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Intrigued by Alcove Beds

Over the holidays, our family visited Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Jefferson was a great innovator and enjoyed developing new designs that would improve the functionality of his home.  One idea that fascinated him was an alcove bed, and when Jefferson redesigned Monticello in 1790, he designed a special alcove bed…… Continue reading Intrigued by Alcove Beds

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Friday Finds 1•19•18

Happy Friday to you all! Here are this week’s finds: For those of you dreaming of living in a warmer climate, here is a pretty Florida home tour with plenty of blue and white.   The slow cooker is my best friend during the winter. Here are 17 healthy slow cooker recipes that basically make themselves.   Boston-based…… Continue reading Friday Finds 1•19•18

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My Favorite Designer’s California Home Tour

If I could choose any interior designer to help me decorate my home, there is no doubt in my mind who I would call first.  As you may have guessed from the number of designs of his that I include in my posts, Mark D. Sikes is my favorite interior designer.  It occurred to me recently…… Continue reading My Favorite Designer’s California Home Tour

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The Extraordinary Southern Gothic Property of Furlow Gatewood

For Christmas, my husband gave me the design book One Man’s Folly, which I had been wanting since it was published a couple of years ago.  This gorgeous, coffee table style book is the story of Furlow Gatewood, a southern gentleman in his mid-nineties, who has taken the remaining 11 acres of his family’s beautiful rural…… Continue reading The Extraordinary Southern Gothic Property of Furlow Gatewood

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Friday Finds 1•12•18

Here are this week’s finds:  A peek inside Ralph Lauren’s Bedford, NY home   Home decor trends that are in and out in 2018   For fellow Netflix Crown lovers, here is a look at how the sets are made   A glamorous Fifth Avenue duplex   I walk by the Wrigley mansion often and was excited to see what…… Continue reading Friday Finds 1•12•18

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Inside a Charming North Carolina Mountain Cottage

Atlanta architect Norman Askins and his decorator wife Joane renovated a charming 1940s cottage in Highlands, North Carolina, at the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains.  I came across the home in Southern Living Magazine a few years ago and loved it, and recently came across photos of the home again and wanted to share them with…… Continue reading Inside a Charming North Carolina Mountain Cottage