An Eye For Beauty

A few Sundays ago, I flipped through Beth Webb’s new book, An Eye for Beauty. I have to tell you all, I was mesmerized by all of the gorgeous images that she has created. The ambiance of the rooms and spaces she touches are truly chic sophistication for everyday living. Her design is light and refreshing. Beth makes rooms meant for Sundays. The ideal environment to sit back with a good book and cup of coffee. Enjoy a little sneak peek at some of the pages and be sure to pick up a copy: here.

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Timelessly Tasteful

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!

XO
Christina

All photos by Oberto Gili  via Architectural Digest

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Her use of topiaries and terracotta indoors is so refreshing.

Tory Burch Home via AD 11 I would love to get my hands on that large skirted ottoman. What a fabulous way to display books.

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The floor is everything!
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From the chair by the bed, to the flooring, to the large topiaries in the windows- this is the ultimate oasis.

Second Bloom

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. 

You can purchase here

 

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Petite Garden

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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Happy Weekend!

Mark D Sikes Garden via Lonny

There is nothing like Mark D. Sikes’ West Hollywood garden. It is the best! Via Lonny

Bette Midlers garden via AD I love the checkerboard grass and stones in Bette Midler’s terrace garden. Via AD

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Gorgeous espalier and boxwood.

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A townhouse oasis

Coral Gables

I was recently in Coral Gables (the Miami area) in Florida celebrating the wedding of two close friends. Even though there was plenty of tree debris from Irma, it did not deflect from the beauty and charm of Mediterranean revivals and colonials throughout the area. I captured a few photos of some of my favorites. They have the worldly elegance and pure ambience of what one would picture of old Florida. I hope you enjoy a selection of photos from my home state (but not hometown).

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A really gorgeous and super fun night! Congratulations Alex and Mike!