Monthly Archives: July 2017

Wallpaper Wizardry | The Schumacher Library of Wallcovering

My love of wallpaper is no secret and I was intrigued as Schumacher hinted on their Instagram feed (@Schumacher1889) about an impending wallpaper announcement. So I am especially excited to be able to share with you their big reveal – The Schumacher Library of Wallcovering, debuting in all domestic and international showrooms next week.…
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Nantucket Friday Favorite Finds IV | Sustainable Nantucket

This week’s Friday finds features just one important favorite. This week I attended Sustainable Nantucket‘s Farm Fresh Feast. Held in the beautiful fields at the Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm, it was a festive and delicious evening celebrating all this wonderful organization accomplishes.…
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Villa Astor

The subtitle of the beautiful new book on Villa Astor says it all – “Paradise Restored on the Amalfi Coast.” Part history, part social commentary, part architecture, interiors and gardens, this beautifully photographed and designed edition of this famous Italian landmark is as insightful as it is inspiring.…
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Scenting the Summer House

There’s nothing much better than the sound and smells of ocean breezes, drifting off the water though open windows. Scent is an essential accessory to any home, especially a summer house on the water, where sometimes dampness leaves its mark in less idyllic ways.…
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Nantucket Friday Favorite Finds III

It’s been busy on island and I’m a tad late with this week’s Nantucket Friday Favorite Finds but wanted to give you a peek before week’s end. While many visitors explore the main cobblestone streets in town, there are many places to see tucked away on side streets.…
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The Garden of Peter Marino

As summer is in full swing, and Garden Conservancy Open Days and special events are offering glimpses into normally private domains, we can all enjoy an unprecedented peek at the very glamorous Southampton garden of Peter Marino. In a large and luxurious volume from Rizzoli, the renowned architect and designer shares an intimate entree into his extraordinary garden.…
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Setting the Table with Alex Papachristidis

Celebrated interior designer Alex Papachristidis has a passion for beauty. Known for his timeless elegance and inventive creativity, his love for and knowledge of the decorative arts extends to all aspects of his life including setting the table! A fervent collector and avid traveler, his tabletops exude a personal, colorful and exuberant style.…
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Nantucket Friday Favorite Finds II

My second installment of Friday favorite finds from here on Nantucket includes a couple island staples in the food and entertainment categories. While many of us are mourning the closing of Sarah Powers’ Table No. 1 here on Nantucket, the silver lining is that the already excellent Cowboy’s Meat Market has now added a full cheese counter, curated by Sarah and overseen by owner Laura McCloskey.…
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The Trickle Down Effect

Just as we’ve witnessed the popularity of straw bags in fashion, we’ve been seeing a heightened resurgence of straw, wicker and rattan in decor as well. In tandem with the mood for maximalism, this timeless addition is easy to layer – with either a tonal or pattern filled design.…
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Summer Staple: The Straw Bag

In this weekend’s WSJ Off Duty, fashion contributor Hayley Phelan extolled the virtues of the straw bag with a comprehensive and entertaining look at this timeless accessory. Jane Birkin and her straw bag-1Mirrorpix via Getty Images via the WSJ Citing favorite examples from film and fashion, such as the famous image of Jane Birkin, above, as well as select shopping options, the piece also includes a tongue-in-cheek interview with a straw tote as well as illustrative versions of imagined bags owned by the three little pigs.…
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