Design

Traditional English Garden Design

In Greenwich, Connecticut, there is a private Tudor estate, Old Mill Farm, designed by architect Charles Lewis Bowman in 1926, that has timeless landscaping complete with secret gardens, a hedge maze, old stone walls and iron gates. Entrance with reflecting pool I love purple and think it lends itself well to stone structures and walls. Staddle stones mark the entrance into into a garden “room”. London plane trees with exfoliating bark surrounded by boxwood ...

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All I Need Is 8 Fewer Eyes and 4 Head(er)s

My pilaster project is coming along nicely and all that is missing is the header. Our local home improvement store discontinued a whole line of molding that I really liked, which really put a damper on things! Oh, well. It just gives me more time to ponder the project. My process is to sit on the floor and stare at the space, the project at hand, current features (molding, architectural details, ...

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Sweet Nurseries for Sweet Baby Girls

Having a baby is hard enough; add tackling a nursery to mix and it can become overwhelming! There is so much pressure put on this one room – and the mother. When I was pregnant with my first child, I scoured magazines and the Internet for inspiration, but found it difficult to find rooms that I liked and a time consuming endeavor. I’m hoping that these pictures will save mothers the ...

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Celebrity Kitchens

Thanks to Architectural Digest, HGTV and MLS listings, it’s possible for us to be a little voyeuristic and get a glimpse into homes that would normally be inaccessible to us, in this case, celebrity kitchens. Maybe some of them will speak to you – maybe some won’t; the styles are all over the place! Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi‘s kitchen. Angela Lansbury enjoys cooking and wanted her kitchen to reflect warmth and the architecture of ...

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