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An 18th Century English Cottage Home Tour

Influenced by the writings of Jane Austen, I dream of living in a charming cottage in the English countryside. When I saw this home tour in House and Garden UK  of a former 18th century rectory in Oxfordshire, I was smitten. The original rectory, built of Cotswold stone in the classic Georgian style, has gone through…… Continue reading An 18th Century English Cottage Home Tour

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An Elegant, Traditional Home in Birmingham

What some of you might not realize is that I publish this blog in collaboration with my 14-year-old daughter. Although the writing is mine, many of the blog post ideas come from her. Today’s post is one of those. My daughter was browsing through interior designer portfolios online and found a house tour that, she…… Continue reading An Elegant, Traditional Home in Birmingham

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A Peaceful and Beautiful Swedish Home Tour

I recently came across a home tour on Pinterest and remembered how much I had loved the tour when I saw it for the first time in House Beautiful in March 2016.  The home is a summer vacation retreat on an island near Stockholm, Sweden for a family who lives in the United States.  The interior designer…… Continue reading A Peaceful and Beautiful Swedish Home Tour

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My Favorite Rooms from the 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse

Yesterday, I came across a tour of the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse, which is a historic James Means designed home in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia.  Of all the designer showhouses I have seen this year, this one is by far my favorite.  Each room in the historic brick estate…… Continue reading My Favorite Rooms from the 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse

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Happy 4th of July! (and a Blog Update)

With the arrival of peak summer vacation season, my blogging will be a bit reduced for the next six weeks. I will be publishing blog posts three days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, until the middle of August. I plan to continue to post daily on Instagram, but I might miss a day…… Continue reading Happy 4th of July! (and a Blog Update)

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s Interior Designer

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate Middleton) have two residences. When in London, the Duke and Duchess reside at Kensington Palace in Apartment 1A, which was formerly the home of Princess Margaret. Their second home, which they received from the Queen, is a Georgian country estate called Anmer Hall that…… Continue reading The Duchess of Cambridge’s Interior Designer