Tasteful and timeless don’t always have to go hand in hand, but in this case they compliment each other perfectly. Tory Burch is a name synonymous with style, so it is no wonder that her Southampton home reflects all the epitome of American chic (with the help of Daniel Romualdez). From tennis courts to topiaries, her home is the ultimate display of luxe layering of beautiful patterns. Sometimes you just need a little chic peek in the middle of the week!
All photos by Oberto Gili via Architectural Digest
Pop of color and so much layering it makes me swoon!
Her use of topiaries and terracotta indoors is so refreshing.
I would love to get my hands on that large skirted ottoman. What a fabulous way to display books.
I love a checkerboard floor.
The floor is everything!
Say yes to trellis
Not much more to love than blue and green together.
From the chair by the bed, to the flooring, to the large topiaries in the windows- this is the ultimate oasis.
I have had tablescapes on the mind lately. That always tends to happen right before Thanksgiving. Besides having great food, I think it very important to have an even better ambience. Candles, layers of necessary fabric, and decorative items that don’t distract, but engage. I have become even more inspired reading Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s Art of the Table by Alexis Clark. It is engaging in the way it sets up tables and flower arrangements by seasons. She offers incredible advice and unique ideas that you can implement at home. For example, using fresh herbs to make an arrangement more fragrant. She brings elements of wonder and intrigue to make dining more of an event than a task.
Here is a little peek of Second Bloom: Cathy Graham’s Art of the Table.
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When given a big backyard space, it is often easy to throw in a bit of everything. However, in reality, most of us have smaller backyard spaces in which to work. This can require some major editing. Ditch the pool, keep the grass? A garden of pots or hedges or flower beds? More entertaining space or more garden? Editing is a difficult art, and one that requires constant attention.
I was recently instagram messaging with fellow blogger Kristy Wicks who is working on her intimate backyard oasis. With so many options and ways to approach her beautiful backyard space, I was inspired to post some of my favorite intimate backyard spaces. When it comes to landscaping, I believe less is more. I also believe in having what you love around you at all times. Any space is a success when you find the perfect balance between the two. Of course, there is never too much potted boxwood.
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There is nothing like Mark D. Sikes’ West Hollywood garden. It is the best! Via Lonny
I love the checkerboard grass and stones in Bette Midler’s terrace garden. Via AD
Gorgeous espalier and boxwood.
This image will forever be timeless. Via House Beautiful yes yes and yes
A townhouse oasis