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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feelin’ fall

September 12, 2013

We’ve got a while until cooler temps grace this part of the country, so while I crank the A/C and dream of busting out my Fall wardrobe (what I can still squeeze into, that is) I’m also chomping at the bit to add a little bit of Fall to my home.  I’m loving this Dover,…

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a tale of two houses

August 29, 2013

I’ll take a smaller, comfy, cozy cottage by the sea over a ginormous McMansion in the city any day of the week…but, what if you had both?  So is the case with Brooke, one of Jeffrey Alan Marks’ clients who appeared in a few episodes in season 2 of Million Dollar Decorators.  We caught glimpses…

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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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oceanfront perfection

August 7, 2013

Having spent the last few weeks in oceanfront homes, I’ve got beach houses on the brain – specifically, this waterfront Pacific Palisades beauty, a complete renovation by architect Tim Barber.  The New England-style home was featured in an issue of Renovation Style a few years back and I’ve been in love with it ever since…

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newport digs

August 5, 2013

Sorry for the silence last week – if you follow me on Instagram (@bungalowblue), you know the hubby and I got to take a much-needed vacation and I relished in the opportunity to unplug and unwind!  We kicked off our vacation by flying to Rhode Island for one of my closest friend’s weddings and stayed…

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