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FROM THE RIGHT BANK is my online inspiration file and journal where I chronicle setting up a new home and occasional jaunts to faraway places.
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  • Happy Holidays
    on Dec 1, 2016 in Uncategorized
    Dear friends, I will be taking the month of December off to tend to family matters so it’s a little early but I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a merry Christmas and a very joyful holiday. I’ll see you back here in 201...
  • Design Inspiration from Around the World: Made to Measure, Hotel Chic at Home, Signature Spaces
    on Nov 28, 2016 in Decor & Home
    There are so many new design books this season that are really speaking to me with their global inspiration. Here are three of my favorites which I know will speak to you too. Made to Measure, Meyer Davis, Architecture and Interiors by Will Meyer and...
  • One Room Challenge, Week 6
    on Nov 9, 2016 in Decor & Home
    It’s here! It’s here! We’ve reached the end of the One Room Challenge! I could tell you all about how fun, stressful, exciting, exhausting and rewarding it has been but what we all want is to see the finished room, am I right? So...
  • One Room Challenge, Week 5
    on Nov 2, 2016 in Decor & Home
    One more week to go!!! Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the great drapery debate last week! As of right now, I’m leaning with the majority to keep the drapes off. We (including me!) will have to wait until the reveal next week to see if I c...
  • Paris, a Chic City Guide
    on Oct 31, 2016 in Travel
    I am frequently asked for travel tips for Paris and I had been diligently working on a guide when Paris by Ladurée by Serge Gleizes (Vendome Press/Scriptum Editions, October 2016) arrived in the mail. After I read it, I concluded there was no n...
  • One Room Challenge, Week 4
    on Oct 26, 2016 in Decor & Home
    It’s Week 4 of the One Room Challenge which means only two weeks to go until the big reveal. YIKES. (If you need to catch up, here’s what’s gone down so far in Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3.) Because this is my first time as a feature...
  • One Room Challenge, Week 3
    on Oct 19, 2016 in Decor & Home
    It’s amazing how quickly seven days fly by when you’re on a weekly deadline! So here we are at Week 3 already but I’m happy to report that the most labor intensive part of the entire project was completed this week. Yup, the enti...
  • Introducing FTRB Mini Travel Guides (for Design Hotel Devotees)
    on Aug 17, 2016 in Travel FTRB Mini Travel Guides
    A question I’ve been asking myself for years is What and how should I share about my travels? The Here’s-where-I-went-and-what-I-did type of posts have never been my thing. Those tend to be boring, no? Nor have I ever felt compelled t...
  • Galle, Sri Lanka | Amangalla | FTRB Mini Travel Guide
    on Aug 17, 2016 in Travel FTRB Mini Travel Guides
    Galle, Sri Lanka Amangalla Housed in an historical mansion inside the old fort walls of Galle, Amangalla transports you back in time in elegant colonial style. Some favorite moments….. sunset cocktails looking across the rooftops to the sea...
  • Fall 2016 Preview
    on Aug 11, 2016 in News & Happenings
    Despite the tumbleweeds gathering on the blog, there has actually been a lot going on around here this summer. Much of it will be coming to the blog in the coming months so I thought I’d give you a little glimpse. A Fall 2016 Preview if you...
  • Lately: the Photo Shoot and Some Summer Plans
    on Jun 23, 2016 in News & Happenings
    Well, we did it. The house got photographed! I’m relieved, grateful, excited, happy….. but I also feel a little dazed, dumbfounded and directionless because I almost don’t know what to do with myself now that it’s done! The s...
  • Sneak Peek of the Living Room and Other House Updates
    on Jun 1, 2016 in My House
    I tell you there’s no greater motivation than a photo shoot to get things done! I’m so grateful to have my house featured but I’m equally grateful that it’s forced me to finally get my house to this state. So here we go….. The post Sneak Pe...
  • In Search of the Perfect Kitchen Island Stools
    on May 10, 2016 in Furniture & Accessories
    I have some exciting news today. We just set the date for the magazine shoot! (It’s going to be in one month! Eeek!) So I really need to get cracking on that punch list! I should say that what is on that list is not just for the shoot; they...
  • You, Me and Some Life Updates
    on Apr 21, 2016 in News & Happenings
    I have a few (actually, many) thoughts and updates for you today. Over the past seven years of blogging, I’ve thought a lot about you, the audience and the content here on FTRB. At first it was easy, there was no audience! So I was just putti...
  • So My House Is Going to Be Published…..
    on Mar 9, 2016 in News & Happenings
    I finally have some news to share with you today about the publication of my house! 1) It is going to be published in Atlanta Magazine’s HOME; 2) It will most likely be this fall; and 3) I am elated! If you aren’t familiar with HOME...
  • Project Simplify: Report on the Great Wardrobe Purge
    on Feb 10, 2016 in La Belle Vie
    I’m chugging along with Project Simplify and wanted to update you on my second area of focus: closet/wardrobe. As I said in this post, I decided to take drastic measures and play the Minimalism Game with my closet. (If you’re not fa...
  • Wallpapered Water Closet
    on Jan 25, 2016 in My House
    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 complete...
  • New Year, New Look & New News
    on Jan 11, 2016 in La Belle Vie News & Happenings
    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 scene...
  • Merry Christmas
    on Dec 21, 2015 in My House
    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...
  • Anthology Magazine
    on Nov 18, 2015 in News & Happenings
    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...