towd point cottage

July 1, 2013

We just reserved a little cottage at the beach for a last-minute,  much-needed getaway for a whole week later on this month and I cannot tell you how excited I am for some down time by the sea!  Having lived five minutes from the beach for seven years made it so difficult to move two…

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westside provencal

June 24, 2013

Last summer, while waiting in a doctor’s office and flipping through an old issue of Vogue, I stumbled upon the French-inspired farmhouse of supermodel Carolyn Murphy and it completely stopped me in my tracks!  Farmhouse living has never looked as elegant, beautiful or cozy, thanks to an eclectic mix of antiques, art, beautiful pattern and…

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mix + match

June 13, 2013

If you haven’t seen Trad Home’s Spring issue yet, mosey on over and check it out asap!  While the entire issue is chock full of loveliness, it’s the colorful Cape Cod-style California bungalow designer Taylor Borsari transformed that really stands out for me. Borsari mixes contrasting textures, pattern, beautiful wallcoverings and a liberal use of…

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easy, breezy

June 11, 2013

I’ve seen the living room shots of this house floating around the internet for a while now, but it wasn’t until I started digging that I got to see the entire home and it’s a stunner!  Turns out, this historic home is in East Hampton, New York, and was a complete renovation, courtesy of New…

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shingle style elegance

June 5, 2013

I’m working on a very exciting new project in Wrightsville Beach, so lately, I’ve had a lot of beach houses, beach cottages and beach house inspiration on the brain!  This summer cottage by architect John B. Murray stopped me dead in my tracks – if you’re an habitual reader of my blog, you know I have a…

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coastal modern in montauk

May 29, 2013

I’m not usually one to fawn over super sparse, uber modern spaces (I like to fill up each and every crevice of my home with my “stuff”) but I am OBSESSED with this Montauk lake house!  A main house, a three-bedroom guest house, a BARN, and a 50-foot lap pool, situated amongst some of the…

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get the look: hamptons guest house

May 17, 2013

Great things come in small packages and this Hamptons pool house-turned-guest house/couple’s retreat is a fabulous example.  I’ve loved this little slice of heaven, which was actually part of Traditional Home’s 2009 Showhouse, since it was first published…I still have the dog eared issue amongst my hoard of magazines! Comfy, oversize furnishings, a blue, gold…

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home tour: lauren weisbarth

April 23, 2013

When I first saw the pictures of Lauren Weisbarth’s Los Angeles home tour on One King’s Lane blog, I nearly fell off my chair!  Lauren is the little sis of Alison Pincus, co-founder of One King’s Lane, who, along with designer Hillary Thomas, helped transform Lauren’s house into a light, bright haven with crisp color,…

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shingle-style in sagaponack

March 27, 2013

Shingle-style homes make me weak in the knees – I dream of the day when the hubby retires from the military and we can move back to the beach….into a shingle-style cottage of our own (fingers crossed!)  In the meantime, trolling MLS every now and then for shingled “shacks” near the beach has become a…

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ashley putman’s cozy country farmhouse

March 19, 2013

One of my all-time favorite house tours EVER was of graphic designer Ashley Putman’s Houston home in Lonny a few years ago – remember that gorgeous cobalt blue dining room?  The girl can accessorize a room like no one’s business!  Lauren of Semi-Designed Life gave us another intimate peek (and a ton of amazing photos)…

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