Sex and the City hits the big screen

My new Italian sandals and I (and a friend) went to see Sex and the City today. Loved it. Product placement and all. I laughed, I cried and I certainly enjoyed the movie sets and locations. Images by Craig Blankenhorn/New Line Cinema ©2008 New Line Cinema via Traditional Home Traditional Home Magazine, July issue, has … Read more

Get That Look! Semi-Custom Headboard Detail

The May 2008 House Beautiful featured this lovely bedroom with a really striking tufted and be-ribboned headboard. Upholstered headboards are hot, hot, hot right now; we’re seeing them everywhere. Undoubtedly, the one featured in this photo is a custom piece. A custom built headboard with tufting and detailing such as this might range from $1,500 … Read more

Get that Look: Jane Austen’s Bath (hold the bubbles)

Last weeks’ presentation of “Persuasion” on WGBH/PBS’ Masterpiece ended with our heroine Anne Elliot taking off on an improbable run through the streets of Bath, England, in search of the man she loves. Improbable because a lady of that time would never have acted so inappropriately – running in public after a man, without her … Read more

Another Regent heard from!

After reading my post yesterday on Regency Style, my friend Tricia Mitchell, owner of Avolli Scandinavian Antique Furnishings sent me this very interesting information about furnishings in Sweden and Denmark during this same period. Thanks Tricia! I thought you might enjoy knowing that the Scandinavian countries were also actively creating furniture during this time known … Read more

Get That Look! The Holiday – LA House

The Holiday LA House Wallace Neff Cameron Diaz Kate Winslet Wisteria

In my previous post on The Holiday, we saw how to get the look of Kate Winslet’s picture book English country cottage. Now, we take a look at the impressive LA home of Cameron Diaz’s character, Amanda, a very successful movie trailer producer. The Holiday LA House Director Nancy Meyers and Production Designer Jon Hutman … Read more

Get That Look! The Holiday English Cottage

The Holiday English cottage Kate Winslet England country

  The Holiday (2006) is Nancy Meyers’ latest romantic comedy that is known as much for its set as it is for the stars and story. It’s a sweet story of two professional women, trying to sort out their personal lives by switching homes – a contemporary in trendy LA and a sweet, picture book … Read more