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Elle Decor Feature | Red Kitchens

I am delighted to be featured in Elle Decor’s article 30+ BEST RED KITCHENS FOR THE BOLDEST AMONG US. Please click on the link to Elle Decor to view their gallery of gorgeous, red kitchens. If you would like to see more of my Spanish Revival Kitchen pictured in the gallery visit my portfolio here.   … Read the full article

James Swan’s Million Dollar Decorating Podcast

    I am so honored to be a part of James Swan’s Million Dollar Decorating Podcast. I have been a follower of his blog for some time, and am delighted to have recently had the opportunity to share some of my design philosophies with his listeners. If you haven’t done so yet, visit James’ blog … Read the full article

The Harvard Five

The Harvard Five was a group of architects that settled in New Canaan, Connecticut during the 1940s. Influenced by Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus movement and head of the architecture program at Harvard, the Five – John Johansen, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores,  Philip Johnson and Eliot Noyes– made excellent contributions to modern architecture in … Read the full article

Founding Fathers And Unlikely Friends | Thomas Jefferson And John Adams

As the 4th of July is here, I figured we would pay tribute to two of our Founding Fathers, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson … and talk a little bit about the architecturally magnificent Monticello which I will address in further detail in another blog. The friendship that these two figureheads developed over the years is captured in … Read the full article

Willingham Antiques & Interiors

  The Strickland Road Historic District is a cozy residential area tucked away in Cos Cob. Not long after The Battle of Strickland Plains in 1644, this winding path became known as Strickland Road. Though much has changed since, the beautiful village highway remains true to its history, thanks to the efforts of residents in … Read the full article

Fairytale Cottages in Carmel-by-the-sea

  Located on the Pacific Coast about 300 miles north of LA, it has been called home by Ansel Adams, Brad Pitt, Clint Eastwood, and Beverly Clearly, to name a few. Carmel – a town whose artistic roots seem inevitable considering its inspiring landscape, its serene beaches have captured the imaginations of everyone from George … Read the full article

Bayou Bend

  John Staub was born during the late summer of 1892 in Knoxville, TN. His grandfather, Peter Staub, a Swiss-German tailor, was the first to settle in the railroad city. Peter’s business and investments brought him fortune and recognition so that by the time John was born his family had already been absorbed into the … Read the full article

Kykuit

I spend a lot of time traveling to different homes that were primarily built during The Gilded Age. The Gilded Age was a Period of time in United States history that lasted from around 1879 to about 1905. Not too long after the civil war, this era was one of very rapid economic growth in … Read the full article

Kykuit Pergola

  Kykuit has so many magical wonders. Home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, the six story stone house and beautiful grounds have been added to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The villa, built in the Classical Revival style, is absolutely stunning, a picture of understated elegance. Originally built for one of the … Read the full article

William Lawrence Bottomley

  William Lawrence Bottomley was an important architect of the early 20th century.  Born in New York, New York in 1883, Bottomley is recognized as one of the most notable Colonial Revival designers of homes in the United States.  He attended the Horace Mann School and Columbia University before going to study at the American … Read the full article