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Friday Finds 12•22•17

Here are my Christmas-related finds for this week: A gorgeous blue and white Christmas table setting from an Australian design firm.   A Christmas tour of designer James Farmer’s Georgia cottage   You can read about Martha Stewart’s annual Christmas party at her Bedford, New York home here, here, and here   Loved seeing the royal family’s adorable (and blue and…… Continue reading Friday Finds 12•22•17

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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•15•17

Only 10 more days until Christmas! Here are this week’s holiday-related finds: Nashville designer Sarah Bartholomew’s home decked out for Christmas   A look at fashion designer Tory Burch’s holiday decorations in her NYC apartment   Some quick, no-bake Christmas cookie recipes (my daughter and I are trying the peppermint bark pictured above for a cookie exchange).   A…… Continue reading Friday Finds 12•15•17

Christmas · Design · Fabric · Holidays · Inspiration · Interiors

Mad For Plaid

Many years ago, during my first job after college, I worked in New York City for Bloomingdale’s in their buyers’ training program. I spent much of my time there working in the women’s Ralph Lauren department, and I think that’s where I developed an affection for plaid. Tartan evokes a feeling of tradition and nostalgia.…… Continue reading Mad For Plaid

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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!)

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Blue and White Holiday Inspiration: Christmas Ornaments and Gift Wrap

Last week, I wrote a post on blue and white holiday mantels and table settings.  This week, I have more blue and white holiday inspiration to share. Christmas tree ornaments: Edible ornaments that are too pretty to eat: Adorable chinoiserie cookie cutters that can be used for ornaments are for sale from Lulu Kuku Designs: My feeble…… Continue reading Blue and White Holiday Inspiration: Christmas Ornaments and Gift Wrap