scott currie’s chic southampton retreat

March 6, 2013

Being married to a Marine, I can appreciate incorporating nautical elements into your decor…heck, I’ve got quite a bit in my own home that just happens to also have personal meaning (hello, nautical charts!)  I think there’s a fine line between tasteful and kitschy when it comes to piling on beach-themed accessories, though, and fashion…

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sarah kaplan home tour

February 8, 2013

I must have been living under a rock to not have ever seen the home of Sarah Kaplan, owner of interior design wonder Dovecote in Westport, Connecticut until now!  Just like her shop, her home is eclectic, elegant and a little exotic (hello, antelope carpet, leopard couch and giraffe pillows!), yet she manages to pull…

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kelly mcguill home

January 30, 2013

I’ve always been a fan of the “less is more” design philosophy-simple and classic will never go out of style and interior designer/photo stylist/blogger extraordinaire Kelly McGuill is a pro at nailing this aesthetic each and every time.  I’ve been following Kelly’s blog for a while now and have always been drawn to her clean…

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mark d. sikes: it’s all in the details

November 16, 2012

I fell head over heels in love with designer Mark D. Sikes home the moment I saw it gracing the cover of House Beautiful last January.  This house has gotten some serious love online, thanks to the fabulous Heather Clawson who posted pics here and here from her personal tour and then again last week…

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john derian’s makeunder

October 29, 2012

There’s nothing I like more than a good design before and after, especially when it’s underdone as opposed to over decorated and John Derian’s Manhattan abode in the East Village is a beautiful example.  I absolutely loved his rustic summer retreat in Connecticut, so I was not surprised to have fallen in love with his…

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thom filicia does it again

October 16, 2012

Of all the magazine subscriptions I get, I have to say, House Beautiful is one that has been consistently knocking it out of the park!  Just in time for the November release of his new book, American Beauty, Thom Filicia’s renovated 1917 lake house in upstate New York takes center stage in this month’s issue…

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sea captain’s quarters

September 25, 2012

Architect/interior designer Steven Gambrel is, hands down, one of the most talented in the business.  Of all the projects in his stunning portfolio, though, his home in Sag Harbor is my favorite – the charming details and character of this former sea captain’s cottage is eclipsed only by the architectural heritage and historic legacy that…

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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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