‘Studies for two angels’ – Gaetano Gandolfi “When you seek beauty in all people and all things, you will not only find it, you will become it.” -Unknown The artist and Beauty: Discovering the Divine in the Old Masters I relish the opportunity to immerse myself in nature and uncover beauty in the natural world. […]
We’re still experiencing a bitter cold, icy winter here in New York as we move through February – the month of love. And in this bittersweet month, I look for ways to add some warmth to a room. One way is by using the color red, designing with a burst of red, a […]
With the New Year well and truly upon us, winter has settled in with short, dark days and temperatures below zero it is hard not to get carried away by a stunning season. The cold can portray the most beautiful snowy scenes, presenting a white carpet across the hills and breaking busy cities to […]
A Single Fir-Tree A single fir-tree, lonely, On a northern mountain height, Sleeps in a white blanket, Draped in show and ice. ~ Heinrich Heine, Book of Songs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Top to Botton 1. detail of pine branch in snow 2. […]
Another beautiful Sunday afternoon picnic in the country Above Tree of Life linen print table cover Scottish Tartan fabric used for seat cushions and oversized blanket Irish linen hemstitched placemats and napkins
Handblock print chintz with rose pattern Avocado green strie wallpaper Textured wallcovering
vermicelli (ˌvɜːmɪˈsɛlɪ; Italian vermiˈtʃɛlli) Word Origin C17: from Italian: little worms, from verme a worm, from Latin vermis Definitions noun 1. very fine strands of pasta, used in soups 2. tiny chocolate strands used to coat cakes, etc. 3. A pattern Terry loves to use in her designs
The perfect view Toile tableskirt Scottish tartan blanket and seat cushions Italian hand embroidered napkins and placemats Leather trimmed picnic tote
A favorite photograph of my father, on a sail boat in Newport, Rhode Island.
OLD MASTER DRAWINGS Sometimes as I design, I reach far back into history – to the Renaissance, one of my favorite periods. I love browsing Old Master drawing sales at New York auction galleries. They are often estimated at very reasonable prices and it’s always interesting to learn a drawing’s provenance. There is […]
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hand embroidred Pheasant placemats and napkins Hand embroidered pure linen placemats and napkins in bright orange, green and yellow with beige scollopped border on white. Depicting pumpkins, fruit and scrollwork. Placemats (13 x 19), napkins (20 x 20). Happy Thanksgiving to all!
There is no better way to begin to design a room than to select a cotton beautiful chintz! The beautiful chintz above is one of the first I used while working at Parish-Hadley and has remained a favorite. There are so many ways of using it with the soft browns, peaches, greens, yellows […]
STORY TIME! As a child, I remember always being surrounded by beauty and one of the joys of being an interior designer today is working with the children of clients to create beauty for them. Whether it is a bedroom, library, music room or playroom, they some of my favorite rooms to design. It is […]
EMBROIDERY OF NATURE Most of the projects at Parish-Hadley were not complete without beautiful bed and table linens. I have carried out that tradition with my own clients as the colors, patterns, craftsmanship and quality enhance any home and add just the right touch to a very simple interior. When choosing table linens that will bring in […]