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25 Ideabooks by Gabrielle Savoie
Guest Picks: Sitting and Sipping Poolside
Ahh, long, lazy summer pool days — throw on a cute bikini, turn up the poolside radio and call it a day. Right? Wrong. Does your poolside decor look like something reminiscent of a garden patio warehouse sale? I think we’ve long outlived the infamous...
Guest Picks: Decorate Your House in Montauk Hotel Style
The Surf Lodge, Ruschmeyer’s, The Montauk Beach House, The Crow’s Nest Inn; these four landmarks have redefined hospitality on the notorious Long Island beach locale of Montauk, New York. Part sleep-away camp, part hipster hangout, part fisherman’s...
Guest Picks: 21 Ways to Spring Clean Your Decor
Spring fever is just around the corner! Just as much as I’m itching to open the windows wide and let the fresh air in, a little refresh in my decor wouldn’t hurt either. I often want to buy forever items for my home, but I know that decorating is...
Guest Picks: Final Touches for Your Tablescape
The world’s best decorators scour the globe to find intricate and eye-catching items for their perfectly curated vignettes. While we can’t all drop everything at a moment’s notice and get a first-class ticket to Marrakesh to wander souks for the...
Guest Picks: Infuse Your Home With the Beach House Vibe
Come springtime, I become a total beach bum — to the point that it crosses over into my decor aesthetic. Since Memorial Day weekend (aka the unofficial kickoff to the summer season) is right around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to share...
Guest Picks: California Dreamin'
“I’d be safe and warm if I was in LA; California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.” Isn’t that how song goes? I’d be willing to bet that The Mamas and The Papas wrote this song in the dead of February winter. As I sit in my office looking...
Guest Picks: A Five-Star Guest Bedroom
Summer is just one of those seasons (like Christmas) in which family and friends always seem to drop in, especially if you have a beach or lake house. We all want to make our guests feel at ease in our homes, but we don't always know where to start. Here...
Guest Picks: Hit the Textile Refresh Button
Some homewares last a lifetime, but sadly textiles are rarely part of that category. Sometimes you just need to update your soft furnishings to make your home feel like new again. The start of a new year is the perfect time to make those small changes...
Guest Picks: Glamorous Christmas in the Country
Nothing beats a white Christmas in the country. Sure, city lights are merry and bright, but there is a certain magic in knowing that you’re actually stuck in a warm country house with nothing to do but to play board games with your family, take naps...
Guest Picks: Dreaming of a White Christmas
Red and green are the tried and trusted traditional Christmas colors, but this year I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. And I’m not just talking about snow. Try something different this holiday season by making your home a shimmery haven of whites,...
Guest Picks: Setting the Holiday Table
Christmas is barely two months away, and you're the one hosting the big dinner this year. Your menu is planned and your meat is ordered, but you have no idea how to decorate the table! Here are a few accessories and ideas to help you decorate and host...
Guest Picks: Black and White (And a Bit in Between)
The widespread return of black and white has not only had its effect on the fashion world. While Celerie Kemble may have been a few years ahead with her book Black & White (And a Bit in Between), homes around the globe are now getting the classic...
Guest Picks: Creating a Cozy Reading Nook
A few elements are essential in a reading nook: a comfortable seat, a good lamp, a side table. Then there are the little accessories that enhance the experience: a sturdy bookcase, a luxurious scented candle and a nice cup of tea. — Gabrielle...
Guest Picks: Drum Up Bohemian Chic Style
March to your own beat with rooms that celebrate casually global furnishings, fabrics and accessories
I'm in California this week, which seems like the perfect time to think about bohemian-chic decor. Infused with a little rustic, a little Spanish colonial, Moroccan, French and lots of colorful fabrics, like suzanis and paisley prints, boho-chic decor...
Guest Picks: Really Romantic Room
Just in time for Valentine's Day, here are a few colorful accents to add a touch of romance to your home. — Gabrielle from Savvy Home