Ever since devouring Bunny Mellon’s biography I’ve been obsessed with learning about gardening. There are some serious green thumbs in my family (my aunt Rachel has the most beautiful garden at her home in Berkeley, California), but I’m barely able to keep a houseplant alive. This year, I’m determined to change that. I’ve been reading up on gardening and adding supplies to my wish list. Never mind that I don’t have my own plot of land just yet—I’ll be starting indoors (baby steps!). Below, are some fun finds on my “future garden” wish list (perhaps you’ll find some ideas for upcoming Mother’s Day!). Let me know if you have any gardening tips! READ POST
I thought we’d kick off Monday with some stunning floral inspiration. Connecticut-based ceramist Frances Palmer creates the loveliest handmade pieces (vases, pitchers, platters, and more) that are enjoyed by collectors around the globe. She’s also a talented gardener and her instagram account combines her two passions flawlessly. From daffodils to dahlias, every image is prettier than the last. You may also recognize Frances from Grace Bonney’s fantastic book, In The Company of Women, and Ngoc Minh Ngo’s inspiring read, In Bloom. Below, explore more of Frances’ spectacular pottery and floral creations. You can shop her one of a kind pieces here and here. READ POST
Remember the stunning New Orleans home that I spotted on instagram and promptly gushed about last month…? Well this morning, T Magazine gave us an even greater glimpse. The photos by Paul Costello of his family’s Garden District home have me ready to pack by bags for the bayou. Paul’s wife, writer Sara Ruffin Costello, gave the once-neglected home a makeover with her impeccable eye for design. I love that Paul referred to the home’s pre-renovation state as “a chic disaster.” Read about the Gothic Italianate masterpiece’s transformation here.
(photography by Paul Costello)
Happy July 4th weekend! I thought we’d kick off the holiday on a colorful note. British Vogue contributing editor Pippa Holt was recently photographed in her new Dublin digs for both The Times and Moda Familia and the result is rather magnificent. The Australian fashion consultant lives in the bright abode with her husband, Conor Roche, a financier and Dublin native, and their two children, Bay and Thomas Balthazar. The 200-year-old Georgian townhouse once belonged to Oscar Wilde’s mother, Lady Jane Wilde, a poet and early advocate for women’s rights. My favorite room may just be the pale blue office which Conor had wallpapered in Pippa’s favorite de Gournay pattern as a surprise when she relocated from London. Chinoiserie presents—a smart man, indeed!
Get Pippa’s traditional-with-a-twist look:
(photography by Tim Eathan Cook and Jane Mcleish-Kelsey)
Tory Burch’s new home collection has launched and I’m loving her quirky take on interiors. The needlepoint pillows are charming to say the least and the lucite ice bucket is calling my name. Spot anything you simply have to have…? Shop the full collection here.