Home Design On My Mind

Lately it seems that I’m obsessing quite a bit with interiors and home design.  While we’re all a little HGTV-obsessed in my household where we critique home layouts like a national sport, I think all the binge-watching has helped refine my vision for what I want in our house.  I’m slowly editing, getting rid of things that no longer …

Amanda Brooks Inspiration

Architectural Digest’s feature of fashion guru/writer/blogger Amanda Brooks’ house in England is stunning and simply romantic.  I love the cozy details and comforts of country living  juxtaposed with gorgeous artwork and antique pieces.  The Cotswolds, where Amanda’s house is, reminds me so much of Normandy with its lush verdant space, rolling hills and thatched-roof houses. …

Week 27/52

Weekly snapshots of family life in 2016 Happy Fourth of July to everyone in the US! We’re here in France, enjoying a slower pace as well as rediscovering things that we’ve left behind at our house here about a year ago. It’s become a bit easier coming here over the years, especially now that the …

Undecorate

Seeing French interior designer/photographer Annabel Gueret’s loft in Nantes, France reminds me of one of my favorite interior decorating books of all times, Undecorate, by Christine Lemieux. It’s the whole principle of not following design rules and decorating according to what appeals to you and your visual senses that sometimes work best. Personally, I find the …

Blue Carreon’s Manila Digs

Though a little too curated for my taste, I can’t help but admire some of the details of designer Blue Carreon’s place in Manila. Love the wall paint, overall texture and colonial details, an ode to the complicated historic past of the Philippines. Thanks, Lonny Mag for such a lovely and refreshing feature… Photos via

Decorating with the Seasons

One of the things I love about the holiday season, which really starts at Halloween and end on New Year’s Eve, is that we get to have fun decorating the house.  After seeing the girls still get carried away with their Halloween crafting this past weekend, I can’t help but also get inspired. Personally, I …

Dreaming of Cuba

On my bucket list is the goal of one day visiting Cuba. I hope that by the time I get there it would not be overdeveloped or too commercialized. As many of us who live in the Western World, I have this romanticized image of Cuba, of old colonial homes and tropical breeze, of men …