the spirit of the summer…all year long

August 28, 2019

Summer may officially be over now that school is in session but we’ve got a ways to go around these parts until it starts to feel anything like fall.  Summer is my favorite time of the year and I love to bring the feel of the beach inside my home all year round, regardless of…

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so good: green + rattan

August 13, 2019

Blue and white will always be my favorite color combination but I’ve got to say, I’m crushing hard on green lately!  Mixed in with a little rattan, bamboo and linen, it’s another perfect combination for summer!  I always love the fresh pop of color that a new house plant brings; it just makes a room…

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spring patio dreaming

March 27, 2015

Spring is here, hallelujah!  It was 75 degrees yesterday and the pines are all aglow; it’s just a matter of days until everything is covered in yellow.  I’ve got major plans for my screened-in porch and deck this summer, but until pollen season is long gone, all I can do right now is dream (and…

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wednesday wish list: winter whites

January 7, 2015

Good morning and happy hump day! In the past I’ve posted randomly about design and decorative accessories that I’m loving lately so I decided that, in the new year, I would post a weekly wishlist of sorts of all the goodies currently on my radar.  Right now I’m crushing on winter whites – at home…

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August 22, 2014

When the lovely folks over at Chairish, an exclusive, curator approved online marketplace for vintage furniture, asked me if I wanted to design a room around one of their accent chairs, I jumped at the chance!  The only hitch was that it had to be a bright space full of color and for someone who…

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get the look: blue + white southampton stunner

March 3, 2014

When it comes to color combinations, it doesn’t get more classic, elegant or sophisticated (I could go on and on!) than blue and white.  If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of the hue, from the deepest, darkest navy right down to the palest powdery blue.  So, it’s…

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be mine

February 11, 2014

I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, but I’ve never been shy about my love for shopping for the holiday, either! A good bottle of wine and some delectable chocolates are right up my alley (and go a long way on any other day of the year!), but, here are some of my…

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fall wishlist

October 18, 2013

Temperatures are finally starting to drop around these parts (now, if only we could work on the humidity), and I’m so excited to dig into my Fall wardrobe-what I can still squeeze into now at 30 weeks prego, that is!  Everything I’m gravitating toward for Fall is either navy, camel, brown or cream and, of…

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all-white done right

August 19, 2013

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know I love me an all-white kitchen and this beauty, designed by Katherine Hodge of Sage Design in Fairfield, Connecticut, is a fabulous example.  A clean-lined design and contemporary details like globe pendant lights and a fabulous Saarinen dining table are beautiful complements to an open…

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the belafonte

August 15, 2013

For as long as my hubby and I have been together, we’ve talked (a.k.a. dreamed) about our plans for when it was time to retire: sell our house, buy a sail boat and cruise the world.  Part of the fun has been keeping a small journal of all the places we want to stop and…

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