Archive for the ‘summer getaway’ Category

summer getaway 8.27

August 27, 2010

Here is a terrific, cozy, lakeside retreat  renovated and restyled by famed designer Sarah Richardson. This is Sarah’s getaway from it all place. It’s soft hues take it influence from the outdoors and there is a great mix of old and new.  It’s seems like a wonderful place to summer with a family full of kids. Comfy, chic and practical.

I love the view. I could sit there all day.

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summer getaway 8.20

August 20, 2010

Ahh a lovely little getaway in Nantucket. I could really get into this one. A quaint 1920’s cottage renovated by Jeffery Bilhuber with the idea to restore it to its original beauty. I love its monochromatic pallete and sophisticated touches. I’d leave the girls at home for this trip looks like a romantic getaway for me and hubby.

check out some of the before pictures and read the full article at AD

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August 4, 2010

I’m taking my girls on a little beach getaway of our own. I can’t promise I’ll be blogging for the next week, as I told my husband I would leave my computer at home. Wink Wink.  So keep up with me on twitter as I hope to run into at least a few point of interest! Until then happy week.

PS: Don’t forget Paris Flea is this weekend Saturday AM at Aspen Grove

summer getaway 7.30

July 30, 2010

We are headed back to New York this weekend and out to Shelter Island at the eastern end of Long Island. This home is far from your traditional beach house but I thought it interiors were so beautiful.  Showcasing the owners art work, artifacts and stunning antiques.  This is truly a chic beach house.

Lovely little porch to gaze out at the pool

The coffee table alone is enough to make me swoon

The pop of yellow is a perfect accent in this room

The graphic striped wall is a great contrast to the white floors and antique rug. But I must say I love the playful cowhide chairs

Master Bedroom: simple and serene

This vanity is one of my favorite styles, something you can get away with at a second home as you don't need all the storage

The mask collection in the guest room is a perfect place to display with some real impact

Images Brightening up a Beach House via Elle Decor

summer getaway 7.23

July 23, 2010

Holy shack! Check out this run down fishing shack turned glamorous getaway for PR guru Melanie Brandman. It’s nestled on a lake in the Catskills about 110 miles from New York City.  The second she saw the lake view she knew she had to have the property and promptly paid the $275,000 asking price because it reminded her native Australia.  The dark paneling and walls had to go and she created a wide open space with dark floors and white walls to showcase the furniture and art.  The renovation and furnishings in total cost $100,000. Saving money by buying things like cabinets from Ikea, appliances from a green renovating source and furniture from antique shops and Ebay. You just would never know. It looks like a million bucks!

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images via elements of style