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Monday Mantra

Monday Mantra

East Village Apartment

May your walls know joy; may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.  ~ Mary Anne Radmacher


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Summertime and the living was easy….  rosé flowed like a river to the sea and our lives were filled with songs that made us feel good.  Now that we’re past Labor Day, it may be time to say farewell to our beloved cocktail fare and roséwave playlist.  But we’re not waving goodbye to rosé-colored Instagram posts just yet so here are some of our favorites!






P.S.  We’re heading off to Grand Cayman for work (yes, work!) so we’ll see you in our Instagram stories.


Monday Mantra

Monday Mantra

Time to Bloom!

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.  ~ Anais Nin

Happy Labor Day!


Monday Mantra

Monday Mantra

Purple Petals

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.  ~ E.E. Cummings

P.S.  We’re sending our third boy off to college this week so we’re taking a little time off…  See you in September and on Instagram, of course!


Monday Mantra

Monday Mantra

Strong But Sweet

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



Summer Blues and Greens

Balearic Islands


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

Montecito home


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


as is British stylist Hannah Wilkinson.

beds of blue hydrangeas in Nantucket


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

Navy and Laurel wallpaper for Hygge West


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


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



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 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!