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Monday Mantra

Strong But Sweet

You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.  ~ Christopher Robin

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Color

Summer Blues and Greens

Balearic Islands

@brightbazaar

Is it our imagination or is there just so much blue and green on Instagram these days?

Montecito home

@markdsikes

California-based designer Mark Sikes is certainly inspired by this palette, the perfect combination of green grass and blue sky…

limes on a vintage blue table

@hannahwilkinsonstylist

as is British stylist Hannah Wilkinson.

beds of blue hydrangeas in Nantucket

@mackenziehoran

Newlywed Mackenzie Horan‘s feed is full of Nantucket blues and greens…

Navy and Laurel wallpaper for Hygge West

@tiltonfenwick

while the new wallpapers from the talented duo, Suysel and Anne, at Tilton Fenwick for Hygge & West beautifully capture these summery hues.

outdoor tablesetting with blues and greens

@serena_fresson

Last but not least, we could not resist this gorgeous table setting by Serena Fresson and love how she used basil as the perfect touch of green to complement the blues.  Can you believe summer’s halfway over?

isle / room / limes / hydrangeas / wallpaper / table setting

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Mantra

Monday Mantra

London Doorway

Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.  ~ Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead

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Giveaway

Giveaway: The Art of Elegance

Marshall and The Twins

Last month, we headed down to the Greenwich Design District – Day of Design to meet interior designer Marshall Watson and were so enchanted with his stories, we had to get his book.  In The Art of Elegance, Marshall shares his finest work, from a family compound in Sweden to a refined Gramercy Park apartment and a cozy Newport Beach cottage.

Palm Beach Living Room

St. Louis Dining Room

Cultivating the art of elegance is no easy task but Marshall certainly has this art down to a tee.  Known for his meticulously researched, European inspired style, he combines texture, detail, and simple luxuries to create homes that are as unique as their owners.

St. Louis Sun Room

There are so many words we could use to describe Marshall’s work – livable, peaceful, warm, light – and of course, elegant.  And the same could be said about the designer behind the beautiful images in this book.

California Living Room

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Diane’s birthday than to give away a signed copy of The Art of Elegance.  To enter, just leave a comment below, like today’s post on Instagram or Facebook or send us an email at TheBuzz.Giveaway@gmail.com with “The Art of Elegance” in the subject line.  You have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 22, 2018 to enter and we’ll announce the winner on Monday.  Good luck!

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Monday Mantra

Monday Mantra

Fabulous Fleurs

The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.  ~ W.B. Yeats

P.S.  Who knew some paper, paint and wire could create such beauties?  So realistic, they fool the eye!

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Monday Mantra

Monday Mantra

Lovely Landscape

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.  ~ Marcel Proust

We’re off to Atlanta to discover new stems and will make sure we view them with new eyes!  Follow our stories on Instagram to see what we’re up to and we’ll see you next week.

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Monday Mantra

Monday Mood

Chelsea in Bloom

You want love?  Be love.  You want light?  Be light.  ~ Cleo Wade

P.S.  Cleo’s new book, Heart Talk, is a true gem and should be on everyone’s summer reading list!

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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home on Nantucket

Blue and White Entry

Blue and White Entry

It goes without saying that we looooove the beach and we’d pretty much live anywhere (a shack or hut will do!) as long as there was a water view and sand to sink our toes in.  And we’d be even more delighted if this house happened to be on Nantucket and designed by Markham Roberts!

Botanical Beauty

Botanical Beauty

Kitchen Oasis

Kitchen Oasis

While the rough shores of this Massachusetts island are known more for their dunes and grasses, a garden of flowering blooms is brought indoors with the prevalent use of botanical fabrics and artwork.

Floral Fun

Floral Fun

Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty

Don’t let the wood walls and chalky painted finishes fool you – this house was newly built by the owner after she realized that the older home she purchased was not perfect.  To get that lived-in look, she delivered a lifetime of belongings complemented by fabulous auction finds into Roberts’ eager hands and together they created a warm and welcoming home.

Marsh Bound

Marsh Bound

Needless to say, our inspiration board is now covered with images from this project in hopes that some day we’ll have a home on the beach to call our own!

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