Tiny, Cozy Cottages.

I have always been delighted to death by miniature things. Really, anything super tiny from animals (i.e. pygmy goats, mini horses, micro pigs, specifically).  I loved my dollhouse and tiny furniture and always preferred a smaller room to a big one.  I still prefer a smaller home to a huge one personally.  There’s something so safe and cozy about a smaller home.  That said, the trend of micro homes is a bit TOO snug for my taste, but small cottages? Yes please!

This one would be amazing for a weekend retreat– and LOOK at that interior!

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What I’ve Been Missing In My Life

I didn’t even know it until I saw this article, but a cocktail tower may be the secret to happiness. :)

Yup, there are people in this world who have gorgeous structures on their property expressly for drinking cocktails while watching the sun go down.  I can’t even wrap my brain around this awesomeness, so I’ll just let you take a look:

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Designer Feature: Lisa Hilderbrand’s Charleston Project

When I saw this stunning kitchen in Traditional Home last month I had to know more. Designed by Lisa Hilderbrand of Welhil Interiors (and sister-in- law of famed Nantucket writer Elin Hilderbrand), this was a second project for the designer and client Sarah Hamlin after they moved from Connecticut to Charleston (which I’m considering right now with this winter weather.)  It’s such a compliment when I client hires you for a second home, and I loved to learn that the family brought many of the items Lisa purchased for their previous home with them!  This space is a great study in combining various styles, time periods and textures.

But first, let’s all have a moment of silence for this Lindsay Adelman chandelier in the kitchen.
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Windows on the World

As a New England-er and daughter of a traditional architectural designer, I know I will always live in a classic style home- Colonials, Cape Cod and Greek Revivals are my jam. Wonderful historic details- molding, wide plank floors, incredible paneling is just in my blood. However, that doesn’t keep me from loving and oogling more modern spaces, especially ones with dramatic, huge windows. Lately I’ve been enamored with such spaces- both in the city and in the country!

Can you even imagine waking up to THIS???  My toes are actually curling over this image, I can barely take it.

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