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
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!
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
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
When we visited Winterthur, Henry Francis du Pont’s Museum and Country Estate in Wilmington, DE, last spring, we noticed how beautifully the decor of some rooms coordinated with the flowers blooming in the gardens. The azaleas and rhododendrons were peaking while the Spanish bluebells were fading and all the pinks, whites and blues were reflected in the gorgeous floral patterns of the 18th-century painted Indian palampore covering the bed and the 16th-century Ottoman rug.
Winterthur in Bloom
The Cecil Room - 18th c. Indian Palampore
We were told that, from the start, Henry truly understood the delicate balance between the natural world outside his home and the decorative accents inside and would have his staff change the rugs, curtains, upholstery and bedcovers in certain rooms to fit the season. And while impractical that would be for us to do in our lives today (given our lack of staff!), we think accent pillows are a great way to celebrate the beginning of spring and to bring the garden into your home.
John Robshaw - Earth Pillow
Pottery Barn - Mill Valley Pillow
Yves Delorme - Mary Rose Pillow
Dransfield & Ross - Helsinki Collection
So tell us, dear readers, how do you celebrate spring?
Photos from Garden Visit, The Peak of Chic, John Robshaw, Pottery Barn, Yves Delorme and Dransfield & Ross