Sunday, February 24, 2013

Extra Pictures Of Our House Beautiful Cover House

We loved having one of our projects featured in the March 2013 issue of House Beautiful now on newsstands. The response has been wonderful from clients, prospective clients, our resources from coast to coast, and many of our peer's who are interior designers.  Thank you House Beautiful!! 

The Old Greenwich house is fantastic and I wanted to show some extra photos.  I have to give credit to my terrific clients who have great taste and thank them for trusting our firm to create and oversee the entire design process.

The minute you walk up to the front door you know it's all about charm!  I love great lighting especially lanterns on a front porch or patio.  The wooden planters and boxwood are perfect.

I loved using many of our favorite pieces such as cane, baskets, and grass cloth. Peter Dunham fabric on the custom lamp shade.  

I am always trying to add as much seating to a space as I can so entertaining seems effortless.  The idea was to combine this wide but lonely hallway to the living room by creating a gallery.  By using the living room wall color as the trim color in the gallery it created the connection.  China Sea's fabric on the hallway sofa.  

Casual furniture styles mixed with luxurious fabrics create this timeless and chic living room.  Beachy elements like matchstick blinds, lanterns, seashell trim and lots of blues make this living room feel very approachable. 

The bar area for me was a all about promoting a space that could be very versatile. During the day it's a great spot to catch up on your emails or sit with your with your family and relax.  By night its the perfect entertaining spot for cocktails while you listen to music with friends.  We broke up the room by adding a round table in the center of the room and on the other side (not shown) is the TV area.  Elizabeth Eakins carpet runner on the stairs worked well. 

The Bar! Candles lit, nuts served in the silver bowl, something fun mixed in the cocktail shaker with the backdrop of great music is all you need for a great party!

I love how fresh and warm the bedroom feels in this image! A sitting area is perfect for when your family wants to just hang out with Mom and Dad!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

My new shore cottage!

After the BIG snow the other night,  I wanted to check on my new 1920's shore cottage that I am moving to in the next month.  The house is darling and overlooks the water!  Hoping to do a "before and after" story.  I'll keep you posted on the progress.

There is a porch here... somewhere!

Two interested onlookers.  Cooper and George - My boys!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Dinner at my house on a snowy night with friends

Last night, I had two of my favorite neighbors over for an impromptu winter dinner.   While it was dumping snow, we were warm and toasty sitting by the fire, drinking gorgeous French Bordeaux, eating delicious cheeses with truffle honey.  I made a couple roasted chickens, truffled mashed potatoes and chopped Kale Caesar salad.  See's Bridge Mix and Apple crisp for dessert finished it off. 

My 13 year old daughter is an aspiring photographer.  She loves to take pictures of the set up and follow me around while I'm preparing.  It's kinda fun when your 13 year old makes you look good!

Monday, February 4, 2013

John Robshaw

John Robshaw fabrics for Duralee.  We all love John Robshaw's fabrics and bedding.  But did you know he is doing a more accessible line for Duralee?  We are using the fabric PRASANA SAFFRON for a corporate office we are doing in NYC.  Go take a look at the complete line he has done for them... It's incredible!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

House Beautiful Cover March 2013

Thornton Designs on the cover of House Beautiful March!! 

It's a pretty great and indescribable feeling when the editor of House Beautiful at a fun lunch in NYC hands you the latest issue with your work on the cover!! 

Beyond thrilled and appreciative to everyone at House Beautiful!!  It's on newstands this week. 

Here's a little preview of the kitchen


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