Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

I'll Take It, All Of It

I love that there are so many unexpected elements in this room. My favorite is the picture ledge. Or maybe it's the stone bowl. Oh, but there's the tufting on the couches and that clock. I just can't decide! It's nice when a single room has so very much to offer.
House Beautiful

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bake Sale

This looks like good old fashioned neighborhood fun. Check out this adorable blog and organize your own Treat Street.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sit Awhile

I adore the idea of a banquette. It's perfect for morning coffee and many more practical things like family dinners and homework time. Please note that the afore mentioned table would work wonders for this set up too!
Country Living

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I heart this

Karyn introduced me to this new blog and I adore it. I think it is so fun that someone likes J Crew so much that she has created a blog about it. All J Crew all the time. I too heart J Crew so I get a kick out of it.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Stating the Obvious

This is a beautiful table! I'd put it in a dining room with 4 white upholstered chairs around it. It would be my new favorite thing.
Pottery Barn

Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekend Plans

I have big plans to do a whole lot of nothing with some girlfriends this weekend. There are few things that measure up to some female bonding time and what it does for the soul. I plan on getting a lot of upper body exercise with the cocktail shaker as my primary tool of weight lifting. Hey, it is hard work shaking that thing to pour the delicious treasures that await the perfect martini glass.
In good spirits!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Easy To Please

A copper bread box.
How can something so simple give me the sense that it would bring me pure happiness each time I looked at it sitting on my kitchen counter? The search is on.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Get it while you can

As I sat in the dentist chair for 2 hours yesterday the only thing that kept me happy was flipping through the last copy of Gourmet magazine. The November issue is the final publication. So if you have ever relied on this magazine for Thanksgiving menus or cooking tips it does not disappoint. Even if your not a cook pick one up for nostalgic sake.

Set The Table

Aren't these are great examples of fall style table settings? In our home we use a tablecloth many evenings during the fall. It just feels right.
Images-Unknown, Skona Hem

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

That's a Wrap

One of my favorite parts of the season is the chill in the air and dressing for it. I always invest in a few wraps for the season. They are so versatile and usually provide the perfect amount of warmth for our California cool days.

Monday, October 19, 2009


This is a perfect bedroom. It is appropriate to any age from toddler to teen and it's classic look would never get tiresome. I adore it.
Windsor Smith

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Word of the Day

bric-a-brac [brik-uh-brak]
–noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
miscellaneous small articles collected for their antiquarian, sentimental, decorative, or other interest.
Sources-Pottery Barn, Wisteria, 1st Dibbs, William Sonoma Home, Jayson Home and Garden

Friday, October 16, 2009

Soup's On

With our first Fall storm come and gone, it officially feels like time to start cooking warm and soothing comfort foods. This weekend I'll be making a pot of chili for friends and I may also attempt some soups to savour next week.

Top Ten

Things I love about this kitchen:
1. The color of the island.
2. The lamp on the counter.
3. The casings around the windows.
4. The painting of fish, it's colors and it's placement.
5. The rag rugs (lately I've been loving rag rugs).
6. The ceiling beams.
7. The pendant lights.
8. The little shelves next to the stove.
9.The dark countertops.
10. Everything else, all of it!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fall Forecast

A perfect setting for pumpkin carving, I've been thinking about how much fun a carving party would be!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I stumbled on these ink drawings from Maison et Object Fair in Paris. I adore this grouping and I could find many places for them in my home.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Staying In

It's raining outside, so inside is perfect. This space is just right for this kind of day, lots of seating options for reading, writing, room on the floor to play board games and all while enjoying a fire. I love it.
House Beautiful

Monday, October 12, 2009


The riding boots, the leather chaise, and the burlap covered side tables it's all very rustic and elegant.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009


My favorite day of the week is Saturday. I can usually sleep in. As far as I'm concerned, that is the best way to start a day.
Homes and Gardens

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Make Room

How easy it is to incorporate a sophisticated bar into an existing living space! No need to have planned it all ahead. A simple tray and it's done.
Image-Brabourne Farm

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


The premier of Man Shops Globe. I don't watch much. I will be watching this.


There is so much and so little going on in these rooms. I am drawn to them. The bed is amazing, the light fixtures incredible. It just goes on and on.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

French Studio Chic

This room is so simple, so chic, so French.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Another One Down

The end of 70 years of publishing for Gourmet magazine announced today! It's terribly sad. Food is something that really connects so many of us. I hope that this trend does not continue, I do love my magazines.


This room has style and then some! It's so glamorous.
Teatro Verde

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Wouldn't it be fun to display bunches of these old hotel room key tags on a wall in an entry or maybe even in the laundry room?

Friday, October 2, 2009


I am officially in the mood for all things Fall. My children and I left the local farm with our cornstalks in tow to adorn the front door ( a tradition in my house). Now I'm gearing up to make all the sweet treats that accompany the season. I have tried a few of these recipes and was delighted ( especially the brittle). Are there any recipes that you are eager to create?