Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas with Cindy Rinfret

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend and managed to get some of your Christmas shopping done.

It's almost time to get our decorations out......definitely this week......

This beautiful French country, Jack Arnold designed, Connecticut home of interior designer Cindy Rinfret and her family certainly provides lots of ideas.  With a few garlands, wreaths, fresh flowers, greens and smaller trees placed here and there, she has managed to add a touch of the season to every room in the house.......all done beautifully.

Even the family pets are in on the celebrations with their own tree in the back entry........


Living Room


Living Room


Family Room

The dog's tree in the back entry

Dog's tree detail

Back Porch

Back courtyard

Friday, November 27, 2015

FF - Trevor and Alexis Traina's San Francisco Home

Hi there,

Here it is Flashback Friday again.......

This master bedroom of Alexis and Trevor Traina has been around for awhile, but I just discovered it this week when I bought 'Ann Getty Interior Style' book by Diane Dorrans Saeks.

While the whole house is beautiful, it was the master bedroom that really caught my eye.

To start with, the pink toile is really stunning - and with the custom made, cast-bronze twig arms acting as the headboard to drape the fabric over, with lanterns hanging on each side of the bed from the twig, it's absolutely dreamy.  Also, notice the twig window rods.  The twig framing was made by San Francisco artist, Andrew Fisher.

The faux-bois painted paneled walls were beautifully done by Karin Wikstrom.

P.S. My left margin is not engaging for some reason - centering my script is not deliberate.....another fix to work on this weekend.

Have a great weekend!

A conversation area by the bed.

Beautiful japanned secretary.

Another seating area in front of the fireplace.

Alexis' private bath is in a sun-bathed oval room of the house with Nina Campbell's parrot fabric at the windows.  Always loved that fabric with parrots, pink roses, butterflies and ornamental cherries, as seen below.

Nina Campbell Parroquet Fabric
Love this fabric!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas Statuary

Hi Everyone,

I thought I would begin with some Christmas ideas today.  

It's always fun to see what people do with their statuary, whether it's indoors or are a few whimsical and creative ideas to enjoy!

Have a great day!

The Polo House

 At Home Arkansas

Carolyne Roehm 

Carolyne Roehm

Splendid Sass

Craftberry Bush

The Polo House

Monday, November 23, 2015

Moodboard Monday - Vivid Red

Good morning, Everyone!

Hope you all had a great and relaxing went by far too fast for me.

Time is flying by and it will soon be time to get out the holiday decor and with that in mind, I guess I'm leading into the Christmas colors with this 'Vivid Red' being the all-time favorite holiday color.

Also wanted to let you know that this will be the last moodboard for now as I am going to start some holiday posts later this week.  I will also be limiting my posts to Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning this week.

Enjoy and have a wonderful week!


House and Home

 Architectural Digest

Carolina Herrera's living room

Carolina Herrera

William Eubanks

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Miles Redd

Charlotte Moss' Vogue magazine collection








Carolina Herrera


Red Birkin Bag





James Nares

Valencia Pierre