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Friday Finds 2•2•18

Happy Friday! Here are this week’s finds: A pretty blue and white beachfront home tour   Some ideas for decorating with ginger jars   Picking a white paint color can be overwhelming, here are a designer’s white paint favorites   The Super Bowl is Sunday! Here are 75 Super Bowl Party Recipes   A few small glimpses into Reese…… Continue reading Friday Finds 2•2•18

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Design Dilemma: Adding Character to a Newer Home

Recently, a blog follower asked me to give her advice about adding older pieces to a newer home.  Blending the old and the new is a challenge faced by many people who find themselves living in a newer home, but wanting it to have the character and feel of an older home. Here are a…… Continue reading Design Dilemma: Adding Character to a Newer Home

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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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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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Tuesday Tour: Apartment Paint Colors

Since I am officially out of rooms in our apartment to share with you, today I am including a list of the paint colors that we are currently using in our apartment. Living room (first photo below) and hallways (second photo below):  Benjamin Moore Linen White (912), Trim Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White (CC-20) Guest bedroom…… Continue reading Tuesday Tour: Apartment Paint Colors