May 2017 Show house – Alnwick Hall

May is always show house month. A grand estate or historic home and property that is generally in a distressed state is chosen to be redecorated and restored to its previous grandeur by interior designers who bid for the chance to do a room.  This year the “Mansion in May” in New Jersey was Alnwick Hall – the Abbey at Morris Township and there were 41 interior spaces plus several garden areas.  So many were so beautiful, it was hard to pick a favorite.  The ceilings, too, were jaw-dropping!  What do you think?

 

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Blue, Blue, My World is Blue

Who remembers this famous song back from the 1960’s? Oh well, now I am dating myself.

 

That is what came to my mind color-wise when I was at the gift and home furnishings show yesterday at the Javits Center in NY. Blue is the color of the moment.

 

I was taken by the glamorous vignettes displayed by Bungalow 5, Worlds Away, and Jonathan Adler and wanted to share some of their beautiful furnishings.  Which piece do you like best for your home?

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