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I’m packing my bag and getting ready for a weekend getaway in the Hamptons.  I always feel bad that the Hamptons gets such a bad rap. Granted the traffic is hideous and the party scene can be is a bit ridiculous but it’s the closest place we harried New Yorkers have to unwind.  No wonder […]

Green

06 . 29 . 13

Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly…. – Pablo Neruda Photo by me via instagram

Pretty in Provence

08 . 09 . 12

When Janet and Gilbert de Botton set about finding a house in the South of France, they finally settled on a 1,000 acre bull farm in Provence.  From it, they created, along with decorator and landscape architect Jean-Louis Raynaud and his partner Kenyon Kramer, “one of the great contemporary estates of our time.” Jacob Rothschild […]

One of the highlights from Marrakech, Morocco was visiting Jardin Majorelle. In 1923, the french painter Jacques Majorelle fell in love with the intense light of Morocco and built himself a Moorish villa around which he designed a luxurious garden and a separate bright blue studio.  The garden was opened to the public in 1947 […]

As most long time readers know, I’m obsessed with gardens.  Kind of funny considering how much I hate bugs and even more so spiders.  But as a city dweller, I long to be able to see greenery outside my window and to take a walk in nature whenever I desire.  I do try to take […]

Bon Weekend

05 . 27 . 11

Here in America, we will be enjoying a long Memorial Day weekend starting today.  The UK will also be observing a Bank Holiday on Monday in preparation of summer.  While my friends down under in Australia are preparing for Autumn. No matter where you live, I hope you will spend some time relaxing outside.  Here’s […]

One of the best parts of High Point Market is seeing how each showroom interprets the season.  Century Furniture also embraced spring in the their main lobby.  It was inspired by the botanical fern print on the sofa above and grew into “a full blown garden” complete with a fountain.  I absolutely fell in love […]

The gardens at Chateau de Groussay are just as amazing as the main house.  Charles de Beistegui was inspired by 18th-century Anglo-Chinese parks and gardens and created many “follies” to surprise and delight his guests.  The most famous is the Tente Tartare that was built in 1960.  It was inspired by the tent that King […]

Follow Your Star

08 . 03 . 10

One of my readers asked if Bunny Mellon ever wrote a gardening book.  While she hasn’t, I can recommend the book The Surprising Life of Constance Spry.  Ms. Spry (1886-1960) was a floral designer and business woman at a time when most women weren’t working outside the home.  She also wrote books not just on […]

The Avid Gardener

08 . 01 . 10

I was hoping that Vanity Fair would post the Jonathan Becker photos of Bunny Mellon’s gorgeous garden at her Oak Spring estate in Upperville, Virginia and today I was rewarded.  There is something about a garden that immediately makes me wish I could sit in one reading and relaxing all day.  Bunny Mellon has been […]

Gorgeous Garden

07 . 30 . 10

I stayed out a little too late last night and had a little too much fun. Now I wish I could spend the day recovering on a lounge chair in this gorgeous garden that belongs to Atlanta designer Robert Norris. I think anyone would feel better after spending time in it! Bon Weekend! Photos by […]

Oscar at Home

05 . 03 . 10

The garden photo from my last post was from Annette and Oscar de la Renta’s garden in Connecticut. I thought maybe you would like to see some of the rest of the garden and house as well. It’s no wonder that Oscar is highly creative fashion designer with a place like this to recharge his […]

Bon Weekend!

04 . 30 . 10

I’m heading down to Soho today to continue my carpet search but where I would really like to be is gallivanting around a pretty garden like Jennifer Garner. I’d also like to wearing the same pretty dresses while the pool boy brings me a glass of lemonade! What’s your weekend fantasy??? Photos by Patrick Demarchelier

Someone left a comment on my door post that they like to see what lies behind them and I had to laugh. If we saw an open door in Paris, we couldn’t resist peeking in and occasionally taking a photo or two. Even the humblest of buildings had beautiful courtyards or interiors. I saw a […]

Castle Crush

06 . 26 . 09

After seeing photos of Wijlre Castle in the Netherlands, I’m going to have to add a castle to my dream list of homes. The grounds are breathtakingly beautiful and very inspiring! The owners are avid art collectors and I’m sure it’s no coincidence that they made their home 12 miles outside of Maastricht, the site […]

Gardener’s Delight

05 . 16 . 08

It seems like all I’ve done lately is look at gardens and pools for inspiration for a few of our new projects. It’s actually quite fun considering the closest thing I have to a garden is a fire escape. I guess I could consider Central Park my garden but since I have to share it […]