Editor's note: Today I have on a silk blouse from Rebecca Taylor, a suede skirt from Vince, and kitten heels from Manolo Blahnik.
Happy Friday! Boy-what a busy week. Going on a vacation for an entire week was absolutely fabulous- but I sure paid for it this week! Starting Tuesday, I felt like a freight train ran me down. But, I am still standing-we accomplished SO much this week. I can feel proud going into the weekend. I am making my famous homemade macaroni and cheese this weekend for one of the ladies on the girl’s trip last week-somehow, I talked a lot about my recipes. Next thing I knew I was making it for a family’s Thanksgiving dinner. I was truly flattered! My son Harrison is ecstatic because it means I will make extra for him. It is not exactly in my diet now-so poor boy does not get it very often. I do love to cook- and if I do say so myself- I am really good at it!
Today’s article is in this month’s Veranda. As always- a FABULOUS issue. This house in Georgetown is three stories and dates back to the 18th century. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both visited the house-not everyone can say that! Alessandre Branca does a magnificent job of adding colorful life to the house while respecting it’s heritage. Enjoy and have a supper weekend! Geaux Tigers! Come on Frogs & Cowboys-give us a win!
What a beautiful entrance! Fun fact for my readers-my x-husband’s grandfather owned a large majority of Georgetown after he came to the US from Sicily. He gave his 12 kids all a piece of property as a wedding gift-which they all sold. How sad is that?!! If they only knew how valuable this land would become! It is so cool to know that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both knocked on this door!
Wow oh wow this living room! The lacquered green walls are over the top fabulous! The black and white and splashes of coral explode against this backdrop. The Schumacher print used on the draperies is stunning.
Another show stopper room in the library. No doubt that this must have been a room that “the man” had important conversations in the history of this home. The stark carpet adds true zest to the room.
The dining room has quiet color, but the design speaks volumes. The custom trellis makes this room magical! The antique Swedish chairs add beauty to the room. Bullion is back! -as is seen at the bottom of the table skirt. Hello old friend!
More views of the dining room. What an elegant table setting. My grandfather had silver pheasants like the ones used on the table…I wonder who got those. Not this blonde ☹
Oh boy-yes please to everything about this master bedroom! The custom painted wallpaper is out of the park gorgeous. That canopy-fit for royalty-is a job well done! The matching soft cornices that match the canopy…I will be dreaming about this bedroom! The pink roll pillow on the chaise (I have a true thing for chaise lounges) really pops against the green.
I adore room with gold shaped ceilings. This guest room with the Toile fabric from Brance’s line is beyond fabulous. I love the blue trim bordering the walls and the blue velvet window seat. What a classy red, white, and blue story!
I could dine in this outdoor setting everyday of the week and twice on Sundays! The 19th century fountain adds so much-as does that incredible vine going up the brick wall.
"In Living Color" article featured in Veranda Magazine November/December 2017 Issue
Interior Design by Alessandra Branca
Photography by Thomas Loof
Written by Kaitlin Peterson
Riley got a visit from ym former assistand Mallory Lummis in New York. I think Riley is the little sister Mallory never had. They are both so close to this day.
I love this
Boy-this is true!
Last night for dinner I had a chopped salad with roasted chicken breast, motzerrella cheese, and chipotle ranch dressing.
This song came on my Pandora this morning and made me really start to groove!