Artist Profile — Anne Lullie
Sometimes to find your true creative calling, it takes bumping into kindred spirits.
Anne Lullie could draw an apple better than most five-year-olds, and decided right then that she would be an artist.
“I learned to sew and embroider by hand as a child,” said Anne. And with her treadle machine, she was stitching together clothes by age twelve.
She went on to study Art and to sew quilts. But her artwork didn’t really sing for her until much later, when she encountered her soul sisters.
Nearly six years’ worth of kids, puppies, teenagers, friends and relatives have passed through the doors of this homey guest cottage in Surrey, B.C., owned by Linda Edworthy, a teacher, and her husband, Sam, a dentist. Backing onto a quiet lane where roses climb the fences and kids weave happily on bicycles, the cottage features an interior that’s as inviting as its surroundings. Linda credits decorator Colleen Sawatsky, a friend and owner of Vintage Home in Abbotsford, B.C., for its appeal. Colleen started by choosing paints in breezy hues of blue and aqua to refresh flea market and hand-me-down furniture, accessories and even floors. Read more…
The Loll 4-Slat Adirondack is super green and super comfortable too!The thick recycled plastic is tough and solid. The company lets you choose either a clean flat profile or more traditional curves.
The standard seat height is 13.5 inches, which is truly the perfect size for this kind of chair. For easier entry and exit, choose the tall version at 15.5 inches. Add a matching 4-Slat Ottoman and the whole world will smile at you. Loll has made their chair available in seven environmentally friendly colors, so you’ll have no problem finding one that you love.
Have you been to the Saratoga race track yet? I have been a few times so far, but last year I went almost every day, and I won a bit here and there. No luck yet this year. Maybe I will have some luck this weekend. If you like the race track or you like horses, you may want to check out Beekman Street gallery because it showcases a lot of one-of–kind pieces. I found a painting from Boguslaw Lustyk that is a gorgeous scene from the track. There are also some very nice sculptures, among many other finds there. Beekman Street Gallery is at 70 Beekman St., Saratoga Springs, 542 6688.
I crammed my notebook page with blissful scribbles.
- Tailored yet Zen – Latte and cream – Delish fixtures
Photographs by Margot Hartford. (Click on the photos for more detail.)
As I toured Hershon Hartley Design’s Master Suite at this year’s Marin Designers Showcase, I kept whispering to myself, “Wow.”
The spaces were calming and captivating at the same time. It was a retreat in the true sense of the word, tucked into the garden at one end of the grand Georgian Colonial.
Walls had come down, to make more functional the expansive master bedroom, adjoining sunroom and bath spaces.
“The entry way into the suite was dark and cramped,” said designer Jo Ann Hartley, who—along with her partner-designer Jennifer Hershon—orchestrated the transformation.
The folks at SKIL recently sent us their new 7.0 Amp Flooring Saw to test and evaluate. Founded in 1924, Skil Power Tools features more than 50 tools for do-it-yourselfers and cost-conscious professionals.
Editor Diane Carroll is entranced with this beautiful French locale. She says, “This wonderful hotel in the Luberon in France looks amazing. I’m getting ready to spend a few days of R&R in the Texas Hill Country, and while it’s not quite France, it’s casually beautiful like this. Gravel courtyards, herb gardens, tables in the shade, and a few local wineries to boot.” (“A Look at the French Countryside” from Beth Davis Interiors via Habitually Chic)
This Jonathan Adler-designed home matches ad coordinator Laura LaRue’s cheery personality. “I am in love with this entire house,” she says. “I love the white f