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My personal sanctuary

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, who writes one of our absolute favorite blogs, A Bloomsbury Life, will be discussing her current obsessions on our Editors' Blog every Tuesday and Thursday for the next few weeks. (See her...


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My home is open to all comers, but my bedroom is private. It’s my little domain, my secret refuge from the at-times madding crowd. The possessions inside are highly edited; only the most meaningful talismans gain entry. Here are some I own and some I dream about:

I love flowers by my bed, and have developed quite a fondness for the cheap and cheerful lisianthus. In creamy white or pale pink, they are just the antidote for a blah day. For professional arrangements, I love Lily Lodge, the florist shop that uses vintage vases to create couture (and 100% organic) bouquets. lilylodge.com

The stack of books on my nightstand is always high and comes close to toppling when fall’s new releases hit the shelves. This season, my wish list includes: