Photos by David Michalek photography When Hilary Whitlock was appointed the decorator of her niece Brooke Matuzko’s home, she saw beyond the drab and gutted walls of the house the potential of a beautiful forever home in Easthampton, Massachusetts. The small cottage was to be sold by Brooke in the coming year and apart from the… Read More A Blend of Old and New with Painted Brick Studio
Thinking of spring and summer, amidst the blooms of magnolias and crepe myrtle and peonies, many are literally swept in the excitement of cleansing their homes and lives with a sense of renewed beginnings, a fresh start going into the longer, sunnier days of the year. We think back to spring, and with the spring… Read More A Classic, Modest Upgrade for a 1926 Studio
A bed & breakfast, with all its cozy homespun appeal and intimate antique furnishings, might be the last accommodation to find when visiting a big city. But San Francisco isn’t like other cities— and its best kept secret b&b, The Union Street Inn, is easily the frontrunner of true hospitality. Tucked away off of where… Read More A Stay in Edwardian Times at The Union Street Inn
The following quote and photos originally appeared via GlitterGuide. As if the modest, mid-century aesthetic of the Ruffle Blog’s founder wasn’t enough to make us want to gut our own homes, for us vintage-loving ladies our eyes are almost instantly drawn to the focal-point of this room. Right above the mantel hangs not a mirror… Read More The Sweet Love Story Behind this Letter Hanging Over The Founder of the Ruffled Blog’s Mantel
On a light summer breeze you might get a whiff of salty sea air, fresh peonies, or the heavy smoke from a BBQ grill to really put your old soul in the mood for the warm season ahead! But at the twilight, turn your nose towards the indoors or onto the back porch for your… Read More Teacup Candles Serve Up Summertime Sunshine
Back to Marjorie Style is the key to really getting out in the sunshine for this spring. When you’re donning the right prints and surrounded by the loveliest colors, the warmth of these next months will feel right at home. But this season, we move away from the groundbreaking florals and bursting bright colors that as… Read More Things of Spring: Print Picks for a Stylish Season!
The coldness in your old apartment isn’t because that clunky old radiator isn’t working. It’s because it’s an eyesore, unavoidable and indestructible (unless your self removal means forfeiting that deposit). But if you can’t move it— beat it. Work your radiator into your space like the fresh new piece of furniture it can be. It… Read More The Elephant in the Room: Decorating a Defunct Radiator in your Old Apartment