Wow, it really fell apart this week. Probably because I posted what should have been “Inspiration Monday” on Wednesday, clearly I had nothing to give you for “Organization Wednesday”, and then I thought Thursday was Friday, even though I had my Thursday Styles section (still unread) right in front of me for half of the day! The weekend cannot come quickly enough for me! Speaking of Thursday Styles, the Home section of The New York Times featured a great senior condo makeover by Dara Caponigro and her parents yesterday. Remember the “Ask Dara” column in Domino? Well, now she’s the E.I.C. of Veranda. I had been wondering why Veranda had become so chic lately! Check out the full article at nytimes.com.
Speaking of Veranda, check out this California beach house slideshow. Here’s a teaser:
Speaking of California, I loved getting a peek at Betsy Burnham’s kids’ rooms, especially the use of the Union Jack. I think the only way I might ever stop liking Union Jacks is if England decides to send over the red coats again!
Speaking of flags, Martha’s Vineyard was bedecked in red white and blue for the Fourth of July weekend. If you like the eclectic look of the Carpenter Gothic cottages I showed you on Wednesday, I have more photos. My friend Christina brought her real camera and got some shots that were much better quality, so I have uploaded them to houzz here.
The Detroit Conversation Continues – a thoughtful essay over at Design Observer. Read it here. I think Detroit is one of the most interesting cities in our country to follow and study right now, and this essay is so thorough and interesting, interweaving theories of Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs and even Eminem.
- Trevor Tondro for The New York Times
- Miguel Flores-Vianna for Veranda
- Sarah Dorio for Decor Demon
- Christina Moore