Christmas at Ladew Gardens: a country manor house drawing room

The manor house at Ladew Topiary Gardens was built in 1820 and purchased by Harvy Ladew (1887-1976) in 1929. For the rest of his life Mr. Ladew (as he is lovingly referred to by the staff at the Gardens) restored and decorated the house, while creating the exquisite gardens on the property. Both the house […]

from the archives: a New England cape cod decorated by Kathryn M. Ireland (5 ideas to borrow)

These are days, these late days of September, of hanging on and letting go. And I think that’s what we do frequently in our homes: we hold on, we let go, we try something new. With this in mind, I’m revisiting a home featured in House Beautiful Magazine (2016) that I think captures this time of […]

orchestrating elegance: an interview with interior designer Lindsay Wasserman

Lindsay Wasserman is the principal interior designer of her firm LMW Decor in Austin, Texas, where she lives with her family in an old Victorian house that she is decorating, and where she has discovered a new love for gardening (more on that below and here ) With her background in art history and experience as a […]