I love using antiques and vintage pieces in my design projects and in my own home. Antiques add history and patina to a space that can’t be found in all new items. “Brown Furniture” and antiques went out of favor over the last decade which is a shame because there are so many instances of … Read more
One of the most gorgeous books I’ve seen in a long time just landed on my desk and I’m so excited to share it with you! And better yet – I’m excited that one lucky reader will win a copy of this book – SOUL OF THE HOME: Designing with Antiques by Tara Shaw – … Read more
So, I was browsing 1st Dibs, as I regularly do, and came across this unusual and truly amazing listing. It’s the complete interior of a jewelry store from Nashville, TN that dates to 1913. Swoon! The listing says: “An incredible bird’s-eye maple and mirror room from a Nashville, Tennessee jewelry store. This stunning room includes a … Read more
A rainy, cold and then snowy weekend began with some sofa cuddles with the little Roy (drying off in a warmed towel, because that’s how we roll in this house) and then a trip to an antique show that I thought I’d share. The show was the 35th annual Duxbury Antiques show and was held this … Read more
Here is a selection of some of my favorite products from my inbox. Shawn Laughlin of Caskata offers these elegant designs on china and note paper. Nurseryworks offers this spectacular Vale upholstered headboard in twin and full. Available in a range of colors or send them your own material (COM). A couple of special finds … Read more
It’s always fun to see a friend or their business referenced in print and Tricia of Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings ran this fabulous full-page ad in the current Veranda Magazine. What a beautiful ad – which does what it should – highlights her beautiful selection of antiques and accessories!
Antiques – the ultimate in recycling! Visit the Topsfield Antiques Market this weekend!
Well, I had such a lovely day yesterday! The weather was spectacular – warm and sunny – which is a big bonus here in New England where it can still be 40’s and rainy on a regular basis. After photographing my front yard which I blogged about yesterday, I treated myself to a glorious pedicure … Read more
After our walkabout in the Garden District of New Orleans, out BlogTourNola group was treated to a guided tour of a few select shops on the famous, and very long, Magazine Street. Our host was up and coming designer Shaun Smith who owns his own sweet little shop as well. Below are some of my … Read more
This month’s Architectural Digest has a fascinating piece about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newly renovated Wrightsman Galleries. The piece focuses on their recreation of an embroidered fabric – embroidery by Marie Antoinette herself – that once graced a suite of furniture by Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené for use by the Queen at the Chateau de Saint-Cloud, … Read more
I attended AD2021: Art and Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries last night at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End. What a fantastic show! I spent most of the evening at the front desk greeting members of the Downtown Women’s Club, as we were invited to attend … Read more
I received a note from Brocade Home with the notice that some of their items were featured on a Today Show spot a few weeks ago. I clicked on over to see the segment called Heirloom Chic. I think my head is about to explode with all the inaccurate design references made in this one … Read more
How fantastic is this Ikat Ottoman available at Chapman Radcliff on 1st Dibs? This is an American 19th century lacquered pouf ottoman, newly reupholstered in Madeline Weinrib Ikat fabric. I love how the pattern looks on this tufted ottoman. Fresh, yet timeless. Madeline Weinrib fabrics are available to the trade only.
So, the Blizzard of 2013 (aka Nemo) started off gently enough… But didn’t stay that way. Lots of wind and snow, resulting in the expected power outage. We always lose power here on Cape Cod. After the dust, err, snow had settled, we have over a foot, with up to 3 foot drifts against the … Read more