Showing posts with label dogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dogs. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pining for Plaids

The weather is getting colder by the day and that has me thinking of warm woolly blankets and cozy interiors - and what is warmer and cozier than the sight of plaids and tartans.

Let's see what's out there and how we can whip up a little winter atmosphere!

 Anthony Baratta

Anthony Baratta

 Betsy Speert

Gary Riggs

Scott Meacham Wood




Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren


Worthingcourt Blog


Content in a Cottage

Williams Sonoma

 Country House Interiors

And if you're a home sewer, here's a great do-it-yourself project to add to your home.

SaltandPepperMoms Blog


I've attempted to find something for everyone, young and old, vignettes, whole rooms, blankets, lampshades, books and of course, your best friend with it's little dog coat.

You can go all out with the plaids and tartans or just go with a touch of it - it's a wonderful addition to any room.  And that beautiful, decadent throw would be so easy to make with a wool blanket and some faux fur.............just saying!  It's a thought for my hubby's Christmas gift!  

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Southern Charm

Hi there!

Another beautiful sunny day here in Charlottetown.........maybe I'll get three walks in today with our little dog, Ruby.......she's always ready for another adventure around town.

But first, I must share this southern mansion with you.  It was featured on the decorating show "Southern Charm" last year in the U.S., but unfortunately we don't get that show.  I have only heard about it.  Thank heavens Architectural Digest had the good sense to publish the article - how else would we get to see such spectacular homes if not for the plethora of design magazines out there?

You know there are some interior designers whose work is so spectacular it actually makes my heart palpitate.  Mario Buatta does it to me every time.  His designs never fail to get my heart pounding. While I love everything he does, it seems to me it's his bedrooms that are so outstanding.

This Charleston home he designed for Patricia Altschul is perfection throughout.......from the entrance hall to the kitchen.  Not a thing I would change if I were to move in there tomorrow!

However, my personal favorite rooms in this house are the two bedrooms and the master bathroom with the toilet in the chinoiserie cabinet......leave it to Mario to come up with that detail!

Absolute perfection, as always!


To start with, the exterior of this house is soft pink with green shutters.  My favorite color combination!

Patricia Altschul

Mario had this floor hand painted over the original wood floor.  Notice the silhouettes up the stairwell.

Entrance hall with another hand painted floor.

Double living room with Mario's signature chintz fabrics, beautiful colors and English country coziness.

Wall murals and round table - the best.

I even love that the kitchen floor was left in a rustic state.....
Smoochie and Monty oversee the work in the kitchen.

Sitting/morning room with dog art.

How inviting is this cherry red library?

Masterpiece - what more can I say?

And another masterpiece - Patricia's master bedroom.

And finally, the piece de resistance - the master bathroom complete with large screen tv, soaking tub, easy chairs, painted floor and dressing table - with the toilet concealed in the chinoiserie cabinet.

Architectural Digest

Monday, August 12, 2013

A Girl's Best Friend

Whoever said "diamonds are a girl's best friend" obviously didn't own a dog!

And wasn't it President Truman who said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog!"  So true!

If you want a friend anywhere, get a dog!

Look at some of these beauties and best friends!

Audrey Hepburn and friends.

Candace Bergen and friends.

CZ Guest and friend in Palm Beach


Doris Day with two of her many friends.

Dovima and friend.

Edith Sitwell by Cecil Beaton

Elizabeth Taylor had dogs all her life.

Minnie Montagu and her five favorite friends.

A Parisian regular

Princess Elizabeth

Vintage Vogue

Vogue Italia

Vogue Italia

Joan Rivers and some of her many beloved rescues.

Michelle and Bo

Barbra Streisand

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Lee Radziwill - who has never been without a dog.

Martha Stewart and her champion dog, Genghis Khan, at the Plaza!
Love this picture!

Oprah and Sophie - one of her many beloved dogs.

All images via Pinterest