Sunday, September 04, 2016

Pink Persuasion

Hi Everyone!

I hope you've had some time to enjoy the end of summer, as I have.

Our granddaughter went home this past week and the house certainly seems quiet since she left........we had a wonderful time with her, but August flew by far too quickly.

The home I'm featuring today is in this month's issue of House Beautiful.......which is still on the shelves as far as I is here anyway, if you still want to pick up a copy.

I was thrilled to find another beautiful home with pink interiors. The lady of this 19th century townhouse loves the color pink, but as the owner of a local art gallery, previously believed she needed more neutral colors (mostly black, white and gray) to complement the art in her home.

Until, that is, interior designer Suellen Gregory stepped in. Noticing the homeowner's penchant for pink in her clothing and accessories, Suellen urged her to try it out.

And so began a total makeover the whole family loves!  And why wouldn't they?

Touches of pink in the living room leading into the pink parlor.

Schumacher's Pyne Hollyhock print at the window.


Pink parlor

How do you like the pink accent with Bowood wallpaper?

Mudroom/potting room - love!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

See you Soon!

Good morning everyone.......

Just wanted to let you know that I've decided to take a couple of weeks off to spend with our granddaughter while she's here.

Summer is winding down and she'll be back at home soon and back to the school grind.

Hope you all enjoy the dog days of summer!  See you soon!



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Garden Stools

Garden stools must be the most versatile piece of decor ever made. They look perfect indoors, outdoors, formal or informal, in public rooms and private and can be used as a tabletop or a seat.

A perfect little addition for any space in your home.

Designers Guild Wallpaper

Barclay Butera


One Kings Lane


One Kings Lane


Elle Decor

Home Bunch

Tory Burch's Sunroom

Honey Collins

Scott Sanders

Monday, August 15, 2016


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A Positively Beautiful Blog

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Elle Canada

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Sweet Petal Cakes

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Blue Calico by Burleigh

Good morning everyone!

Hope you've all had a restful weekend and are ready for the week ahead.  

We had a busy weekend and enjoyed the downpour of rain, which was very badly needed here.  We had just enough to make everything green and gorgeous looking again, as our lawns were beginning to look a bit pale.

I think I have run out of moodboards for now.  I hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed the research and putting them together. They may come back another time, but for now I'm on to other things.

I found this article in the current issue of Victoria magazine last week about these lovely blue calico ceramic dishes that are produced by Burleigh in England.

Burleigh is the last pottery plant in England that still employs the 200 year old skill of applying the pattern by rubbing patterned tissue paper onto the bisque, firing it and then adding glaze and firing it again, which ensures the pattern will never fade or wear here to see how the process takes place.  I found it really interesting and it's worth the peek.

I am embarrassed to admit I had never heard of blue calico, Burleigh, or this process before last week and I have to tell you, I am completely smitten with it all.

This calico print is also available in red and pink!!  

You must check out Burleigh's website and look at all the other colors and patterns including a blue chintz that looks pretty special, too.

And don't forget to check out Victoria magazine here.  I always find something gorgeous and interesting in this magazine.....

Enjoy and have a fabulous day!

Victoria Magazine


Burleigh Pottery



Victoria Magazine