Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Duke Mansion Gardens!


A last minute change in our travel plans from viewing the eclipse in totality in Charleston to Newberry SC (Charleston was forecasted to be cloudy) had us staying in Charlotte NC the night before and we couldn't have been luckier.  Somehow there was one room left at The Duke Mansion! #PutItOnYourBucketList !!

Built in 1915 and expanded by James Buchanaan Duke, it's on the National Register of Historic Places. This elegant mansion, with 20 guest rooms, is the site for  many weddings and events and now operates as a nonprofit with all the proceeds going to its preservation.  The image above is from the back and the one below is from the site - a better version of the one I tried to take.


The gardens are gorgeous!





























Hope you enjoyed this tour.  The next post will feature the inside common rooms. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Familiar Sag Harbor House


Does this house look familiar?  The picture below gives it away - it's the 1810 Saltbox in Sag Harbor that was originally renovated under the direction of Steven Gambrel.  The new owner has changed the decor and has offered it for rent at Sotheby's here


Here's the entry staircase when it appeared on the cover of this Benjamin Moore book, Interior Style: How to Use Color Throughout Your Home back in 2004 (have this book and love it still!)


(photograph above by Tim Street-Porter)








for more images of this gorgeous home, head here.




Saturday, September 2, 2017

Perfect Peacock Blue Hide-away


This cozy hideaway is by London designer Veere Greeney via his instagram.  Perfection.

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