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July 18, 2014

Putting the Pieces Together

"Art is a process of delivering or arranging elements that appeal to the emotions of a person looking at it. It's what you feel." -Shaquille O'Neal

July 11, 2014

Who's the Fairest?

“Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.” –- Jerry Smith

July 10, 2014

Camille's Bedroom in Brooklyn New York

" What are little girls made of ? Sugar and spice, And everything nice, That's what little girls are made of. - Unknown

July 3, 2014

Fourth of July Celebration in History

"Where liberty is, there is my country”---Benjamin Franklin

June 27, 2014

Big City, Big Lights

“When darkness falls, we can curl up with fear or turn on more lights. Be brave. Love deeply. Shine Brighter.” –- Liv Lane  

June 27, 2014

Be a hostess with the mostess! (or a host with the most)

"Even in a formal dining room you don't want to be ponderous or gloomy. Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it's well worthwhile to make the game as pleasant as possible." - Dorothy Draper

June 19, 2014

Welcoming Summer

"Each color lives by its mysterious life" -- Wassily Kandinsky

June 13, 2014

Hidden Beds

"Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living." --- Soren Kierkegaard

June 11, 2014

Mix and Match

"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way."Edward de Bono 

June 7, 2014

Beach Outings

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

June 4, 2014

Squash Court Becomes a Family Room

" It's  kinda of fun to do the impossible. " - Walt Disney

May 30, 2014

Color Love Friday: Grow wild cornflowers!

"A weed is but an unloved flower." Ella Wheeler Wilcox

May 30, 2014

Summer Loving

"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home"--Gary Snyder 

May 25, 2014


''  I am for a harmony of opposites. Ancient and modern, shiny and matte, primitive and civilized, serious and witty.'' - Betsy Brown

May 16, 2014

The Beautiful Outdoors

"All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God"-- Thomas Browne 

May 13, 2014

Not Your Grandmother's Lace

"So-called wedding ring shawls, which originated in Russia, are made of lace that is so fine it can be pulled through a wedding ring."--- ELLE MAGAZINE (Feb/14)

May 9, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

"Mothers and their children are in a category all their own: there's no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving." - Gail Tsukiyama

May 5, 2014

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

"True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else." - Clarence Darrow

May 4, 2014

Shelving With Panache

''To build up a library is to create a life. It's never just a random collection of books.'' - Carlos Maria Dominguez

May 3, 2014

Give the Room Spirit

“There is a conception in this country about luxurious things that we have to save them for a time that’s right. But an object is truly luxurious if you allow it to be, if you use it. When you live with beautiful things you stimulate your mind, you enjoy life a little bit more."  — Ralph Rucci