Workshops by Rita Konig

Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.40.46 PMLondon based interior designer, Rita Konig, has design in her blood. She’s the daughter of famed designer, Nina Campbell, yet has established herself as a knowledgable and sought after resource for what to do and where to get it. Rita writes a regular column for House and Garden and is the European editor for the New York Times T Magazine.

In addition to an established residential and commercial design career, Rita has a delightful assortment of her favorite home accessories offered on her website. But, what I really wish I could partake in is one of Rita’s workshops. Typically offered in her London townhouse, but occassionally offered in NYC, Rita spends the day with her guests and walks them through topics such as: lighting plans, paint colors, mixing fabrics, humanizing your bathrooms and where to find all her favorite products.

To see her latest workshop offerings, go here.Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.49.46 PMScreen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.41.13 PM Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.41.57 PM Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 10.42.18 PMHow fun it would be to have tea with Rita, while discussing her favorite paint colors, fabric combos and entertaining hacks! I’ll be waiting for her next workshop in NYC and hope to see you there!

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Designer Spotlight: Amy Berry Design

3705-Euclid.0036Perhaps it’s just a natural cycle, but I find that many of my friends are redecorating and my own desire to “freshen things up”. We’ve been in our home for over 10 years and much of what we have was done that long ago. Trends and taste change, so it’s natural to want to update things. But, that’s not always in the budget. So, like many of you, I am always in search of ideas and inspiration.

I stumbled upon the refreshing interior design work of Amy Berry and instantly fell in love. Her attention to detail is notable as is her balance of elegance and livability! One of Amy’s design elements that caught my eye was a lucite baby’s bed, though I am far past the need for one. It’s just so brilliant!

Amy’s love of travel, interior design and of beautiful things led her to open her own boutique design business in 2013 and this young mother has since been featured in House Beautiful, Southern Living and even created her own line of pillows and dog beds (yes….Molly might need one).

Here is just a snapshot of her work. 6ZlPS-_y5eAuKIBqMwTsPLoeL50l8-PGsOaiVGEBzrE3659-Maplewood.00243659-Maplewood.00373705EuclidAve.01123705-Euclid.0043ForAmy-100MK-CRIBAnd, of course, I loved her work even more when I saw she is from and works in Dallas! There’s just something about Dallas style. I’ll always love it!

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Summer of the Hydrangeas


DSC_0435Everywhere I look and everything I’ve read has indicated that this has been the unofficial “summer of the hydrangea”.

Rarely have so many of us been so enthralled with this blooming beauty…I think it’s because of the hydrangea drought we experienced for the past couple of years. They say you don’t know what you have until it’s gone, but I would venture that we didn’t know what we were missing until this summer!

These lacy, limelight hydrangeas are the gift that appears in August. I have two enormous ones in pots on my back patio and the two that flank my arbor gate. I had toyed with climbing roses for the gate, but instead decided to have these hydrangeas hug it instead.

Words don’t adequately describe them….so my photos will hopefully make do!DSC_0431DSC_0443 DSC_0429 DSC_0437 DSC_0424DSC_0421DSC_0418 DSC_0426 DSC_0422 DSC_0423Happy first weekend in August….I hope you’re enjoying these last weeks of summer. Time to savor time in the garden or wherever you love to be!

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