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Links for the Weekend – 5/27/17

Happy weekend!  I hope you will all enjoy your long Memorial Day weekend. Let’s hope for good weather! 1. To keep with the wedding theme from last week’s links, did you see the photos of Pippa Middleton’s gorgeous wedding? The dress, the church, the children, the flowers…Perfection! 2. Massucco Warner Miller designs stunning interiors. (I couldn’t choose…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend – 5/27/17

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Design Trend: Pom Poms!

Have you noticed the pom poms that have been adorning home decor items lately? Pom poms are appearing on everything from baskets to bedding and bath items. I love pom poms.  They add a touch of lighthearted fun to ordinary items. I have hot-glued pom pom trim to a variety of items over the years to…… Continue reading Design Trend: Pom Poms!

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A Favorite In Garden Design: Espalier

When I was browsing through the new June issue of Traditional Home the other night, I was struck by photos of a beautiful, English-looking garden that is in Birmingham, Alabama.  The feature that stood out to me the most in the garden design was the plants that were covering the walls and growing in a formal, trellis…… Continue reading A Favorite In Garden Design: Espalier

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Shop Stylings: A Visit to Anthropologie Chicago

My sister was in town last week, and we had a good time poking around in the shops in my neighborhood. We popped into Anthropologie, which is always a visual treat, and I thought I would share some photos and impressions of the store’s home section with you. My neighborhood Anthropologie is heavy on clothing,…… Continue reading Shop Stylings: A Visit to Anthropologie Chicago

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A Look at Dutch Doors

There is something very appealing about a dutch door. When the weather starts to get warm it must be wonderful to open the top half of your door and let the sunshine and breeze flow inside your home. Dutch doors have been popular in this country since colonial times. They were commonly used as front…… Continue reading A Look at Dutch Doors

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The Watercolor Interior Renderings of Mita Corsini Bland

My 13-year-old daughter enjoys making watercolor paintings of interiors, first sketching the scene in pencil and then adding color and lighting effects with paint. She was looking for inspiration on the Internet one day and came across the watercolor renderings of rooms by New York artist Mita Corsini Bland. She saved many of the images that…… Continue reading The Watercolor Interior Renderings of Mita Corsini Bland

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10 Good-Looking, Budget-Friendly Floor Lamps

Lighting has a tremendous effect on a room’s appearance. Sometimes, we need more than a table lamp and a ceiling light fixture. A floor lamp is often not only the best choice for functionality, but also an opportunity to add a sculptural and decorative element to a space. Floor lamps are generally expensive; their prices…… Continue reading 10 Good-Looking, Budget-Friendly Floor Lamps