Entries in Lonny (3)


a whitewashed dream house

The super cold weather I wished for over Christmas is finally here and I couldn't be happier!  Is it just me or does winter weather make you want to paint everything in your house white and layer with tons of texture?  This weekend house on the North Fork of Long Island, which was recently featured in Lonny, is a great example of that exact aesthetic - all that magical natural light makes it feel like there's a pile of snow outside those windows, doesn't it?  Creamy white walls, floors and cabinetry are lovely backdrops for beautiful antiques mixed in with modern touches and even though I'm not one to normally gravitate toward overly soft or feminine spaces, the English fabrics and upholstery from Cowtan and Tart throughout the house make my heart skip a beat! I can't think of a better way to kick off the start of a short week than with some gorgeous country house eye candy:

Despite having littles, the entire house is chic and elegant and cozy, all at the same time.  I love the double sofas paired with that tufted blue leather ottoman and that antique hutch adds so much warmth and interest to all the white:

A pop of blue on the stairs is just enough color to keep the entryway from looking washed out:

The soft sage green mantle and the fabulous curtain panels make this feel more like an English cottage:

A campaign-style desk and a closer shot of those fabulous curtains:

You know I love me some all-white kitchens but my favorite part of this one is the wall of windows above the sink - such a tiny detail that makes a small kitchen seem even bigger:

Open shelving, a single antique brass sconce and to-the-ceiling subway tile are so, so charming:

Love the mix of furnishings in the dining area:

Pretty little niche in the corner of the dining room; the antique console adds so much depth, not to mention added storage:

A great example of how less can really be more in this bathroom; the wallpaper and woodwork is simple, but stunning, in its simplicity:

A bright and airy kid's room:

And an equally lovely master bedroom...the pale green tufted linen headboard and chinoiserie Roman blinds are a little nod to the lovely gardens right outside the window:

To read more about this home, check out the article on Lonny here.


attic inspiration: tamara kaye honey

We've been dragging our heels about finishing our upstairs bonus room for a while now, but after seeing LA-based interior designer Tamara Kaye Honey's STUNNING attic-turned-master bath remodel in the latest issue of Lonny, I've got stars in my eyes and major motivation to get my butt in gear!

Beautiful brass accents and warm wood pieces look absolutely amazing against crisp white floors and paneled walls, and the oversize Sputnik-style chandelier and campaign-style vanity are sheer perfection.  I love how most of the space is dedicated to the bath, rather than the bedroom itself, and, with all that natural light and cleverly planned use of all the nooks and dormers, there is a major cozy factor here that usually is hard to come by with a bathroom of this size. 

How AMAZING are those brass fixtures??

Placing the shower in the dormer is such a dramatic touch, not to mention a great use of the space.  And those unlacquered brass fixtures are simply divine.  I would NEVER EVER come out of this room, if this were mine:

Here are my picks for getting a similar look:

A fabulous, oversize Sputnik-style chandelier (this one is super affordable!):

A wood and rope chair like this one would add a ton of texture and warmth to an all-white space:

Bamboo pulls in brass, of course:

A big, fluffy sheepskin rug is a must:

A campaign-style dresser like this one would certainly fit in a space this big and be perfect for storing fluffy towels and displaying perfume and jewelry:

And speaking of fluffly white towels, this set from Target is chic, affordable and the texture adds so much interest:

Happy Thursday!



an oldie but goodie

Sometimes, the absence of color can be just as dramatic and elegant, especially when mixed with texture, soft linens, bold black accents and interesting antiques and artwork.  This Connecticut weekend retreat, designed by Lisa Sherry is a fabulous example and it's been in my inspiration folder since it first debuted in Lonny last year.  It can sometimes be tricky making vaulted or two-story ceilings feel comfy and cozy, but with a creamy color palette, oversize furnishings and a great mix of antique pieces, this home is as chic as it is welcoming! 

There is so much to love in this entryway, from the vaulted ceilings and gallery wall mixed with art and mirrors to the antique table, pair of brass porthole mirrors, turned wood floor lamp, layered rugs and Windsor bench - such an open, airy and inviting spot to welcome guests:

A stacked stone fireplace is a beautiful, rustic compliment to a pair of linen sofas and a tufted ottoman, all of which is killing it in the living room:

Bright white kitchen - another fabulous example of why all-white kitchens will never go out of style:

Be still my heart, black distressed Windsor chairs and round antique dining table:

Love the oversize vintage map, a great way to maximize vaulted walls without being too over the top:

Built-in shelving and an oversize chalkboard are as chic as they are utilitarian in a child's space:

Tufted arm chairs and billowy curtain panels create softness and fullness in the master bedroom, providing an ethereal spot to read and sip a cup of tea - so cozy!

More built-in bunks and book shelves:

Here are my picks for getting the look:

Washed wood floor lamp / Vintage framed map / Console table / Sunburst mirror /

Seagrass cube / la Fiorentina pillow / Tufted chair / Topiary / Windsor bench