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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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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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Home Tour: A Feminine and Effervescent Palm Beach Apartment

Today I am sharing a tour of a bright and ultra-feminine home. The home is a one-bedroom apartment located in the Palm Beach Towers in Palm Beach, Florida and was featured in House Beautiful in May 2014.  The apartment, decorated by T. Keller Donovan, is owned by Kay Gilman, who was the first female sportswriter…… Continue reading Home Tour: A Feminine and Effervescent Palm Beach Apartment

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DIY: Reupholstering an X-Bench (No Sewing!)

For a while, we didn’t have a designated chair for our secretary desk in the living room.  I would just pull up a chair from another part of the room when I wanted to work at the desk. I got tired of this and decided that I wanted some kind of small stool to permanently…… Continue reading DIY: Reupholstering an X-Bench (No Sewing!)

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A Colorful and Fun Florida House Tour

I keep a file folder of house-tour magazine articles that I cut out and save. I was flipping through the contents of my folder recently and came across a tour of a Florida town house that was featured in Southern Living in January 2014.  I was struck by how colorful, cheerful, and summery the home was…… Continue reading A Colorful and Fun Florida House Tour

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Links for the Weekend – 5/27/17

Happy weekend!  I hope you will all enjoy your long Memorial Day weekend. Let’s hope for good weather! 1. To keep with the wedding theme from last week’s links, did you see the photos of Pippa Middleton’s gorgeous wedding? The dress, the church, the children, the flowers…Perfection! 2. Massucco Warner Miller designs stunning interiors. (I couldn’t choose…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend – 5/27/17

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Designer Spotlight: Pencil & Paper Co.

One of my favorite design companies is Pencil & Paper Co. based in Nashville. The company is run by husband and wife team Genifer and Benjamin Sohr. The couple has a background in retail visual merchandising (Gen) and store design and architecture (Ben) and they are a stylish pair! Their interior creations are some of the…… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Pencil & Paper Co.