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Thursday
Jan242013

take me away: inn at windmill lane

I've never been to the Hamptons, but a long weekend holed up at an amazing, shingle-style bed and breakfast like the Inn at Windmill Lane in Amagansett, NY, is EXACTLY what I need right now!  Shingle-style homes give me heart palpitations and this inn is as adorable on the outside as it is chic on the inside!  All-white interiors, subway tile and beadboard are simple, yet sophisticated and create a crisp contrast to dark floors, oversize furniture, soaring ceilings and slate patios outdoors.  Here's a little sneakity peek:

Soaring ceilings, tons of natural light and simple bedding reign supreme in this guest cottage.  Love the oversize art over the fireplace and the pop of color from a handful of hydrangeas:

State of the art appliances, white cabinetry and a generously-sized island in the kitchen....I will never grow tired of white kitchens - so simple and classic:

More vaulted ceilings and a muted color palette in the living room:

Marble vanities, subway tile as far as the eye can see and a huge glass shower in a bathroom:

THAT TUB!!!!

I would never leave this chaise in front of the outdoor fireplace - I would need three more buckets of champagne, though...

To see more of the Inn at Windmill Lane, visit their website here.

Wednesday
Jan232013

crazy for cowhide

It all started with a little pillow....a cowhide-print beauty (not the real deal) that was the perfect finishing touch for a cozy little corner of a nursery I'm working on and I was instantly smitten! Suddenly, I notice cowhides in interiors everywhere I look now-rugs, pillows, stools, you name it!  Like most fabulous design details, a little bit goes such a long way.  Layered over top seagrass or sisal rugs, cowhides add warmth, texture and character to any space, regardless of your decor style.  Here are a few chic spaces that live larger with the help of a beautiful cowhide touch:

Lisa Sherry Interiors via Lonny

Litchfield Designs

Matthew Patrick Smyth

Jennifer Dyer

House and Home

EJ Interiors via Cote de Texas

Lauren Leiss Interiors

Melanie Turner

For the love of a house

Tuesday
Jan152013

winter whites

Winter time, and January in particular, always makes me want to curl up under a soft, fuzzy blanket in front of the fire with a cup of tea and my nose in a good book.  Unfortunately, we've been experiencing temps in the mid-to-high 70's lately, so it's shorts and tee shirts for me, boo!  I strive for calm, quiet and peacefulness this time of year and interiors with winter white tones, lots of natural texture, warm wood furniture and beautiful brass and gold accents definitely help in creating a cozy and inviting space.  There is nothing like a well-executed all-white room (or outfit, for that matter!).  Here are some beautiful examples:

Houzz

Christopher Peacock

lonny

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Muskoka Living

Cote de Texas

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lonny

Darryl Carter via Country Living

hello, fashion

At Home in Arkansas

Country Living

Lindy Weaver

Monday
Jan142013

new england kitchen

If you follow me on Pinterest, you know I love me an all-white kitchen and this amazing beauty in a home in Kennebunkport, Maine, has currently got me drooling all over my keyboard!  With white glassfront cabinets, a blue beadboard ceiling, antique pendant lighting, soapstone countertops, a farmhouse sink, polished nickel hardware, subway tile and built-in, banquette seating this kitchen is just oozing New England charm.  The blue and white striped runners add just the right dose of color and that butler's pantry with its swinging door and brass porthole window....be still my heart!!  Oh, and did I mention this is a VACATION HOME? 

Here are my picks for creating a similar look:

Gooseneck faucet / Striped rug / Farmhouse sink / Barstools / Nickel cup pulls / Chandelier /

Brass porthole / Bamboo blinds / Benjamin Moore Alaskan Husky / Globe pendant light /

Nickel pull / Dining table /

Tuesday
Jan082013

designer love: lee ann thornton

I'm always drawn to light, bright spaces that are fun and fresh, but I'm especially so every time a New Year rolls around.  There's something about clean, classic design that makes me want to go crazy de-cluttering and painting everything white for a fresh start.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover that quite a few spaces I've admired for a while now all belong to designer Lee Ann Thornton.  With a style that is decidedly classic with modern twists thrown in for good measure (my fave!), all of her spaces are bright and airy with subtle pops of color and the most amazing, sumptuous fabrics and wallcoverings.  Here are some of my favorite spaces from her portfolio:


To see more of Lee Ann's work, check out her website here