Axel Vervoordt

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We treasure things that are made by time,” says Axel Vervoordt, offering as good a summary as you’ll get of the antiques dealer and interior designer’s celebrated style—which favors muted tones, weathered surfaces, richly patinated antiques, and a mix of ancient and modern artworks that share abstract, universal qualities. Among the world’s most influential tastemakers, Vervoordt is fond of sagelike aphorisms. Another one: “There are no rules to what we do—it comes from the heart.”

Alberobello, Italy

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Alberobello, in the region of Puglia in southern Italy. The small town has been made a UNESCO World Heritage site for its unusual districts of trulli, the characteristic white-washed conical-roofed houses of the area. It makes an interesting day-trip destination or a pleasant base for a few days - especially if you stay in a trullo of your very own.

A trullo is a small dwelling built from the local limestone, with dry-stone walls and a characteristic conical roof. It is a traditional and simple type of structure which you'll see dotted around this part of Puglia, sometimes in its most basic form used as a kind of shed among the olive groves. Visit Docks 101 Italian Restaurant.

Enjoy the Journey!

At Docks 101  ~ the gang

 

Reclaimed Wood Does A World Good

Gail Smith-Peterson

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Reclaimed Wood Does A World Good

Have you really noticed the beauty in a solid piece of wood? Today we have access to some gorgeous reclaimed pieces. Utilizing reclaimed wood in our decor for flooring, furniture and architectural statements gives them a second life. One of a kind natural element that pare well with any style decor. In celebrating Autumn, it’s time to think about nature. Salvaging what is before us has never been more beautiful. Infuse some reclaimed gorgeous pieces into your home, renovations and artfully display them in retail spaces. Let’s get inspired!

My design tip: Reclaimed wood offers warmth to a space that no other product can. It’s good for us, no harmful chemicals, just beauty and it does the world good, to waste not.
A beautiful Autumn weekend for cleaning out the garage and starting a new project!

xo, Gail
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Fall and September

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Euro Cozy!

Credit: Stradshem

Autumn Foyers, Organic Styling

Gail Smith-Peterson

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Autumn Foyers, Organic Styling

Beginning to feel the season change? Without peaking at a calendar, it would be fun to try and guess the month it was. Only relying on our senses and instinct. Something to ponder as were tidying up our foyers, organizing our Autumn accessories with vintage decor.

Autumn’s more about textures and natural elements, pairing them implies coziness.

Oh, Happy back to school!

My design tip: Changing the foyer around seasonally helps to get us in the moment and it’s refreshing to come home to.
Happy Autumn, enjoy a beautiful weekend.
xo,Gail
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Photo source: Photos via Pinterest

 

Cowboy Style

Francisca Wolters

Stay in style at Urban Cowboy B&B in Brooklyn.

Better then your typical hotel…
Ciao,
Francisca Wolters
Bee & Mason

Labor Day

Gail Smith-Peterson

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Labor Day  
We know it’s a three-day weekend, a school holiday and lots of fun. Also we’re book marking the last weekend of summer.
Let’s raise our flags, wear something cool that’s vintage and relax and savor the next three days.

The last summer mornings in the kitchen.

A cup of tea in the comfiest vintage tattered chairs that just became perfect.

Long afternoon baths after a day on the water or working in the garden.

Lounging at home with the open summer breeze coming in the windows and door.

Enjoy the last breezes of summer as they leave us with memorable days to reflect upon.

My Design tip: Weekends are made for vintage living, for putting your feet up, relaxing & enjoying our spaces. Vintage living is comfy & easy on a budget.

Labor day: The first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The efforts to work together for the strength of our country.
 
Warmest wishes for a safe and fun last weekend of summer.
xo, Gail
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Summer House in South Africa

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Beachy+ Breezy!  We love how simple this beach house is and yet has so many details!  Enjoy!

Credit: Dede My Ventana

Pale Pink Summer

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Pale Pink Summer

A touch of a soft romantic pale pink changes the aura of a room. Pale pinks work so well with vintage. I love the warm faded tones. As we live these last days of August, I think of Pink as the color of luxe & romance.

Pinks are feminine yet can be handsome in a modern vintage space. This pure and the calming color has something for everyone who has a light heart & inspire a romantic spirit.
These photos are at home. A little tradition I began at home for August. I have fun adding some pale pinks to my decor to celebrate my anniversary {today} & my birthday! Being the only female in the house it makes my favorite month really special!

My favorite pink of all, my wedding dress which I designed.

My design tip: If there is a color you particularly love, however the rest of your crew isn’t on board with it everyday maybe bring it in for a short while. It will make everyone happy.
I hope your day is filled with love and a little pale pink.
 
xo,Gail
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Pinterest Photos 8,9 & 10 by Gail Smith-Peterson

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The End Of August

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Coming to the close of August always feels like the end of Summer.  Let's enjoy the next two weeks before September.

Credit: Desde My Ventana

 

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