Thursday, September 08, 2016

Friday Vignette

Have a great weekend everyone!


Some Very Knotty Designs!

Hi Everyone,

I had these images saved for a post on rope designs this summer - however, since summer slipped by so fast, I'm squeezing them in now - some of them were just too creative to ignore!

Amazing what one can come up with using rope and adding a few knots!


Elle Decor

Marcel Wanders


Land of Nod






Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Well Heeled

I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the creative heels on shoes these days!

Giambattista Valli

Jimmy Choo

Ralph & Russo

Ralph & Russo

Dukas Valentina

Dolce & Gabbana


Dolce & Gabbana

Miu Miu

Ralph & Russo

Una Fioretino



Dolce & Gabbana

Monday, September 05, 2016

Hay Fever - The Weekend Home of Jeffrey Bilhuber

I just love it when I come upon an interior designer's own home. And this is the case with this 1668, 3 storey, 30 room residence in Locust Valley, NY.  The first cornerstone for the house was laid just 40 years after the British bought Manhattan from the Native Americans.  That's a lot of history!

Named after the previous owners, the Hay family, it is now the weekend home of Jeffrey Bilhuber and his young son, Christoph.

Full of antiques, art, heirlooms, gorgeous fabrics, wallpapers and good old fashioned personality, it's a delight to peek into each room.


Entrance hall with antique map and lamps.

One of the home's six fireplaces.

Quadrille's re-issue of historical wallpaper, Climbing Hydrangea, first seen in Gone With the Wind!

Hallway bar cart.

Living room walls in Benjamin Moore's 'Chic Lime'
Notice the native art prints above sofa.

Jeffrey loves his antlers which add to the history of the home.

More antlers and native rug.

Porch dining room with pink cast iron chairs.

Painted pine floors in upstairs hallway.

Jeffrey's master bedroom.

Ladies' guest room.

What a cosy nook for 8 year old Christoph.

Child size wicker sofa in Christoph's room.

And what a fun spot for Christoph and friends in the attic!

To shop this look, check out One Kings Lane here.

One Kings Lane

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Pink Persuasion

Hi Everyone!

I hope you've had some time to enjoy the end of summer, as I have.

Our granddaughter went home this past week and the house certainly seems quiet since she left........we had a wonderful time with her, but August flew by far too quickly.

The home I'm featuring today is in this month's issue of House Beautiful.......which is still on the shelves as far as I is here anyway, if you still want to pick up a copy.

I was thrilled to find another beautiful home with pink interiors. The lady of this 19th century townhouse loves the color pink, but as the owner of a local art gallery, previously believed she needed more neutral colors (mostly black, white and gray) to complement the art in her home.

Until, that is, interior designer Suellen Gregory stepped in. Noticing the homeowner's penchant for pink in her clothing and accessories, Suellen urged her to try it out.

And so began a total makeover the whole family loves!  And why wouldn't they?

Touches of pink in the living room leading into the pink parlor.

Schumacher's Pyne Hollyhock print at the window.


Pink parlor

How do you like the pink accent with Bowood wallpaper?

Mudroom/potting room - love!