rustic charm

Country Charm

“Being in the country is like being in a dream, one doesn’t quite know who one is.    There is an anonymity to it all, that strange human creature that is me, one among all.”     – Meia Geddes     Monet’s Garden Giverny, France Photography: Ann Street Studio The Cotswolds, England via:honestlywtf.com via:zsazsabellagio The […]

RUSTIC, SHABBY CHARM

“A book is a wonderful present.  Though it may grow worn, it will never grow old.”      ― Jane Yolen, Girl in a Cage David C. Hamilton Trouvais Dancer with a Fan, 1880, Edgar Degas Medium: pastel Provence, France Photography: Ann Street Studio NYC Trouvais Trouvais Roses, 1890, Abbott Handerson Thayer Château de Gudanes   […]

Autumn Love

“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.”   – William Cullen Bryant   Front Door Fall Charm Autumn “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”     – Stanley Horowitz   Easy Like Sunday. oversized sweater knitting pattern Etsy Shop: Knot Original “Sea-Buckthorn” by Koroa Primrose […]

Château de Gudanes

A fabulous journey through a stunning French Chateau through the lens of photographer and writer Jamie Beck of Ann Street Studio in New York.     Château de Gudanes   Inside the 18th-century Neoclassical Château in the Southwest of France    Château de Gudanes is an 18th-century neoclassical Château built on the ruins of a […]

Ooooh, That French Country Charm

There is simply nothing like that French Country charm… it’s dreamy, other-worldly, simply wonderful. Le Mas de Peint A 17th-Century Farmhouse in the Camargue, France photography: Ann Street Studio, NYC “It’s the time that you’ve wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”    – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer and aviator (1900-1944) bonjourfrenchwords […]

A Luxurious, Fairytale Escape in a French Chateau

A fabulous fairytale escape through the lens of Jamie Beck, the amazing photographer of Ann Street Studio, NYC.     Here she takes us through the incredible estate “Domaine des Hauts de Loire”,  a getaway in Onzain, France, Loire Valley. Domaine des Hauts de Loire   Onzain, France, Loire Valley   Jamie Beck:   Nestled quietly […]

It’s WOOLY Wonderful

“I have worked with wool all my life as a designer. There’s so much more to it than knitwear – it’s an amazingly versatile material and can be used in so many different ways from chic to rustic. “ – Donatella Versace  Revelry sheepyhollows overtherainbowyarn Stitching “The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many […]

House Beautiful: A Country Dream

Sharing today a stunning home renovation by Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects in Talbot County, Maryland. This historical farm was brought back to life in a magnificent manner, simply love it!   ESTABLISHED in the late 17th century, Lombardy is a 252-acre farm with extensive frontage on the Miles River in Talbot County, Maryland.  Over a […]