Travel Tuesday: Agriturismo Relais Dolcevista – A Sweet View it is!

Agriturismo Relais Dolcevista bicylces leaning against a fence

It’s Travel Tuesday! In this installment, we’re headed to the region in Italy where Procescco comes from and visiting the agritourismo Relais Dolcevista – ah the sweet life for us! Nestled into the side of a hill overlooking vineyards, this small rustic hotel is charm itself. It’s located in Valdobbiadene, which is in Treviso in … Read more

It’s a Furniture Petting Zoo!

Linda Merrill A carved antique french sofa with guilded wood, biedermeier chair

I’ve always been enamored of the use of themes in design. I was recently doing some research on 1st Dibs and kept coming across these fantastical furnishings that use animal motifs as integrated parts of the design (not just painted or engraved on a piece). Some are whimsical, some are more traditional, but all are … Read more

New from Schumacher Fabrics – who says romance is dead?

Schumacher Fabrics has recently launched the new Vogue Living fabric collection and I have to say I am completely in love. Who says romance is dead? The collection of 17 designs (each available in two to four different colorways) was developed in collaboration with Schumacher’s creative director, Dara Caponigro, and her team, as well as Hamish … Read more

And speaking of color!

So, last week I was lamenting the dearth of color in the interiors landscape. As I keep saying, I love a good gray room – but seriously, there are so many other colors out there! This week we got the dueling announcements from Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore and their Colors of the Year and color … Read more

Oh yes we need a little color!

Pink and white bedroom, bright pink walls, white bedding, upholstered headboard, pink and orange accessories

  I’m needing some color! It’s been a long (and sad) week, hasn’t it? I feel like I am starved some good global news and happiness for all. At lease, freedom from fear. Sorry to be a downer, but along with global news, my little love RoyRoy has hurt his back. It’s a common ailment … Read more

New England Real Estate: Big Views, Big Style, Really BIG Money

I love sharing the latest in New England real estate and this is a spectacular modern coastal home for sale in Manchester-By-The-Sea (the town in Massachusetts, not the movie starring Casey Affleck). It’s got big views, big style and costs really BIG money. Can you guess? Interior design by: Meichi Peng | Architect: Adolpho Perez From … Read more

Hold The Door!

Carved wood door of woods and bears

I saw this image on Pinterest and kind of fell in love with the magical woodland nature of its carvings and stained glass. It kind of reminded me of fantasy stories like Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia. I also reminded me of: Game of Thrones character Hodor (née Wylis) who was … Read more