How To Create Beautiful Yellow Rooms
I remember the first yellow room I ever saw was when I was a freshman in high school. It belonged to a family friend and had been designed by Carlton Varney. I was sold on yellow interiors from that moment on! Years later when I had the privilege of meeting Mr.Varney, I told him what an impact that yellow room had on a young girl with decorating in her blood. Nothing gives a room an infusion of life quite like yellow, offering sunny appeal in each of its many variations. I invite you to…
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Colorful Connecticut Home by Ashley Whittaker - Katie Considers
I’ve been swooning over this Ashley Whittaker project on the cover of the March 2018 issue of House Beautiful. The gorgeous Greek Revival home is located in Darien, Connecticut and serves as a weekend escape for Whittaker’s lucky clients. The New York-based interior designer began with the living room’s de Gournay chinoiserie walls and clearly, […]
Never Out of Style: Oriental Rugs & Kilims for Every Style
I have written about oriental (or Persian) rugs before (here, here and also here.) And I will do so again. Given their rich colors and often elaborate designs, it is amazing how versatile Persian rugs and kilims are! And they are surprisingly practical (the lanolin in the wool is naturally stain resistant).FIRST ROW• Boston Globe: Living room in a Belmont Hill home. Notice how these traditional rugs work so well in such a modern, architecturally sleek space?
Who & What Inspires Me - French Country Cottage
I am often asked where I draw my inspirations from. What books do I love and come back to over and over again for that burst of inspiration when I am feeling like I can’t find my decorating mojo. Yeah, it happens to everyone. When you just can’t find that inspiration for a project or…