English Country House Redoux

Jane Ormsby Gore's Country Home

The English have always had panache for comfort and understated style, be it in a Mitford Sisters drawing room or a less than grand ruined country cottage, certain elements and style prevail. Color! Light! Remnants of a life well lived and traveled seem to fill the nooks and crannies of an Englishman’s home or this case an English Woman’s! Though 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 →

The Found Home – Natural Elements

chesapeake-bay-home

Natural elements are so timely in today’s decor and for some people they have been a part of their style for years. I’m always inspired by homes that have that “found” look – part salvaged, part vintage, part organic, incredibly unique. Here’s a peek inside a home on Maryland’s rural Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore. The combination of rustic wood and Continue Reading →

Decorating with Vintage Books

Growing up, we’re encouraged to love books. We snuggle up with our favorite stories, enjoy the whimsical illustrations, study and learn from them. Today we live in a digital world, where there are countless ways to share printed words – e-readers, laptops, billboards, even blogs like this one! But for many, the unique magic of a real book never leaves us. The Continue Reading →