but I have let a few things pile up. I'm nearly always a bit scattered, but things are taking their toll. Back shortly.
Delightful image from World of Interiors, March 2009. Photography by Anders Gramer. A terrific layout on Isabella Blow's flat can be seen at House of Beauty and Culture. The issue also features Mandresfield Court, the inspiration for the house in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited.
I wandered into one of my favorite shops eight years ago to buy a dog ball and, through a very indirect route, ended up here writing about decorating, my family and life. My posts are not as frequent as they used to be, but you're welcome to drop in anytime.
What's that? Why "Mrs. Blandings?" Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is a 1940's movie starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy chronicling their adventures in renovating. In the movie, Loy delivers an iconic description of paint colors that nearly every design aficionado knows by heart. She is my muse.
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