architecture

A look at design and styles of architecture throughout the years

The Best Kind of Story

Do you know C.S. Post? If not, you should! It is a wonderful site full of carefully vetted and super stylish products for your home. An offshoot of the bricks and mortar store in Hays, Kansas, it has recently refocussed its attention on home furnishings, bringing to market designer-quality pieces, well made and readily accessible at great prices, including discounts for the trade.…
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Wednesday Wine

As it’s almost summer and some of you may be taking vacations abroad or planning them for the fall, Terry and I thought it would be interesting for you to see a wine trip through her, an expert’s, eyes. And what better region to visit than Burgundy.…
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Cottages & Garden’s Innovation in Design Awards

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens is one of my favorite magazines. It isn’t often that a local publication is as stylish and beautifully produced as many of the national ones, but Cottages & Gardens (there are 3 regional issues – Connecticut, Westchester and Hamptons) is most decidedly an exception.…
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Architecture in the Garden

One of my favorite new finds, also discovered at the Architectural Digest Home Show, is the wonderful British company Architectural Heritage. With all the talk of heritage lately, this service oriented family-run business can truly lay claim to the title. For 35 years they have been sourcing the finest examples of 18th, 19th and early 20th century garden statuary, fountains, urns, seats, sundials etc.…
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A Terrific New Tome | Ferguson Shamamian

Ferguson ShamamianAs soon as I saw this book was being published, I knew I had to have it. New Traditional Architecture: Ferguson & Shamamian Architects is a beautiful oversized monograph of one of the most distinguished architectural firms practicing classical design today.…
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Idyll in the Sun

As I am in Florida, I thought it would be nice to take a break from our regularly scheduled programming (both Wednesday Wines – which I hope to post Thursday – and my coverage of the AD Home Show, which will continue next week).…
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Hopelands

As I was reading many blogging friends’ pieces the past week or two, I was continually reminded of one of my favorite homes that seemed to encompass many of the themes I was encountering. Hopelands, a charming French country style home in Rhode Island has been a favorite ever since I originally saw photos of it.…
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Miniature Mania

photo of Oregon State Beavers by Greg Keene Have you ever seen a photograph like this – where it looks like the people or objects are miniature? I’ve often wondered about them and recently did a bit of research. As a little Sunday bonus post, I thought it would be fun to look at this specialty photo feature.…
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Magic in Marbella

As many of you know, Friday is normally At the Movies  but because I delayed my post intended for yesterday to include the wonderful Valentine’s selections from Assouline, I will be presenting that today. If I can, I will post an At the Movies entry over the weekend, especially since Oscars are fast approaching.…
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Boxwood Beauty

Gil Schafer BoxwoodI was thrilled to see the new March Veranda. There are several lovely features but I was particularly excited to see the inclusion of the restoration of “Boxwood”, the 1914 Nashville house originally designed by architect Charles Platt. As any of you long time readers know, I am a devotee of everything architect Gil Schafer touches.…
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