california casual meets east coast chic

May 1, 2014

If you love a good interior design before and after, have I got a treat for you today!  This 1960’s ranch home underwent a total architectural and design overhaul and the result is light and bright with beautiful details like paneled walls and ceilings, built-ins, linen slipcovered pieces and a mix of traditional and modern…

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hello, gorgeous

April 1, 2014

I had the hardest time falling asleep last night, so instead, I flipped through some of my Pinterest boards looking for some outdoor inspiration and landed on the backyard of this East Hampton beauty.  You might remember I posted some of these pics last year, including my picks on “how to get the look” but…

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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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real estate stalking…way beyond my means

February 25, 2014

If you’ve got a penchant for stalking real estate listings entirely out of the realm of possibly being able to afford like I do, have I got a treat for you! This 1765 stone Georgian manor in Bucks County, PA, lives more like an English Country manor rather than a home on the outskirts of Philadelphia and…

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casual glam in san clemente

January 23, 2014

Last week I promised a return to blogging and needless to say, I dropped the ball on that one.  Big time.  I chalk it up to a bit of a hormonal breakdown when my mom left after a two week visit (she lives on the West coast for now and our visits always seem to…

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an oldie but goodie

November 14, 2013

Sometimes, the absence of color can be just as dramatic and elegant, especially when mixed with texture, soft linens, bold black accents and interesting antiques and artwork.  This Connecticut weekend retreat, designed by Lisa Sherry is a fabulous example and it’s been in my inspiration folder since it first debuted in Lonny last year.  It…

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greek revival

November 6, 2013

I’m such a sucker for anything nautical, so I was especially excited to stumble upon this shingle-style Greek revival in Sag Harbor, recently featured on Domaine Home!  For me, there’s nothing more refreshing than when a home’s decor doesn’t take itself too seriously and between this beauty’s traditional bones and colorful furnishings, it’s such a…

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lovely layers

November 1, 2013

Just like adding layers to your outfit as the weather gets cooler, I love adding layers of texture, pattern and cozy fabrics to your space as the seasons change. This home, designed by Jill Goldberg, is a great example, from heavier pinstriped curtain panels and a fabulous plaid sofa to warm brass accents and rich…

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nantucket gem

September 26, 2013

Part of the fun of hoarding old issues of design magazines is re-discovering a gem of a house tour you fell in love with when it first came out.  The Nantucket abode of Peter and Elizabeth Georgantas, owners of Boston-based PEG Properties, which was featured in Coastal Living a few years back, is one of…

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equestrian elegance

September 23, 2013

What is it about Fall that makes me want to head for the hills and hole up in a little cottage in the mountains?  This elegant equestrian home in the foothills of the North Carolina mountains is anything but a “little cottage”, but for me, it’s the epitome of rustic, rugged sophistication.  The work of…

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