Monday, September 20, 2021

Lounging in Style

Peach Garden Dress


My daughter Kate introduced me to LAKE and it has become one of my favorite clothing lines.

"LAKE was founded on the belief that the most comfortable part of your day should be celebrated. For us, these comfortable moments are nights at home with our families, weekend escapes with friends, a dose of me-time after a long day, and holidays that gather everyone together. We hope to be a small part of what helps you find comfort in the everyday and that you share that comfort with those you love.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

The Scent of a Home

Marie Daage

I have a collection of these wonderful chinoiserie candles I got years ago at Neiman Marcus. These hand painted porcelain Limoges goblets feature Chinaman on a Swing, often seen in chinoiserie fabrics and wallpapers. I unfortunately can't source them anywhere in the US for you, just abroad. But they are so darling, I had to share.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Favorite Finds


You know how well stripes and chinoiserie go together = pretty much a marriage made in heaven. I discovered some gorgeous 100% European linen Canadian made towels that I use as guest towels in the bathrooms, dinner napkins, kitchen towels, bar towels, pretty much everywhere! I love setting the table with one of my chinoiserie china patterns, bamboo flatware, and these as napkins. They look amazing with my new gold bamboo flatware.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Living with Dogs

Alex Papachristidis - Teddy

My dogs Harper and Margot are my babies. If you live with small dogs, one issue, if they are allowed on furniture (which mine are) is how they get on and off high furniture like beds or sofas without hurting themselves.

Alex Papachristidis' tip for living with a pint-size pup? Give him a leg up by placing stylish step stools around the house. “Small antique and vintage chairs next to beds and sofas help to give your pets access to higher ground while also protecting their backs,” writes Alex. “I often buy Teddy’s miniature furniture from antique stores, pier shows, and auction houses.” (via One Kings Lane)