Maine Blooms and a Garden Tour

By |2019-05-29T17:18:56+00:00July 30th, 2017|Flowers, Front Doors, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours, Maine|

Happy summer, friends! Can we chat gardens? For many of us, this time of year is about sitting back and enjoying summer's abundant blooms such as crape myrtles, daylilies, hydrangeas, etc. Yes, there's weeding plus watering, but most of the season's chores are done. Until recently, I thought that the [...]

A Mantel Refresh

By |2019-05-29T17:18:55+00:00February 25th, 2017|Art, Design Projects, Front Doors, Mantels, Mercury Glass, Swedish Antiques|

I have terrific news to share: our Tudor is under contract! Yay! A solid offer, from a lovely young family, came in a day before the scheduled open houses, and we accepted it. Tom and I along with our wonderful agent, Mary Lynn White, all decided to cancel both open [...]

Foxed Grey + Holiday in England

By |2019-05-29T17:18:33+00:00July 9th, 2014|England, Favorite Shops, Front Doors, Travels|

Hi, there! Are you enjoying these carefree, lazy days of summer? What are your favorite summertime activities? Mine include eating ice cream (that's an activity, right?), combing outdoor markets, touring gardens and lots of walking (so I can have more ice cream). By the way, July is National Ice Cream Month :) [...]

Storm Doors – Ideas and Inspirations

By |2019-05-29T17:18:30+00:00May 11th, 2014|Front Doors, Historic Homes, Maine|

One of my favorite morning rituals is to take the dogs for long, leisurely walks. It's a friendly way to catch up with neighbors, as well as find out what's new and exciting. It's also a wonderful opportunity to study the neighborhood decor - see what paint colors work with, [...]

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 [...]

Mixing Swedish with Traditional

By |2019-05-29T17:18:01+00:00July 1st, 2012|Art, Design Projects, Front Doors, Pillows, Swedish Antiques|

With their classical and symmetrical facades, center-hall colonial homes are popular in the Washington, DC area. The majority, built in the 1920-30's, offer a pleasing floor plan. Shortly after my friends and clients, Susan and Greg, purchased their renovated colonial, they asked me to help update the interiors. Susan loves [...]

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