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featured designer: Liliane Hart on Martha’s Vineyard

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A casual entrance hall with botanical prints, wallpaper above wainscoting, and an antique French country bench.

I thought I’d continue the coastal theme that I started last week, and show you some rooms decorated by designer Liliane Hart in homes on Martha’s Vineyard. One of them was just featured in the July/August issue of House Beautiful and I was immediately drawn to the home-spun, yet elegant simplicity of Hart’s approach. She is a new favorite here at ECS. Continue reading “featured designer: Liliane Hart on Martha’s Vineyard”

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featured designer: Tricia Foley

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Tricia Foley is a woman ahead of her time. Long before the all-white, minimalist look we see everywhere on Instagram these days, author and stylist Tricia Foley captured our imaginations with her casual, chic country look. Her trademarks–all those shades of white, natural elements, textures, layers, and artful displays of treasured objects and collections—are commonplace now. But, there is only one Tricia Foley, and she is a designer whose work I return to often for inspiration. Continue reading “featured designer: Tricia Foley”

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Furlow Gatewood’s elevated casual

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In this room in one of antique dealer Furlow Gatewood’s homes in Americus, Georgia, we see his use of soft grays and whites, slipcovered furniture, and a savvy mixture of period pieces with several different wood finishes. Painted clapboard walls bring it down, while architectural details (in the large mirror and the doorway) and overall symmetry elevate the look. I love the simple fern on a pedestal and the beautiful bare windows. I will feature him often in upcoming posts, and to read and see more check out Julia Reed’s book One Man’s Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.