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A Favorite Fabric: Buffalo Check

One of my favorite prints is buffalo check. Buffalo check is similar to gingham, but the checks are much larger. Buffalo check fabric comes in all colors and works well in both contemporary and traditional designs.  One of its best features is that it works beautifully with most other prints and florals. Here are some…… Continue reading A Favorite Fabric: Buffalo Check

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The Best of Tiny Homes: Part 2

Welcome to part two of my tiny homes series! Today’s tiny home is an apartment located in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The building was once a cardboard box factory and has been converted into apartments/lofts. This apartment was designed by Becca Interiors, and, while it may be small, it is packed with…… Continue reading The Best of Tiny Homes: Part 2

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Using Identical Wallpaper and Fabric

As I have been looking at designer showhouses lately, I have noticed many rooms that feature identical wallpaper and fabric. Here is an example—a bedroom designed by Sarah Bartholomew—from the 2017 Southeastern Showhouse in Atlanta: Here, in the same Southeastern Showhouse, is a corner of a room in which designer Amy Berry used matching wallpaper…… Continue reading Using Identical Wallpaper and Fabric

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Links for the Weekend 7•14•17

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far! Here are a few interesting things I found this week: I enjoyed this colorful Wisconsin lake house designed by one of my favorite Chicago designers, Summer Thornton.   Charming Bee Cottage located in East Hampton is listed for sale.  I loved Frances Schultz’s book about renovating this lovely cottage and…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend 7•14•17

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Beach House Bunk Rooms

If you have a beach or lake house, you may need a space that sleeps many guests. Bunk rooms are a practical solution.  Today’s post looks at some bedrooms that are attractive and can each accommodate several people. Here are some good-looking examples of rooms with multiple bunk beds, perfect for lots of young guests:…… Continue reading Beach House Bunk Rooms

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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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The Best of Tiny Homes: Part 1

Today’s blog post is the first in a series called “The Best of Tiny Homes.” For each of these posts, I will feature a small, yet stylish, home. The first home is a 600-square-foot studio apartment designed and occupied by interior designer Shannon Crain. It is located in an 1882 Georgian home in the historic district…… Continue reading The Best of Tiny Homes: Part 1