from the archives: the ivy house

Designer Myra Hoefer’s gorgeous ivy covered cottage in Healdsburg, California was featured three times in House Beautiful Magazine. The final article was published in 2012, and I—because I wanted to be there, dining alfresco in the courtyard, then lounging in the tiny rooms—fell in love with it. My torn-out magazine pages stashed in a folder… Continue reading from the archives: the ivy house

A: architectural elements used in unexpected (but not cliched) ways

Another was Mrs. Burden, who had a big house on Long Island, where she had installed the old gates from Devonshire House that she bought when they tore it down. ~ Nancy Lancaster Architectural elements—salvaged architectural pieces like old doors, windows, corbels, pediments, mantelpieces, columns, balusters, garden gates, fences, finials, and so on—used unconventionally in rooms… Continue reading A: architectural elements used in unexpected (but not cliched) ways

wallpaper Wednesday

Catherine Rose Pink by Cabbages & Roses.  If you are not familiar with Cabbages & Roses, it is a brand that started as a small mail order business, grew into a shop in London, and now is returning to its roots as an online boutique and pop-up store.  Some say it is the British equivalent… Continue reading wallpaper Wednesday

from the archives: a country house at Christmas

Sometimes there is nothing better than to dig into my stash of old magazine clippings (I know you have them too). Why? Why do we have them? Why dig into them? For inspiration and escape, I suppose (and because aren’t we all a bit frazzled this time of year?). In the 2015 issue of Veranda… Continue reading from the archives: a country house at Christmas