The unofficial start of summer!

Did you have a great weekend? The weather here in New England was spectacular! Memorial Day is often referred to as the “unofficial start” of summer. Here are a few summery items to kick start the season! Tuffets and beach umbrellas from The Tuffet Company. A little lounging and beaching it up with Hable Constructions’ … Read more

DRAWING TODAY!! May Giveaway! A handmade serving board from 60Nobscot Home

TODAY IS YOUR LAST DAY TO ENTER!!  I’m thrilled to be able to offer as a giveaway this beautiful handmade latter that would be great as a cheese tray, sushi platter or for any other food presentation. This unique, minimalist serving board is made from re-purposed remnants of domestic New England hardwoods. Ray and I … Read more

Tiny Chairs – How cute are these!

Miniature Chairs Set Dimitra & Bill of Up To You in Toronto sent word of these cute – and tiny – reproductions that they are carrying. There ar four different designer sets (9 chairs in each set,). Designers represented include: Eames, Mackintosh, Mies van der Rohe, Prouve, etc. Each set of nine chairs is $95 … 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

Events: AD2021, Boston

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

Passport To Design Bloggers Tour – Great resources on the No. Shore!

I attended a wonderful design bloggers day yesterday courtesy of Boston Magazine’s “Passport To Design” program and organized by fellow blogger Yvonne Blacker.  The Passport To Design event is a series of design seminars hosted by these five design industry stores and showrooms on the North Shore here in Massachusetts. The event has been going … Read more

The Elysée Collection: An Evening in Paris

The Elysée Collection sets the trend with a new collection of ultra feminine and teasingly romantic furniture…… “An Evening in Paris”. This new collection is created entirely by female designers who snuggled up to traditional French style and gave it delightful doses of colors, long and graceful legs, harmonious curves and charisma. The craftsmanship is … Read more