Wednesday, June 06, 2012

A Designer's Charming Home

While doing a little research on interiors the other night, I happened upon this charming home owned by interior designer, Wendy Valliere.

After years of producing wonderful interiors for her clients, and never having done a red kitchen, she decided it was time to do one for herself when she settled down in a small Vermont town.

Looking at her home, red is obviously a favorite color of hers, as it is tastefully interspersed throughout.  The red kitchen is a knockout, the red guest room is an absolute charm and where would the black and white master bedroom and bath be without those perfectly placed splashes of red?

I was thrilled to find the whole home that went with those gorgeous quilt top window treatments in the guest room, as I had used that exact image a while back in a post on "Decorating with Quilts".  And that swan bed is to die for!

Hope you enjoy this home as much as I did.  To see more, check out New England Home magazine.


All images via New England Home magazine

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Crazy for Coral!

I am loving all the coral I am seeing these days!  Whether it's a whole collection gathered over a lifetime, or a touch of it here and there, it's a wonderful addition to any room!

And the colors!  Red, white, blue and pink are just a few that I have seen and it's charming in all forms - textiles, lights, mirrors, art - the sky is the limit!


Oscar de la Renta's home

Isn't this blue collection gorgeous?

Stunning!  Diamond Baratta at its best!

Mary and James Carville's foyer in AD
Love the light sconces!

This Palm Beach living room is exquisite!

This Italian villa has 25,000 pieces of hand made coral installed in its walls and ceiling!

This Jamaican villa by Charles Faudree is stunning - see
more in Veranda magazine!

Beautiful vignette with a touch of coral!

Isn't this a stunning bath for Mrs. Galen Weston's Florida home -
the red and pink is delicious!



Image 1 Oscar de la Renta, Image 2 House of Belclaire,
Image 3 Diamond Baratta, Image 4 Architectural Digest,
Image 5 Wendy Valliere, Image 6 Tony Duquette,
Image 7 Charles Faudree, Image 8 Southern Accents
Image 9 Architectural Digest, Image 10 Southernaspirations
Image 11 Pinterest

Friday, June 01, 2012

A Touch of Green

Image 1 Ethan Allan, Image 2 BHG
Image 3 Conspicuous Style, Images 3, 4, & 7 Veranda
Image 5 The Decorista, Image 6 Belclaire House
Image 8 BHG, Image 9 Sue Gregory
Image 10 Pinterest

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

An English Row House

Hi there!

I saw this London rowhouse in Canadian House and Home magazine last month and fell in love with's such a warm, welcoming space to walk into.

It didn't surprise me either to discover the designer was no other than Canada's own Sarah Richardson.  It's her signature palette of soft colors, comfort and down to earth livability.

If  you are familiar with Sarah's work, you know what I mean.  If you're not, check her out on HGTV.  Her new season is beginning today and her reruns are ongoing.

And to see more of this fabulous makeover, check out


All images via House and Home

Monday, May 28, 2012

Bicycle Florals

Good morning, Everyone!

Thank you to all of you who have patiently waited for my return.

I have just returned from a trip to France which included an 8-day river cruise up the Rhone River.  It was lovely, to say the least.  While there, we also enjoyed some time on the Cote d'Azur and a few days in Paris.  I have some pics I will share with you soon, but having returned with a cold, laryngitis and sore throat, I have been a little slow getting back on my feet.

So, I think I will post some eye candy today and hope you enjoy!

Have a wonderful day!

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