Friday, December 7, 2018

Book review- The Gardens of Bunny Mellon!


Recently, I have received another beautiful new publication from Vendome Press. Thanks Meghan! In The Gardens of Bunny Mellon authored by Linda Holden, you will get a glimpse of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon's gardens from her New York, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Antigua, and Upperville, Virginia homes that she designed herself. 


Some of the lovely images you will find inside this book!













Photo credit: Roger Foley

This book is absolutely gorgeous! With no formal training but the greatest passion in garden, Rachel "Bunny Mellon created not only breathtaking gardens for herself but also designed gardens for some of her dearest friends, including the Rose Garden and the East Garden at the White House, at the request of President Kennedy, and the gardens at both the Paris home and the château of couturier Hubert de Givenchy. All of these gardens are featured in this book along with Mellon’s own garden plans, sketches, and watercolors, as well as with archival photographs and specially commissioned photographs of Oak Spring, the Mellon estate in Upperville. 

In this publication, you find high-quality photographs of lavish gardens and extraordinary landscape designs. Engaging, inspiring and unforgettable, this book is perfect for anyone who loves gardening and landscaping.  

This stunning book shouldn't be missed. Highly recommended! 

Get your own copy here!

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

Monday, December 3, 2018

Inside a charming and inviting vacation home in Michigan during the holidays!


This stunning vacation home in Walloon Lake, Michigan belongs to Amy and Gary Norcross. With the help from architect Gary Nance and Chicago-based designer Tom Stringer, this home is transformed into a place where everyone would gather. Let's check it out!











Photo credit: Werner Straube

Such a beautiful home! By incorporating traditional furnishings, a red and blue color palette, seasonal greeneries and Christmas decor with rustic elements, this home exudes charm, elegance and an air of festivity. I am especially drawn to the spacious foyer and gorgeous living room, how about you, my lovelies? Any thoughts?

Friday, November 30, 2018

Inside a designer's Ontario home with a ski lodge chic vibe!


This 3,200-square-feet home in Salem, Ontario belongs to designer Sophia Reay that she shares with her builder husband, Richard Frede. They decided to install one large window at the back of their home to take advantage of the stunning nature view outside. By incorporating simple mid-century modern furniture in an earthy grey and white palette with warm textures and organic elements, her abode exudes an undeniably chic and cozy ski lodge vibe. Let's check it out, shall we?















Photo credit: Robin Stubbert

What a beautiful home! I absolutely love her gorgeous living room and her striking walnut cabinetry in her kitchen, how about you, my lovelies? Are you drawn to any room or element from this tour as well? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Book review- Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Interior Designers Of The Past 100 Years!


Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration! 

Today, I wanted to share another fabulous new publication from Vendome Press with you. Thanks to Meghan Phillips for sending me Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Interior Designers Of The Past 100 Years. In this book, author Jennifer Boles features a roundup of interior design's greatest visionaries from around the world and how they shaped the decorating landscape. 



Here's a sneak peek of the book!











The striking cover grabs my attention right from the start! It has a protective see through dust jacket giving the book cover a chic, layered look. Truly stylish!

Inside this beautiful volume, you will find a brief bio of each featured designer and a few photographs of their best work to pique your interest in discovering more. With hundreds of breathtaking rooms from iconic designers from yesteryears leading up to current designers, this book serves as a great reference and inspiration for everyone interested in interior design. 

Well written and very informative, this gorgeous publication is a must-have for all interior design students and all design aficionados. Definitely a great addition to your design library!

Don't forget to get your copy here!

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

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!






Photo credit: Lesley Unruh



Photo credit: Mel Barlow




Hoping your Thanksgiving is filled with blessings and joy! Thanksgiving wishes from across the miles from our house to yours. May your home be filled with laughter and happiness and may the good things of life be yours in abundance, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year!