Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Book review- Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons!


Today, I am thrilled to share an exciting new publication from Vendome Press with you. Thanks to Meghan Phillips for sending me a beautiful design book, Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons. In this book authored by Jennifer Ash Rudick and photographed by Tria Giovan, you will find over 30 Hamptons' most distinctive houses and gardens.


Here is a sneak peek of this stunning book!























I am absolutely love this gorgeous book and its abundance of awe-inspiring images. In this book, the author, a decade-long SouthHampton resident leads us inside a tour of over 30 remarkable residences and gardens from cottages, farmhouses, modernist oceanfront homes to surf shacks and more. A variety of interiors can be found in this beautiful book ranging from the traditionally layered to the updated eclectic. Among the world-class designers featured in the book are Jeffrey Bilhuber, Robert Couturier, David Netto and Tom Scheerer.

Illustrated with hundreds of photographs of breathtaking homes, charming interiors and enchanting gardens, this book is perfect for those who love being transported to extraordinary places. With 328 pages of visually delightful and engaging content, this inspiring book is ideal for any design or garden fans! Truly a gem and shouldn't be missed! Highly recommended! 

Get your copy here!


*I received  this book to review for free but the views and opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Monday, July 24, 2017

A bright and effortlessly fresh Toronto abode with a beachy vibe!


This 1,700-square-foot home in Toronto has received a makeover from designer Jacquelyn Clark. What used to be dark and dreary is transformed into a bright and cheery space with a beachy vibe, thanks to a pretty watery palette. Let's check it out!











Photo credit: Stacey Brandford

By incorporating mostly white walls and white furnishings, this abode feels bright and fresh instantly. Blue accents are used throughout the house to evoke calmness and tranquility. Wallpapers, textured rugs and patterns provide visual interest, while natural elements such as barnboard floors and weaved baskets are used to created warmth. Such a beautiful, well-designed home, what's not to like? Your thoughts?  

Friday, July 21, 2017

A textile designer's vibrant, pattern-filled Connecticut home!


Be inspired by textile designer, John Robshaw's vibrant Connecticut country home below!











Photo credit: Richard Powers

What do you think of this gorgeous home? Although his decorating style is not for everyone, his fearless use of bold colors, patterns and textiles is truly admirable. A lot can go wrong with that much colors and patterns but I think he absolutely pulled it off with ease, thanks to his keen sense of style. His abode simply exudes a warm, layered, global chic vibe that I find to be quite charming and delightful. What are your thoughts? Are you drawn to this vibrant home as much as I do?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Favorite room of the week!


This gorgeous Arkansas kitchen is designed by Kimberly Harper for her sister, Deborah who dreamed of a high-functioning cook's kitchen. By incorporating thoughtful design elements such as a concealed refrigerator, freezer drawers, appliance garage, pullout spice rack, etc, this kitchen not only works hard, it exudes a sense of graceful elegance as well. The soft, ethereal blue palette provides a wonderful contrast against the white marble countertop and cast-stone hood. A pair of chandeliers creates a romantic ambiance at night while providing additional illumination in the room. While they are not in use, the chandeliers provide visual interest and an unexpected old world charm to the space. If you noticed, the stools were custom designed with X bases to mimic the design of the upper kitchen cabinets for a pulled together, cohesive look. Such an inspirational space, what's not to love? Your thoughts?












Photo credit: Nancy Nolan