Interior Design: Kips Bay Decorator Show House

In the midst of the end-of-school-year chaos I was invited to go into New York City and see the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. I had never been so I jumped at the opportunity to see it. It did not disappoint! The Mark D. Sikes room was one of my favorites but along the way… read more

Home: Dutch Doors

There’s something about a Dutch Door that’s very inviting. Come on in and stay awhile… images: pinterest

Site: The Local Vault

You all know I get very fired up about good local businesses. Today’s post is about a fabulous site I have been meaning to blog about for some time. (I fully blame the new baby for the delay!) Please help me to welcome The Local Vault. Do you ever look around your home and feel… read more

Home: Small Changes

We rent our home so over the last few years I have been unmotivated to make changes. Then with a third on the way I knew we needed to freshen things up before the baby arrived. I was so grateful for Redi-Cut Carpet in Westport as I was in dire need of new carpets in our… read more

Dreaming of a White Christmas…

With rain in the forecast my dreams of a white Christmas seem farfetched. Nonetheless we’ll be drinking egg nog and listening to carols for the rest of the week. Good luck with all that wrapping. May your week be peaceful and bright! images: Pinterest

Gift Guide: Favorite Little Things for the Hostess

{Leather Travel Bag Set, Vase, Hand Towels, To Do Lists, Dop Kit, Food Tags, Glasses, Keyhook, Bud Vases, Candles, Monkey Dish, Buzzed Napkins, Pebble Dish, Zebra Dish} Here are a handful of my favorite gifts from around the web. Many of which are very affordable and make for great hostess gifts when headed out to parties this holiday season. I think it’s safe… read more

Great Site: The Well Appointed House

Tis the season! It’s hard to believe that the holidays are almost upon us. That means it’s time to think about gifting. There are so many fabulous sites out there that it’s a relief to know most of my shopping can be done from the cozy confines of my TV room while I snuggle a… read more

Dwell: Tree House

Peter Behouth was a boy who loved a treehouse. So much so that when he grew up the former Greenpeace Executive Director bought the lot next to his home in Atlanta and earmarked three perfect trees to see his childhood dreams come to fruition. An avid environmentalist Behouth was thrilled to use the land without… read more

Bunking Up!

With a third on the way I can’t help but think about sleeping arrangements and how the household dynamic might change once the baby arrives. Thankfully here at our home in CT Emma and Sophie prefer to share one room so that leaves Sophie’s old baby room for the little nugget next fall. Up at… read more

Home Inspiration: A Place in the Country

When John and I talk about summer dream plans – mine often include a house swap that finds us nestled away in the English countryside or South of France. I am incredibly envious of the life Writer, “It Girl”, and Fashion Consultant Amanda Brooks is living. In the summer of 2012 she, her artist husband,… read more