Hotel Feature – Kenwood Inn and Spa

The Kenwood Inn and Spa is located in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country, about an hour’s drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge.  Located in the Valley of the Moon amidst vineyards, oak groves, walnut orchards and fruit trees;  it is a 15-minute drive from the historic town of Sonoma and just minutes […]

1 Day to Give-Away!

Image from Maisons Côté Ouest Oct-Nov 2001 Become a Follower and/or Email Subscriber before noon tomorrow (PST) and you will be eligible to win a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to Maisons Côté Ouest!  Easy, breezy! —And that’s not the half of it.  More giveaways coming up in July and August!  Maisons Côté  Ouest I look forward to welcoming […]

linen & lavender – an invitation to join our global community…

linen & lavender will be one year old in June and to celebrate this milestone, I’d like to give back to my readers.  So this summer I will be conducting giveaways the months of June, July and August!  The winning names will be drawn from my followers and my email subscribers lists, so if you haven’t […]

Design Daily – holiday kitchen

Côté Ouest Avril-Mai 2006 Suggested reading… The Heart of the Home …all the interest and vibrancy of life lived well… linen & lavender see our new site:

Design Daily – scrolled headboard

Côté Sud Dec 2001-Jan 2002 Love the white, white linens against the dark scrolls of the headboard. Beautiful.  Romantic. linen & lavender see our new site:

Source Sharing – Savorique, Salted Caramels

To order Savorique salted caramels or to see their entire  collection of gourmet items, click the logo: .. Salted Caramel! linen & lavender see our new site:

Design Daily – chalet design by Axel Vervoordt

Chalet designed by Axel Vervoordt  as seen in his book: Timeless Interiors in the emporium Editions in English: (us) ~ (uk) ~ (ca) ~ (fr) ~ (de) ~ (it) ~ (es) Editions in other languages: (fr) Français (de) Deutsch linen & lavender see our new site:

Design Daily – winter wear

As I’ve said before, I can’t get enough of white slipcovered furniture.  I adore it against ancient stone or plaster.  That said, I could definitely see cloaking my furniture in this lovely color-soaked velvet for winter. Love, love and love. Côté Sud Dec 2000-Jan 2001 linen & lavender see our new site:

Design Daily – charming

Maisons Côté Ouest Dec 2000-Jan 2001 So charming.  I just love this.  Particularly the cupola design. linen & lavender giveaway  .  follow  .  facebook  .  pinterest  .  shop

Design Daily – wine cellar by Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt, Wine Cellar and Tasting Table images via Timeless Interiors by Axel Vervoordt linen & lavender  Axel Vervoordt’s Timeless Interiors in the emporium Editions in English: (us) ~ (uk) ~ (ca) ~ (fr) ~ (de) ~ (it) ~ (es) Editions in other languages: (fr) Français (de) Deutsch see our new site:

Design Daily – country kitchen fireplace

My perfect kitchen would definitely include a fireplace such as this. image via: Italian Country Living Caroline Clifton-Mogg Italian Country Living  ..  in the emporium (us) ~ (uk) ~ (ca) ~ (fr) ~ (de) ~ (it) ~ (es) see our new site:

“Lloyd Loom Furniture” by Vincent Sheppard

While the furniture may look like rattan, it is actually a paper-wrapped steel technique (“far superior to rattan or other wicker work in comfort and durability”) originally invented by Marshall Burns Lloyd in 1917, now manufactured and distributed by the Belgium based company, Vincent Sheppard. For more history on the technique and the company:  History and Technique […]

Source Sharing – Milk Bottles

I recently wrote a post called “Thinking Outside the Box” about beautifying and simplifying your home environment by using glass storage containers in as many areas as possible…the pantry, your laundry room, your refrigerator.  Within that post are a number of links to various places on-line with options for glass canisters, carafes and bottles, including many options from […]