Sunday, May 24, 2009


A getaway provides a change of scene and a chance to recharge. This is the season to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and escape for the weekend. Susanna Salk's newest book with Rizzoli, Weekend Getaways, shows country escapes of all kinds. Readers are invited into rustic, seaside, minimal, modern barn, federal and Greek Revival homes, experiencing their relaxing benefits. The appeal of the homes lie in their location, but also in their personality. Home owners bring personal touches to every surface of their spaces, providing a peek into what moves and inspires them.

Photos Courtesy of Rizzoli USA
This red guest cottage was originally a school. The Unionville, PA property includes a main house and a barn, creating a country compound. Staying true to the historical details, the designer owners imported floorboards for the house from a farm nearby, and used local antiques and glass.

A plaster bust by the front door welcomes guests and serves as a makeshift hat rack.

A Stanfordville, NY modern barn sits tucked away in a wooded area. The home was influenced by the owner's Dutch and French design sensibilities, showcasing their take on classic barn living.

Their mudroom with closets and hooks for Barbour rain jackets and mud boots to survive a rainy weekend.

Designer Tricia Foley's Long Island living room in all white warmed with wide wood floor boards and beams. Placing accessories just so, her stylist's eye is evident in her selection.

The white on white kitchen has open shelving for ease and all white serving pieces in great shapes.

A Newport home with stone detailing resembling a castle's turrets is eclectic and unexpected in this seaside resort, where massive cottages abound.

The upstairs living room has brightly colored accessories and casual slip covered upholstery. Easy living and entertaining are key here.

Painted walls, floors and patterned steps bring warmth to a foyer in an 18th Century Greek Revival retreat in New Preston,CT.

The sun room combines rustic antiques in natural tones from local antique shops, making the spot a soothing place to escape to. A focal point of an elaborate bird cage is a conversation starter for sure.


vicki archer said...

These getaway retreats look wonderful - I would love this book and will search it out. xv

Alicia said...

Red, red everywhere...I do a red post on a whim and then I find it accidentally everywhere.
So glad I found you...

purple area said...

Great pics, very nice!!

RG _ into the studio said...

Hi Marisa! We are in the page... I would like to invite you to visit my

My post today was about country houses, a weekend getway house!

Nice images you found!