Decorating

Camellias, How I Love Thee

Camellias, How I Love Thee

Symbolic of admiration or perfection, the camellia garners its own ardent praise. In colors from the palest blush to the deepest rouge, these exquisite...
The Everlasting Artistry of Cameos and Intaglios

The Everlasting Artistry of Cameos and Intaglios

Since ancient times, artisans have carved intricate designs into everything from shells and stones to fine metals and precious gems to create exquisite images...

Rooms of Pale Loveliness

Usher in a welcoming sense of calm after the busyness of the holidays by layering lovely whites and wood finishes with warm neutrals to...
The Soul of a Home

The Soul of a Home

When Tessa Foley began writing her blog Nine & Sixteen Home—named for her lucky numbers—it was primarily a way for this stay-at-home mother to...
Moments of Solitude

Moments of Solitude

Beyond the frost-etched windowpanes, flakes fall silently into snowy drifts. While waiting for the first eager crocus to lift its petals to the sun,...

A Warmer Shade of Winter

It takes just a subtle shift of color to temper the stark whites of winter. Think bisque, cream, toast, wheat, and delicious café au...