Had a blast fly fishing with my family at Catamount Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Very old terra cotta mosaic in a friend’s apartment building in Washington, D.C.
At the Steamboat Art Museum. Her piece that we placed in the One Steamboat Place lobby was in it. I adore her work!
Rick caught this shot at a rodeo…love the colors and the composition.
Our garden in the summer.
I hope you are having a great summer!
I love the color of these doors on this home on Lake Summit, NC. It reminds me of a color I selected for the Palmetto Bluff post office (see insets). We are using this color combination for a traditional cottage there now. I will share photos when it is complete!
We saw these impressive food vendors in Ghana.
I spotted this brown and white laser cut barrel bag at Henri Bendel in New York City. It is very similar to the one I am currently carrying!
Also while in New York I went to Ivanka Trumps Flagship Boutique and Bridal Salon with my daughters Grace and Sarah. What a unique space.
We took this silly picture of my pug while eating on the dock one night. It is too cute not to share.
I hope you are having a great summer!
With the resurgence of colorful floral prints in the fashion and design world, it’s easy to lose track of the source of all of that blooming inspiration – the real deal.
We were reminded of nature’s beauty on a recent trip to Joni’s home! Here’s a little snippet into nature’s bounty…Vanderslice style.
As soon as we pulled up we noticed the gorgeous flowers leading to the front door.
The foxgloves (large white flowers) are undoubtedly the current garden showstoppers.
As we moved around to the side of the home we discovered Joni’s vegetable and herb garden.
Joni’s plentiful garden is full of her favorite herbs including:
She has veggies too – everything you need to make a fresh summer salad:
Because a special centerpiece is always part of the table at the Vanderslice’s home, Joni grows flowers that she can snip whenever. Some examples include:
We also saw signs of more blooms to come including hydrangea’s loaded with buds and canna lilies beginning to bud as well!
One of the advantages of having a garden is being able to have such easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables when entertaining!
Garden fresh! Thanks to Lauren and Grace (Vanderslice) for creating this delicious dish for us.
And Joni created this simple and beautiful centerpiece by mixing assorted bud vases and flowers on her dining table. The assortment of bud vases in varying heights is a twist on the traditional single arrangement.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed these pretty pictures and invite you to go take a little break and get outside and ‘smell the roses.’
I saw this chair at the Museum of Modern Art while chaperoning a school trip for my daughters in New York. At first I thought it looked like it was covered in shag carpeting. Upon closer inspection you can see that it is composed of sewn stuffed fabric, with some paint and chair fringe along the bottom. The piece is one of the earliest sculptures by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. She hand sewed every element on the chair.
I saw several things at the April High Point Furniture Market that caught my eye. The PETS ROCKS line by Takkoda puts pet faces on the heads of popular celebrities. Their motto, is ‘Real Pets, Not Real Celebrities.’ I thought they were too fun not to share!
I loved this vintage chair!
Loved the GREEN of this cocktail table in the Worlds Away showroom. The base is a gold leafed Greek key design. So cool!
This bench is from the Somerset Bay Home collection for Stanford Furniture. Stanford is the same company that manufactures our furniture line, the J Banks Collection. I loved the lucite legs on this bench!
It has been a whirlwind spring with lots to see and lots to do. I look forward to a few slower weeks ahead and sharing my summer favorites with you soon!