Journal

Feeling Festive with Orange

December 07

This Christmas, I’m decorating with orange, and not just the color but the actual fruit! I love the way the citrus pairs with the fragrant evergreen Christmas tree and rich red cranberries. You can dehydrate oranges using this recipe here. String your dry orange slices as a garland around your tree. You can also use the thin slices to decorate your front door wreath. Add a traditional red bow or have some fun with a turquoise ribbon.

Click here to enjoy these photos on my Christmas Pinterest board!

 

 

Cheers!

xx LL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rooms with a View 2018

November 05

I participated in Rooms with a View at Southport Congregational Church this year. The theme was “We Gather Together” so I wanted to a create a space where I would personally like to gather. As the season changes and the weather turns a little cooler, I imagine myself in a sunroom surrounded by warmth and the outdoors. I tented the ceiling to give the space a cabana like feel and covered the walls and furniture in a floral Peter Fasano print. I added a calamondin tree and stag horn fern to the space because both plants belong indoors this time of year in Connecticut. The blue and white ginger jars and antique chinoiserie mirror add an Asian element to the space while the camel side table feels more Middle Eastern (and an animal you may see outside a tent in the desert). The layers and prints add interest to the space so that you may sit down and stay a while.

I hope you were able to visit this year, and if not, please try to go for the 25th Anniversary next year!

xx LL

Thank you to all of the vendors that made my space possible, I could not have done it with you!

Bunny Williams Home– chaise lounge

Kostas Upholstery– all upholstery and tented ceiling

Circa Lighting– floor lamp and bell jar lantern

Antique and Artisan Gallery– mirror, chair, side table, and blue and white accessories

Lydia Marie Elizabeth– watercolor rendering of space

House Beautiful (July/August 2018)

July 09

I am thrilled to announce the Palm Beach pool house I designed is in the July/August 2018 House Beautiful. I moved to NYC eight years ago July 9 so to see my work published in a national magazine exactly eight years later is truly an honor.  I hope you will pick up your own copy of House Beautiful and enjoy this project as much as I do!

xx LL

Monday Mood: Navy and Black

April 23

Sometimes, I feel like the colors navy and white can feel a little too sweet and nautical at times. However, throw the color black into your mix and you have a nautical vibe with a little edge. I love the combination!

basket / placemat / pillow / pitcher / chair / art

xx LL

Weekly Inspiration: Pattern, Texture and Classic Style

March 06

 

A few of my favorite Pinterest finds to set the tone for my weekly inspiration.

xx LL