i’m in love with white houses. when i travel, i often find myself lost driving around and looking at architecture, most often you can find me with my hazards on sitting and staring at a big white house…i’m not picky, i like them to be about a 100 years old, georgian, federal, neoclassical, or colonial will do….

i’m designing several homes right now that are old and that are white…i love my job! as long as i can remember i’ve been having a love affair with white houses….i’m even looking for a new one of my own…

here are a few of my favorite white houses- included in the mix are the homes of bunny williams, stephen sills, and aerin lauder, and there are more than several homes designed by architecture gil schafer, one of them is my dream home, boxwood, in nashville, tennessee…

…some day i will have a big white house, but until then i will dream.

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last week in paris it was all about couture, the fall 2015 couture collections, but in the streets it was a different story, it was all about denim- denim cut-offs, overalls, denim mini’s and dresses, and of course, good old jeans!

the look is a little tomboy, but i think they all look really chic, very happy and so pretty!

shop all my favorite denim styles at the bottom of this post or in the mds womens store here, and make sure to wear your denim with mds stripes– the best look for summer!

photographs from style.com, vogue.com, elle.com, and wmagazine.com.

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Studio Peregalli


i’m sure like most of you, i’ve been glued to the TV the last few days watching Wimbledon, i was so hoping that roger would win today. so many times throughout the matches i would say “i wish i was there!” hopefully next year we will go to london and get to go to wimbledon…there is just something so special about this tournament…

since london is on my mind, i thought it would be fun to take a tour of this historic london home designed by studio peregalli, featured in a recent elle decor. studio peregalli are genius at making their interiors look like they’ve been around for hundreds of years, their talent is pretty phenomenal.

i’m quite taken with this project…the lighting, wall treatments, especially the chinoiserie wallpaper, the floors, the mill work…all the details are really inspiring and beautiful…i would love to sleep one evening in the pierre frey clad bedroom- wouldn’t you?

no one does it like studio peregalli, they make everything look so old and refined, yet it’s modern….in many ways their design work is much like london itself, even wimbledon for that matter, there is such history and refinement, however it’s so very cool!

photographs by simon upton.


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