via I have always been fascinated by The Pineapple. Since I am headed to the UK for the week it seemed like the perfect time to learn more about this historic home turned hotel in central Scotland. Enjoy this little history lesson.  Dunmore Pineapple The Dunmore Pineapple is a folly said to “rank as the most bizarre building in.. read more →

I am slightly obsessed with Cape Dutch Architecture.  If I were building a house, I think this would be my style. Now a trip to South African wine country seems to be necessary to see the beautiful architecture. Learn more about this style below. Zevenwacht Wine Estate Cape Dutch architecture is an architectural style found in the Western Cape of.. read more →

A dear friend in New Orleans survived Katrina to then have a big storm bring a tree right through her home last year. She is in the process of rebuilding.  She knows I love to offer my opinion. One of her recent questions was about stair railings.  I happily sent her some of my favorite.. read more →

The Adamsleigh Showhouse is quite a treat.  I could move into this mansion the moment my lotto hits. This showhouse sponsored by The Junior League of Greensboro is also sponsored by Traditional Home.  This special Traditional Home connection brought in some big names such as Miles Redd, Suzanne Kasler among others. My personal favorites were.. read more →

The Mint Museum Auxiliary Room to Bloom Auction ends on Sunday. There are loads of fantastic finds.  I have included some of my favorites. Register and bid away for a wonderful cause. SUPPORT THE ARTS! The 2013 Room to Bloom Auction offers opportunities to purchase fine art, custom baubles, high-end vacation packages and so much more… read more →

With the sadness of Million Dollar Decorators season finale next week, I could not be more thrilled that Downton Abbey is back on Sunday.  It is so very good you must pop over to PBS and settle in with a scotch for this classic British drama.  The interiors and architecture are so inspiring. Do not miss the.. read more →

Palm Springs has long been on my bucket list. That mid century cool vibe so appeals to me as I picture Slim Aarons photographing parties by the pool with caftans and cocktails. I think 2013 is the year.  What fun would it be to attend Palm Springs Modernism Week? Here is our chance… Photo by.. read more →