Editor's Note: Today on the streets of New York I am wearing a dress by Carven and J. Crew kitten heels.
I have always loved Architectural Digest but usually I find that the articles are more contemporary than what my client base calls for. The article on the Mulberry Plantation was right down my alley. Not only do I have deep roots to the South, but this style of home and the furnishings used speak volumes to me. The history of this house only and the incredible trees on this property are enough to float anyone's boat. I analyzed every room in this article and enjoyed all the fabrics and furnishings immensely. Here are some of the highlights. Mark Hampton Interiors are always incredible and he certainly did not disappointment in this fabulous home!
This plantation was built around 1714 and is absolutely incredible!
The drapery treatment in this living room make my heart sing big! The pale yellow walls and the soft upholstery is so calming and elegant.
The John James Audubon engravings are a treasure.
I was once told my a fellow designer that it was a huge no-no to put a secretary in an entry hall. I did it anyways!
I love the bureau that is in this entry and the light fixtures. The wood stairs are sumptuous.
The mantel and the brass fire fender is stunning! I love the antique porcelain jars on the mantel against the yellow walls.
The whole room is elegant!
What an incredible live oak! Oh the stories it could tell!
This outdoor dining is something out of a story book! The rod iron railings are incredible and I love the dining chairs!
What an incredible manicured garden!
This antique South Carolina rice bed is so incredibly romantic. I love the blue doors and mantel.
Very sweet and well appointed guest room. I love the little chair under the window.
Such a typical low country landscape. So soft and easy!
These quotes made me giggle!
Last night for dinner I wore Ann Taylor blouse, dress shorts, and kitten heels.
Dinner last night we ate at Beauty and Essex!
We have an assortment of appetizers for our meal. To start off we ate beef tartar. Delicious!!
The next round of appetizers was a chicken meatball with truffle bacon and grilled cheese with tomato dumplings!
Still mouth watering over this!
The last round of appetizers was a tomato tartar with a poached quail egg. We also had steak tartar with grilled shishito peppers.
One of the fun things about Beauty and Essex is that there is a champagne bar in the bathroom! How cool is that?!
This morning for breakfast I had the lovely opportunity of ordering room service and had scrambled eggs with a side of bacon.
I love being served!!
I love all Bill Withers songs but this is one of my favorites!