House of the Moment

House of the Moment

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

January can be so dreary, can’t it? I try to think positively and remember it’s a season of rest and dormancy and that spring is not far away, but this week is proving to be a somber one, with a family recovering from the flu and sadly Matt’s 104 year old grandmother passed away a few days ago (remember sweet Verna?) so we’re grieving and handling details with the memorial and estate. In these times, the Project To Do list has to take a back seat to life’s more important priorities of wellness and remembrance.

Looking at lovely spaces does cheer me up to some extent. Every now and then I stumble across a house that is so beautifully decorated it makes me want to move right in, today I thought I’d share it. It was photographed by the talented Rikki Snyder and is a grand estate in New York (the Hamptons I think) belonging to Iris Dankner.

The details I love: light and bright spaces, mostly neutral, casual yet elegant furnishings, dark wood plus plenty of white molding and trim, manicured botanicals, designed for both indoor and outdoor living. Here’s a peek at a few favorites:

shingle exterior with porch and planters


dark stained wood and white entry


neutral elegant bedroom


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