Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Roundtables and discussion of NE Finery

Recently there have been a number of blog posts highlighting the summer issue of New England Finery. Check them out for some background stories about the creative people and design businesses featured in issue 3. And if you spot any mentions online, please let me know in the comment section. I love to read what others have to say about some of my favorite New England design discoveries!

photo credit Michael J. Lee

Michael J. Lee
discusses setting up this summer vignette with designer Robert Brown and tells the story behind a favorite poem.

photo credit Sally Wilson

John Kelsey has some nice things to say about being featured in New England Finery issue 3.

photo credit Michael J. Lee

Diane James Home: The Buzz Blog shares their thoughts on being a part of my space at the North Shore Design Show and admits that they have an “orange crush.

Marie Maguire of Holly Lane Antiques expresses her appreciation of being included in New England Finery’s feature article on antiques at Elm Bank.

Thank you, bloggers, for sharing your points of view!

{See the entire issue by clicking here.}

Friday, July 22, 2011

Inspired by the coast ...

Temperatures rose above 100 degrees in New England today. It is the time of year during mid-summer when one longs to spend it cooling off along the line of the seashore. We are very fortunate that there are so many beaches within driving distance that we can visit to find relief from the heat. It is always worth the trip (as long as there is parking available ; )

Interior designer Katherine Hawkins enjoys the beaches of New England not just for their ability to cool, but for the inspiration that she finds there. An avid collector of sea glass, she is constantly on the lookout for these ocean-hued treasures. Read her article on incorporating the colors of the seashore in her article “Sea Glass Serenity in the summer issue of New England Finery Magazine. And when you click on her illustration, you will be directed to the decorative pieces she has chosen to represent her vision of a room inspired by the water’s edge.

photograph by Katherine Hawkins

Monday, July 18, 2011

New England Finery extras: just a click away

The summer issue of New England Finery Magazine is more than just a bunch of pretty pictures. It is filled with links to design resources, information and even some video clips. Here are some examples of the bonus material that is worth checking out:

Click here to go to the direct page, click on the bath tub and find out where to find it locally, click on the flowers to learn more about vertical gardening. Visit Patricia Finn at the Old York Decorator Show House now through August 13th or visit her website to see more of her work.

Click here and then click on the blue chair to see it being transformed by designer Lucianna Samu. And if you go to the bottom of the same page there is a link to all of the #brimfield tweetup videos. To learn more about Gretchen Aubuchon Design, click here to view her website.

Click here and then click on the above photo to learn more about these beautiful linens from Pandora De Balthazar’s collections shown at Brimfield. To learn more about designer Julie Browning Bova, visit her website.

Photo credit: Experience Farm

Martha Stewart radio personality, Brian Kelsey, was one of the guests at the #brimfield tweetup. He helped to transform vintage finds with Kelley L. Moore, a frequent guest on the Nate Berkus Show. He sent me this video clip to share with the readers (and viewers : ) of New England Finery. He shows how easy – and fun – it is to turn abandoned pieces of furniture into something fresh and new. Click here and then click on the video to view.

Click here and then click on the striped glasses to hear the Tea Lady describe what makes this vintage glass set special. To see what else this husband and wife antique collecting team has to offer, visit their website by clicking here.

That is the beauty of online magazines, you can always go back and learn more about whatever catches your eye.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer issue of New England Finery

Cover shot by Elizabeth Wertz Photography

{Click here to read issue three}

It has been great fun getting to know the individuals involved in our summer stories on antiques, interior design, fashion and New England style. It certainly takes a lot of people to create a magazine, and I could not do it without a lot of help! Be sure to visit the websites and blogs of our contributors. Just click on their photos (see page 5) and look for links throughout the issue so that you, too, can get to know more about the people who brought this issue to life. Let me know what you think of it by leaving a comment on this blog or on the New England Finery facebook page. And if you are on twitter, feel free to add your thoughts to the conversation there. Enjoy!



Sunday, July 10, 2011

New England Finery sneak peek

My space at the North Shore Design Show
photograph by Elizabeth Wertz

New England Finery issue three is close to being complete! Expect to see a lot of summer in New England goodness in it, along with a designer’s-eye view of the North Shore Design Show held at the Wenham Museum in May. And with this issue, New England Finery has a new home. Find it here. Follow us on facebook and you’ll be notified when all of my editor/art director/proofreader chores have been completed and I have finally posted this visual treat online. Just give me a couple of days ; )

Friday, July 8, 2011

Making the decision to
have a child is momentous.

It is to decide forever
to have your heart
walking around
outside your body.

– Elizabeth Stone