I’m not sure what the weather is doing outside your window today but in typical spring fashion, March is being fickle. Mother Nature can’t quite let go of the frost just yet, but she teases with sunny days that make me long for flip flops and tank tops.
Spring will be here before we know it and right on its heels will be summer with its heat and humidity. Spring is a great time to consider installing ceiling fans in your home or place of business. Already have ceiling fans? Take a closer look and ask yourself — is the style outdated? Is the fan as energy efficient as it could be? Would it be more functional with a light kit? Is it just plain ugly?Read More
I have a longstanding love affair with barns. I grew up in the south where we had a big old barn that was better than any playhouse my parents could have built us. My sisters and I spent countless hours there holding club meetings amongst the hay bales and watching barn swallows tend their nests in the eaves. On a rainy day, there was nothing better than a picnic lunch in the hayloft listening to the rain patter on the tin roof.Read More
If you’re a follower of design blogs, you’ve probably kept up with the chatter on this year’s design trends. From the crowning of Radiant Orchid as the color of the year to the trend of mixing metals, fabrics, and colors in a space, this year seems to be about choosing pieces you love and worrying less about making everything match!
One trend we’ve spotted are metallic accessories popping up everywhere from wardrobes to appliances to furniture. Copper in particular seems to be making quite a comeback and, as one of the oldest materials known to man, is still sought after for its timeless beauty.Read More
As the owner of the wildly successful LuLu’s Sunset Grill, Lucy Buffett — an exceptional cook, thoughtful philanthropist, savvy business woman, and Crazy Sista to Jimmy – turned her sights on creating a new establishment that offers a twist on typical Gulf Coast cuisine. The rustic yet refined Lucy B Goode Coastal Café, which overlooks Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores, Alabama, opened last August to rave reviews.Read More
I’m not sure if it’s the chilly weather or if I’m deep into the winter doldrums, but I’ve been dreaming about warm, sunny beaches and colorful, tropical fruit drinks. Just when I was looking for something to shake me out of my languor, I received these stunning photos from Baraka Point Estate! Located on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, this luxury hideaway features copper-peaked pavilions, opulent ocean-view suites, and coral stone terraces that offer a front-row seat to sunset.Read More
Of all the wedding details that a bride and groom must consider, the first question that comes after when is where. Will the ceremony be indoors or out? Small and intimate? Or large enough for plenty of friends and family to celebrate? The answer to Barry’s question of where was right outside the back door of his country home in Woodstock, New York. Barry works in the city but enjoys weekends in the Catskill Mountains and he knew this was the perfect venue to say I do. Barry decided to remodel his working barn with new windows, ceiling fans, and classic, American made barn style lighting to brighten up his space.Read More