A Chic Milan Apartment

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If you’ve been with me a while then you already know that I have a super sweet spot in my heart for Italy. I have fallen in love with Milan and I even discussed my position on the great debate about the metropolitan city in this prior post. When I came across this regal apartment it took […]

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chic dentist office design_reviving charm blog

I am off to see the dentist today for a routine exam and cleaning. I take great pride in taking care of my teeth (you should, too!) but going to the dentist is never on the top of my “to-do” list and I could think of a million and one other things I’d much rather […]

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Rabbit, Rabbit : Entertaining for Easter

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I always wondered why Sarah Jessica Parker signs off some of her Instagram posts with “Rabbit, Rabbit”. It turns out that it is a greeting to be used on the first day of the month and is meant to wish someone good luck for that month ahead. An interesting article about this tradition/superstition can be found here. “Rabbit, […]

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Tribute to Hubert de Givenchy

french home of givenchy

It was with great sadness today that the House of Givenchy reported the passing of its founder Count Hubert de Givenchy, a major influence in the world of fashion with an enviable career that spanned decades. He was an aristocrat (literally) of the fashion industry. He was 91.  He lived in a 16th-century castle known […]

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A Beautiful Bath on Sunday Spa Day

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I imagine it being a hectic day for Hollywood actors and actresses as they prep and primp for a big night at the Oscars today. I’m sure part of their preparation (starting weeks or even months ago) was making sure that their skin will be in tip-top shape to ensure that it looks the best […]

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A Bulgari Riad: A Sophisticated Jewel Box of Color

bulgari family home_reviving charm blog

The Bulgari name is synonymous with fine Italian jewelry dating back to the 1800’s and their exquisite pieces have garnered them worldwide brand recognition. Their beautiful jewels have been worn by the rich and famous and I won’t be surprised to see some their gemstone pieces show up on the red carpet tomorrow night for the Oscars (will you be watching?). Even artists […]

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JHL Design_Reviving Charm blog

Even when you purchase a home that has recently been renovated, chances are that you will be wanting to put your own stamp on it; personalize it, if you will, to make it yours to reflect your personal taste in design. That was definitely the case when a Portland, Oregon couple purchased this 1940’s Georgian style home […]

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ralph and rita rudin_Reviving Charm Blog

I didn’t want to post back-to-back pieces about modern design but there has been a lot of buzz in Southern California with the start of Modernism Week in Palm Springs. (In fact, I know someone whose weekend home will be on the tour next weekend.) And since I’ve had both mid-century design and Palm Springs on the […]

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carmel modern_Reviving Charm blog

If you are an architectural enthusiast then the exterior of this modern glass house in Carmel Valley may remind me you of Philip Johnson’s Glass House house in Connecticut, which was actually inspired by the Farnsworth House in Illinois designed by architect Mies van der Rohe. However, this particular glass home in Carmel Valley was designed by […]

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year of the dog 2018_reviving charm blog

Today is the Chinese New Year and according to the Chinese zodiac, each year in a 12-year cycle is represented by a different animal. This year happens to be the Year of the Dog. Do you own dogs or have any pets? I really do love dogs and hope that someday when the time is […]

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