connecticut stunner

September 18, 2012

Interior designer Victoria Hagan is a girl after my own heart.  While I love to play with color and fun pattern, it’s serene color palettes, classic detailing, tons of texture and lots of white to which I always end up turning in the long run.  Her renovated Georgian-style home in Southport Harbor, Connecticut, is a…

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figless manor

September 11, 2012

If you’ve ever perused the New York Times Best Seller’s List, chances are you’ve seen a book or two by British fiction author Jane Green.  I recently stumbled upon pictures of her home online and had heart palpitations, it was so gorgeous!  Raised in London and armed with a love for old homes and buildings…

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isle of hope cottage

August 14, 2012

Since moving to North Carolina nine years ago, I’ve become totally enamored with all things Southern – the food, the people and especially the architecture and interior decor.  This guest cottage on the Isle of Hope, right outside of Savannah, Georgia, designed by Number Four Eleven, is a beautiful example of lowcountry luxe.  The cottage…

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kate jackson, take 2

July 30, 2012

I’m a huge fan of Rhode Island-based designer Kate Jackson’s casual, yet tailored, modern style – I posted some of her amazing spaces before, but when I saw this eclectic beach cottage in Watch Hill, RI, over the weekend, I fell in love all over again! Charming details like beadboard ceilings, Peter Dunham fabrics and…

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black and white in nantucket

July 24, 2012

Out of all my magazine subscriptions, I have to say that New England Home has been killing it lately!  When I saw the eclectic living room in the Nantucket home of interior designers Lee Bierly and Christopher Drake, my jaw dropped!  Black and white accents, softly weathered furniture and touches of Americana blend together seamlessly…

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50 shades of grey

July 16, 2012

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Mine was packed, but fun – Bunco, Blues Fest and the rest of the time spent devouring all three books in the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy.  Since I need another weekend to catch up on all the sleep I didn’t get while reading, today I thought…

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marine industrial

July 9, 2012

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I love me some tiny cottages and would choose one over a McMansion any day of the week (and twice on Sundays!)  So, when I saw this waterfront beach home in Marin County, California, in the latest issue of House Beautiful, I…

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happy 4th!

July 4, 2012

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day than with good food and great friends. John Derian’s celebration at his Cape Cod home in Bon Appetit is my kind of get together – low key, casual and relaxed.  Oh, and it helps when the party’s right on the beach!  Below…

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ship shape

May 23, 2012

Happy Hump Day!  Last night, I finally got a chance to flip through the stack of magazines that have been sitting next to my bed for the last week or so.  My jaw literally hit the floor when I saw the New York cottage built from a salvaged ship in Country Living…have you seen it? …

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amy’s home tour

February 2, 2012

Some people are just born with a fabulous sense of style and the ability to decorate a room beautifully.  My friend, Amy, is blessed with both.  A middle school teacher-turned-NutriShop owner, Amy’s home is a mix of coastal cottage and low country luxe with a soft color palette, softly distressed furniture and comfortable accessories and…

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