We Still Love Lucy

lucy in fur

I Love Lucy re-runs are the television equivalent of a hug. Whenever you are lucky enough to catch an episode, you can’t help but feel comforted and happy. Photo Credit Though, as time goes by, we feel more and more sympathy for poor Ethel Mertz. They owned an Upper East Side apartment building, yet she had to put up with Continue Reading →

Modern Farmhouse

Pretty in the Farmhouse

Did someone say “modern farmhouse”? Well, yes, pretty much everyone did! You can’t get much more on trend than this look that manages to update classic vintage elements to create an environment well suited to modern living. Minimalist modern style pairs beautifully with the functional austerity of the traditional farmhouse. Simple, straightforward with a usefulness that takes comfort and ease Continue Reading →

Beach House – A Simple Way of Life

Beach Cottage

Beach House. The words alone have the hypnotic associations Henry James once famously ascribed to summer afternoon, “the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Much of the beach house’s allure is in its reflection of a simpler way of life, a pared-down existence where the breeze is the housekeeper, the furnishings don’t mind a damp swimsuit, and the Continue Reading →

The Mid Century Years: A Study in Contrasts

Mod and Groovy

Minimalist, sleek and elegant in design, décor and fashion; or mod, groovy, pop and op art, outrageous and whimsical. Mid Century was a period that brought us Mad Men, the Beatles, Lassie and Laugh In. The mood of the times was reflected in every aspect of life. It was truly a time to “do your thing.” The shops of Vintage Continue Reading →

Vintage Rocks! Bringing the Outdoors In

Vintage Turtle Shell

We humans have long been fascinated with the natural world. Flora and fauna, animal, vegetable, mineral. Is it any surprise that bringing the outdoors indoors has been “in style” for centuries? We’ve found ways to adorn ourselves and our homes with nature; earthy tones and textures become creative design focal points, the natural center of our universe. As Art and Continue Reading →

Don’t Hide It, Display It – Vintage Storage Ideas

Vintage Storage Collage

Life needs stuff. There’s the stuff you have to have, the stuff you want to have and the stuff you love. And it all has to go somewhere. You could go buy some plastic bins and tubs or fancy cardboard boxes. But why shouldn’t your storage be as great as your stuff? Don’t hide it, display it – make it Continue Reading →