Entries in house and garden (2)


optimism and white paint

Next week, I am moving into a new apartment: it's bright, airy and feels like a treehouse. The only problem is that the walls are tan and they need to be white. The condo owner gave me the go-ahead to paint on one condition: the white paint had to be on the warmer side. I scanned in a few inspiration images from old magazines and posted them along with other good things I sourced on the internet. WWMD (what would Martha do)?

(1) Bunny Mellon's Oak Spring Garden Library (2) William McClure's former living room (3) James and Whitney Fairchild's bedroom as scanned in from the June 2004 issue of House & Garden (3) Nancy Pyne's Albert Hadley-designed living room (4) Ines de le Fressange's "Gustavian"-themed Paris apartment as scanned in from the March 2009 issue of Domino Magazine (5) Jackie Kennedy's bedroom at the White House (6) Albert Hadley's former Conneticut home (7) Derrick Miller Jennifer Vaughn Miller in their living room as photographed by the Selby (7) my fug tan walls.


gucci westman + t magazine

I've long admired Gucci Westman's talent and sense of style (her House & Garden feature is one of my all-time favorites). So when I rediscovered this T Magazine piece on her home earlier today, I had to republish. I love the idea of framing dried flowers, epecially if the blooms hold significance. Wouldn't it be sweet to frame a few flowers from your wedding bouquet? :) Also, how amazing is that Colefax and Fowler wallpaper in the bedroom? Granny Chic at its absolute finest.

(photos by Kava Gorna for T Magazine)