Our Tudor Home

By |2019-05-29T17:18:55+00:00February 16th, 2017|Bathrooms, Design Projects, House Tours, Our Home, Pillows, Swedish Antiques|

Hello, there! I'm proud to say that our Tudor went on the market today. After working on it for a year, Tom and I are thrilled with how everything turned out. To recap, we purchased it in early 2016, and spent most of last year renovating. Here's what we did: [...]

Highlights of the Castine House and Garden Tour!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:52+00:00July 21st, 2016|Castine, Flowers, Garden Tours, House Tours, Maine, Our Garden, Our Home|

It's July and that means summer in Maine! Summer in Maine means lobsters, blueberries, sailing as well as house and garden tours.I'm thrilled to say that the 2016 Castine House & Garden Tour, sponsored by the Castine Historical Society, was a huge hit with record attendance! From the 18 featured [...]

Castine House And Garden Tour

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00June 11th, 2016|Castine, Garden Tours, Historic Homes, House Tours, Maine, Museums, Our Home|

There is much to see and do in seaside Castine: golfing, sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking, playing tennis, museum going, shopping, dining, and relaxing on the beach. And this time of year, when Castine's weather is picture perfect, come experience our charming town - you'll be in for a treat!Speaking of [...]

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 [...]

Our Maine Home

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00March 1st, 2016|Art, Castine, Design Projects, Historic Homes, House Tours, Maine, Our Home, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

How many more weeks did Mr. Groundhog say until spring? It's been such an extreme winter in DC. I'm getting restless. At our former home, this is the time I start checking on my early bulbs for signs of life in the garden. Come this spring, I'm excited to have [...]

French Style Family Kitchen

By |2019-05-29T17:18:47+00:00July 13th, 2015|House Tours, Kitchens, Swedish Antiques|

Can a kitchen be beautiful yet practical? Sophisticated yet approachable? Neutral yet warm? Read on! Over the past few years, I've featured various house tours. One of my favorites and yours, according to the many pins from Pinterest, is Tracey's kitchen; you'll remember it shown here in 2012. Tracey, my dear friend and client, gutted [...]

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 [...]

Shades of Gray and White

By |2019-05-29T17:18:42+00:00February 11th, 2015|Bathrooms, Flowers, House Tours, Kitchens|

There is something soulful about a historic home. Who can resist gorgeous moldings, period mantels and other gracious architectural details like pillars, high ceilings, etc? And the patina, that only comes with time. I think many of us have walked past an older house, admired its personality, and even envisioned [...]

A Splendid Luncheon

By |2019-05-29T17:18:30+00:00June 10th, 2014|Antique Pottery, Creamware, Design Projects, Flowers, Food, House Tours, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

Stylish entertaining is an art. For Michelle Pangallo, my good friend and client, setting a gracious table, creating beautiful floral arrangements and whipping up mouthwatering courses all come naturally. Together with her husband CD, they are the ultimate hosts! I recently attended a splendid luncheon at Michelle and CD's Swedish [...]

A Collected Home

By |2019-05-29T17:18:25+00:00March 10th, 2014|Art, House Tours, Kitchens, Mantels, Swedish Antiques, Weather Vanes|

Step inside this historic Colonial house and you forget you are in Washington, DC. Studying the eclectic assemblage of art, books and furnishings, you are transported around the world through the centuries. Welcome to the home of Charlet and Steve! In addition to being friends and clients, they are also [...]

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