Friday mood board 1.24.20

Sometimes we create in order to find something that we are searching for. This mood board is inspired by a color—hyacinth blue—that I have heard of but that I cannot exactly pin down. The hyacinth flower, a spring blooming bulb with a strong fragrance, comes in a range of colors and a variety of blues.… Continue reading Friday mood board 1.24.20

into the garden: a book by artist Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff

Every now and then a book comes along that speaks to me in an unexpected way.  Into the Garden by artist Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff is just that kind of book. It’s a collection of paintings by one artist of gardens all over the world. This idea in and of itself is quite fascinating: an artist sits… Continue reading into the garden: a book by artist Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff

Friday mood board 6.21.19

  Two things initiated this Friday’s mood board: a beautiful painting and a bad habit. I challenged myself to design a room around a painting that I love. In this case it is Robert Dash’s “Pink Field, White Field” (1965). I quickly decided to put it in a kitchen rather than where we might expect… Continue reading Friday mood board 6.21.19

butterfly chic Mother’s Day

Our mother loved butterflies and I regret that I never asked her why they so enchanted her, but she is definitely not alone. The butterfly motif (which dates back to ancient times and was particularly appealing to Victorians) seems to be quite popular these days. We’ve gathered some of our favorite things that might inspire… Continue reading butterfly chic Mother’s Day

Friday mood board 5.3.19

  With this mood board, I’m dreaming up a guest bedroom or a girl’s bedroom in need of some redecorating (for a young lady who has outgrown the child’s room look). I started with the wallpaper from Shumacher because I like the timeless and traditional sense it brings to the room, and it feels fresh… Continue reading Friday mood board 5.3.19