Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Peg's Living Room At The Beach

I am running today. Have a meeting with a publisher, and many places to see in Soho, and my friend's office, the epitome of high fashion. We did the High Line yesterday and it was fabulous beyond belief! I took tons of photos for all you gardeners out there. Today is my actual birthday, and there's a party tonight.

Alberto and my friends have turned this into an amazing celebration, with invitations for the beach, the country, apartments shared, parties given...well it's good to be 60! Alberto and I are walking a lot, dancing, and enjoying the city and our friends. Everything is perfect.

I have so many photos that it will take weeks to share them! So I am starting with Peg's beach house. And I am just showing the living room photos today! Stay tuned for the rest of the house. You can click on the images for larger photos.

Wee mouse doorstop holds the front door open

Peg calls her Alfred Scheffer cottage a chic house. She and her two daughters live there in the summer.

Everything is very sweet and feminine. It's all so pretty, and it makes you feel pretty.

Shades of Rose Tarlow! Look at this ivy creeping into Peg's living room!

Peg has the gift of style. She is an expert arranger, layering the things she loves to collect.

Simple and unpretentious, charming and welcoming are her grace notes.

She mixes painted and wood furniture to great effect.

Her collections of smalls is nuanced and invites you to dream up a back story.

Even tough there is a lot to look at, the arrangements are not cluttered or overdone.

Slip covered comfy furniture is a classic Peg employs.

Coming soon: The rest of Peg's beach house!


  1. Love the cord trim on the pillows, sort of a handle, slightly nautical too. Love you too, Happy Birthday!

  2. What a lovely summer place!
    The laid back & lovely feel is wonderful. Happy Birthday to you as well!! Enjoy your day!

  3. That is charming.
    Happy Birthday x

  4. Happy SIX-TEE-ETH Birthday Miz Valorie!

    (love the mantel, Peg. Had to save it into my computer files:)

  5. * Sounds like you'll be blessed with lots of wonnnderful birthday fun, Val~~~ and that's sooo nice to hear!!!

    Linda in AZ *
    (Note: I just turned 61~~~ the 60's s/b goood, tho, cuz yer OLD ENUF "to know better" & make your OWN choices, BUUUT, if you "GOOF", people just chalk it up to "oldER age"! Fun!!!

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I'm sorry to tell you... but I stole from your site AGAIN... and I stole Peg's house... I know I have a probably but I can't help myself!
    ENJOY your day!

  7. Val,
    You are the only person that would be proud of John and I. We made a table. If you go to my blog entitled 'Hey, God. Spread it around', you will see our 'art'. We love you....
    John and Dina

  8. Have the happiest of birthdays Valorie and enjoy your celebrations,xv.

  9. It looks like you are having a dream birthday, Valorie.
    Thank you for sharing your trip with us.
    Peg's home is just my style. Love the casual relaxed atmosphere she has created.


  10. HAPPYBIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i wish i could give you a birthday hug and kiss. enjoy the celebration!!!
    peg's house is lovely too, so calm and warm and beachy pretty.

  11. Valorie!
    A very HAPPY BIRTH-DAY TO YOUUUUU (in my very bestest operatic voice!)
    Enjoy your days of celebration!
    hugs xoxo

  12. happy birthday!! today was MINE too!!! 61! YAY us! barbara (who does not have a blog ...yet)

  13. A very happy belated birthday! This beach house is lovely, warm and completely comfortable and inviting. I think it's the antiques that make the difference :-)

    Tricia - Avolli

  14. Happy Birthday!!!!! Have a great publishers meeting and a wonderful day.

  15. What a glorious way to celebrate your birthday. Peg's home is perfection to me! Just the easy-going style I adore. Cannot wait for more pictures. Happy, Happy Birthday.

  16. Such a charming place! I'm so sorry I missed your birthday. Belated happy birthday to you. laurie

  17. I give your blog 10 points!! Lovely!!

    Agneta from Sweden

  18. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was lovely. This beach house is adorable - it's just the kind of thing I would love for the summer and weekends. I was just at the High Line too. I loved all the wildflowers.

  19. Happy, happy birthday you wonderful blogger you! Yeah! Live it up and have a ball!


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