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An Eclectic Yet Traditional South Carolina Island Home Tour

A few years ago in Southern Living magazine, I came across an early 20th century brick Palladian style home located on an island near Charleston, South Carolina.  Despite the traditional and historic brick exterior, the interior was a surprise in that it was much more rustic than one would expect. The interiors are covered in…… Continue reading An Eclectic Yet Traditional South Carolina Island Home Tour

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A Charming 17th Century English Rectory Home Tour

I adore movies and books that are set in England.  On Sunday nights you can find me in front of the television watching Masterpiece Classics on PBS–my favorite of the shows are English period pieces.  Having recently rewatched the movie version of Pride and Prejudice for the millionth time last weekend I have been thinking…… Continue reading A Charming 17th Century English Rectory 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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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

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Inside a Historic and Traditional Beacon Hill Townhouse Decorated for Christmas

In Monday’s blog post, I featured exteriors of Boston homes decorated for the holidays. Today, I am sharing a tour of the inside of one of those homes. The home is a historic brick row house built in the 1880s in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. Like most row houses, it is tall and narrow.…… Continue reading Inside a Historic and Traditional Beacon Hill Townhouse Decorated for Christmas

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Inspired by Boston at Christmas

I haven’t spent any significant time in Boston since I attended a nearby college many years ago. Lately, I have been seeing photos of Boston homes, mainly in the Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods, covered in snow and decorated for the holidays, and I have become nostalgic for that beautiful and historic New England…… Continue reading Inspired by Boston at Christmas

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Friday Finds 12•8•17 (More Christmas Ideas!)

Only 17 days until Christmas! Here are this week’s holiday finds: A favorite designer’s holiday home tour   I have shared architect James Carter’s Birmingham home before, but here it is decorated for the holidays   How fantastic are these DIY pine needle tassels? I can’t wait to try them!   A look at designer Charlotte Moss’s…… Continue reading Friday Finds 12•8•17 (More Christmas Ideas!)