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Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year.... New Style.....

Happy New Year!
I know I have been M.I.A. for  a while, and I have missed quite a few regular Sunday and Wednesday postings, and I can't help to think if some of the reason is I have been in transition with my home. I have been redoing, and redoing, and redoing. 
As I find myself looking at my changes, I am shying away from all the the fancy, the fru-fru, and "cottage" style.  And as many of my clients, friends, and relatives have been asking "WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?"

Well with a house of all boys-and a man, I find that our home is taking on a very monochromatic color scheme,
with dark greys, black, naturals, and pops of white 
(such as the linens), 
and the very large sectional.
Don't get me wrong I still love antique, and vintage finds, but I am attracted to the "Less is More" philosophy.   
And I still love a gorgeous primitive piece, here and there. 
My inspirational magazines these days are 
Veranda, Elle Decor, & Architectural Digest.

One designer I have admired for a very long time, is Mary McDonald.  She has a beautiful book 
"Allure of Style", 
that you could just sit and read for many hours at a time. 
So I just wanted to share some of my favorite
photos of Mary McDonald's designs. 
Please enjoy I will be back soon!

all photos courtesy Mary McDonald.


AntiqueChase said...

Well, if you are pairing down.. may I have first dibs at your garage sale!!! Your home speaks to me and it says...oh my!!!

NanaDiana said...

I have always like her style. I have some of those actual clippings saved in one of my files. I think her style is classic and understated and beautiful. Good luck on the change- Diana

Anonymous said...

Hi Loretta,
I was just in your space the other day and was wondering what you have planned for the New Year! I can't wait to see what you do. Thank you so much in regards to the huge bolster pillow!! I almost died when I walked in and saw those gorgeous HUGE bolsters! I'm a bit obsessed!
I just did a post about my obsession with your pillows today.
Have a great day.

Cindy said...

There you are! So glad to see you back, i've really missed your posts! Love the photos, especially the second one. I can wait to see your changes... i'm sure they'll be to die for.


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