Caught My Eye

Life On Van IslandI’ve been following Florida based designer Andrew Howard on instagram- his spaces are bright, classic and fairly traditional, all without being stuffy. I could move right into this living room.

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Caught My Eye

Life On Van IslandThinking about replacements for our aging front door while managing a serious crush on Dutch doors. Great fit for our nearly mosquito-free climate but as we’d have to frost the glass and it’s considerably more expensive than regular (and ugly) vinyl, maybe not an option. So charming.

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Caught My Eye

Life On Van Island While I’ll never waver in my love of classic white subway tile, these subtle patterns have me seriously reconsidering the merits of cement encaustic tile. Maybe not as flash-in-the-pan trendy as I thought?

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Only In Sleep

Ēriks Ešenvalds’ setting of Sara Teasdale’s nostalgic poem, “Only In Sleep” was recently recorded by the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge under the direction of Stephen Layton. The result is simply stunning.

Only in sleep I see their faces,
Children I played with when I was a child,
Louise comes back with her brown hair braided,
Annie with ringlets warm and wild.

Only in sleep Time is forgotten—
What may have come to them, who can know?
Yet we played last night as long ago,
And the dollhouse stood at the turn of the stair.

The years had not sharpened their smooth round faces,
I met their eyes and found them mild—
Do they, too, dream of me, I wonder,
And for them am I too a child?

Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)

Caught My Eye

Life On Van Island Patterned dining room chairs. Not sure about practicality but I love the look.

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