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A Favorite Fabric: Buffalo Check

One of my favorite prints is buffalo check. Buffalo check is similar to gingham, but the checks are much larger. Buffalo check fabric comes in all colors and works well in both contemporary and traditional designs.  One of its best features is that it works beautifully with most other prints and florals. Here are some…… Continue reading A Favorite Fabric: Buffalo Check

Black and White · Design · Inspiration · Interiors · Tiny Homes

The Best of Tiny Homes: Part 2

Welcome to part two of my tiny homes series! Today’s tiny home is an apartment located in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The building was once a cardboard box factory and has been converted into apartments/lofts. This apartment was designed by Becca Interiors, and, while it may be small, it is packed with…… Continue reading The Best of Tiny Homes: Part 2

Design · Design Trends · Fabric · Inspiration · Interiors · Wallpaper

Using Identical Wallpaper and Fabric

As I have been looking at designer showhouses lately, I have noticed many rooms that feature identical wallpaper and fabric. Here is an example—a bedroom designed by Sarah Bartholomew—from the 2017 Southeastern Showhouse in Atlanta: Here, in the same Southeastern Showhouse, is a corner of a room in which designer Amy Berry used matching wallpaper…… Continue reading Using Identical Wallpaper and Fabric

Bedrooms · Design · Inspiration · Interiors

Beach House Bunk Rooms

If you have a beach or lake house, you may need a space that sleeps many guests. Bunk rooms are a practical solution.  Today’s post looks at some bedrooms that are attractive and can each accommodate several people. Here are some good-looking examples of rooms with multiple bunk beds, perfect for lots of young guests:…… Continue reading Beach House Bunk Rooms

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Links for the Weekend 7•7•17

Greetings from Vermont! Here are a few things I found interesting this week:  1. A sneak peak tour of the Coastal Living Idea House in Newport, Rhode Island designed by Mark D. Sikes. It is entirely blue and white! Open to the public until September 4th if you are in the area. (header image as well)  …… Continue reading Links for the Weekend 7•7•17

Art · Design · Inspiration · Interiors

Home Tour: A Feminine and Effervescent Palm Beach Apartment

Today I am sharing a tour of a bright and ultra-feminine home. The home is a one-bedroom apartment located in the Palm Beach Towers in Palm Beach, Florida and was featured in House Beautiful in May 2014.  The apartment, decorated by T. Keller Donovan, is owned by Kay Gilman, who was the first female sportswriter…… Continue reading Home Tour: A Feminine and Effervescent Palm Beach Apartment

Blue and White · Design · Inspiration · Interiors · Living Room

Deconstructing a Coastal Living Room

The June 2015 Better Homes and Gardens magazine featured a home tour of a cedar-shingled coastal cottage on Long Island, New York. I enjoyed the relaxed feel of the entire home, but the living room in particular drew my attention. Here is a photo of the living room: Here are the things that I liked…… Continue reading Deconstructing a Coastal Living Room