The Night Circus

By Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus

Not often, (actually, I don’t think I ever have) do I write a blog about a book I have read and/or am reading. Well, this book has inspired me to do so. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is such … Continue reading

The Blind Side

Blind Side, Tuohy, Family, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Interior Design

While watching one of my favorite movies, I was trying to figure out if it was one of my favorite movies because of its unbelievable storyline, amazing characters or the home’s decor! If you don’t already know the movie, the … Continue reading

Hello Labor Day (well almost)!

Summer Fall Landscape Holiday

The one thing I absolutely LOVE about living in New Jersey is that I get to appreciate all four seasons! By this time of year, I am excited for the last round at the beach and the pool. There is … Continue reading

Singeries aka Monkey Mischief!

singerie, monkey, huet chateau de chantilly, france

Typically seen on the walls of decoratively painted rooms, Singeries featured monkeys aping humans, dressed in ornate costumes and performing human tasks. Today, you can also find Singeries on tapestries, fabrics, wallpapers and painted on furniture. With its whimsical design, these … Continue reading

Torchère in Today’s Design

Torchere, torch lamp, light, design

A pair of carved wooden torchères flank a doorway in this elaborate Louis XV style room.

torchère or torch lamp, is a lamp with a tall stand made of wood or metal. Originally, torchères were simply a candelabra, usually with two or three lights. When it was first introduced in France towards the end of the 17th century, the torchère mounted only one candle. When the number of candles were doubled or tripled the improvement was regarded almost as a revolution in the lighting of large rooms. Continue reading

Pets and Interior Design, What?

Kitchen with built in bowls

People are really showing their love for their pets these days! Pets bring such joy to our lives, I guess we want them to be as comfortable in their daily living as we are in ours. Interior Designers and Architects … Continue reading

Silver in Spring Is a Lovely Thing!

sea octopus table decor

I always look forward to the fall and winter months because there are so many wonderful holidays to celebrate! From home decor to table settings for parties, you can really have fun and be creative with each theme! So why, … Continue reading

Rooftop Bars, YES!

Gansevoort NYC Rooftop Bar

Yes, I am sure you are all sick of hearing, “thank goodness it is finally Spring” (at least here where I live)! I am about 30 minutes outside of New York City. After such a long and hard winter, most … Continue reading

Marco…?

harry&william polo

…Polo!

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to watch a game in person, or seen a match on television, you’ll see that there really is a significant kind of style that goes hand-in-hand with the sport. From stunning polo lounges and bars to classy, yet casual fashion, the world of polo is a design culture in itself…

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