Category Archives: Inspiration


ASPEN PEAK

My BFFs of Flag Day fame set such a gorgeous table for their family Christmas celebration that I have to share it with you!  The inspiration for this stunning scene is "Christmas in Aspen."  I love this look -not only for its sheer beauty and simplicity- but also because it has staying power well into […]



ODE TO ELOISE!

I am RAWTHER excited to share some photos of a little project that I have been working on over the past few weeks.  My friends in the Junior League of Greenwich asked me to decorate a Christmas tree for The Enchanted Forest  -- a spectacular holiday celebration that kicks off on Friday and features a […]



TOTALLY BOARD

I am guessing that-by now- you have heard of this new-fangled website called "Pinterest."  I admit that it's caught my eye a time or two -- but it hasn't shaken my love for a good, old fashioned "inspiration board."  I am talking about one that you can see and touch and feel.  Part bulletin board, […]



A SHED OF ONE’S OWN

I don't fancy myself a particularly accomplished gardener, but I DO love my flowers -- especially combing though all of the garden centers to find the most beautiful blooms:

And, I DO love to tinker in my garden -- planting, watering, tending, and cutting fresh flowers for the table.  Oftentimes I dream of what it […]



A PASSAGE TO INDIA

The promise of summer has me itching to update my surrounds with colorful accessories inspired by centuries old fabrics handcrafted in India, Central Asia and the Middle East.  The amazing colors...

 

and graphic impact of these beautiful textiles are instantly uplifting.

 

 

They are also truly timeless, as their influence is clearly evident […]



A NOVEL IDEA

Today I'm hitting the books with some fun ways to display, savor and present the prettiest of publications.

BOOKPLATES

There is something so retro fabulous about bookplates.  In the age of Books on Tape, Kindles, and Nooks, why not "zig" when others "zag" and print up a set of your very own bookplates to personalize […]



GEORGIA ON MY MIND

I just returned from Spring Break in Sea Island, Georgia and I came home longing to watch Steel Magnolias, sip sweet tea and redecorate my house using some playful patterns, tasteful trims and fabulous florals.  Here are my snaps from Sea Island and a little Southern sensibility for y'all.

 

 

Sea Island is a […]



STREAMLINED

People who live in glass houses...shouldn't have clutter.

Last spring, I went to visit Philip Johnson's "Glass House" in nearby New Canaan.  For those of you who are not familiar, Philip Johnson is a noted American architect who designed the Seagram and Sony buildings in New York, and who is best know for the Glass […]



DREAM PARTIES

There is nothing like a Monday morning day dream to keep the reality of a busy week at bay.  On this Monday morning, following the glitz and glamour of the Oscars, I thought it would be fun to ponder the question of "dream parties."  No need to be overly literal here, we can work in […]



A LA MODE

My dear friend invited me to join her for Carolina Herrera's Fall 2013 Fashion Show last week and since I had finally finished rearranging my sock drawer I said, um, YES!!!!!

Prior to my brief but exciting turn at New York Fashion Week, my experience with fashion shows was limited to the time when I […]