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Friday, May 21, 2010


My design aesthetic has truly grown over the years as I grow and have the opportunity to experience more and more wonderful things. I used to have a completely white canvas with every piece of furniture coated in shades of white. No wood ever saw the light of day. Over the last few years I have begun to embrace not just wood, but many other materials in many new ways. I have also learned to appreciate rich black, deep charcoal and warm shades of chocolate brown. The transformation has developed with each new oddity that finds its way into my home. My inspiration comes from old slate chalkboards, delicate bird's nests, pitted old metal in any form, hard working utilitarian baskets, and the list goes on...and on. Of course I still have an ongoing love affair of all things white and lovely...but now I can appreciate how dramatic a charcoal wall can offset a collection of Ironstone...or how a heavily carved Indonesian door can be a beautiful backdrop for a simple white hydrangea.


  1. Stunning photos and designs! So nice to have you find me on FB and now I found you here!

  2. Hi Melinda,
    What a beautiful blog and I love your designs! I lived in CA and just loved the beach! How wonderful to live on an island! Thank you for sending me a link and I am now thrilled to be a follower!

  3. the mix of the country and beach look is very original and beautiful!

  4. Melinda, so happy to find you, a wonderful site, and I love your design work.

    Art by Karena