A Fresh Scandi New England Style Home in Wales

Rhydyclafdy, Pwllheli, Gwynedd Scandi New England Exterior front

I love real estate listings from around the world and when I ran across this article in Forbes of a property in Wales billed as a Scandi New England style home – I was intrigued. It’s always fun to see what folks from other parts of the world think of as something New England. Of … Read more

Five Designer Collections You Should Know About

I think most interior designers have a wish to launch their own designer collections. Many big name designers have collections through traditional industry brands including fabrics, lighting, furniture and more. The key here is that in order to gain the backing of a major brand, one needs a big name and, these days, usually a … Read more

Rustic Kitchen Design – How much is too much?

This Or that rustic or modern kitchen

I came across this image below of a truly rustic kitchen built in an old mill in the Yucatan and featured in Architectural Digest Germany. I was reminded of the old stone farmhouse I featured a couple of weeks ago. This kitchen above – what do you think? Dirty looking or completely cool? I was … Read more

There’s Charm Galore in this English Stone Cottage

Tudor stone bastle Northumberland England Photo by David Webb Bastle sign Stone cottage

In my last post on Accessories, I came across this adorably charming English country stone cottage on Country Living’s website. To die for. It also reminded me of Kate Winslet’s country cottage in The Holiday – almost as if one were the inspiration for the other. The house is owned by interior designer Julie Oswald and … Read more