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 […]
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 […]
The story of the tulipiere starts with Tulipmania (1634-1637), when tulips were the new gold, costing a small fortune and bringing along with them high social status (Queen Mary II was a huge fan). It has been said (though there are some conflicting reports on this, but isn’t that the case with all good stories) […]
It’s quite cold here and we are all stuffed and ready for a lazy day. If you are in the same mood, I’ve gathered some of my favorite online boutiques, where you are sure to find unique and thoughtful gifts for others or yourself that have the ECS vibe. Happy Friday, happy shopping!
Who among us hasn’t pressed a flower between the pages of a book and been charmed at the outcome? Pressed flowers and foliage can be a lovely way to add a garden element to a room, and so I’m always on the hunt for antique herbarium pages. I recently purchased a set from the 1940s. […]