Monday, January 30, 2023

The Chinoiserie Living Room

Meg Braff


This remains one of my favorite living rooms of all time - Meg Braff's living room in her home in Locust Valley on Long Island in New York. It reminds me of the grand living rooms of Mario Buatta, and indeed the gorgeous Coromandel screen shown below she found at a local estate once designed by Mario Buatta.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Decorating with Palm Fronds

Bunny Williams


If you are fortunate to have palm trees in your garden as I do, you will save a fortune not buying fresh flowers at the grocery store. They also look wonderful and last forever - cut fronds last weeks to months!

Saturday, January 28, 2023

The Blue and White Living Room

Serena & Lily

I am really drawn to this room. I love the blue star wallpapered ceiling, the tufted oversized ottoman as a coffee table, the chunky abaca rug, the stunning coral chandelier, and especially the rattan daybed.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Blue and White Island Shiplap

Amanda Lindroth


With the craze over American Farmhouse style the last decade, we have all seen a lot of shiplap. It's so nice to see it used in a fresh way. Here shiplap is hung vertically adding even more drama to the ceiling height in this island entryway.