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.
December 9, 2015: Hola everyone! I am still here, just been busy doing other things so this poor little blog has been neglected for nearly 6 months, yikes! It's winter now, but oh so mild. The weather in November and so far this month has been unprecedented in its mildness. However, I was greeted with a snow/sleet storm on the day I travelled back home from Las Vegas on November 21. The first thing I had to do once I got the suitcase inside the house was dig out my shovel, LOL! Now the Christmas tree is up, the house is decorated, my tribe of squirrels is FAT (I think I have some expectant mommies) and all is right in my little world. Happy Holidays to all and take care, everyone! Jan