• June 15th, 2012

    Tybee Style Before & After

    Here is an example of restaging. I’ve always said that the best place to go shopping is your own home. This nook was a small part of the restaging I did for Diane Kaufman at Dutton Waller Cottage. It was done for the recent Tybee Island tour of homes. The changes are simple yet make a […]

  • June 13th, 2012

    Beach Cottage Style on Tybee

    I just had the unexpected pleasure of staying in a newly constructed, raised Tybee cottage. This beautiful abode is called “Serenity By The Sea.” It is available for rent through Tybee Joy Vacation Rentals. I can’t imagine anyone not loving this fresh update of a traditional Tybee cottage. It is located steps from the beach […]

  • June 6th, 2012

    Tybee Style

    Tybee definitely has a style unique to itself. Throughout the summer, I will be repeating Tybee Style and adding new photos to give you a taste of the Low Country. I coined the term “threadbare elegance” some time ago. When my dear friend Diane moved to Tybee over a decade ago, I knew that idea’s […]

  • May 23rd, 2012

    Re Vue Antiques

    I’ve been shopping again. My friend Sonny owns a wonderful antiques shop in West Palm Beach called Re Vue. Most dealers specialize in one or more areas. Sonny’s Re Vue is no exception. There are wonderful collections of Steuben Glass, Herend porcelain  and hand-painted furniture. Sonny also has an eye for mirrored furniture. Twelve years ago, […]

  • May 22nd, 2012

    Mermaid Cottages / Dutton Waller

    One of my dear ones lives 12 miles off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. Diane Kaufman is one of my dearest friends. Over the past 16 years, we have been through a lot together. She is far from a fair-weather friend. The list of people that you know you can go to in a difficult […]

  • May 20th, 2012

    5-Spice Blend & Spice Tones

    All of you who follow my blog know, I truly love to cook. I’m going to post a few recipes for which you will need my own Five-Spice Blend. This is one of countless curry blends. In case you did not know this, curry is not just one single spice — it’s a blend of […]

  • April 5th, 2012

    Cape Cod Seaside Estate

    As we start to think forward to summer, this magnificent home on Cape Cod comes to mind. I was involved with this project beginning with the decision to tear down the original 1920s house. It sounds awful, but in reality, the original structure just wasn’t safe. It certainly would never pass muster under the current […]

  • March 15th, 2012

    Hip lighting In Miami

    On a recent shopping trip, I found a few really beautiful lighting fixtures. Miami can always be counted on for international and hip everything. These sconces in sapphire glass are stunning when you see them live. I tend to favor silver metallic finishes; they are available in nickel. The glass colors are also limitless. In the […]

  • March 4th, 2012

    Collecting

    Any great gardener will plant en masse and with a broad brush stroke to achieve a dramatic effect in his garden. The same is true for your home. Here is a great example. These vases are new but echo the antique “Blue Opaline.” Cerulean blue is also appropriate as a color description. You could have a […]

  • February 28th, 2012

    Miami Design District

    I recently visited the Miami Design District. Here are a few photos from the trip. The architecture sets the tone for how exciting this resource has become. There has also been a shift toward high-end retail and restaurants, as the storefront for Christian Louboutin attests. It is as beautiful as his shoes.       […]

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