24 November 2013

lovely desk

image from In with the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z by Jennifer Boles
What a charming set up on this desk!  Stationery and Chinoiserie are two of my favorite things, so this is perfect.  I want the kneeling man stamp holder for Christmas. :D

17 November 2013

A feast for the eyes

First of all, if you're not on Instagram, you're missing out on a whole world of great photos.  It actually surprised me to discover all the designers and companies that have an account.  My most recent follow is 1stdibs "the most beautiful things on earth."
Wonderful inspiration and gorgeous rooms and items.  This is just one account among many for those who enjoy interiors and home design.
Sarah Nicole Prickett writes in T Magazine, "If Twitter is the street, Facebook the suburban-sprawl mall, and Pinterest some kind of mail-order catalog, Instagram is the many-windowed splendor of a younger Bergdorf’s, showing all we possess or wish for, under squares of filtered glass, each photographic pane backlit 24/7."
If you prefer a more traditional approach to browsing interiors, the December issue of House & Home (Canada) is full of beautiful images.  Issues can be purchased and read online at Zinio. 
Here are two of my favorites~
A gorgeous Tommy Smythe project
and the home of married butlers with impeccable taste.  The traditional elements of this beautiful kitchen make it a welcoming and functional space.  If I could renovate my kitchen, it would be very similar to this with marble counter tops, white cabinetry and subway tile.  The pantry with the checkered floor is amazing as well.  But that's the point of these publications and sites, to be inspired and dream about what could be . . .