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Last evening we enjoyed a 4 hour game drive and watched 3 lions stalk a buffalo….we listened to the attack…in the dark. So incredible…the buffalo got away although it was all...

I love the color red among other things. It is a punctuation… Tradition. Saturated. Sexy. The history of languages reveals that red is the first color after black and white. (All...

Brimfield Massachusetts hosts the largest outdoor antique flea market in the country and I have just returned from a fun day of buying, browsing and inspiration. Armed with a pocket full...

Sharing the treasure! Old English bamboo, outdoor table and chairs, lamps and some other goodies. Chances are you will see all this in future room designs.  Check out the portfolio section...

Dorset, Vermont is a special place indeed. Waking up to the sound of the brook in my back yard, the birds chirping and the sun shining made me feel…well…pretty freakin’ awesome....

Why I love chinoiserie: It fits in almost any design scheme / room / house It feels well traveled There is attention to detail in every design / object It is bold and sometimes colorful I...

This is just one small example of how a small change can make a big difference. I recently, with the help of my master upholsterer, enlivened these chairs with a beautiful...

When building a house or working on a renovation project…is more choice always better? Are there just too many selections available to us? sometimes I think “yes….it’s too much. Keep it...

The first of May is widely recognized in many cultures as a day to celebrate rebirth, new possibilities and the coming of spring. A leftover European tradition of May Day Baskets...

The day started like this: Wake up five thirty am Feed Bobby (dog) Feed Weens and Butter (cats) Feed chickens…names to come in later posts Pound caffeine in form of coffee Get in car and drive to...

Our arrival in Cape Town was bittersweet….leaving the wildness of Kruger, which clearly touched us on many levels, was difficult and so we arrived in Cape Town tired and lackluster. We...

Quick trip to New York yesterday beating the northeastern heat wave. The day was seventy five and sunny… perfect weather for furniture shopping on the cobblestones streets of TriBeCa and Soho....

Friends come in many ways…my friend, Marion McChesney is a gifted potter who has some incredibly creative ideas. She invited me out to her studio last Friday to view some of...

A beautiful, early October morning. Inspiration for me to begin blogging again. I am working on a project that requires new counter tops for a kitchen and I was invited by...

The last two beautiful, early summer days were spent in western Connecticut antiquing with a client. We are searching for a few select pieces for her dining room…and although the purpose...