waterclosetFTRB.jpg

Wallpapered Water Closet

How long has it been since we had a good old fashioned reveal here at FTRB? You can’t remember? Me either! Well, I finally have one that I can share. It’s a small one but a reveal nonetheless. As an aside, can I just say it feels completely weird to say, “Hey, come look at… Read more »

Galle, Sri Lanka

New Year, New Look & New News

Hello, my friends! Happy belated new year! I didn’t intend to be away so long but….. I got an early Christmas gift in the form of a pre-holiday holiday to Sri Lanka. I’ve been fascinated with its history, tea culture, stunning scenery and colonial cities and architecture for ages so it was a dream to… Read more »

FTRB Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas

Good morning, friends, I’ve quite literally been all over the place the past few months and haven’t had time to fill you in on any of it here. And now Christmas is just a few days away and our house is filling up with guests so it looks like I won’t be able to properly catch up with you… Read more »

anthology fall 2015

Anthology Magazine

Good morning, friends, I wanted to let you know that the fall 2015 (and final) issue of Anthology magazine is out and it is wonderful. Truly. Remember how excited I was when it debuted five years ago? A few months ago, I was asked to contribute to the Screen Play feature so I’m very proud to be a part of this last… Read more »

Palm Beach Chic

Fall Books: Palm Beach Chic, Decorating With Carpets, How We Live, For the Love of Bags

A new crop of design books is one of the joys of fall and this year, there is an abundance of them. Here are a few of the best that I’ve had the chance to review….. Palm Beach Chic by  Jennifer Ash Rudick takes a look at the tropical style that has been enjoying so much popularity in recent years. The… Read more »

autumn bouquet

The 30-Day Declutter Challenge Report

Hello! How have you been? I’m back from Europe where I had my fill of fashion and frites and fell head over heels for a new city that I’ll tell you all about soon. But today, as promised, let me update you on my 30-Day Declutter Challenge. I got to all the areas I planned and even… Read more »

mt3

Project Simplify: Creating the Perfect Capsule Travel Wardrobe

Well this week sort of turned into fashion week here at FTRB. I guess it’s kind of fitting (no pun intended) since it’s fashion week somewhere in the world all month. London just finished, Milan is happening now and Paris is next week. Coincidentally, I’ll be in Paris while it’s going on. (The husband has meetings in Paris next week… Read more »

cov4

Project Simplify: Thoughts on Capsule Wardrobes and Capsule Travel Wardrobes

While we’re on the topic of wardrobes and closet organization, I feel like we need to discuss capsule wardrobes which has been a really hot topic the past couple of years. In the unlikely event you haven’t heard about it, it’s basically a wardrobe that is limited to X number of pieces (usually about 30 or 50 but it can vary). Everything else… Read more »

cov6

Project Simplify: the Minimalism Game and Organizing My Closet by Categories

Thank you for all of your comments and the great discussion on the last post! The more we talk about it, the more the subject of personal style fascinates me. Today let’s switch gears slightly and discuss closet organization since we have to do something with those clothes once we’ve nailed down our style, right? As I mentioned… Read more »

ed

Project Simplify: Personal Style

Hi, friends, two posts in one week! What in the world is going on, you ask? I’m so invigorated from my decluttering challenge (it feels so good to be rid of so much stuff!) that I just want to keep the momentum going on Project Simplify! Today, I want to talk about a huge topic that has… Read more »

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  • waterclosetFTRB.jpg

    Wallpapered Water Closet

    How long has it been since we had a good old fashioned reveal here at FTRB? You can’t remember? Me either! Well, I finally have one that I can share. It’s a small one but a reveal nonetheless. As an aside, can I just say it feels completely weird to say, “Hey, come look at… Read more »

  • Galle, Sri Lanka

    New Year, New Look & New News

    Hello, my friends! Happy belated new year! I didn’t intend to be away so long but….. I got an early Christmas gift in the form of a pre-holiday holiday to Sri Lanka. I’ve been fascinated with its history, tea culture, stunning scenery and colonial cities and architecture for ages so it was a dream to… Read more »

  • FTRB Christmas Tree

    Merry Christmas

    Good morning, friends, I’ve quite literally been all over the place the past few months and haven’t had time to fill you in on any of it here. And now Christmas is just a few days away and our house is filling up with guests so it looks like I won’t be able to properly catch up with you… Read more »

  • anthology fall 2015

    Anthology Magazine

    Good morning, friends, I wanted to let you know that the fall 2015 (and final) issue of Anthology magazine is out and it is wonderful. Truly. Remember how excited I was when it debuted five years ago? A few months ago, I was asked to contribute to the Screen Play feature so I’m very proud to be a part of this last… Read more »

  • Palm Beach Chic

    Fall Books: Palm Beach Chic, Decorating With Carpets, How We Live, For the Love of Bags

    A new crop of design books is one of the joys of fall and this year, there is an abundance of them. Here are a few of the best that I’ve had the chance to review….. Palm Beach Chic by  Jennifer Ash Rudick takes a look at the tropical style that has been enjoying so much popularity in recent years. The… Read more »

  • autumn bouquet

    The 30-Day Declutter Challenge Report

    Hello! How have you been? I’m back from Europe where I had my fill of fashion and frites and fell head over heels for a new city that I’ll tell you all about soon. But today, as promised, let me update you on my 30-Day Declutter Challenge. I got to all the areas I planned and even… Read more »

  • mt3

    Project Simplify: Creating the Perfect Capsule Travel Wardrobe

    Well this week sort of turned into fashion week here at FTRB. I guess it’s kind of fitting (no pun intended) since it’s fashion week somewhere in the world all month. London just finished, Milan is happening now and Paris is next week. Coincidentally, I’ll be in Paris while it’s going on. (The husband has meetings in Paris next week… Read more »

  • cov4

    Project Simplify: Thoughts on Capsule Wardrobes and Capsule Travel Wardrobes

    While we’re on the topic of wardrobes and closet organization, I feel like we need to discuss capsule wardrobes which has been a really hot topic the past couple of years. In the unlikely event you haven’t heard about it, it’s basically a wardrobe that is limited to X number of pieces (usually about 30 or 50 but it can vary). Everything else… Read more »

  • cov6

    Project Simplify: the Minimalism Game and Organizing My Closet by Categories

    Thank you for all of your comments and the great discussion on the last post! The more we talk about it, the more the subject of personal style fascinates me. Today let’s switch gears slightly and discuss closet organization since we have to do something with those clothes once we’ve nailed down our style, right? As I mentioned… Read more »

  • ed

    Project Simplify: Personal Style

    Hi, friends, two posts in one week! What in the world is going on, you ask? I’m so invigorated from my decluttering challenge (it feels so good to be rid of so much stuff!) that I just want to keep the momentum going on Project Simplify! Today, I want to talk about a huge topic that has… Read more »

  • Secluded beaches are the best.

    Lately: A Tropical Resort, Painting Central Park, Serenbe Showhouse & More

    Good morning, friends, I’m sharing about a million good things with you today as we say goodbye to summer and usher in fall. #favoriteseason From our summer vacation, I wanted to show you a few snaps from Sala Phuket Resort because I loved everything about it from the design to the food. I was especially obsessed with our… Read more »

  • My goal is to tidy up the rest of the house like the kitchen!

    Project Simplify: 30-Day Declutter Challenge

    Thank you so much for all of your helpful comments on the last post! I really appreciate all of your input. I would love to continue the discussion so please keep them coming. So as I said there, I want to look at five different areas as part of Project Simplify and I’ve decided to break it… Read more »