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 →

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 →

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 →