Getting Sybilized

I had the opportunity twice recently to witness floral designer Sybil Sylvester working her magic. Her designs for the Antiques in the Gardens extravaganza in Birmingham were extraordinary ...     I loved the pinecone garland amd will be trying this at home...     The … [Read more...]

Kips Bay Showhouse

A visit to the Kips Bay Showhouse is on my bucket list...   Ken Fulk has designed  the dining room inspired by the story of a New York socialite who keeps a secret menagerie...   Hand painted walls bring the story to life...   Richard Mishaan designed the parlor mingling … [Read more...]

Lucienne Day

I'm wishing I could see an exhibit currently on view at The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester - Lucienne Day: A Sense of Growth... A textile designer whose whose career began in 1951, Day bequeathed her collection to the gallery.  This show focuses on the significant role gardening played in her … [Read more...]

Putnam and Putnam

The timing is a bit off - I wrote this a couple of weeks ago but discovered it in m y draft box so obviously it was never published!  I enjoyed the event so much and really wanted to share it with you so here goes... I've been on the road and it's been a bit of a whirlwind this past week but I'm … [Read more...]

Easter Entertaining

I loved hearing local designer, Lynn Myers', ideas for easy entertaining last week.  While she made it look effortless, I know that more than a little planning went into her preparations... I thought her pointers were timeless but you could certainly use any of these ideas to incorporate into … [Read more...]

How They Decorated

I am excited for my friend, Gaye Tapp, whose book How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century will be released next month.  Gaye's popular blog Little Augury caught my eye years ago and I have been lucky enough to nurture a virtual friendship with this talented lady … [Read more...]

Current Obsession

Current obsession... A faithful reproduction of a never-before-seen design by acclaimed midcentury architect Josef Frank by Schumacher, it comes in several color ways... the pattern bears his signature modernity mixed with whimsy and warmth... I found some ready to order pillow covers on … [Read more...]

Pretty Postage

I'll admit it - I'm a stamp junkie and the Oscar de la Renta stamps are some pretty postage indeed... I made a stop at the local P.O. to mail a package and picked up a page of this designer splendor... if this doesn't make you want to post a note I don't know what will... don't be surprised … [Read more...]

Antiques & Garden Show Nashville

The first weekend of the month found me visiting daughter and enjoying the Antiques & Garden Show Nashville... The professionally designed gardens  were amazing... Here's one that screams Happy Valentine's Day... A pair of planters from a Paris cafe were the highlight of the show for … [Read more...]

Marcel Wanders Photorealistic Rugs

Inspiration for the photorealistic rugs that Marcel Wanders has devised for Moooi Carpets came from 17th century still lifes in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam... The carpets really do look more like paintings than something you would find underfoot... If I owned one I would admittedly skirt … [Read more...]