I love historic homes and holiday decor, so naturally I was captivated by the cover of this new book. Christmas at America’s Landmark Houses (Schiffer Publishing $45.00), written by designer Patricia Hart McMillan and architect David Strahan. Browsing through the pages, it was a pleasant surprise to find a tree that I designed (page 67). I immediately procured a copy from the gift shop at Fonthill Castle. Architectural Digest has featured the book and provides a link for purchase.
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A well designed home interior should provide physical comfort and nurture our spirit. A secret to achieving that is creating relationships between the elements in the space. Fine art is an integral part of an interior environment because it can engage us on many levels. One of my favorite sources for fine art is David Stier.
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This photo and caption were published in The Intelligencer, Community News section on April 27, 2015. It features a window treatment that was recently reproduced by Hearth & Hedgerow Ltd. for Fonthill Castle. Fonthill is Henry Mercer’s unique home which was constructed between 1908 and 1912 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Funds to complete the reproduction were raised by the Pennsylvania State Questers and the Fonthill Questers Chapter.
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We have been very busy creating a “Nanny’s Retreat” for the design house.
Inspired by the British television drama Downton Abbey, this room will combine Edwardian era style with contemporary trends to create a modern interpretation of early 20th Century staff housing.
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