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Home Sweet Home in Bedford, NY

Lovely Living Room

What’s the best cure for a snowstorm on the first day of spring?  A 1860’s farmhouse infused with pale pinks, blues, celadons and corals decorated by Brittany Bromley and shot by our friend, Jane Beiles.

Pretty Parlor

Sit A While

Everything about this home is fresh and springlike, from Sandberg‘s pastel tree wallpaper in the parlor and dining room to the Robert Kime floral fabric on the armchairs in the living room and the Lars Bolander light fixtures in the kitchen.  Large windows throughout the house let the light in and the bright spaces glow with warmth.

Lux Lighting

Beautiful Bedroom

The beautiful palette flows from room to room creating a sense of calm, casual elegance – a perfect retreat from the couple’s busy city life.

Gorgeous Garden

And let’s not forget the garden where a trestle pedestal table and chairs sit among the flowerbeds in the sunken garden.  At some point the snow will melt and we’ll be seeing signs of spring…




Home: The Way We Live Now

When you’re the editor of The New York Times Home section, you get to see a lot of homes…  From small apartments and studios that make creative use of compact spaces to cottages and cabins that connect with their often remote surroundings, and everything in between.  So it makes complete sense that these editors would come together and create a book chock full of beautiful photographs and compelling stories from the newspaper’s vast home-design archive.

Photograph by Jane Beiles

Photograph by Tony Cenicola

Edited by Noel Millea and published by Rizzoli New York, this gorgeous tome offers a look at how today’s homeowners make the most of their living spaces and do it with style.  Unique and inviting, these homes are exemplary studies of living at its most seductive and creative… And each one is appealing in its own way.

Photograph by Bruce Buck

Portraits and interiors of Debra Heighten and Clay Caudy at their vacation home, designed by Rain Houser of Pearson Design Group, located at 2520 Trader Road, Jackson, WY 83001

Photograph by Trevor Tondro

As huge fans of the NYT Home section, we were thrilled when our talented friend Jane Beiles (one of the photographers featured in this book) reached out to us and offered it up as a giveaway.  Better yet, she will inscribe it for the lucky winner!

June 19, 2014. Home of Phil and Lucy Suarez on Fire Island, Fair Harbor, NY. The home was designed by the architect, Richard Meier

Photography by Trevor Tondro

So if you’d like to enter the giveaway, leave a comment below, like today’s post on Instagram or Facebook or email us at with “Home: The Way We Live Now” in the subject line.  You have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 15, 2017 to enter and we’ll announce the winner on Monday.  Good luck!

Note: Photographs may not be reproduced in any way without written permission from the publisher.  For information, please contact Pam Sommers at 212-387-3465 or

Flower Power

Happy Fall (Flowers)!

Be So Brave Bouquet

People say pictures are worth a thousand words so we finally decided to book our favorite photographer, Jane Beiles, to shoot lifestyle images of our Fall 2017 collection.  The house we scouted belongs to the wonderful artist and founder of Jack and Lulu, Julie Bowers Murphy, who was kind enough to let us take it over for a day.

The Highlands Bouquet

Before the shoot we had spent some time in the house deciding which spaces would work for our new designs.  Since the collection was called Alpine Attitude (where rustic earthy elements mix with modern flair) we wanted to incorporate Julie’s whimsical, yet contemporary, taste as much as possible.  Thank goodness she had so many decorative items to play with and her paintings made a wonderful backdrop!

In Full Bloom Bouquet

Miramonti Bouquet

Needless to say, Jane is a total pro and knew exactly how to make our flowers come alive.  Not to mention Pretzel, Julie’s adorable pup, who decided he wanted to be part of the action.

Little Nell Bouquet

Chalet Chic Bouquet

We love how the pictures turned out and we hope you do, too…  Here’s to a happy fall season full of beauty and of course, flowers!



Monday Mood

It’s Monday – what mood are you in?

Susan Glick Interiors

Susan Glick Interiors


Pronunciation: /rəˈn(y)o͞o’d/

Revived…  After seven years of version 1.0 of our online store, we’re launching version 2.0 – new logo, new fonts, new colors, new everything!  Visit Diane James Home and let us know what you think…


The Latest Buzz

A-Lister James Schettino Architects

Living Room

Living Room

athome in Fairfield County just announced the A-List Awards finalists and we were so excited to find out that one of the projects we worked on in Greenwich is nominated!  You can’t go wrong when you hire some of the best local talent our area has to offer and this home is proof of that.  The architectural details are the brilliant work of James Schetinno Architects and the refined yet crisp and clean interiors are by Lynn Morgan Design.  And you know who created the floral designs…

Dining Room

Dining Room

The primarily blue and white palette is carried throughout the home with splashes of color here and there.  Every room exudes a sense of comfort and calm and we love all the coffered ceilings and elegant millwork.



Having won last year in the Traditional Architecture Less than 7,000 square feet category, the father (James) and son (Jim) team of James Schettino Architects are poised to do it again this year and we’ll be cheering them on in September.



Dressing Room

Dressing Room



For more information on the A-List Awards, click here!

P.S.  A big thanks to Jane Beiles for shooting the project so beautifully and sharing some of her pictures with us.

Photo: living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, dressing room and chair


Divine Design: Kerry Hanson

Colorful Kitchen

If you browse through Kerry Hanson’s online portfolio, you can’t help but be enchanted by her light touch and refreshing palette, then fall for her youthful yet elegant aesthetic.

Bright and Beautiful

We first discovered Kerry’s work in the pages of a local magazine – her own home was profiled in an article written by our next door neighbor, Judy Ostrow, and photographed by the super talented Stacy Bass.

Bedroom Blues

Pantry Perfection

We love Kerry’s bold patterns and tailored touches and the fact that each one of her rooms has personality.  From a bright and colorful kitchen to a more refined dining room that mixes the old with the new, Kerry’s interiors are warm and welcoming.  Perhaps that’s because she learned her craft in sunny California at U.C. Berkeley and with Edward Lobrano.

Dining Delight

With four girls of her own, Kerry knows how to decorate for a busy family and create cozy spaces for quiet downtime.  And who wouldn’t want to sleep like a princess in her charming girls’ rooms?

A Princess’ Pad

Now, if only we could channel some of Kerry’s talent and get our own decorating done!

Photos 1, 2, 4 and 5 by Jane Beiles and 3 and 6 by Stacy Bass via Kerry Hanson Design


The Latest Buzz

See Jane Snap…

Stephanie and Mimi Horton / Horton Design Associates

a pretty picture, that is!  For some of you who read our local favorites like AtHome, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, New England Home and Serendipity, you’ve probably seen Jane’s work and, like us, had to just sit and admire it for a while.  Or perhaps, you may remember the pictures she took of Pimlico over the holidays which we profiled here…  In any event, if you don’t know Jane Beiles (pronounced BAY-liss), you should!

Rajni Alex / Mantra, Bronxville, NY

Veronica Campbell / Deane, Inc., Stamford, CT

After ten years in the fashion industry where she developed her eye for beauty and sense for business, Jane launched her own endeavor taking beautiful pictures all the while continuing to study the art of photography.  Clients admire her dedicated work ethic, love of the process and sense of humor…  We love her interiors and vignettes!

Julie Nightingale / Nightingale Design, Rowayton, CT

Rebecca Reynolds / New Canaan Kitchens, New Canaan, CT

If you’d like to see more of Jane’s work, her website is chock full of goodies.  Enjoy!

Stephanie Joyce with Jennifer Skyrm (Floral Design)

Photos via Jane Beiles Photography


Inspirations, The Latest Buzz

Pastel Perfection at Pimlico

Making an Entrance

It goes without saying that one of our very favorite places to shop for unique home decor and beautiful gifts is Pimlico in New Canaan.  No trip to town is complete without popping in and seeing what owners, Melissa and Jill, have added to their elegantly curated vignettes – whether it’s a bauble from White Moth Jewelry, the latest work of local photographer Barbara Erdmann or a hand-crafted bowl by Lawrence McRae.

Baubles and Trees

While Pimlico is always a feast for the eyes, the store is magical this time of year.  From the moment you step through the entrance decked out with white birch logs and mixed garlands, you’re transported into a world of pastel prettiness and glitter.

Frosted Trees and Snowmen

Needless to say, we’re so excited to be part of Pimlico’s festive mood this year.  When Melissa, who is responsible for the holiday decor, came to us to source faux garlands and create custom boughs for the store, we were more than happy to help.  And the result speaks for itself, doesn’t it?

Merry Magnolias

Pretty Pine Boughs

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Feather Trees and Rope Balls

Photos by Jane Beiles Photography via Pimlico