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A Visit to the Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens

A dear friend brought me with her to visit the Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens this week, and it was a treat! Lake Forest is a lovely leafy suburb about an hour’s drive north of Chicago. The home being used as the showhouse was built in 1922 and is an arts and crafts style estate designed by…… Continue reading A Visit to the Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens

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Rattan and Bamboo Furnishings

When the weather starts to get warmer as we get further into spring, I gravitate towards rooms that have a more informal and summery feel. One of the elements that is almost always in these rooms is something made of rattan or bamboo. In this post, I highlight a few rooms in which rattan or bamboo is…… Continue reading Rattan and Bamboo Furnishings

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Chair Options for the Dining Room

Don’t tell anyone, but I am committing a huge decorating sin in my dining room. I have a dining room set that has a table with matching chairs and a buffet! This of course is a major decorating faux pas—as we all know, we should avoid sets of furniture, because it is more visually interesting…… Continue reading Chair Options for the Dining Room

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A Spring or Easter Table Setting

Today, I am sharing a table setting that I created for spring. I used what I had on hand with the addition of some fresh Forsythia branches from the grocery store and some bird nests that I picked up at Michaels. I like to have a color scheme in mind before I start planning a…… Continue reading A Spring or Easter Table Setting