My Tips for Creating a Welcoming, Functional Entryway

Last month, my vestibule, which I transformed as part of the Spring 2015 One Room Challenge, was featured in a new digital publication called Three Magazine – on the cover, no less! Since this magazine is still up and coming, I’m guessing many of you (ok, probably none of you, excepting my mom and sister)…

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A Big (Little) Announcement!

Just over a week ago, we welcomed the latest addition to our family – a sweet little boy who has already captured our hearts with his remarkableย eating, sleeping and pooping prowess. Eamon McRory Rogers was born last Friday, July 18th at 10:24PM, weighing in at a respectable 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and measuring 21 inches…

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Why I Love a Tightback Sofa

CR Laine’s Talford Sofa There are so many reasons to love a tightback sofa – meaning, a sofa that has a “tight-upholstered” back, as opposed to loose or semi-attached back cushions. So what’s the big deal, anyway? Allow me to explain why I am such a big fan of the tightback; maybe you’ll be converted,…

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Slowing Down, Speeding Up

Those who have been following this blog may have noticed that my frequency of posting has decreased a bit of late. I so wish that wasn’t the case, as I find writing here to be a wonderful creative outlet. But I’ve been working on a few other ‘projects,’ which are keeping me incredibly busy. Still…

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Designer Secrets From House Beautiful

House Beautiful magazine recently published 35 “designer secrets” – little pithy, and in some cases not-so-pithy, tips and tricks from the experts that we all can use, set as individual graphics with on a color field. I didn’t think all of them were particularly relevant to we ‘real people,’ but I like this idea (really…

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One Down, Ten To Go (!!??)

Tonight I handed in my final portfolio for my first class in my Residential Interiors course of study. It felt like a big accomplishment – until I was reminded how many classes remain (10 more! – better than the ’15’ someone mentioned…I just double-checked after near cardiac arrest). I just completed the introductory drawing class,…

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