Inspired By The Zoo

Today my husband and I took our son to the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI. He’s 13 months old (exactly), and it was his first trip to the zoo. Yes, he basically pointed at the animals excitedly whenever he had a good view of them. My son wasn’t the only one who was…

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Animal Prints

This post is not about animal prints. Well, not exactly. It is and it isn’t. It’s about prints of animals, not the prints on animals. There, glad we cleared that up. Today, the New England Home Design Blog featured rooms and commentary from  fellow Newton-ite (and fabulous designer) Liz Caan, including this powder room, which inspired the post. The…

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Going Up: Stair Runners

I’m beginning to think about what to do with the main stairs in our new house, which is (still) under construction. I know that, for reasons of safety and aesthetics, I want to do a rug runner from the first floor to the second floor, but I’m unsure on just about everything else – color,…

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Not My Cup Of Tea…Or Is It?

We all have them. Pet peeves. Pre-conceived notions. Things we passionately hate about “bad” design. It’s different for everyone. Some people loathe wallpaper, in general. Others can’t stand the sight of shiny brass hardware, or an overstuffed recliner. Everyone is entitled to their opinion – and we all have the right to love where we…

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A Gothic Revival

Whether or not you realize it, Gothic motifs are everywhere in contemporary design and furnishings. I guess you could call it a Gothic Re-Revival of sorts. Whenever you see a quatrefoil (super hot right now), pointed arch, or a flying buttress (not likely 🙂 ), that’s Gothic. It can be a little dark and dreary,…

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Best Of E-Design

Recently I’ve been incredibly inspired, and encouraged, by the quality of “e-designed” residential interiors – that is, spaces that were designed and decorated by a professional from afar, without ever setting foot in the room (and usually, without ever speaking with the client). As I develop my business plan, I definitely see this as a…

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