Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Paris Apartment

I've been dreaming of Paris. Enjoy this beautiful apartment.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Great birthday presents!

Today is my birthday (and my daughter's too). I love birthdays, but don't love getting older...

Presents always soften the blow and these two are perfect gifts! I received these wonderful decorating/architecture books that I know you all will love too. JD gave me David Hicks, A Life of Design, and my mom gave me Lewis Edmund Crook, Jr Architect. Can't wait to dive into them. Thank you to JD and Mom!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Loving these images of French interiors...

image via decorology

image via decorpad

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Our Favorite Percale Sheets on Sale!

JD and I both like old fashioned percale sheets - the ones that are cool to the touch and crisp. Wamsutta used to make beautiful scalloped percale sheets. In fact they were my in my linen trousseau and lasted for 18 years! Wamsutta does not make the sheets anymore, which is very sad. But Garnet Hill makes a pretty good version and they are what I sleep on every night. Right now they are on sale until July 5, so grab them quick. (I am not being paid by Garnet Hill to write this, but I should be!)

For a good read about the search for the perfect percale - click here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

See the resemblance?

Yesterday, the Devoted Classicist pointed out that the parti, or big idea for the house, of the HOTW is similar to the Neel Reid Adair house. Since I have photos of the Adair house I thought it would be fun to show you the two houses together. The massings are a lot alike and the interesting dormers are a prominent feature on both houses also. Devoted Classicist,anything to add? Hat tip to you for letting us know the similarities!

Detail of the dormers

Monday, June 20, 2011

House of the Week

This Buckhead house was built in 2008 by Benecki Fine Homes, the interior design is by Melanie Turner. Turner and Benecki are married and this is their personal home.

above is my favorite room in the house

The house is for sale. Click here to see the listing.

All images from the listing.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bedroom installation update

We are not quite finished with the bedroom installation. Stools and chaise to come next week and of course pillows too! Will have before and after photos then. Here are a couple of quick photos we took yesterday.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bedroom installation!

We are very excited about our bedroom installation this week. We should have photos in a couple of weeks and we will try to post some sneak peaks later this week.

For now a few teasers:

the curtains are made of this:

the chairs are this color:

the chaise and stools are ultrasuede in this color:

and the rug looks like this:

add this chest:

and some gorgeous custom embroidered linens and you have the recipe for a beautiful room!

Monday, June 13, 2011

House of the Week

Just back from the beach and still having coastal the house of the week is a Charleston beauty built in 1800.

The inside of the house is as wonderful as the exterior and gardens...

The house is for sale - to see the listing click here.

All images from the listing page.