Cameron Kimber’s Australian Country Home

The January issue of House & Garden featured a home I’ve been longing to peek inside. The stunning country house of Australian interior designer Cameron Kimber was first revealed to me on instagram and I was so thrilled to see a full tour. The traditional retreat, which is located in New South Wales, reflects the designer’s love of the English country house style. I can’t get enough of the chintz curtains in the bedrooms, and how good are the “fern stripe” headboards and ruffled bedskirts in the guest room?!  Below, explore more of the chic space. READ POST

Lyford Cay Club by Tom Scheerer

I’ve long admired the interiors of the Lyford Cay Club, but haven’t written about it until now. My in-laws got me interior designer Tom Scheerer’s gorgeous book for my birthday last year and it reminded me of my fondness for the island getaway. Located on a 1,000 acre estate in The Bahamas, the club is Member’s Only so unfortunately, I won’t be staying anytime soon. We can admire Scheerer’s design from afar though—the palm tree murals above are a favorite touch. Below, explore more of the exclusive resort and find my suggestions on how you can get the look in your own home. READ POST

Jackie Kennedy in India and Pakistan

This year I want to do more posts about historical events, inspirations, and design—I hope that’s okay with all of you! I leave for India in 25 days (but who’s counting?) so naturally, it’s been on my mind. In 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy embarked on a goodwill tour of India and Pakistan (as depicted in this darling book). Accompanying her was her equally chic sister, Princess Lee Radziwill of Poland (remember her Paris apartment?). Their India itinerary included stops in New Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Benares, Udaipur, and Jaipur. I especially love the images from New Delhi of Jackie feeding a baby elephant named Urvashi. While in Jaipur, Jackie and Lee also rode an elephant (this one was named Bibia) around the courtyard of the Amber Palace. While in Udaipur, they took a picturesque boat ride on Lake Pichola. My friend Jane and I will be visiting Jaipur and Udaipur (have you ever been to Rajasthan? I’d love to hear your tips!) and I can’t wait to follow in Jackie and Lee’s footsteps! Below, explore more images of the First Lady’s magical trip. READ POST