May 31, 2013

Favorite Find Friday: Orgue Candelabra

Maybe it's my love of a gilt finish, maybe it's my love of all things Andree Putman, but whatever it is, this candelabra from Lalique is stunning!

Happy Friday!

May 29, 2013

Let's Get Ready to Eat Outdoors!

One of the biggest requests I've been getting on my online decorating site, Linden Blue e-Design, are ideas and options for outdoor table settings!  It thrills me to know that so many of you enjoy soaking in the warm weather, the sound of the ocean waves and understand the magic of dining al fresco!

For casual and whimsical dinner parties (or dinners with little kiddos), try these fantastic melamine plates by John Derian ....





Afternoon BBQs or sunset cocktails will the perfect place to show off the Firenze collection by Juliska. With the blend of greens or blues, you're sure to reach summer sophistication with this placesetting...




Lastly, for that elegant evening spread, the playful colors of Scalamandre for Lenox's Toile Tale work splendidly in a variety of settings...







Bon Appetit Mon Ami!







May 27, 2013

Be Inspired: It's a gray and red thing


In the May issue of Traditional Home magazine, this living room by Natasha Baradaran caught my eye!


The colors and pattern on the rug are offset by a simple charcoal gray fabric and linear coffee table.  With pops of red, this seating area comes together nicely!  Throw in a pentagonal pendent over a game table and I'm inspired!

Enjoy kicking off the summer today ... Happy Memorial Day!