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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

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Happy 4th of July! (and a Blog Update)

With the arrival of peak summer vacation season, my blogging will be a bit reduced for the next six weeks. I will be publishing blog posts three days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, until the middle of August. I plan to continue to post daily on Instagram, but I might miss a day…… Continue reading Happy 4th of July! (and a Blog Update)

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Haint Blue Porch Ceilings

For generations, it has been traditional to paint porch ceilings blue. In the South, the pretty blue-green color often used for porch ceilings is called haint blue. The Gullah people in South Carolina believed that by painting your porch ceiling, windows and door trims a watery blue, you would scare away the haints (like “haunts”)…… Continue reading Haint Blue Porch Ceilings

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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

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Gorgeous Southern Gardens

Today, I am sharing some incredible gardens that were designed by the Atlanta, Georgia landscape design firm Howard Design Studio. I recently came across their beautiful portfolio when I was researching for my post about gardens featuring espalier and thought you would enjoy seeing some of their breathtaking garden designs. Many of the gardens Howard Design Studio…… Continue reading Gorgeous Southern Gardens

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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