Monday, November 25, 2019


Brenda Diana Duff Frazier

I'm enjoying this biography of Brenda Frazier, called "Debutante" by Gioia Diliberto...sadly, the World's "Glamour Girl Number One" was exhausted by her wild life in the thirties and a mother who manipulated her like a society puppet, resulting in a less than perfect life.  She ended up as a recluse addicted to drugs and alcohol - but always had lots of male admirers.  Perhaps having it all is a reminder that we ought to be thankful for the simple things ?  Food for thought - DF

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

DAVID HICKS: Needlepoint !

Pillow Louise Cronan
 I love my beautiful needlepoint pillow!  Louise created the canvas, and I had it "finished" !  I think it's stunning! DF

Monday, November 18, 2019

PAIRS: At Home

DFID 2019

Pairs... An old decorator trick from way back...still, in a small space lacking architectural character, I tend to gravitate towards the symmetry of pairs.  Chairs, pillows, brackets, Objet - it's all in the mix- and by the way, I'm still enjoying my new floor, thus no rug - yet - !  DF


Friday, November 15, 2019

FRENCH: Cedric Dupont

Cedric Dupont, West Palm Beach, FL

I always get a burst of inspiration from visiting the Dixie Highway gallery of Cedric Dupont...this image gives one some idea of his amazing inventory.  DF

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Monday, November 11, 2019

PALM BEACH: Elephant Walk

109 Jungle Road

The elegant former home of Mary Lou Whitney before she sold it to Barbara and David Berger- I'm not sure whether this house is still standing- according to the Palm Beach daily news
a Ms. Bilotti purchased the house with plans to replace with newer- I thought the pallet of beautiful Palm Beach pastel colors was lovely. DF

Dean Farris Interior Design 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

STYLE: Pierre Frey

DFID 2019

I was delighted to find this beautiful pillow in tree of life by Pierre Frey - a touch of Pierre Frey keeps the doctor away -! it pulls all the colors in my room together which have headed into a very unusual pallet of Sevres' blue with Chinese red- similar to what Jayne Wrightsman had in Palm Beach many years ago-! DF