18 December 2015


It was fun to make our wreath and arrange our urns for Christmas. Feathers and pomegranates spoke to me this year. Boxwood is always my favorite. Having a festive entrance sets the tone for the season.

11 December 2015

White House Christmas 2015

The White House is a fascinating place and I love seeing all the Christmas decorations each year. Here are some photos I've gathered from various sources. To enjoy the full tour and background on all the decorations tune into HGTV on Sunday, December 13th at 6pm.
My favorite are these snowflakes. Photo from Michele Obama's Instagram
Photo sources: Washington Post, twitter, Boston Globe

04 December 2015

Mad for Plaid (and leopard print)

Great finds for gifting this season!
Leopard print pillow and buffalo check throw: High Street Market
Circular gift tags, Harris Tweed handbag and flask: Etsy
Stag/Buffalo check wrap and buffalo check tray set: Target
Plaid stationery: Zazzle
Leopard print pen: Amazon
Leopard print shoes: J.Crew Factory

05 September 2015

China through the Looking Glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

This is a gorgeous exhibit at the Met. It has been extended through September 7th. Everything about it was beautifully curated. The exhibition explores the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion, and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries.
 de Gournay wallpaper

20 July 2015

76 Main

Nantucket has become an annual destination and we find ourselves returning to this darling boutique hotel. It is our home for a little while each summer. Wonderful!
76 Main
Blue skies on the patio
Guest house
 Our view of the garden.
 The patio is where we eat breakfast, read, enjoy afternoon snacks and happy hour and there's a fire pit in the evening~lovely!
 A recent breakfast included cranberry coated macadamia nuts, swiss cheese, grapes and a strawberry scone with chocolate glaze. Delish!

08 May 2015

Decorator Show House season

Decorator Show House season is in full swing.  This year the Indianapolis Decorator's Show House and Gardens have two houses--one old and one new construction. The grey house with that amazing porch is my favorite exterior. 
They hosted so many great events from opening night, a fashion show, a tea, a luncheon with Jennifer Boles as well as an evening book signing, Indy on tap and more. They are open through May 10th. It would have been great to be there in person but these photos from the Indianapolis Star are the next best thing. :)

Especially love the wallpaper and the lighting.
One of my favorite rooms, the french doors, wall color and blue + white porcelain.
Wonderful windows and light fixtures and lovely neutral palette.

Great mix of pattern and texture makes this room interesting and pleasing to the eye.
One of the best nurseries I've seen, the murals were all hand painted.

 A closer view of the wallpaper and lighting from the earlier dining space.