Thursday, May 27, 2010

Meg Ryan's Martha's Vineyard home

The June issue of Elle Decor is one of my favorites ever.  It features among many other great spaces the home of Meg Ryan , located on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. With the help of interior designer, Marsha Russell of Satinwood , Ryan was able to make this amazing property into a one of a kind vacation home.  The dining space which is not shown on the website is one of my favorites.  Check out Elle decor this month for more images of Meg's house and other amazing properties...It won't dissapoint...

Friday, May 7, 2010

a. Snug Harbor Farm b.Layering

On Wednesday of this week I visited one of my favorite places, Snug Harbor Farm located in Kennebuck, Maine.  If you are fortunate enough to live in the New England area, this is a  must.  If you are visiting , you should add this spot to your list.  The farm is an absolute  feast for the eyes, with every available topiary, plant, vessell and sooooooo much more.  Tony's plants have been used for styling in magazines and books for years.  When you see these beauties, you can totally understand the interest.  Martha Stewart, Caroline Rhome, Bunny Williams  and Kelly McGuill ,are just a few of the faithful die hards that visit and purchase. 
The shop is filled with the most amazing accessories, plants and containers.  207.967.2414

b. Layering
This simple technique that I often think of when dressing is so beautiful in interiors.  I've been a huge fan of layering with the likes of wood, marble remnants, and basically anything that looks interesting.  I have wooden planks in various sizes that I add to my table tops and counters to create  interest.  I love to then add a topiary or plant above to create a eye catching  detail.  Such a simple but really effective design tool.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

They're out...White geraniums

What a perfect plant/flower...white geraniums.....actually, any color geranium is beautiful but white is definitely my favorite. I use them in my own home, in client’s homes and for styling. The leaves are so abundant and make such a statement and the beautiful shoots of flowers are perfect. These plants look great in any vessel…..ceramic, urns, metal, etc… Such an inexpensive statement…most local hardware stores have them. Check them out…