These rooms make me think of warm weather which I hope gets here sometime soon...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Mr. Petrkanas' reminisces about his time back in 1992 with the legendary American decorator Sister Parish to prepare for the very first book to be written about her work. Mr. Petrakanas does not mention the title of the book in the article, but I can only assume that it is the highly covetted book, Parish-Hadley: Sixty Years of American Design,that he is referring.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Along the Delaware River sits Lambertville, NJ, once a manufacturing town is now a quaint and artsy town which hosts antique shops, artisan boutiques, cafes, and restaurants all nestled along picturesque streets made up of lovely Victorian homes and former mills.
Located on the second floor of a former factory you will find a little jem of a place called Area Home. In establishment for eight years, but in its new location for just under a year, Area Home is a well-edited selection of furniture, lighting, objects d’art, with a scattering of stylish books, and is run by its lovely proprietor, Lori Johnson.
The space has maintained the original character of its former life – first a factory that made spokes for horse drawn carriages and then a Ford Model-T showroom – keeping the exposed beams and wood plank flooring. The brick walls have been given fresh coat of white paint. Behind the customer service desk is a fresh green backdrop with the store’s logo and name that is one and the same in crisp white lettering. The simplicity of the space showcases the store’s offerings that have been arranged in lovely vignettes throughout.
Disclaimer: You will have to pardon the not so great images which were taken with my iPhone. Truthfully, photography has never been my strong suit.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
6 cups ruby red grapefruit juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 cup ice-cold vodka
Fresh mint sprigs
Fill large pitcher half way with ice. Add 6 cups grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, vodka, and some fresh mint leaves. Stir to mix. Serve in chilled glasses. Garnish with mint sprig. Makes 8 servings.
Note: For nonalcoholic version, omit grapefruit juice and vodka. Replace with 7 cups raspberry lemonade. Combine as directed.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I am questioning the guy's choice in pants though...
Monday, April 12, 2010
I know it is everywhere, but I cannot help it. I LOVE lacquer. With lacquer's slick surface and in a bright hue, it is like a big piece of candy in a room. Love it.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
I literally gasped when I opened to this page in a recent issue of
Wednesday, April 7, 2010