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Intrigued by Alcove Beds

Over the holidays, our family visited Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Jefferson was a great innovator and enjoyed developing new designs that would improve the functionality of his home.  One idea that fascinated him was an alcove bed, and when Jefferson redesigned Monticello in 1790, he designed a special alcove bed…… Continue reading Intrigued by Alcove Beds

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Bedrooms with Pairs of Twin Beds

As I was going through my saved images of bedrooms for yesterday’s post on master bedrooms, I noticed that I have saved an extraordinary number of bedrooms that feature a pair of twin beds. I am drawn to symmetrical arrangements, and I think this must be why I find two twin beds in a room…… Continue reading Bedrooms with Pairs of Twin Beds

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DIY: Reupholstering an X-Bench (No Sewing!)

For a while, we didn’t have a designated chair for our secretary desk in the living room.  I would just pull up a chair from another part of the room when I wanted to work at the desk. I got tired of this and decided that I wanted some kind of small stool to permanently…… Continue reading DIY: Reupholstering an X-Bench (No Sewing!)

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Alternatives to Bar Carts

Bar carts have been popping up with great frequency in interiors over the last few years.      They impart a fun and slick mid-century Mad Men sort of vibe to a space.  Although you may like the look of bar carts, and there are many great new and vintage ones from which to choose, perhaps you don’t…… Continue reading Alternatives to Bar Carts

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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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A New Favorite: Bone Inlay Furniture

Last night, I was perusing through my favorite interior designer Mark D. Sikes’ new book Beautiful (which is truly beautiful) and as I was studying the rich details of the rooms that he has designed I was struck by his prolific use of bone inlay furnishings. For those of you who are unfamiliar with bone inlay,…… Continue reading A New Favorite: Bone Inlay Furniture