house tour

gregory shano’s relaxed retreat by the sea

gregory shano’s relaxed retreat by the sea

Take one look at Gregory Shano’s relaxed Long Island retreat by the sea and you’ll be completely smitten before you even hit the front door! Classic cedar shakes with crisp white trim and navy blue accents on the outside and the prettiest shades of the palest blues and warm, woven grass cloth on the inside…

a winner + a simple but stunning shaker style east hampton cottage

a winner + a simple but stunning shaker style east hampton cottage

Thank you all for entering the giveaway this week for one of Julia Contacessi’s abstract art prints! I’m so excited to announce that Heather Olson of Two Doors Down Design Blog is the lucky winner this week!!  Keep an eye out for the next giveaway, friends, and thank you again for everyone who took the…

sag harbor stunner

sag harbor stunner

Thank you all so much for entering yesterday’s giveaway!  I’m so excited to pick a winner at the end of this week and for one of you lucky ducks to win one of Julia’s amazing art prints, so, if you haven’t already entered, be sure to head over and do so!  While we are on…

thom filicia’s super chic lake house

thom filicia’s super chic lake house

As much as I dream about living on the beach, I would seriously consider lakeside living if the house looked anything remotely like designer Thom Filicia’s chic lakefront beauty in the Finger Lakes!  We’ve all seen his super chic, modern take on lakeside living before (he even has a book dedicated to the every last…

chic in santa monica + an amazing fabric line

chic in santa monica + an amazing fabric line

I’m an East Coast girl, born and bred, and as obsessed as I am, and always will be, with cedar shakes and sea captain’s cottages, lately I’ve been crushing big time on chic, coastal California spaces and interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks’ chic abode in Santa Monica Canyon is pretty much my idea of perfection. …

get the look: victoria hagan’s nantucket hideaway

get the look: victoria hagan’s nantucket hideaway

I can’t believe it’s been a whole fourteen days since I last blogged!!  The hubby has had leave the last two weeks and so we took advantage of each and every single minute and soaked up some serious family time.  We were at the beach last week for some much-needed R+R and as sad as…

west village stunner

west village stunner

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I’m sure you have all seen and are quite familiar with the West Village townhome of Haven’s Kitchen cooking school owner Ali Cayne, which was originally featured in Lonny back in their holiday issue a couple of years ago, but if you haven’t seen the tour of…

studio mcgee

studio mcgee

If you guys haven’t heard of Shea McGee or her design firm, Studio McGee which she runs with her hubby, you need to head over to her website and check out her portfolio quick, fast and in a hurry!  Shea exploded on the interior design scene a few years ago and I immediately fell in love with…

get the look: new “old” home in wainscott

get the look: new “old” home in wainscott

Nothing beats the charm of an older home; for as long as I can remember I have dreamed of buying an old fixer upper and transforming it into a quaint little cottage, complete with an ivy-covered entrance, Dutch doors, a limestone fireplace/mantle, skeleton keys and, of course, a white picket fence.  Like most families, especially…

chic in cape cod

chic in cape cod

As much as I love pops of bright, bold color, for me nothing can compare to a soft, neutral space with muted colors and lots of texture.  It’s not only my favorite way to decorate, but it also lends itself particularly well to the aesthetic I’ve tried to create in my own home.  And if…

fresh cottage style

fresh cottage style

With the temps well below freezing, we’ve been holded up at home while baby girl gets over this nasty head cold, but I have to say, I’m not minding this unusually cold weather one bit!  I know a lot of you are buried under mountains of snow and are totally over it, so I thought…

blue and white by jk kling

blue and white by jk kling

One of the things I miss most about snowy winters is how all the white outside makes the inside feel like a bright, white box!  We got eight inches of snow last year when Lydia was six weeks old and the top layer froze completely, making the entire neighborhood look like a big skating rink. …