Katherine Hepburn's family vacation home on the block

No matter what year you were born, you can’t grow up in New England without hearing about the horror that was the hurricane of 1938. The Category 5 hurricane was in September and its fury was felt across the region. Katherine Hepburn’s family vacation home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut was completely destroyed. It’s spectacular waterfront … Read more

Keeping cool!

It’s going to be another scorcher today and I still don’t have the air conditioner in my office yet. Yikes! Anyway, I was staring at the lawn sprinkler the other day thinking about how calming and memorizing it was. Much like a fire in a fireplace, a sprinkler or fountain really just draws you in. … Read more

Not your Grannie's Wall-Stencils

I have to say that I am just loving Royal Design Studios‘ collection of wall stencils. Modern, budget friendly and completely customizable – the sky’s the limit for color palette and application technique. Particularly notable is their tutorial for creating an Ikat fabric effect on the wall. Readers of Lauren Liess’ Pure Style Home blog … Read more

A few nuggets of wisdom from Charlotte Moss

It’ll come as no surprise when I report that Charlotte Moss attracted a large crowd at the Boston Design center yesterday. Everyone seemed very uplifted by her talk, which was centered around the theme of “Ageless Decoration”.  She showcased the work of many design luminaries such as David Hicks, Albert Hadley, Axel Vervoordt and more. … Read more

Thos. Moser Furniture Rocks!

The Boston Showroom of Thos. Moser, handcrafted furniture from Maine, will hold its inaugural Rock-a-Thon June 14-16 to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital.  The event kicks off with a reception from 5:30-9 pm Friday, June 14 featuring a silent auction and woodworking demonstration and continues throughout the weekend in their Showroom at 19 Arlington St. Beginning … Read more

Charlotte Moss at the Boston Design Center

Today I’m headed off to the Boston Design Center for a talk by the amazing Charlotte Moss. She’s our only repeat guest so far on The Skirted Roundtable and has such a warm personality. The talk and luncheon are sponsored by Century Furniture which has a collection of Charlotte’s furniture designs. I’ll be tweeting from … Read more

BlogTourNola Sponsor: Poggenpohl Kitchens since 1892

 Poggenpohl Cabinetry at Nordic Kitchens and Baths – photo by Linda Merrill Our last BlogTourNola evening in New Orleans was spent in the lovely Nordic Kitchens and Baths showroom in Metairie, LA enjoying some tasty treats for dinner and the beautiful kitchen and bath displays, notably the gorgeous cabinetry by Poggenpohl. Founded in 1892 in … Read more