The weather has finally turned warm this weekend. Here in New England, we know we can’t really plant until Memorial Day, however, since there’s still a chance of frost. Orangeries, aka conservatories are very big in Europe. Given our short growing season, I wonder why there aren’t more popular here? I think they epitomize elegance … Read more

Boston Antiques Weekend

I went to the Boston Antiques Weekend event today. This three-in-one show encompassed the Boston Antiques Show, the Boston Antique Textile & Vintage Fashion Show, and the Boston Antiquarian Book & Ephemera Fair. My particular interests are in antiques and textiles and there was some beautiful things to be seen! This red toile piece (24″w … Read more

Top Design – Another Top Designer – Dorothy Draper

“Good showmanship is the answer. The colour of your front door announces your personality to the world.” “Too much of anything is the beginning of a mess.” – Dorothy Draper The lobby of the Carlyle, circa 1930. (Photo: Courtesy of the Collection of Dorothy Draper & Co. and the Carleton Varney Design Group) In Top … Read more