I've got a thing for English Country. While I'm not "chintzy" per se (I'm sometimes frugal but not chintzy, har!) I think if you look at my overall approach to decorating Maison Newton, you'll see that English Country influence expressed here and there.
I've ooohed and aaahed over Mario Buatta's interiors ever since the 1970's when I was living in apartments, and I've never stopped.
This month's edition of Ruby Lane's online magazine has a feature article on Mr. Buatta, not very long, that you may enjoy reading.
I love this bedroom. This is a Mario Buatta room. The classic design principles incorporated into this room designed years ago by Buatta are incorporated and used in countless bedrooms today, right down to the glittery "chandy." The photo is from a 2009 article in The Examiner.
May 25, 2015: Hola darlings! Happy Memorial Day. The rains are over (for now) and warm muggy air is blowing in from the south on strong winds. Today will be hot and humid. Last week I was turning my heat on and off, LOL! Spring is here and I'm in gardening mode. I hired a lawn service for the season but wasn't satisfied with their performance. I guess nobody does your lawn as well as you do. I bought an electric (corded) lawn mower, no more dislocating my arm trying to start my gas model, that's going to Craig's List! Take care, everyone! Jan