One Man's Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood
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Ralph Lauren In Paris, The Best Of Both Worlds
Isn't it ironic that we would find Ralph Lauren to be one of the highlights of our trip to Paris! Located on Boulevard St. Germain,...
Sam Allen in House Beautiful - The Glam Pad
I am a huge fan of Sam Allen Interiors, and I literally gasped when I saw Allen’s first apartment featured in the February issue of House Beautiful. Only in his early twenties, one might say Allen was born to decorate… he landed his first decorating job when he was just 12 years old! Allen was […]
Stripes and Chinoiserie - Budget Pick & Inspiration Boards
I love combining stripes and Chinoiserie. Stripes, with their masculine, nautical, crisp, geometric boldness serve as the perfect counterpoint to the often more feminine and pretty side of Chinoiserie. I especially like using striped rugs. A wonderful and budget friendly striped rug is the Ikea Stockholm Rand shown below and the same style rug above (Madeline Weinrib's Buche rug is very similar). This style rug is all the rage in shelter mags and with good reason. It is a show stopper. It is…
Some of us are likely off to the beach these last two weeks of August. DC is a veritable ghost town this time of year. This vignette is a lovely example of what I call Coastal Chinoiserie. The addition of Chinoiserie to a summer home for me adds such elegance and exoticism. For more inspiration, check out my Pinterest board on Coastal Chinoiserie here.