Saturday, July 5, 2014

Details, details...

Here's a few details catching my eye this weekend...

I'm liking natural wood shingles with the white trim and earth colored stone.
 It's fresh, warm, and 
Architects Shope Reno Wharton on the river front. Via Architectural Digest.

The fret work below is giving me some ideas,
along with the dutch door.  I'd like to see them used more often!

A bright splash of color on your home's front door is a great way to add interest to a traditional cedar shake and white Hamptons color scheme. Repeat the theme on the garage with carriage house style garage doors with a crossbuck pattern and windows.
Notice the gates entering the front yard of this home? Casual, stylish, and very welcoming.
(See the fret work above the door here too)?

Absolutely beautiful East Hamptons shingle style home. Fantastic layered symmetry.  Love the center water feature, potted boxwoods, chinese chippendale entrance gate, peastone walk....just perfect.

The chippendale banister is a style definer! The detail makes me look,
but the simplicity of the background keeps my eye focused.
It's as if it's a part of the art collection behind it.

Phoebe Howard - chippendale fretwork staircase, white lantern, upstairs landing

 Every time I see moulding like this on a ceiling, I have to stop and look.
I also wonder why my ceilings have vents, and the photos never do.
I love the white on white!

The moulding on the ceiling adds an important dimension and the black elements add depth to the contemporary traditional sitting room by Simon Upton. In the living room of Nadja Swarovski and husband Rupert Adams’s London apartment, a cocktail table designed by Ann Boyd, antique French armchairs, and Apta étagères by B Italia; the couple’s collection of Asian artifacts includes urns from Rangoon and jade carvings.

It's the details and choices that we make in our homes that give them definition and style.
I prefer style, than trend, for timeless design.

Does your home reflect your style?
Is it filled with design elements that reflect you?

A bigger question to think about,
is it time to edit?

It's all in the details!

Thanks for stopping in,



  1. It is definitely true - it is certainly in the details. The first image is a dream -love a shingled home!

    1. Hi designchic,
      Thanks for stopping in today! I start with the basics, then focus on the details. They make all the difference in completing the story.

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    1. EVERY single time! It took me many years to figure this one out, but now nothing escapes my eye!
      Thanks for stopping in.

  3. Hi Sharon...I love the image of the 3rd house....I would love to live in a home like that....dream on!

    1. I know what you mean.....I dream all the time. LOL