Why Not … Wallpaper?

TSLL Home Tour continues! {Why Not … Wallpaper?} #turnerpocock


Formality, decisiveness, creativity and a story are all things that come to mind when I think of wallpaper. With a resolute certainty, paper covers walls that have seen and heard endless stories of the lives that have walked by them whether the paper is found in homes, museums, estates or community gathering areas.

Wallpaper requires commitment, after all, one can’t simply paint over it or…

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Decor Inspiration: Mixing Grand with Simple

A supermodel’s grand estate with ideas to inspire everyone … {Decor Inspiration: Mixing Grand with Simple}


Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady opened their Los Angeles home to Architectural Digest recently, and well, I was more than curious to see how they styled their grand estate in the hills. While the home is expansive, a handful of rooms caught my eye, and those are the ones I wanted to share with you today. (Click here to read the entire article and see the remaining images.)

From the chevron wood…

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This & That: No. 105

Italian cooking, summer sandals, retro sunglasses and more …{This & That: No. 105}


A few shoes for spring and sunnies too, a portrait of Paris from days gone by and a cookbook to place on your wish list.

~Art ~Paris Street; Rainy Day

The Art Institute of Chicago puts on display for public viewing Impressionist French painter Gustave Caillebotte’s Paris Street; Rainy DayApril 23rd. Having just undergone an extensive cleaning to rid the cloudy varnish believed to be placed on…

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Getting Back to Simple

{Getting Back to Simple} What too busy looks like and how to slow down

4.21.14b “Life is not graded on how fast you can move through it but rather how much you can enjoy it.”Mary Carlomagno, author of Live More, Want Less: 52 Ways to Find Order in Your Life

Over the weekend, I found myself with free time on my hands. Free time in such grand amounts that I pinched myself to make sure it was true. And when I finally realized I wasn’t dreaming, I simply sat there for awhile…

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Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 16

{Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 16} @kattyKaybbc #theconfidencecode


Free time on a weekend is a treat to be savored, and it is all the more enjoyable when a book to read is at hand, and it becomes the reason for losing all track of time. Such is the case that occurred this weekend.

All week I have been hearing reviews, critiques and interviews of the authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman who teamed up for a second time on their book The Confidence Code: The…

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Lengthy & Lovely

Iris Apfel shares her wisdom, Jenna Lyon’s Brooklyn Brownstone post-move and more … {Lengthy & Lovely}

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~Recipe for Blueberry Lemon Dutch Baby~

Weekends, especially long weekends, allow for grand leisure, breakfasts in bed and reading with abandon anything the work week abbreviated far too quickly. Such a long weekend has arrived, and with the intermittent rain showers, spring blooms and birds chirping when the sun shines, I am reveling in the extra time to complete projects, spend time with…

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Kate Middleton Travels in Style Down Under

{Kate Middleton Travels in Style Down Under}


The Duchess of Cambridge has been keeping the fashion curious enthralled with her daily outfits as she travels Down Under with Prince George on his first official international outing these past week and Prince William. From Diane von Furstenberg to Alexander McQueen, she continues to remind us that simple, classic style reigns supreme and an attitude of being game to try anything, even in…

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Outfit of the Week: No. 16 … cargo pants that pull of chic and coral sandals that are perfect for spring

Outfit of the Week: No. 16 … cargo pants that pull of chic and coral sandals that are perfect for spring

Style Inspiration: White, Brights & Florals

{Style Inspiration: White, Brights & Florals}

While I am not particularly a fan of floral prints, there is something eye-catching about just the right amount of a spring print that resembles the most-awaited blooms of the season. Whether in a structured skirt, scarf, or ankle pants paired with a simple neutral separate, they can make a very strong, modern feminine statement. And of course white is never a bad choice, from an eyelet dress, a…

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Why Not … Master the Television?

{Why Not … Master the Television?} 6 simple steps


Technology has allowed viewers to become ever more in control of the time they spend in front of the television. As an idealist, I once desired to get rid of my television completely. And as I began pursuing this goal, I shared my determination  three years ago to watch fewer hours of television and begin to reduce the number of televisions in my home.

After much back and forth on whether to…

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