Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Equestrian Decor

When I think of the word equestrian I think of horses of course, but my mind drifts off to thoughts of equestrian decor which I love despite never having been on a horse (well maybe once...)

I think of gorgeous boots, tweed, plaid, tartan, deep deep reds and greens, velvet couches, belts & buckles, Ralph Lauren, black lamp shades, mahogany...all of the things I love.

I hope you enjoy some of my favorite equestrian decorating styles.

This is so simple and elegant yet makes quite a statement.

The horseshoe detail is wonderful and the tiny dresser has my heart.

Fabulous Chesterfield

I would never leave this kitchen.

Really?  The floors and the bell jar lighting are spectacular.

A bit of whimsy with these confident gentleman andirons...


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Happy Birthday

Birthday celebration for my oldest son was pretty wonderful.  He loves fall and loves all the wonderful food that comes with it.  He is a lover of anything pumpkin so I decided to make a dinner that revolved around all of those flavors.

I discovered a recipe for pumpkin quiche with gorgonzola & caramelized onion---perfect!

Then as the day went on and I was anticipating serving this hopefully wonderful meal...I walked around the house and pulled together a tablescape that even I fell in love with!!!

Roasted pumpkin gorgonzola caramalized onion quiche

I served this with boneless pork ribs that cooked in the crock pot for 9 hours (I embelished store bought bbq sauce with no sugar added apple sauce, lots of cinnamon, dash of allspice, a hefty splash of no sugar added cranberry juice, sliced apples and vidalia onions).  I also made a salad with mixed greens, sliced pears, almonds, goat cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette.

Our dinner was lovely & shared with family and a special girlfriend of the guest or honor.
Happy Birthday Austin.


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Sunday, February 16, 2014

It Started With A Green Couch

We have now moved onto Mr. L street's home office.  We found this amazing couch that could not be more perfect for this space.  It has an added bonus of being a sleeper so we now have another instant guest room if the other is being used.

His entire office is Stickley furniture as is our master bedroom and the office is connected to the master so it has a very nice flow.  I will do a full post on his office once we have completed it.   This couch is the perfect color, perfect straight lines that match his furniture and I am in love with the upholstery tacks.  We just ordered a coffee table from Stickley that will take 8-12 weeks to come in!  Yikes-I am so impatient, I want it now, now, now.  Now we are on the hunt for the perfect rug.  Window treatments will be done soon!  I just love it when rooms come together, it was this couch that got the wheels rolling.

So we needed to improvise an end table and this is what we came up with.

I absolutely love it and we actually think we will keep it.  He owns a gazillion books so this is just perfect.  The look we are going for is masculine, old study, layered with books, collectables, and fairly dark.  It is so fun to create another room.

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Hope you are having a lovely day.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Home Office

I don't think I could ask for a more beautiful home office...

Just a few last touches (art work, glass atop the desk, roman shades made of material with a french design) and she is done.  It has been a labor of love transforming this once very dark room into my very own boutique like home office!

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