Arrangements in White

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00April 10th, 2016|Featured Designers, Flowers, Instagram, Our Shop, Spring, White Ironstone|

Is there a prettier season than spring? Just walk outside and behold: all of nature is in BLOOM! So grab your clippers and bring a few branches, blooms and buds to enjoy inside. Even in the simplest vase, it's sure to cheer up any room. Speaking of vases, I recently [...]

Patina Farm Book

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00March 30th, 2016|Books, Featured Designers, Garden Tours, House Tours|

At last, spring! I've been looking forward to the return of songbirds, fresh landscapes, and brighter days. I love the sights, sounds, smells and sunshine this time of year. I've also been looking forward to the release of a very special book: Patina Farm! Written by my friends, Steve and [...]

Cool and Collected

By |2019-05-29T17:18:43+00:00March 4th, 2015|Art, Featured Designers, House Tours, Swedish Antiques|

When New York architect W. Stephen (Steve) Wood and clients toured a dark and dated 1920s Spanish Colonial house, they were all charmed by the modest home's grand spirit with its arches, wooden beams and gracious step-down living room. Beyond that, endless little rooms resulted in a dizzying floorplan, not [...]

Visiting Bunny Williams + Giveaway!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:32+00:00June 25th, 2014|Featured Designers, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours|

Hello ~ Gosh, how time flies! This is my 100th post! Seems like yesterday when I first sat down at my desk to start this blog. I hope you have enjoyed all the antiques, collections, travel destinations, homes and gardens featured. Speaking of gardens, I have a showstopping garden tour [...]

Antique Mantels

By |2019-05-29T17:18:20+00:00October 4th, 2013|Design Projects, Featured Designers, Mantels, Our Home, Swedish Antiques|

We'll soon be enjoying our fireplaces with fall here and chilly nights ahead. I think this is one of the highlights of the season I eagerly anticipate. It makes the transition from summer to fall so special. When we renovated our old home, I knew we would replace the lackluster [...]

A Visit with Frank Randolph

By |2019-05-29T17:18:14+00:00June 7th, 2013|Art, Featured Designers, Front Doors, Our Shop|

Do I have a special treat for you, my dear readers! :) When the March-April 2013 issue of Veranda arrived, I was blown away. Yes, indeed! I'm referring to that drop-dead gorgeous cover and divine spread on designer Frank Babb Randolph's home in Georgetown, DC. I must have read the [...]

Antiques at Home: Swedish Daybeds

By |2019-05-29T17:18:07+00:00February 2nd, 2013|Featured Designers, Our Home, Our Shop, Paint Colors, Pillows, Swedish Antiques|

I recently had a conversation with a client on blog post ideas. She suggested showing Swedish antiques in situ...sharing how homeowners and designers incorporate Swedish antiques in their homes and decor. I'm kicking off this new series with the Swedish daybed. Before I begin, let me thank my talented designer [...]

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