Design Books: Atlanta Bartlett {Easy Elegance}

Easy elegance. Jeepers, i like the sound of that whether we’re talkin demeanor, wardrobe, automobiles, or living rooms. To love it is to to be…

My Home: Let’s Chat in the Kitchen {April 2014}

Care for a wee square of gooey butter cake? Croissant? Homemade amaretto and sparkling wine? There is still no stopping me from baking even though…

My Home, Lovely Finds, and French Home

A little more lovely to share from around the house today. Someone asked about the fuzzy jacket I wore in my video the other day…it’s…

Interior Design Books: Reflections on Swedish Interiors

Love Swedish interiors? Serenity. Calm. Feel-good quality. This is how the authors of a beautiful book describe a well-designed Swedish interior, and with countless examples…

Books: Howard Slatkin {Ffth Avenue Style}

Interior designer Howard Slatkin favors browns, caramels, and food color associations, and his Fifth Avenue apartment is a tasty reflection. Who knew a blogger of snowy…

Personal Reflections: Love Always Wins {Waldorf Astoria Chicago}

What a difference a year makes! A year ago, my groom and I were in Paris at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome celebrating 25 years of marriage,…

Books: Twelve French Gardens {Louis Benech}

Louis Benech is passionate about plants and flowers. Although trained in law, Benech became a garden designer and was commissioned with Pascal Cribier and Francois Roubaud…

Personal Reflections: Pale pink mood

When you walk into our home, little pale pink touches don’t jump out at you; they whisper. The Laduree box with macarons is from my…

Interior Design Books: A Life Less Ordinary {i gigi}

So many of you responded favorably to my post about i gigi and the amazing new book. After buying a copy, I have been savoring the contents…simply…

{Books} Love Letter to Karin Meyn

Dear Karin, Your new styling book is so gorgeous it caused my eyes to pool with tears. I cherish it, am deeply inspired, and don’t care…

Decor Books: Creating the Look: Swedish Style {Katrin Cargill}

Just home from my family home in Arizona, there were reminders of a fond love affair with Swedish culture and hospitality in every single room. Many years ago,…

Decor Books: Country Style & Design {Justin Bishop}

The author of Country Style and Design (Images Publishing, 2012), Justin Bishop, is busy restoring a time-worn cottage in a picturesque Australian town. omg…these two pages…