This cool summer retreat has me dreaming of warmer days ahead. It seems like everyone on Instagram is either skiing or on Harbour Island. Take a mini trip to the coast with me while enjoying… A Polished Cape Cod Retreat via AD Hutker Architects creates a versatile Shingle Style beach house that blends island tradition and.. read more →

I just came in the door from a visit to Hidell Brooks Gallery where the new Sally King Benedict collection has just arrived. The first solo show of the year is opening next Friday night featuring these wonderful works.  If you’re not familiar with Sally’s work, you should be! She has reached a cultlike following. Her pieces are.. read more →

27 Dec 2016
December 27, 2016

Thank You Notes

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Have you written your thank you notes for your Christmas or holiday gifts? Neither have I. It is a family rule that hand written notes must always be sent before the New Year. Having chic stationary on hand always makes it a little more enticing to get your notes done. I’ve pick some Etsy favorites to.. read more →

Another year has raced by and is almost time for it to come to a close.  This is always one of my favorite posts of the year recapping all of the Artist Spotlight Series features. I once again discover the artists that I have featured throughout the year and their wonderful works. If you have.. read more →

25 Dec 2016
December 25, 2016

Merry, Merry!

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So very much to be thankful for…and did you see Santa’s chalet in Architectural Digest?   I was shocked by his understated style. Santa call me if you need a designer.  I am ready to travel and personally know Blitzen and Comet via #cedarhillfarm well to travel.  Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news,.. read more →

24 Dec 2016
December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!

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I am filled with such gratitude this Christmas. I do not need a thing. We are very blessed as a family. I have a healthy bunch which is the only thing that truly matters. Wishing you and yours the most joyous holiday. PEACE + LOVE + JOY  Merry Christmas to All! Stay tuned for more.. read more →

I have been so busy shopping for others for the past month I’m actually looking forward to the after Christmas sales. I always find the best treasures then. I’ve had my eye on quite a few things. Can you believe Christmas is upon us? I am so excited.   Here’s what I’ve been watching: Be sure.. read more →

22 Dec 2016
December 22, 2016

Christmas Spirit

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Are you busy trimming the tree? Decking the dreidel?  Life is busy but, this is the point to stop and relish the time with friends and family.   If it is not done at this point…who cares? Truly…there are more important matters. Drop the tissue and tinsel and just enjoy! Here are a few inspirational.. read more →

I love getting a look into our local Charlotte celebrities NYC pad. They are both lovely kind people with an affinity for art and fine antique & vintage furniture.   Chandra is the owner of Charlotte’s Soco Gallery, the first photography driven gallery in the area.  Inside Jimmie Johnson’s New York City Apartment via AD The.. read more →

I am currently crushing on the work of Holton Rower. His pour paintings have a certain mesmerizing quality. Instead of wrapping presents tonight, I watched countless videos. They have quite the calming effect. Claiming, “I probably use more paint than anybody in the history of art, ” Holton Rower, grandson of Alexander Calder, is best known.. read more →

It is absolutely freezing in the south. I cannot get warm yet, all I can dream is spending this winter holiday in a beautiful ski chalet. Of course, I envision Michelle Nussbaumer’s beautiful chalet in Gstaad. This lovely lodge in Aspen would suit as well. I love the colorful touches. A Luxurious Yet Rustic Aspen,.. read more →

I am sharing some of my favorite articles and info discovered this week. Enjoy! Gallery Guide: What To See If You Are In NYC For The Holidays via A Ross Girl Blood Orange Screwdrivers via Food & Wine A Year In Art: The Highlights Of 2016 via The Culture Trip Where to See the Northern.. read more →

Are you finished shopping? I am not, ever. I keep finding things that I want and adore. Like these amazing warm shearling sneakers. #musthave This sweatshirt defines me too.  I am sure others would like them too. Right? Happy Shopping and Holidays!  Shop my existing Gift Guides for loads of holiday ideas: 2016 Gift Guide for.. read more →

Are you in the midst of the merry madness? Me too. I am running at full speed on the hamster wheel with my eye on the prize.   I am almost finished, wrapped and delivered. My goals are below: I want to enjoy, appreciate, chill, eat, drink, sleep and be merry. #netflixandchill Shop my existing.. read more →