Tag Archives: Bunny Williams

Tablescapes are Not Only for the Dining Room

Mary McDonald Tablescape in Tangerine

I LOVE getting questions from my girlfriends about their houses.

It sends me on a little research project to make sure I give them the perfect, researched advice. It’s nerdy, exhilarating, and fabulous. For me, it’s second only to presents.

And I love presents. Continue reading

Party Alfresco

…before it gets too hot!

Anchor your table with one repeating color. [photo cred: Bloomingdales]

Anchor your table with one repeating color. [photo cred: Bloomingdales]

In Florida, we are on the edge of “sauna weather” where even with the setting sun, we don’t have much of a break from the heat.

So, before it gets unbearable outside, plan an alfresco fête! And, don’t worry if your backyard or patio doesn’t look like something out of a magazine. Those pictures are planned, styled, filtered, and unrealistic. I love what Mrs. Bunny Williams says about not waiting to live well, “Don’t put off enjoying your home and friends. Don’t wait to live well.” Continue reading

An Attractive Couple & Goblet Pleats

 

Master Bedroom

There is nothing quite so beautiful as a glamorous couple.

Seeing the cut of a well-made suit, or the look of a blue and white stripe of a man’s shirt  next to an alluring woman dressed in femininity and confidence is an attractive scene. There’s a chemistry created between the two contrasting powers. It can be electric and seducing. Continue reading

Window Dressing

Notice where Mrs. Bunny Williams hung her drapery; ceiling to floor panels bring your eye up and add a touch of luxury.  ~from Architectural Digest

Notice where Mrs. Bunny Williams hung her drapery; ceiling to floor panels bring your eye up and add a touch of luxury. ~from Architectural Digest

Window metaphors and references are endless.   Our eyes are windows to our souls, God is said to open one when a door closes, and the law of window cleaning claims that “it’s on the other side.”

Despite our love of window analogies, often times the windows in our homes get neglected or poorly dressed.  I have been quite guilty of this, too. Continue reading

Perspective in Design and Life

In design, perspective can create depth. The same is true about life. The depth of a matter cannot be fully appreciated and measured until you see things from different points of view. Continue reading