Simply amazing. Classic design at the master level. Design by Luis Bustamante via his site here. (ps, I want that sofa and everything else too)
Monday, October 29, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
There's something special about a bedroom that envelopes you literally and figuratively. This is Tory Burch's NYC bedroom, with Fortuny fabrics and walls stenciled in the same pattern. (Decoration by architect/decorator Daniel Romualdez, images appeared in Vogue, photography by Francois Hallard)
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Southern Living, here's the ultra-chic and interesting Thanksgiving table setting by Charlottesville's Christy Ford, designer and proprietor of And George. (Images via And George, photographer by Christy Ford)
Friday, October 19, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mary Evelyn, it had me thinking how successful a kitchen library combination can be. Although these are two rooms, the strong connection between them makes it feel like one cohesive space.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Braid trims out the room and an antiqued mirror door is covered in fabric adorned by a P.E. Gueirin acrylic door handle.Holtz. The custom shelves are painted in Pickle No. 37, part of her custom color line for Fine Paints of Europe.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Elle Decor back in Nov 2005. Nestor is an immensely talented designer with an impeccable eye. This space is from seven years ago and its appeal is timeless. (Photography by Rick Lew)
Friday, October 5, 2012
Love the subtle mix of pattern in this living room by designer Cheryl Brantner in the LA issue of Luxe magazine (more here, photography by Grey Crawford.) When I visited Cheryl's site, I was struck by her versatility as a designer. This masculine room with strong lines and color is just one example. Hope you have a great weekend!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
My aunt passed away this summer, just shy of 91. I admired her and respected her greatly.
When I was a young mom, she came to visit when my son was just a few months old. Fussing in my arms, Ryan was inconsolable and I kept trying to coddle and comfort him. She caught my eye and emphatically stated, in her perfect New England accent,
"Put that child down. You'll arrest his development!"
I immediately laid him down on a blanket to watch him fuss a bit but eventually settle himself as he happily began to move along the floor. Rita was right. (a phrase that should be carved in stone.)
Later in the day, after listening to me complain incessantly about my boss and her foolish business practices, Rita simply said, "Why don't you just work for yourself." Her question flung open the door to the idea of self-employment and a business of my own. Eighteen years later I still happily count myself as a small business owner.
This summer I found myself absorbed with woes of too much work and not enough free time that I entertained the thought of writing a blog post titled, The Summer of My Discontent. Trust me - it would have been an exercise in self-absorbed pity
Then I attended Aunt Rita's memorial service and read the poem she had witten on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Even in life after death, my practical and accomplished Aunt was giving me just the kick-in-the-pants I needed. Thank you Aunt Rita. You are loved and missed.
Ode to Being Ninety
by Rita E. Duffy Pervier
Ode to myself
Before I'm on the shelf
The time was sublime
With much laughter and shine
Of course some bitter, but others better
Challenging to be a "go-getter"
Each morning exciting
What unknown to unfold
A passing parade - family, friends untold
Giving love and friendship
So thank you as I speed to 91 - more fun