Friday Family-Friendly Find: Pendleton Eco-Wise Washable Wool Plaid Throw

Ooh, I have mixed feelings about this one! The calendar says we should be preparing for fall weather. The heart wants summer to stick around awhile longer. Nevertheless, Labor Day weekend is upon us – and therefore, I feel it is only right to try to wrap my head around the changing of the season and the unofficial beginning of autumn (otherwise known as summer’s end). This week’s Friday Family-Friendly Find might just help heal the pain…

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My Berkshires Home Multipurpose Room with Circle Furniture

I sat down to write this post and suddenly realized it was my first time blogging about the second home I am building with my family in the Berkshires (aka #KRIProjectGoldenrodHill on Instagram. How is that even possible? I’ll aim to do better going forward, promise!

I’ve spent countless hours selecting the materials, finishes, and furnishings for this home. Some of it flowed easily, some of it was like trying to squeeze blood from a stone. As a designer, I’m really good at helping clients make decisions…not quite as good at making them for myself, unfortunately. 🙂

And one room – what we are calling the Multipurpose Room (labeled ‘Study’ on the architect’s drawing above) – really had me stumped…so much so that I saved it for last and decided to figure it out ‘later.’ Months went by, and I had a rough furniture layout and not much else besides tumbleweeds floating between my ears.

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Friday Family-Friendly Find: Taylor Burke Home Lauren Chaise

What is better than lounging in a cozy, inviting corner chaise longue with a good book (or podcast, or Instagram feed) and your favorite beverage? Nothing, ever. Well, maybe napping – though I’m personally not a napper (I always feel more tired when I wake up!). When I am designing living spaces for clients I am usually angling to see if I can fit one into the furniture layout. It isn’t always easy, but when there is adequate space in just the right place, it is magic!

The only problem is…I often have a really hard time finding a chaise with the ‘just right’ specs – style, size, one-arm (generally looks best in a corner) and, most importantly, quality construction.

But I’m all about finding unicorns, and today I’m sharing one with you.

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Friday Family-Friendly Find: Bunny Williams Home Tray Chic Ottoman

After a topsy-turvy, over-scheduled week, all I want to do when today is done is put my feet up and RELAX. With a generously-poured glass of wine and tall stack of back-issue shelter magazines close-by, of course! The aptly-named Tray Chic Ottoman from Bunny Williams Home  really delivers the best of many worlds, and takes the concept of a…

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