Thursday, November 18, 2021

SCALE: Proportion is Everything!

Often, in designing for myself, I tend to go with a strong preconceived notion, perhaps trying to adhere to a furniture plan I'd drawn...so recently, you can see here where I switched out the small American Empire console for this mirrored bachelor's chest... a vast improvement- and wanted to share it with you! Small collage by David Ferlito...lamp, RLH...mirror, vintage. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday ! DF

Friday, November 5, 2021

STYLE: Cabana Boy Deluxe

Having a great time re-decorating this cute pool cabana on Marco Island, Florida...Thibaut wallcoverings, chic stripes, and fun twig lamps from AERIN for Visual Comfort !

Thursday, October 21, 2021

STYLE: Decorator Meg Braff

Loving this image from Meg Braff, Locust Valley and Palm Beach, where the decorator used the classic chintz, "Le Lac" by brunschwig and fils...inspiring for real life! Check out Meg's new collection for Wildwood too..!

Friday, August 6, 2021

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

SUMMER: Respite!

Once again, taking the Summer "off" to rest and relax, not to mention stay cool and dry...should be better than last, since we seem to be winding down from the dread COVID business.. at least in the States, that is... here's to Summer, may yours be relaxing, restful, stress free and FUN !!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

TRAVEL : Cottages at Gasparilla Inn

Loving this charming look at one of the Kemble Interiors designed cottages at Boca Grande, part of the historic Gasparilla Inn...

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

INSPIRED: Penny Bianchi in Montecito

They say one picture is worth a thousand words...interior design by Penelope Bianchi, Montecito, Ca. DF

DFID: Maximal Bed Chamber !

This small room was decorated to resemble perhaps a New York apartment from the 1980's or even a tiny pied a terre in Paris or London...so many elements included here I've been fond of for many years, it's a sort of scrapbook of my life...funny enough, this i-phone shot was taken through the window from the exterior..! This gave the image a dream-like and somewhat "fantasy" look, something dear Albert Hadley was always talking about.DF

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

FUN : KBPalmBeach

Always fun to visit, the 4th annual Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club charity decorator showhouse was a beautiful symphony of many gorgeous colors...I was especially taken with this small "antechamber" by Boston designer, Mally Skok...we followed the visit with a delightful lunch at the old school "Ta-boo" (Two flutes of prosecco, a bowl of penne with shrimp, and the famous Ta-boo dessert..) then a fun stroll up and down famous old Worth Avenue, now a repository for many art galleries. Peter Millar's shop was open and chock full of shoppers..! DF