior design community.  Design professionals and anyone else passionate about interior design can connect in their forums, find inspiration on daily blogs, Before & After submissions and … Read more

World View of New England Style: Sussex Vacation Rental

Here’s another “New England” styled property – this time in coastal Sussex, England. This is a rental vacation house (aka Holiday House) which Tatler called one of the ’50 coolest houses in the world to rent’. It’s a fabulous house, though I’m not sure it truly captures a New England vibe.         … Read more

A little of this, a little of that plus decorating East Coast and West Coast beach houses

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Not to be a whiny, but mine was spent nursing my very painful shoulder and I’m still doing so (whaa, whaa, I know!) but I do have some fun things to report in on, so I’m soldiering through! Clearly, I’m a terrible patient.   I’m thrilled to … Read more