Thursday, March 31, 2011

Beautiful Photography by Emily Followill

We previously featured our friend Emily Followill's photography in this post. She recently photographed this cover home for Traditional Home magazine. Interior Design by Amy Bergman. Take a look...

Great job Emily!

Monday, March 28, 2011

House of the Week

The Hunting Lodge

above, The Hunting Lodge when John Fowler lived there.

I have always adored this house in England. It is so romantic and charming...just perfect in its setting in the English countryside 38 miles outside of London. And boy does it have history. It is now home to celebrated British decorator Nicky Haslam. He has lived there since 1978. John Fowler of Colefax and Fowler fame lived there prior to Nicky. The house dates from the 16th century and was built for King Henry VII as a resting place while hunting. It is said to the place where King Henry's son Arthur, big brother of future King Kenry VIII, met his fiance met Catherine of Aragon, who later married Henry after Arthur died. Enjoy and be sure to click on the link at the end to see more pictures from the WSJ article about the house.

photo by Simon Upton

photo by Simon Upton

Click here to read more about the house and see photos.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Schumacher's Chiang Mai Dragon

This is one of Jane Douglas' favorite fabrics. We really have to find a place to use it. I wonder which one of our clients' houses it will show up in? Ways to use the fabric are endless...

image via absolutely beautiful things

The Chiang Mai Temple in Thailand

It even comes as stationary from Dempsey and Carroll.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bathroom Furniture

Go ahead, put your feet up...

photography by scott dyke

image via decorpad

image via apartment therapy


image via living better together blog

Monday, March 21, 2011

House of the Week

So here I was on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, stuck in traffic driving home from a lacrosse game on West Paces Ferry Rd. I was surrounded by Neel Reid and Philip Shutze mansions, not a bad place to be stuck. Turned down a side street to avoid the traffic and landed on a quiet street with some cul de sac offshoots. I drove around a curve and noticed this charming house, which had never jumped out at me before. Nicely situated on the lot, good details, good landscaping and a pretty slate roof. The owners have let us know that the house was built in the 1930's, and Philip Shutze was the architect. And it's white clapboard so you know what that of the week!

Isn't it interesting that there are no gutters on this house? Makes for a beautiful line. I wonder if there are any issues with water management?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

above image via Veranda

In honor of the day, green rooms by one of our favorite designers - the master of color, Miles Redd.

image via Elle Decor

image via Veranda

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Decorating the foot of the bed

above, Brooke Astor's Manhattan bedroom by Albert Hadley

Typically a bench or small settee lives at the foot of a bed. Another alternative is put 2 stools there instead. Have a look...

albert hadley

kelly wearstler

miles redd

phoebe howard

phoebe howard

Monday, March 14, 2011

House of the Week

Another Neel Reid Druid Hills house. This one is across the street from last week's house of the week. It was built in 1917 for the Louis Regenstein family and is Italianate in style.

From J. Neel Reid Architect , by William R. Mitchell : "Characteristic of Reid's work was the concentration of a few boldly scaled ornamental elements at focal points on otherwise comparatively plain facades. There is often a hipped roof, villa-like rectangular horizontality, a central block with side porches, sometimes wings, placed in landscape garden settings reached through french doors, very much in the manner of 'casual classicism' of Charles Platt. ...nearly always with the Italian Renaissance villa set in the back of his mind." (pg 74).

The house was for sale recently, here are interior photos from that listing.