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An Australian Interior Designer’s Blue and White Portfolio

I posted a photo on Instagram this week of this vignette by interior designer, Amy Spargo of the Australian design firm, Maine House Interiors: I liked the styling so much that I wanted to see what else I could find that was designed by Maine House Interiors.  What I discovered was a lovely portfolio of…… Continue reading An Australian Interior Designer’s Blue and White Portfolio

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The Best of Tiny Homes: Part 3

This installment of “The Best of Tiny Homes” features a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment located in a pre-war building on Manhattan’s Upper East. This vintage apartment, which belongs to the co-founder of interior design firm McGrath II , Lauren McGrath, is part of a Georgian mansion built in 1890 and has beautiful architectural details from that…… Continue reading The Best of Tiny Homes: Part 3

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Master Bedroom Inspiration from Phoebe Howard

A reader of this blog recently asked me for ideas to help her redecorate her master bedroom. I love it when readers ask me questions—such inquiries can be a source of ideas for blog posts, particularly the kind I like best: those that are helpful to readers. Prompted by the blog reader’s request, I was…… Continue reading Master Bedroom Inspiration from Phoebe Howard

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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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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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A Colorful and Fun Florida House Tour

I keep a file folder of house-tour magazine articles that I cut out and save. I was flipping through the contents of my folder recently and came across a tour of a Florida town house that was featured in Southern Living in January 2014.  I was struck by how colorful, cheerful, and summery the home was…… Continue reading A Colorful and Fun Florida House Tour

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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