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bettie bearden pardee

26 February 2015

Parterre Bench

I'm ready for spring already, and enticing us with her
spring green bench is author, garden connoisseur
and former magazine editor Bettie Bearden Pardee.

 Her new book is inspired by her
beloved city of Newport (Rhode Island).



Living Newport: Houses, People, Style (Glitterati, 2014)
spotlights 17 properties, all of whose owners she knows personally.


The author looking hospitably striking in citrus.

Bettie's third book treats us to enchanting gardens, life by the sea, 
and the intimacy, easy elegance, sophistication, and history of
one of the oldest cities in the country. 

Hammersmith Farm
Hammersmith Farm

Of Newport, Bettie reports,

"There is no phoniness. Newport attracts people who are taken with the city’s authenticity. I don’t think they come here as preservationists, but they fall in love with the iconic homes that they buy. They don’t do anything to the property but refresh it. They make cosmetic updates, such as paint, rewiring, and polishing the bronze sconces."

An Enticing Day on Narragansett Bay Bay
Narragansett Bay

Hammersmith Farm
Hammersmith Farm

Bettie's own Newport home (Parterre) is magical.


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Have we died and gone to France?



Ahhhhhhh. Truly a heavenly home.



garden-tour-newport-ri-parterre

Aren't Parterre's gardens exquisite?
Indoors, I love Pardee decorates with books:
(these images are from her site)

Stack large, substantial books to create a side table. Keep in mind…they aren’t called “coffee table books” for nothing!

Bettie Pardee New York Book Post-18



I appreciated seeing these vignettes since I have
been meaning to address my overflowing shelves
and decorate with my own treasured picture books.

Bettie Pardee New York Book Post-1

For an insider's view of the private homes and gardens,
soirees and pastimes of both the old guard
and new tastemakers of this fabled town,
look no further than Living Newport.




Have you visited this part of the country?



farmhouse kitchen {jersey ice cream co.}

25 February 2015

Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photographed by Beth Kirby | Remodelista

With farmhouse style still on my radar,
this kitchen (belonging to creative genius Beth Kirby)
was re-imagined by Jersey Ice Cream Co and serves as
a dreamy backdrop for Beth's styling and blog Local Milk.

Here's what Beth's kitchen looked like before the makeover:

Before photo of Beth Kirby's kitchen
all photos via 

What a breath of fresh air, and oh so organic lovely. 

Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photographed by Beth Kirby | Remodelista

The Lacanche sparkles like l o v e.

Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photographed by Beth Kirby | Remodelista

Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photographed by Beth Kirby | Remodelista



Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photographed by Beth Kirby | Remodelista

Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photographed by Beth Kirby | Remodelista

Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photographed by Beth Kirby | Remodelista


Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photograph by Beth Kirby | Remodelista

Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photograph by Beth Kirby | Remodelista

Out with the new window, in with the old!

Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photograph by Beth Kirby | Remodelista

Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by the Jersey Ice Cream Co., photograph by Beth Kirby | Remodelista

Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photograph by Beth Kirby | Remodelista


Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photograph by Beth Kirby | Remodelista


Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photograph by Beth Kirby | Remodelista

Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photograph by Beth Kirby | Remodelista


Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by the Jersey Ice Cream Co., photograph by Beth Kirby | Remodelista


Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co., photograph by Beth Kirby | Remodelista


Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by the Jersey Ice Cream Co., photograph by Beth Kirby | Remodelista


Beth Kirby of Local Milk kitchen by the Jersey Ice Cream Co., photograph by Beth Kirby | Remodelista

All the photography is by Beth Kirby,
and it was too special to not share all of it with you.
Did you see my previous farmhouse kitchen post? Didn't she and Jersey Ice Cream Co.
do an amazing job?



linking with MMS

10 farmhouse kitchens

23 February 2015

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Giuseppe Baldi

I may have fainted when I saw this farmhouse kitchen online.

That I still lose consciousness
from beauty overload (even via internet)
after all these years is telling, yeah?
I am wired for such lovely.

Let's study farmhouse style:

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2.

COTE DE TEXAS: A NEW GIVEAWAY FROM THE FRENCH GARDEN HOUSE!!
via

(to see more, click "read more" under title at top)

photographer's paradise {jean-pierre laffont}

22 February 2015

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What made turbulent America a paradise for
photographer Jean-Pierre Laffont?



April 14, 1974: New York's AT&T switchboard operators at work on the day before automated switching replaces them.

The unmistakable freedom granted to Laffont
to capture moments from every walk of life
in every state of the union.





is a riveting personal and historical portrait of America
from the lens of a photographer best known for
his international stories.

Photographer's Paradise: Turbulent America 1960-1990
by Jean-Pierre Laffont (Glitterati, 2014)

Because Laffont's photos remained unpublished and forgotten
for so long, their significance in today's world increases.

A 1972 street gang in New York

When Jeanne-Pierre Laffont began taking pictures
as a photojournalist in the 1960's, he had no idea
that what he was reporting and recording was not
simply news. 

(to see more, click "read more" at top)

markham roberts {the great American mix}

20 February 2015

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Fresh, modern, and layered,
Markham Roberts designs rooms that to my eye
have that je-ne-sais-quoi-elusive undecorated chic.

industrial chic {wythe hotel}

16 February 2015

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A former 1901 factory on the Williamsburg waterfront
in Brooklyn, New York is now the 70-room Wythe Hotel
with industrial chic guestrooms I would happily occupy!





I love this: the hotel commissioned the
graffiti art on the building next door.

paris in love

11 February 2015

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 Chairs having a (ahem) moment if you will. This was the first shot I took for my new book with @chroniclebooks Paris in Love. #paris #parisinlove #red #love #tbt

Red was the first color
to inspire Nichole Robertson to
pull out her camera when she
and her family moved to
Paris in 2009.



my photo

Can a single color, even one as evocative and juicy
as rouge effectively express the story of
falling in love with a place like Paris?

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