Fabulous Steven Gambrel Townhouse

I am a full fledge suburbanite now, but if I had to move back to NYC this townhouse at 68 Morton Street would be a lovely place to live. Currently owned by renowned interior designer Steven Gambrel, every paper and pillow chosen are just perfect. It was originally built in 1846, and Gambrel was very… read more

Off The Grid: Living on a Homemade Island

Anybody else back from spring break and wish they lived on a floating man-made island? If it snows again tonight, I’m leaving. x https://youtube.com/watch?v=z9WWzbzevTA%3Frel%3D0%26showinfo%3D0

Interior Design – Southern Beauty by Allison Allen

Decorator Allison Allen and her husband Beau, tapped into their intuitive design talents when they decided to renovate and move into his grandparents’ 1951 Atlanta house. While many might have seen the asbestos and mold infested home as a tear-down, they saw its potential and knew they wanted to bring it back to its formal… read more

Being Prepared: The Hostess Pantry

I was reading an old issue of House Beautiful, and stumbled upon this article written by “entertainologist” Lulu Powers. She offered up a fabulous list of things to always keep on hand so that you can whip up delicious treats any time a friend pops by. The white truffle and sea salt potato chips sounded… read more

Nantucket By The Sea

If I had my way I’d be spending a week in August staying in this absolutely beautiful Nantucket wharf cottage. The interiors of this “boat house”, built in 1900, were done by Gary McBournie, known to many as a man who specializes in coastal casual design. The family that owns this house has a larger home in town… read more

For The Home: Updated Upholstery

Just a quick sneak peek of how thing are coming along over at our place. I know I am obsessed with a “before and after”. I was thinking you all might be too… It’s hard to believe this banquette had such a drastic face lift. I’m having a real moment with anything velvet. I was… read more

Interior Design: Hamptons Heaven

Those who know me well know that I am completely enamored with old homes. There’s something about the sentimental charm of a place that has been well lived in that really appeals to me. This Brideghampton house, featured in the June issue of Elle Decor, was originally built as a farmhouse in the 1840s. In the… read more

For The Home: The Local Vault

Last year I introduced you all (here) to one of my favorite “local” sites, and since then their business has been booming. The Local Vault, a site that lets you buy and sell all things home related, has become a regular in my site surfing rotation. When founders Betsy Perry and Patricia Espinosa called, I… read more

Color Obsession: Green with Envy

I am having a seriously green moment. For the home. For the fashion. And for the food. There is something so soothing about this color. Do you agree?   *images from Pinterest      

Great Bones: James F. Carter

I follow quite a few blogs, many that focus on home design and architecture. I always love when someone introduces me to a new name. This stunning home in Memphis by architect James F. Carter was such a pleasure to virtually tour on his site. I love the classic lines, and the interior design makes… read more