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Links for the Weekend 6•17•17

Happy Father’s Day weekend! 1. DESIGN: I am eagerly waiting the reveal of the 2017 Southern Living Idea House, which opens to the public this weekend in Bald Head Island, North Carolina. The interior designer of the Idea House, Lindsey Coral Harper Interiors, designs beautiful and preppy spaces such as the one pictured above and the header image as…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend 6•17•17

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Shop Stylings: Rejuvenation Chicago

Chicago’s first Rejuvenation store opened recently, and since I had never been to one of their stores, I decided to visit. Rejuvenation, which has stores in various locations around the United States, is a home goods business known primarily for its lighting and hardware collection. Rejuvenation was started in Portland, Oregon in the 1970s and…… Continue reading Shop Stylings: Rejuvenation Chicago

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Design Trend: Pom Poms!

Have you noticed the pom poms that have been adorning home decor items lately? Pom poms are appearing on everything from baskets to bedding and bath items. I love pom poms.  They add a touch of lighthearted fun to ordinary items. I have hot-glued pom pom trim to a variety of items over the years to…… Continue reading Design Trend: Pom Poms!

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Shop Stylings: A Visit to Anthropologie Chicago

My sister was in town last week, and we had a good time poking around in the shops in my neighborhood. We popped into Anthropologie, which is always a visual treat, and I thought I would share some photos and impressions of the store’s home section with you. My neighborhood Anthropologie is heavy on clothing,…… Continue reading Shop Stylings: A Visit to Anthropologie Chicago

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10 Good-Looking, Budget-Friendly Floor Lamps

Lighting has a tremendous effect on a room’s appearance. Sometimes, we need more than a table lamp and a ceiling light fixture. A floor lamp is often not only the best choice for functionality, but also an opportunity to add a sculptural and decorative element to a space. Floor lamps are generally expensive; their prices…… Continue reading 10 Good-Looking, Budget-Friendly Floor Lamps

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Shop Stylings: A Visit to H&M Home

I mentioned in my weekend links post recently that the Swedish multinational fashion store H&M now sells home goods. I found myself in H&M’s Michigan Avenue (Chicago) store today with ten free minutes before my bus was due to arrive and decided to do a very quick overview of the home section. The home section of H&M’s Michigan Avenue store…… Continue reading Shop Stylings: A Visit to H&M Home

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10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching (Sunday, May 14) I thought it might be helpful to come up with some ideas for relatively inexpensive gifts (all under $50) for the mothers and mother-figures in your lives. These would also make good hostess or birthday gifts. This hand cream is fantastic! They have so many pretty notecards…… Continue reading 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50