Nantucket Design

I am completely envious of former Chanel president’s Nantucket abode.  I love the wicker furniture, the generous use of antiques and that pretty blue color in the bedroom that perfectly complements the hydrangea throughout.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Los Angeles Home

One of my guilty pleasures is occasionally tuning into TMZ…although it is generally complete trash, last week they actually reported something pretty interesting.  It turns out Gwyneth Paltrow and her adorable husband Chris Martin purchased a spectacular estate in the Mandeville Canyon area of Los Angeles known as The House of Windsor.  I am completely blown away by all of the lovely details in this home concept home, which was designed by Windsor Smith and decorated by designers from Veranda Magazine.  Click here for a 360° tour of each and every inch of this property!

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grey kitchen cabinets white and grey marble

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silver leaf footed bath tub

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My favorite part of this home is the lovely silver leaf footed bathtub.  The whole dressing room/bathroom area is just stunning.  Which room do you like best?


Neutral Living: Lake Martin Vacation Home

I’m getting that itch that I get every March, where I just *need* to go on vacation. I am dying for a little R & R, preferably accompanied by warm weather.  I came across this gorgeous little house in Lake Martin, Alabama and it just pushed me over the edge.  It’s decor looks serene, peaceful and relaxing…everything I’m looking for in a vacation!

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Source: Tracery Interiors 


Chagrin Falls Architecture

Today, while browsing Pinterest, I came across this gorgeous home by Ferguson & Shamamian Architects and it reminded me of the midwest architecture I have always loved.  After being re-directed to their website, I was so happy to see that this home is located right in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, which is not too far from where I grew up!  I love everything about it….the architecture, the landscaping and the traditional, yet bold interior design.

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Source: Ferguson & Shamamian Architects


Home of the Week – What’s on the Market?

This beautiful estate was featured on the cover my recent Sotheby’s mailing and I have been excited all week in anticipation of sharing it. I truly didn’t realize homes like this still existed (especially here in America!)  Known as Twinight, this estate was built on six acres of water front property in Centre Island, New York.  Its design was based on the Petit Trianon château at the Palace of Versailles.  It features brightly painted interiors with rich architectural ornamentation.  Each room is more breath-taking than the last.

Click here for all the details from Sotheby’s website!

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The current owner, Richard Baron Cohen, is a porcelain collector.  His collection is on display in glass cases in the foyer

Check out this close up of the ceiling

I adore this bold green ceiling. Note: more porcelain!

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red velvet dining room chairs

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Great pilasters!

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I love the grouping of these beautiful botanical prints

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This house is named Twinight because of the natural pink and blue light created by the setting sun when it hits the Portuguese limestone exterior. Picture perfect!

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Home of the Week – What’s on the Market?

When I came across this property, I just couldn’t resist sharing it.  This large condo occupies an entire floor in the Sir Mortimer B. David YHMA Building in Le Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal.  The layout was designed by the owner in order to promote comfort and a strong relationship with the outdoor spaces.  This intention is reinforced by high-placed windows and the absence of window treatments.  The thing that I love most about this home though is the seemless blend of traditional form and contemporary design.  I love the exposed beams throughout coupled with the high gloss marble floors and counters, accents of gilded Rococo style furniture and brightly colored accent paintings.  This whole unit is truly a work of art.  Its listed with Sotheby’s

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Home of the Week – What’s on the Market?

This San Francisco estate seems to go on forever.  Built in 1910 and fully restored in 2002, this mansion boasts 3 rooftop terraces, 6 fireplaces, 2 kitchens, a basketball court and a commercial speed elevator, all of which are in pristine condition.  It is located in the prime neighborhood of Pacific Heights and has views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and the city skyline.  I love the orange and yellow decor and the playful basement area. It is currently listed with Redfin Realty. 

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I *love* the use of yellow and orange throughout!

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Beautiful coffered ceiling

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The detail on this crown moulding is stunning.  The detail on this fireplace is exquisite too.

    

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Check out this gorgeous herringbone fireplace!

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