• November 19th, 2013

    Palm Beach Season 2013

    Here’s something to get you thinking about the warmth of Palm Beach as the 2013 season begins. This is an architectural detail from The society of the Four Arts garden in Palm Beach.

  • June 23rd, 2013

    Hulsman Style Shopping

    As I indicated in my prior post, my project in West Palm Beach is well under way. I’ve begun the shopping and purchasing process for this wonderful house. Let me introduce you to Urban Art. This is a very small but incredible source for art and accessories; you may have seen my tweet this week […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 2nd, 2012

    Chinese New Year

    It’s the year of the dragon, but I’ll always love dogs. My favorite part of Chinese culture will always be the Foo Dog. This is a male foo dog with his paws on the world, and the female has her paw on a puppy. This pair is by far the most beautiful I’ve ever found. […]

  • January 24th, 2012

    An Early Valentine

    For My Jim Valentine’s Day is coming up in a couple of weeks. I’ve been saving this photograph for the occasion. It has always been made obvious to me when something that an artist has created is extraordinary. The natural phenomenon of goose bumps has always been my barometer for special beauty. When I saw […]

  • January 17th, 2012

    Simple Pleasures: The Zoo

    On a rare cold day here in Palm Beach, I caught this jaguar asleep and keeping warm in sheltered sunlight. Inspiration for color and design has always come from nature. I am a big fan of the Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach. Here are a few shots taken inside the […]

  • December 27th, 2011

    Art Asia

                        One of the most important things I learned this month in our trip to the Art Basel in Miami is that the most exciting art in the world is coming out of Asia. In the past 10 years, that continent has truly exploded with great […]

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