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The Extraordinary Southern Gothic Property of Furlow Gatewood

For Christmas, my husband gave me the design book One Man’s Folly, which I had been wanting since it was published a couple of years ago.  This gorgeous, coffee table style book is the story of Furlow Gatewood, a southern gentleman in his mid-nineties, who has taken the remaining 11 acres of his family’s beautiful rural…… Continue reading The Extraordinary Southern Gothic Property of Furlow Gatewood

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Inside a Charming North Carolina Mountain Cottage

Atlanta architect Norman Askins and his decorator wife Joane renovated a charming 1940s cottage in Highlands, North Carolina, at the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains.  I came across the home in Southern Living Magazine a few years ago and loved it, and recently came across photos of the home again and wanted to share them with…… Continue reading Inside a Charming North Carolina Mountain Cottage

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Holiday Decorating With Fruit—Colonial Williamsburg Style

Several years ago, we visited Colonial Williamsburg during the Christmas holiday. I fell in love with the Christmas decorations there. Every door was decorated differently with the most gorgeous assortment of natural wreaths and garlands.  In many of the decorations, the greenery was embellished with fresh fruit. Here are some examples of Williamsburg’s holiday decor…… Continue reading Holiday Decorating With Fruit—Colonial Williamsburg Style

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A Garden Favorite: Limelight Hydrangeas

Recently, I have been seeing potted hydrangeas that are shaped like topiaries, and I absolutely adore them.  What could be better than two of my favorite things–hydrangeas and topiaries–rolled into one stunning combination! This photo of a home in the Hamptons is what started my obsession with this combination: After a bit of research, I…… Continue reading A Garden Favorite: Limelight Hydrangeas

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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