Wednesday, November 27, 2013


I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Hanukkah to my jewish friends!  I will be taking a few days off to spend time with my family but will be back with a great gift guide and many Christmas posts!  ENJOY your holiday, my friends.  I appreciate each one of you more than you know.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Reindeer in the Shop
Lavender Love
Elissa Cullman and Alan Greenberg ~ Design in Houston
Stephen Sills ~ Decoration
Balsam Hill
Loving Orange
The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes
Library Love
Holiday Bar
Culman and Kravis ! Interior Design
Thomas Pheasant ~ Simply Serene
Gray Love ~ Part Three
Matchbook Magazine ~ November 2013
Equestrian Love and Ralph
Room of the Day
Veranda Favorites~ December Issue
Design in Buckhead ~ Peter Block and Joel Kelly
Pinterest Favorites
Design in Los Angeles
Happy Labor Day and Fine Dining
No More to Go ~ Stacey Stabenow
Victoria Classics ~ Monograms 
Suzanne Kasler ~ Design in Connecticut
Country Coziness on Seagrove Beach
Monogram Heaven
The Perfect Home Office 
Fitness Update

Give the gift of cheer - Shop the Lord & Taylor gift guide.

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I have added two new reindeer designs to my ETSY shop.  I think that you will find them as whimsical and festive as I do.

I only have one of each left in the shop, but I would love to take your custom order.  

Also in the shop: crosses, pagodas, shoes, elephants, flamingos, bees. Visit here.

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Monday, November 25, 2013


Luminous Interiors
By Brian J. McCarthy
 Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York - $60.00
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass

Luminous Interiors by Brian J. McCarthy is one of the most stunning design books to be published.  Brian's use of antiques, art, and color are breathtaking, and his use of red and other vibrant colors with a serene backdrop creates some of the most spectacular rooms.

A former partner of the legendary design firm Parish-Hadley, award-winning designer Brian J. McCarthy graduated from New York City's Pratt Institute and has worked on projects around the world. In 2005, McCarthy designed the private quarters and refurbished the State Rooms in Winfield House, the official residence of the Ambassador to the Court of St. James. 

Additionally, McCarthy has designed an array of stunning private residences, many for clients so high profile they wish to remain anonymous. McCarthy is a member of Elle Decor's A-List, and his work has been featured in many publications, including House BeautifulElle Decor, New York Magazine (100 Best), the New York Times, andVeranda, as well as in several books.

A must-have for you design library, this book would also be a lovely hostess or holiday gift.  ENJOY!

Brian J. McCarthy
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Friday, November 22, 2013


During Thanksgiving and Christmas, I love to create beautiful arrangements for the table.  A table donned with china, linen, silver, flowers and fabulous food makes your guests feel special.

For more inspiration, follow me on Pinterest here.  My arrangements, tablescapes, Thanksgiving, and Christmas boards are full of inspiration. 

Our talented friend, Mona, from Providence Design, created this gorgeous arrangement.

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