And to celebrate I have another Preppy Post from Guest Blogger Queen Bee Swain. (Don't worry I have another surprise guest blogger later this week). I connect with her spirit and style so much. You can check out her blog here
I'm dying to know how the Queen decorates:
"Carolyn Roehm meets Cape Cod. Lots of blue and white with lovingly-worn family and antique pieces. There is nothing quite as crisp inviting as blue and white paired with pieces that have personal history. It’s put-together and relaxed all at once and has a dash of personal history."
Seriously from these pictures you can tell how much she loves to read and all the personal family heirloom touches! PS I recognize ALL of those pink book covers. I had to run and look up Carolyne Roehm when I saw her answer.
"The mirror above the green bookshelf is from Nanny's patio furniture, the jug is from my other grandmother and a couple of the loving cups are from family.
The hutch is totally me- kind of Cape Cod Shabby Chic- found it at a junk store just after I graduated for $150.
MoMo just about died when I painted the end table next to my bed white- I am highly pro-Gustavian influences in decor (Gustavian is Scandinavian traditional- white painted wooded furniture with a paired-down Louis XIV style). MoMo is very anti-painting wooded furniture."
That is what I love about decorating. You can mix old, new, expensive and plain old practical. Throw in your favorite family photos, books and you are Chic in my world. Thank you QBS!
Happy Preppy Day to everyone and wear some fab pants and call me if anyone gives you a dirty look!