Inspirations

Springtime in Vermont

Pretty Pansies on the Roof

Pretty Pansies on the Roof

With an inch of new snow falling this week (which thankfully melted within a day), we’re counting the days until our gardens and homes are full of blooms.

Drinks on the Terrace

Drinks on the Terrace

These pictures of Wendy Valliere’s lovely home in Vermont (snapped by fabulous photographer, Michael Partenio) had us dreaming of warmer weather and evenings on the porch.

A Kitchen to Die For!

A Kitchen to Die For!

Swooning for the Swan

Swooning for the Swan

The article is a must read, especially since it was penned by none other than Stacy Kunstel, uber-stylist and editor and Michael’s love.  In their spare time, this creative couple designs and hand-makes the most wonderful home accessories under the name Dunes & Duchess (they’re also the best NY Gift Fair neighbors we could ask for!)

A Creative Couple

A Creative Couple

Here wishing you all a wonderful, spring weekend in the garden or driving with the top down…

P.S.  There still time to enter the Studio Eriksdotter giveaway!

Photos by Michael Partenio for New England Home

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16 Comments

  • Reply pve March 25, 2011 at 5:48 am

    How incredibly chic and fun to meet so many gifted and talented people. What a gorgeous site and the products are wow! love the logo too.
    have a good weekend.
    pve

  • Reply quintessence March 25, 2011 at 8:49 am

    What a fabulous preview!! Can’t wait to read it. Love the work of both those talented people!! The drinks on the terrace shot is to die for!! Wishing you a sunny and hopefully warmer weekend!!

  • Reply Stitchfork March 25, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Swooning over the swan too! And flowers growing on the roof! These pictures made me smile!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply Kate from Party Resources March 25, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I love it – the grounds and the bedroom. Happy weekend! xx

  • Reply Stylelinx March 25, 2011 at 10:16 am

    From the flowers on the roof to the delightful grounds, that entire house is a dream!!

  • Reply Stephanie March 25, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I will definitely be checking that out. What a dreamy, lovely house! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Monica March 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I would love to sleep in that bedroom to feel like a princess! So cozy and unique. Amazing design!

  • Reply Tammy March 25, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    This article had me wanting to know more about Seldom Scene Interiors! This woman knows her stuff. What an eye for detail!!!

  • Reply Kelly Dunn March 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Loving the links! Your comment made me smile today 🙂 Yes, the weather is just amazing here right now. We spent most of the day walking around the Dallas Arts District and had a lovely meal outside. Have a wonderful weekend. I love that picture of the creative doves 🙂 XO, Kelly

  • Reply Melissa @ bespoke blossoms March 25, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Oh, if only every roof had a plethora of pansies planted on it!

  • Reply The Zhush March 26, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Dune and Duchess are a great team…these blooms (on the roof!wow!) are beautiful!

  • Reply claudia lane March 27, 2011 at 5:18 am

    What a wonderful home, what a great sense of style…love the kitchen and the terrace…divine! :))

  • Reply Decor Arts Now March 27, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Pansies on the roof! Oh my! And that bed! But you had me at the roof
    !

  • Reply Pretty pink tulips March 27, 2011 at 11:16 am

    So glad you mentioned this..love the pictures and will read the article. Love Stacy and Michael and their gorgeous product line!

    xo, e

  • Reply Cindy S. March 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous and daring!

  • Reply abby jenkins March 28, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Love those two! and that house!!! The kitchen! Makes me want to jump in the car and head up to my house in Vermont. I have never had such success gardening, as I have had in VT. The first year I had my house there, I think it in April, as I was leaving for three months on the road to shoot a food show, I literally threw some old packets of seed in a huge muddy spot where the previous owners had removed a clump birch. Figured it was better than throwing them out…anyhoo..I come home three months later to the most beautiful cutting garden ever. After all those years of watering, weeding, dividing, transplanting, etc… and here stood my piece de resistance and all I did was throw some random annual seeds in a bare patch of dirt.

    Something about the soil and the air in Vermont, makes everything burst in to bloom. Wonder if that has anything to do with the four month growing season :^)

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