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Designer Spotlight: Amie Corley

St. Louis based interior designer Amie Corley creates beautiful, eclectic rooms that are full of color, pattern, and a brilliant mix of antiques and contemporary decor. I follow Corley on Instagram and have been admiring her latest design projects. This recent kitchen design of hers, classic and elegant, is perfection in my book: The gorgeous, thick walnut island…… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Amie Corley

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My Five Favorite Summer Home Accessories

I don’t do much to change my home’s decor in the summer, but I do add a few items to make the apartment feel a bit lighter and fresher for the season. I mostly add items that have a coastal feel. Here are my favorites: Sea Shells Whenever we go to the beach, I bring…… Continue reading My Five Favorite Summer Home Accessories

Blue and White · Design · Interiors

A Blue and White Coastal Home Tour in New England

This coastal home tour featured in the May/June 2011 edition of New England Home is a blue-and-white-lover’s dream! The 1990s shingle-style home, located in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, was completely redone inside and out. The interior designer of the home is a favorite of mine, John De Bastiani. This home is not your typical blue and white New England coastal home.…… Continue reading A Blue and White Coastal Home Tour in New England

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Links for the Weekend 6•17•17

Happy Father’s Day weekend! 1. DESIGN: I am eagerly waiting the reveal of the 2017 Southern Living Idea House, which opens to the public this weekend in Bald Head Island, North Carolina. The interior designer of the Idea House, Lindsey Coral Harper Interiors, designs beautiful and preppy spaces such as the one pictured above and the header image as…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend 6•17•17

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Blue and White Outdoor Table Settings

Blue and white is a classic color combination for outdoor table settings. It works beautifully with flowers of all hues and complements the surrounding greenery. As we enter the outdoor season for entertaining, here are some lovely blue and white outdoor tables to inspire you! The above four photos are from Carolyne Roehm’s book A Passion…… Continue reading Blue and White Outdoor Table Settings

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Large-Scale Bird Prints

As you may have concluded from photos of our apartment in prior posts, I love birds. I have framed bird prints and small bird statues all over the apartment. What I don’t have yet, but absolutely adore, are large-scale framed bird prints. I am especially fond of those by early 19th century ornithologist and painter…… Continue reading Large-Scale Bird Prints