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.
March 15, 2014
I didn't think it would ever happen, but the temps have moderated and there has been an abundance of sunshine the past week or so. The frozen banks of dirty, gritty, icy "snow" are disappearing. I can see grass! Well, it's filled with snow mold, mouse tunnels and frozen rabbit droppings, but it is still grass, promising better things to come. As you can see from the photos snapped around Maison Newton this morning, it's a mess! The backyard is littered with peanut and nut shells. The shrubs out front suffered some windburn, but nothing that can't be pruned away. Everything needs a good clean-up! There are twigs and branches, large and small, ALL over the place. But, the ground is still frozen rock solid. First yard waste pick-up is not until mid-April. That clean-up will have to wait. Mother Nature is also reminding me that in southeastern Wisconsin, melting snow does not necessarily signal "spring." Tonight the temps will drop down to 7 degrees F, with a "high" tomorrow below freezing. Sigh.