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Caroline Gidiere‘s Mountain Brook, Alabama home should be designated with landmark status as it is one of the most photographed houses in the area. I took my own photo of the Georgian style home in October 2016 while touring the neighborhood with my Birmingham based interior designer friend Andrew Brown. When it proved impossible to […]

The January/February 2020 issue of Veranda arrived just before Christmas and it definitely felt like a present. The entire issue is devoted to Paris and the pièce de résistance is the Paris pied-à-terre of interior designer Micky Hurley and his family. The apartment is located in the same 17th-century hôtel particulier that had been overhauled […]

An Elegant Christmas

12 . 16 . 19

I love festive and colorful Christmas decorations as much as anyone but I also appreciate quiet and elegant Christmas decorations. I came across the Park Avenue apartment of Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels decorated for Christmas in the November/December 2016 issue of Veranda and love the details they’ve added to each room. I’ve combined those […]

Chic Chester Cottage

06 . 24 . 19

I’m headed back from Mackinac Island, Michigan today and hope to get back on track with the blog. Until then, I am introducing you to the chic Chester, Nova Scotia cottage belonging to my dear friends Philip Mitchell and Mark Narsansky that is the cover feature of the new July/August 2019 issue of Veranda. I’ve […]

It feels like winter again in New York but if you decorated as colorfully as interior designer Meg Braff, it can feel like spring all year long. Her new Locust Valley house is featured in the new May/June 2019 issue of Veranda and it looks like a ray of sunshine. Meg is originally from Mississippi […]

I refuse to post anything more winter related. I’m over it and I’m sure most of the country feels the same way. So let’s look at the very flattering peachy pink colored bedroom suite designed by Danielle Rollins for the Kips Bay Show House Palm Beach. She said she was inspired by the Florida sunset […]

Pretty in Palm Beach

01 . 24 . 19

I’m headed back down to Miami and Palm Beach on Friday. When I was there for Art Basel in December with La Prairie, my friend mentioned a Ferrari show, Cavallino Classic, in Palm Beach that he wanted to attend in January. It happened to fall at the same time as the Kips Bay Decorator Show […]

I don’t know anyone who decorates chicer for Christmas than Suzanne Rheinstein. The Los Angeles based interior designer incorporates many Southern traditions in her decorations based on her childhood upbringing in New Orleans. They include citrus fruits, gilded magnolia leaves, and pomanders among other things. I posted some of these photos from One Kings Lane a […]

Dreaming of Spring

01 . 29 . 18

There are 49 days until the official start of spring but we are really only a month away from warmer weather. Until then, I’m enjoying all shades of green from deep emerald to chartreuse and pale celadon like those in this Fifth Avenue apartment by Jeffrey Bilhuber. The pied-à-terre overlooking Central Park is featured in the January/February […]

Veranda is one of the only magazines, if not the only one, to feature homes decorated for Christmas each year. I love seeing all the beautiful holiday decor in elegant interiors especially this one by Alidad in London. Of course, it helps to have rich red rooms as a backdrop but amaryllis and fruits would look […]

It’s grey and rainy in New York this morning so I feel like it’s the perfect time to post a pretty sun filled garden. The garden in question located in Montecito, California also happens to belong to Oprah and has been recently featured in Veranda. I know quite a few people who live in this […]

I haven’t met designer Andrew Brown yet in real life but he’s another one of my favorite Instagram friends. So I was beyond excited to learn that his Birmingham, Alabama home was just featured in the August 2015 issue of Veranda magazine. And I’m not just saying that because my book Creativity at Work is […]