Decorating The Area At The Foot Of The Bed

Let’s talk the often overlooked detail of the master, guest or kids bedroom- decorating the area at the foot of the bed.

The decorative discovery phase of interior design and decorating makes my heart pound and my head spin.

That’s the beauty of beauty.

I never bore with the process that begins with inspiration and ends with decorative realization.

Attention to detail is the final part of the process, and the final touches and tweaks go with the territory.

You move an accent piece one inch to the left, adjust the corner of a frame, change the position of a throw pillow.


faux fur ottomans

Better Homes & Gardens

Adjustments and placements make all the difference in the space and to the most discriminating eye- yours!

It’s a process full of individual style and taste to get from inspiration, to idea, to search, to gotta have it detail.

The gotta have it details come together to bring imagined ideas to perfected realities.

sitting area at foot of bed

I addressed the subject of  placement in an unexpected and non-traditional place in the blog post Decor Mistake Or Furniture Placement Brilliance?

It is not out of the realm of possibility for the focal point of a space to be the result of the unexpected and non-traditional.

The success of  focal point impact is measured by visual draw.

It’s not the size of the focal point, it’s the decorative impact it delivers.


Summer House Style

The definition of pleasing and comfortable broadens as our design and decor needs change.

Bedrooms are becoming the new all in one space of convenience.

Sitting and work areas are high on the list of requested additions to bedroom design.

When space is limited, consider the area at the foot of the bed as a prime spot for a sitting or work area.

Let’s look at decorating the area at the foot of the bed.

Settee at foot of bed

Seating that doubles as storage is pure genius, a settee adds a dimension of elegance, and a desk or console table pulls decorative double duty.

Working with a queen or king size mattress, consider the width measurement when selecting an option for foot of the bed placement.

A queen mattress measures 60 inches wide and 80 inches long, and a standard king bed measures 76 inches wide and 80 inches long. 

Standard measurements for a loveseat range between 52-71 inches wide, and the width measurements of a settee tend to be comparable.

Another option to consider is a twin sleeper.  

This option may be a better fit for the space and a more practical version of a chaise lounge.  

The Tate twin sleeper with storage ottoman from Ballard Designs measures 58 inches wide.  

foot of bed stools

A loveseat, settee, storage and decorative benches, stools, twin sleeper, or a pair of chairs remain wonderful considerations that will introduce form and function at the foot of the bed in a handsome manner.

foot of bed seating

A desk or vanity paired with a stylish desk, slipper or vanity chair has all the makings of a stunning focal point.

desk at foot of bed

Utilize the area at the foot of the bed to enhance not only the function aspect but also the overall flow of a bedroom.







images: S. B. Long  Interiors – John Gruen Photography, Curbed

My Best of The Best of High Point Market 2013

The May 2013 issue of Home Accents Today features the Best of High Point Market Spring 2013 editon- a home furnishings and decor review of products and highlights from last month’s market.

Home Accents Today

High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world,and the party comes to High Point, North Carolina twice a year. Palpable style, trends, energy and excitement come together to marvel the interior design, home furnishings, and home decor industry.  I thought I would do a little style spotting of my own and share with you a select few of my favorites from the Best of Market Spring 2013 High Point high points.

Bliss Studio Lurgia Collection Cane Nesting Tables

Feather your nest with just the right side kick for an accent chair, sofa, or the area of a space that needs “that” special piece but nothing too large or decoratively overpowering.

Feiss Stateroom Collection Bali Brass Table Lamp

Brass is big in 2013, and the hint of nautical whimsy makes this lamp in season for sure.

Uttermost Chahna Bench

You had my attention at aqua blue, and your keeping it with the dark chocolate and milky white velvet cushioned seat.

Interlude Home Caicos Fan Coral

So silver. so ebony, so chic accent ready to go as a coffee table centerpiece or foyer bureau focal point.

High Point Market


Alden Parkes Reflection Bombe Chest

Elegance paired with a timeless color combination never goes out of style.

Zeugma Handmade Wooden Lantern

Lantern love this!  The handmade wooden lantern exemplifies mater craftsmanship and custom detail to attention.

Worlds Away Jared Navy Lacquer Desk with Gold Leafed Base

Gold leaf and classic navy in a modern marriage of style and function.

Imax Worldwide Home Marisa Graphic Ottomans 

Propped up or sitting pretty, the upholstered Marisa Graphic ottoman comes in  green, purple, grey, and orange- the hot colors of the season.

Eastern Accents Scalamandre Scarf Pillow

The iconic signature classic Zebra pattern from Scalamandre is a design standard.

Do you spot a piece that is perfect for your style?


Havertys Inspiration Sessions

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Havertys Furniture. All opinions are 100% mine.

“A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless.”

~May Sarto

Ah yes, a worn, comfy chair- an excellent metaphor. In this case, worn stands for warmth, inviting, and comfortable- the qualities that make a house a home.  Home furnishings, accessories, and accents play a role in laying the foundation of a warm and inviting home. One of the nicest compliments I ever received was from an overnight guest visiting our home.  What made the biggest impression on him was not how clean the house was or how well the meals tasted, but how comfortable the overall vibe of our home made him feel.  Score one for the “home” team!

Dave the Builder and I go back a long way with Havertys. I distinctly remember selecting Highland House sofas, Lane occasional tables, and a Hooker Pine armoire for our first house. I knew exactly the look I was going for and Havertys had the quality pieces, the customer service, and the styles I wanted. Many pieces down the home furnishings road later, Havertys continues to be an excellent source for  home furnishings. Havertys has a 97% satisfaction rating for the entire experience (from buying to delivery) and 100 locations across 17 states.

leather chair

Personal style tends to evolve over the years as tastes and trends change. Traditional foundation pieces remain a go-to choice for me because the lines and finishes remain timeless.

Football, pizza and poker, and after holiday dinner family game night has got stylish fun written on it in the party-ready room. 

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Bertha Canvas

Leather with nailhead trim highlights the Brunswick Cocktail Ottoman. Twisted legs evoke classic English style.  How very pub perfect!

brunswick ottoman

Havertys offers a vast array of styles and excellent value so that your goal can easily become a reality.  Find a Havertys location near you using the store locator:

Baby Boomers: The Age of Aquarius Aging At Home

Intelligence For Your Life factoids are entertaining and educational tidbits of information on everything from diet to affairs of the heart(physical and emotional).

I was especially interest in a particular segment I heard this week.

Baby boomers are those of us born between 1946 -1964.

It is estimated baby boomers have 40+ trillion dollars to bring to the economic table.

To further educate you on the numbers, Baby Boomer Magazine reports boomers have more discretionary income (wealth) than any other age group.

Boomers control 70% of the total net worth of American households, own 80% of all money in savings and loan associations, and account for 40% of total consumer demand.

Home furnishings and home improvement considerations for aging at home process is on the mind of baby boomers.

John TeshIntelligence For Your Life

Back to the Intelligence For Your Life factoid.

It really grabbed my attention when the subject of boomer style was addressed.

According to the factoid, styles will change to accommodate the tastes of baby boomers.

In regards to fashion:

Expect to see more flats, longer skirts, and stylish scarves for year round wearing.

Scarves are a hot fashion trend with boomers and the reason is fashionably obvious- a scarf covers a multitude of wrinkled sins on aging necks.

Plastic surgery proves a difficult option for the neck area, hence the stylish scarf.

boomer fashionAs I digested this interesting info, I took a quick mental roll call of some famous boomers besides Dave the Builder and yours truly.

Brad Pitt

Denzel Washington

Bill Gates


Good looking bunch, wouldn’t you say?

The boomer generation will not take growing old sitting down, turning down the music or looking nothing but fabulous in the process.

The age of Aquarius is aiming to be the age of active with attitude and agile ability.

Oprah Winfrey

Wolfgang Puck

Jody Foster

Madonna People Magazine

I would be remiss if I did not give thought to the influence and impact baby boomer consumers will have in the interior design and home accessories market.

Construction, kitchen and bath and appliance professionals are paying close attention to the concerns of aging boomers.


grab barBathroom fixtures such as grab bars and faucets offer decorative options, plainly stating the obvious message the new age of aging conveys.

Simply put, Institutional design need not apply for the job.

Every aspect of  home construction is taken into consideration in the aging process.

Aging stylishly is as important as aging gracefully to the boomer generation.

The look is as important as the form and the function.aging at home


We all want to be stay at home boomers.

What I mean by that is we want to be able to live in our own homes that are built, remodeled, or modified to stylishly and comfortably accommodate our concerns and needs as we age.

Decorative interior task lighting, non-slip hardwood flooring, door levers and scaled down furnishings are some of the options being marketed to boomers as the trend dictates.

Kelsey Grammar Dr. Frasier Crane

As boomers scale down to smaller square footage homes, furniture size and placement becomes a factor.

Furniture designers are responding by reducing the length and width of sofas, end tables, and decorative accessories.

Speak loud boomers… they’re listening.



Designer Bathtubs

Designer bathtubs offer a visual focal point for the space while redefining innovative style and function.

Designed with that in mind, the calming effects of the space and fixtures can provide a soothing home spa experience.

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Relaxation will never be guilty of being highly overrated.

The day’s stress belongs to a take me away far exceeding the bubbles of Calgon.

A desired and serene respite can be exclusively limited to the walls and confines of the bath.

soaking-tubBetter Homes & Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens details options available for bathtub types, installation options, and materials to assist in finding the perfect tub.

 Find the Right Type of Tub for You.

spa-bathtubUndermount Installation 

The standard designed clawfoot bathtub continues to be a highly sought after and favored choice.

The vintage traditional style beautifully accents the almost any decor.

Perfectly positioned for comfort, and optimally placed under the window for the homeowners to enjoy beautiful views, the accents, color palette and  vintage inspired fixtures put the pieces of the eased and elegant puzzle together.


Vintage inspiration coupled with modern freestanding design is the aesthetic feature of the clawfoot bathtub.

Beauty and function work together in relaxing harmony.

designer-tubBevolo on Pinterest

From formal tone to casual simplicity, masculine decor or feminine influence, the beauty of a copper bathtub works well into the personality of the space.

Copper does not rust, is naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial, and the patina will only become more beautiful over time.

Kalista copper bathtubKallista by Kohler

bathroom-shutters-12West Country Shutters

This hammered copper double slipper bathtub from Premier Copper Products will instantly become the focal centerpiece of the space through superior design.


Renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola partnered with Agape to design the Pear bathroom collection.


The collection brings modern, sleek, and monochromatic magic to the guest rooms and suites of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Barcelona

Possibly better the second design time around, this Patricia Urquiola designed Vieques Tub for Agape brilliantly exemplifies a contemporary interpretation of a classic style.

An interior white finish coupled with a dark gray exterior finish magnifies modern appeal.

Agape bathtub

The design features of a freestanding bathtub makes it an excellent choice for center of the room placement.


Kohler offers this white oval freestanding tub from their vintage series.

 The rolled rim and durable cast iron construction offer elegant traditional, and the anti-slip finish provides added safety.

silver bathtubHome Bunch

Influenced by marine woods and perfected by innovative design, the Laguna Spa Wood bathtub is a modern and glamorous fixture.

The Laguna Spa wood bathtub offers extraordinary design elements such as a soft sculptural form, glossy wood veneer finish available in Wenge, Walnut, Mahogany, Pearl, Iroko or Oak wood, and a dramatic pebble ring with elaborate overflow prevention technology at the edge of the tub.


Designer bathtubs make a statement while providing a luxury spa experience in the privacy and tranquility of your home.

tiled master bathTraditional Home

Beautifully designed and crafted, a designer tub introduces luxury and style to the at home spa experience.

The look as well as the function serves well as an essential  feature in both the design and  the ability to transform a standard bathroom into a relaxing retreat.


Home Furnishings and Home Decor Accessorizing

The color foundation is laid and now comes the fun part, home furnishings and home décor accessorizing.

The home décor marketplace is on its game with stylish options at every price point.

Manufacturers and retailers have done a great job of offering beautiful furnishings that can be easily found, regardless if the interior design and decorating budget is on a shoestring or the sky’s the limit.

Our existing furniture archives will fill out the spots.

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Dave’s favorite piece of furniture we own is an antique Walnut Scottish chest, and it will stand out against the wall color.

I have an 18″ X 30″ oil painting of a Victorian lady in storage that I can’t wait to retrieve and display.

The painting will complement the color scheme and furnishings beautifully.

There will be plenty of time and room to fill in when this part of the remodel comes to pass.

I am on a constant treasure hunt for a treasures that will look great.

That’s the real fun of all of this!

The Gotta Have It list is growing!

Now for a little housekeeping and the disclosure portion of this post:

As it in life and disclosure policy compliance with FTC rules, honesty is the best policy. This post contains affiliate links. If you click on one of the product links I have an affiliate relationship with and make a purchase from the retailer, I receive a commission from the sale.  To read the disclosure policy in full (fun, fun) please read my disclosure policy.


glidden marshmallow whiteMarshmallow White from Glidden

dana landing by Mohawk

Mohawk  Dana Landing Series in Ice Plant ~ Price available through Mohawk retailers



Carson Carrington Ranglebyn Embroidered 22-inch Throw Pillow

Carson Carrington Ranglebyn Embroidered 22-inch Throw Pillow


Evening Romance Canvas Print by Philip Jensen


Roma Table Lamp

Head West Metro Beaded Wall Mirror - Silver/Champagne

Head West Metro Beaded Wall Mirror – Silver/Champagne

Medium Arch Bright Silver Beveled Glass Contemporary Mirror

Medium Arch Bright Silver Beveled Glass Contemporary Mirror

On the gotta have it or one very similar to it list.


1920s French Three Drawer Dresser

Silver orchid gregory abstract area rug home depot

Silver Orchid Gregory Abstract Area Rug

Luxe Faux Fur Hide 5-Foot 3-Inch x 7-Foot 6-Inch RugThrow in Zebra Black White

Luxe Faux Fur Hide 5-Foot 3-Inch x 7-Foot 6-Inch Rug



The Cows Have Come Home: Cowhide Home Decor Accessories

The cows have come home in a grand and stylish way in regards to cowhide home decor accessories.  The look created by introducing one regal piece of home on the range chic can leave a design impression on even the biggest skeptic.

cowhide chairBrantley Chair

A trip to Dallas, Texas proved my theory correct.  I think it’s safe to say this style may not be for every space and taste, but as long as there is farmhouse chic and home on the range style it is not going to roll the way of the tumbling tumbleweed.

turquoise_chairRustic Interior Design

Uttermost Chahna Wood Bench


Uttermost Chahna Velvet Accent Chair

I first took notice of cowhide furnishings in 2004 while browsing through a Neiman Marcus catalog.

The chair delivered a one-two punch.

The frame was stunning, but the price tag was numbing.  I archived the look in my mental Rolodex, and when I spotted a cowhide chair at auction a few years later it was go time.

I won the bidding battle, but soon lost the design war when a client literally begged me to sell her the chair.


Comfort Pointe Jaxon Arm Chair

How about a pair of these beauties as captain’s dining chairs at the ponderosa, partner?  Did I really just type that?  Yee-haw!


I found this dusty yet affordable cowhide upholstered accent chair at one of my favorite home design haunts, Paul Michael Company in Canton, Texas.

The rich deep fawn and black hide paired with my favorite accent feature, nail heads, make a chair in this style a big contender for office or study use.


Cordia Arm Chair

cowhide rugOverstock

Faux or authentic, cowhide furnishings lend a chic presence to the sleekest and most modern decor.

cowhide-pillowElle Decor

faux cowhide Kathy Kuo Home chair

Kendra Rustic Lodge Faux Cow Hide Velvet Linen Wing Chair

cowhide pillows

If you’ve contemplated this design choice but feared the look would come across as too rustic, practice the rule of less is more.  Go with one piece and place it in an optimum setting.

cow print cotton table lamp

A little trial and error is to be expected, but when it comes together it will be the right balance of town and country chic.


Classic Hollywood Interiors

Movies are not the only thing Hollywood does well.

Some of the most memorable motion pictures in the history of cinema are not simply known for their cast or cinematic content, but for the classic Hollywood interiors of big screen legend.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

It’s probably not intentional, but actually a huge coincidence when a home or a set designer’s interpretation of the home comes to life on a sound stage and takes over as the star of a film.



Pike 1-Light Flush Mount

Updated to today’s style.

Bari 1 Light Contemporary Wall Sconce with Clear Cylinder Glass

Bari 1 Light Contemporary Wall Sconce with Clear Cylinder Glass

When the architectural vision of near perfection captures the viewers attention and commands top billing it doesn’t necessarily speak to the weakness of the movie, but to the strength of the chosen piece of real estate.


Nineteen sixty seven is dear to my heart.

It’s the year I turned five, the year The Beatles introduced the world to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the year one of my favorite movies, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner was released.


I hit the Turner Classic Movies jackpot when I noticed it was on the afternoon viewing schedule.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner holds my attention on three points:

A relevant and positive message.

Three Academy Award winning actors showing why they deserved Academy Awards.

One luxuriously appointed home.

Rathbun 5 Piece Dining Set

Classic Black Bistro Dining Set

wrought-iron-setVintage Wrought-Iron Ivy Terrace Set 

The walk from foyer to terrace for an afternoon of sandwiches and coffee is a walk through interior design distinction.

Attention to detail greets the eye at every twist and turn, wall and window.


The eye is drawn to tasteful accessories and classic design elements in timeless colors, patterns and textures.



Silver Engraved Fancy Floral Decanter Labels Liquor Bottle Label Tag Set 6 Tags

Silver Engraved Fancy Floral Decanter Labels Liquor Bottle Label Tag Set 6 Tags

mid-century-gold-leaf-champagne-sherbetsVintage Libbey Golden Foliage Leaf Cocktail Glasses

Handmade Black Lacquer Mother of Pearl Cabinet

Black Wood Storage Cabinet


Mainholm Traditional Table Lamp

Coffered ceilings, custom built-ins, original artworks, crystal chandeliers, Chinoiserie accents, floor to ceiling windows.


Maria Theresa 12 Light Clear Italian Crystal Chandelier 

These timeless design elements never go out of style.


Next I will be featuring the four star sets from three Nancy Meyer films, The Intern, Something’s Gotta Give, and It’s Complicated.   

wishbone-chairPoly & Bark Weave Chair in Black

The kitchen featured in The Intern is not a set, but actually a real honest to goodness on location kitchen in a brownstone in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn.

So many of the design and decor accessories from The Intern kitchen remain relevant in today’s style preferences.

Open shelving

Steel-blue cabinets

Hardwood floors

Subway tile

Farmhouse sink

the-intern-kitchenMy Domaine

Stunning set design is synonymous with Nancy Meyer’s films.

industrial-pendantHaverhill Pendant


Black Dresser

Carbon Loft Horstmann 29-inch Adjustable Bonded Leather Backed Bar Stool

Carbon Loft Horstmann 29-inch Adjustable Bonded Leather Backed Bar Stool



It is no coincidence the interiors play a major role in Ms. Meyer’s films and become the stuff design and decorating trends are made of.


Marble Mantle with Horseshoe Opening

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Jaslene Media Cabinet

Extra goodies from the dining room decor-

Light Society Thurston 5-light Chandelier

Light Society Thurston 5-light Chandelier

As items sale out, in the style of options become stylish understudies.

SAFAVIEH Benicio Coastal Rattan Dining Chair (Set of 2)

SAFAVIEH Benicio Coastal Rattan Dining Chair (Set of 2)


Two Academy Award winning actors strutting their mad acting skills and one fabulously designed and decorated beach house set in the Hamptons hits all the Hollywood high notes.

Hooked on Houses

Something’s Gotta Give is a four star design winner on every level.

To describe this space as just romantic, peaceful, and elegant doesn’t fit it well.

Hooked on Houses

It’s the perfect, lovely, sexy, and inviting setting for the lady of the manor to discover that in fact her mojo hasn’t left the building, and for the viewer to glean a few ideas of their own in both the love and decor departments.

Furniture of America Kova Traditional Cherry 60-inch Dining Table

Furniture of America Kova Traditional Cherry 60-inch Dining Table


White Ironstone Serving Bowl


This discussion could go on and on.

SAFAVIEH-Handmade-Flatweave-Montauk-Salinda-Casual-Cotton-Rug (1)

Handmade Flatweave Montauk Salinda Casual Cotton Rug


Oly Studio Hanna Chair

These examples are only two of many that come to mind.

somethings-gotta-give-bedroomBetween Naps on the Porch via Pinterest

Italian Center Table

Italian Center Table

beach-stonesGrey Beach Stones

square-glass-jarWebstaurant Store

swim-ladySwim Party – Kenton Nelson

Love this in the style of print.

Beach Beauty I Canvas Art Print

Beach Beauty I Canvas Art Print

wood bankers chair

 Bankers Chair

Is it me or is the common design denominator in these homes a neutral color palette?

That’s the point- classic works.

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Some people think it is too safe- a boring option hinting at a lack of decorating imagination.

It’s not that it is safe or boring, but that it is a great choice of classic color scheme to build your design and decor upon.

This point is evident throughout the interiors and exteriors in the film It’s Complicated.


french-kitchen-tableFrench Kitchen Island

breakfast-nook-lightBreakfast Nook Light

Nadeau 1-Light Single Cone Pendant

 Single Cone Pendant

Now comes the disclosure portion of this post.

Disclosure: As it in life and disclosure policy compliance with FTC rules, honesty is the best policy. This post contains affiliate links. If you click on one of the product links and make a purchase from the retailer, I receive a commission from the sale. To read the entire policy in full (fun, fun) please read my disclosure page.


ruffled baker

Ruffled Baker

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Silver Meat Dome


Natural Cordless Light Filtering UV Protection Bamboo Manual Roll-Up Shade

Rohan 6 light Matte Black and Brass Pendant - Matte Black and Brass

Rohan 6 light Matte Black and Brass Pendant – Matte Black and Brass

Shannon Solid Oak Dining Table

Shannon Solid Oak Dining Table

design-ideas-its-complicatedElle Decor

Casual Tier Console Table

dresser-design-ideas-its-complicatedElle Decor

Mission Alder Nine Drawer Tall Dresser

Mission Alder Nine Drawer Tall Dresser 

oval-drawer-pull Antique English Drawer Pull

Gold Curved Arch Wall Mirror


Andrey Desk

Andrey Desk

Please allow me to take a little decorating liberty with the choice of table lamps, but I love the Andrea Tuscan Cream 32-inch Table Lamp X 2.

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Andrea Tuscan Cream 32-inch Table Lamp

French Louis XV Style Needlepoint Upholstered Arm Chair

French Louis XV Style Needlepoint Upholstered Arm Chair

Lidded Kooboo Rattan Basket

Lidded Kooboo Rattan Basket

Bakery Goods

bistro_barstoolPorthos Home Zoya Bar Stools Set of 2, Elm Wood Frame, Rattan Seat

Decorative Round Rattan Basket Gray - Threshold™ designed with Studio McGee

Of all the spectacular accents, details and accessories in the home of It’s Complicated, do you know what captured my attention the most?

black-window-framesAtlanta Homes & Lifestyles

The fantastic windows- absolutely stunning!

Black accents set it off with a vengeance.

The reviews are in, and I give it two thumbs up.


Grand elements of master interior design and period decor makes the Technicolor master suite of Scarlett and Rhett from Gone With The Wind difficult to forget.

Hooked on Houses


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Ornate English Mirror, Gold Leaf


Another spectacular vision of regal and grand set decor by Hollywood standards is elegantly evident in another Vivien Leigh classic, That Hamilton Woman.


sanctuary-tufted-bed-hooker-furnitureSanctuary Upholstered Bed


The wedding reception scenes in The Hangover bring class to a long on funny, short on class premise.

The outdoor space is gorgeously appointed in a star of the show black and white palette.


Mansfield 1 Light Black Outdoor Pendant Lantern

sunbrella-grommetCoastal Stripe Outdoor Panel by Havenside Home

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Antibes Set of 2 Wicker Club Chair with Cushions - Christopher Knight Home

Antibes Set of 2 Wicker Club Chair with Cushions – Christopher Knight Home

large-paper-lantern-beige-24-1-bBamboo Ribbed Paper Lanterns


Barton Cottage in Sense and Sensibility, the period drama film based on Jane Austen’s 1811 novel of the same name, remains one of my favorite movie houses.

It possesses a quaint English charm suited to the period piece and period pieces featured in the film.

Hooked on Houses

Walnut Gateleg Drop Leaf Table w. Drake Carved Feet


English Landscape Oil Painting

bosfla_1Covington Fabric

Grindley English Country Inns Staffordshire Creamer & Sugar Pot Bowl with Lid

Grindley English Country Inns Staffordshire Creamer & Sugar Pot Bowl with Lid

vintage ironstone vegetable bowl brown English

Vintage Ironstone Brown Transferware Tureen from T&R Boote


Antique Mahogany Barley Twist Drop Leaf Table

staffordshire-sheep-figurineRuby Lane

Gonzalez Solid Wood Windsor Back Arm Chair

Andrews Windsor Back Dining Chairs- Set of 4

Tinseltown Trivia Time!


Fresh Olive Branch Wreath

'Dressed in White II' by Stefano Cairoli Framed Painting Print on Canvas ‘Dressed in White II’ by Stefano Cairoli Framed Painting Print on Canvas

What movie inspires this look?

Safavieh Lighting Zoey Double Gourd White Table Lamp Set

Safavieh Lighting Zoey Double Gourd White Table Lamp Set

Clarke 3 Drawer Console Table

Clarke 3 Drawer Console Table


Set decorator Susan Bode Tyson wonderfully re-created Julia Child’s kitchen for the film Julie & Julia, a film contrasting the early years of Julia Child’s life culinary career with Julie Powell, the New York blogger who deliciously mastered the culinary detail of cooking all 524 recipes printed in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking cookbook, one recipe per day for one year.

Country Living

That’s 365 days of bon appétit blogging goodness.

willow_blue_composite_xWillow-Blue Plate by Johnson Brothers
Richmond Stemware by Rogaska
Westchester Stainless by Towle


Julia Child’s Kitchen – Smithsonian

Modern lighting option in the style of the original in Julia Child’s actual kitchen.

Matte-White+Gold-Curved-Bowl-Metal-Shade-1-Light-Wall-Sconce (1)

Richmond Matte White+Gold Curved Bowl Metal Shade 1-Light Wall Sconce

Close option to the Smithsonian replica of Julia Child’s kitchen.


Chiswick Wall Lamp

This French Mid-Century Modern design glass Diabolo shaded brass sconces lamps option with the ooh la la factor present and accounted for.


maple butcher block

Antique Maple Butcher’s Block Table

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19th-C. English Copper Pans, S/7


KitchenAid® Artisan Stand Mixer in Cobalt Blue

If a stove, oven, and pegboard could talk!


Classic Hollywood interiors of set and on location design and decor star in an award-winning role in our favorite films.

Love your style!