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?