Friday, May 29, 2009

Coco would be pleased

Don't you think Coco Chanel would be please with this French inspired bedroom I designed? My wonderful clients live in a lovely old home near Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Large tapestry pillows thick with fringe play off the Claude Monet garden inspired wallpaper. To rest under the fluffy down comforter or on the chaise lounge tucked nicely in the corner, oh the choices!
Image: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Up High in a Turret

Imagine the inhabitant of this sherbet toned Victorian charmer. She paints away the days high in the turret, her yorkie by her side. Oops, I daydream...
Isn't this painting wonderful? It is created by the artist Kim VanDerHoek. All Kim's work seems magical to me~ soft, and soothing yet powerful in message and technique. Visit her lovely blog to see her other fine work, you'll love her paintings too. I must get back to my turret in the sky.......
Image: Kim VanDerHoek

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day Wishes

Krumpet guards the Brayton Homestead....

Actually, he watched patiently as I decorated the front of the house for the holiday weekend. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Memorial Day......
Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Elegant yet whimsical

The table is set, the room is decorated, let's start the party. It's mom's 87th birthday and no ordinary setting will do for the matrioc of the the Doyle family. Elegant and artistic just like you Mom.....
Image: Violise Lunn

Monday, May 18, 2009

William Morris tile

Do you love this taupe wall tile and it's border complete with crackled glazing? Another design selection for my bathroom renovation. Perhaps you remember the French style sink already chosen; the old world charm of the tile repeats the Flea Market style in my adjoining bedroom. Only available to designers, it can be ordered for you too. Acanthus leaf tile border reminds me of a William Morris fabric pattern.
Image: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Friday, May 15, 2009


Hope your week was wonderful, mine was a week to celebrate!
~Relaxing , special Mothers’ Day with my son, Mom & family.
~ Paris Hotel Boutique- I won elegant French Stationary on her chic blog giveaway.
~ One Little Bird graciously mentioned in her charming blog.
~ Red Planet blog pictured and linked on her upbeat blog's list.
How was your week? Hoping you have a wonderful weekend...
Image: Please Sir

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Angelina in Paris

Missing Paris.
Strolling along the streets of Paris, it draws you in.

The awning the color of rich chocolate, the diamond shaped insignia in the marbled tile entrance way announces "ANGELINA".

A peak in the window provides a glimpse of the glorious cafe' and chocolate shop. Could you have resisted? The food, the aromas and the decor did not disappoint. Enjoy the view from my gold gilded chocolate brown leather chair...

Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Friday, May 8, 2009

Lovely Weekend

A relaxing weekend is what I wish for everyone! Rest on a French day bed, your book illuminated by a vintage chandelier and sink into the large down pillow. I could spend the entire day here , most of it daydreaming....
Happy Mother's Day!
Image: Country Living Magazine

Friday, May 1, 2009

Martha's Vineyard

Beachy, yet warm and inviting for all seasons! Went to Martha’s Vineyard last weekend with Kara where not only was it a great time but I stayed in her house that I was fortunate to decorate! Wonderful hospitality, as always, wish I was there right now!!.
Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors

Aqua colored walls reflect the cool ocean while wood tones warm the space. One large room satisfies dining and leisure. After a day at the beach or one of Kara’s gourmet meals the comfy sectional beckons!

"My Bedroom" (sorry Dana Evan) is yellow and peach, am I not lucky?
Kara found and purchased on island a CD of the band, Nouvell Vague, whose soothing song she heard on a blog. Unlike that song, this CD contained dramatic songs like “Bella Lugosi Died” and “The Human Fly” that sound like the names imply. Made for fun listening on the ride home. thanks~ buzz buzz buzz….

*added the "Human Fly" song to the bottom of my playlist*

Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors