May 19, 2014

Boathouse Turned into Chic Nautical Man Cave

Architectural Digest featured White House decorator Michael S. Smith's work who was tapped to turn this former boathouse into an guest house doubling as man cave at Lake Geneva. The boathouse sits in front of the main house, so the owner wanted to turn this into something fun for her husband and his friends and desired a pre-war yacht feel. The owner and Smith studied design elements of various boats from the 20's and 30's. There is lots of dark wood millwork,  beautiful blue and white fabrics with mixed patterns and nautical accents throughout with the porthole type lights and mirrors, nautical flag chair covers and more.

May 15, 2014

Coral Ikat Goodness in Palm Beach

House Beautiful featured the beautiful work of interior designer, T. Keller Donovan who gives us a fun, coral ikat explosion in this preppy Palm Beach apartment. So many feminine touches are seen throughout, from the ribbon and bow flourishes on the chairs and headboard, feminine valances to the floral prints and skirted furniture. The owner, Kay Gilman was the first female sportswriter for the NY Daily News and has downsized from her NYC apartment to a one bedroom condo in Palm Beach Towers. Pops of color are shown throughout with lots of Quadrille's Island Ikat giving the space the feel of "a tropical cabana." Something interesting I saw was her use of trays under coffee tables act as catchalls for magazines, books, etc. 

May 3, 2014

Mad Hatter

Since today is Derby Day, and all sights are on the fashionable hats and the horse race I wanted to feature a fun post of stylish ways to display your hats, though ost of these are more casual straw hats.

Assorted straw hats as decor around accent table Brabourne Farm

India Hicks Bahamian home with hats displayed above the walkway from Houzz

Gorgeous equine themed mudroom displays assorted hats inclusing riding hats Windsor Smith Home

A veritical strategic alignment of hats at the entryway Happy Roost

Assorted colored and shaped hats above vanity Hats Fashion

Assorted straw hats hang high in the rafters above the door My Sweet Savannah

Coastal chic guest bedroom displays hats above the bed Shelterness

Walk in closet displays a few hats as decor Shelterness

Colorful entry way display completed with framed bathing suits, beach essentials including all of their hats Better Homes & Garden
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