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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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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