Sunbrella Fabrics Come In From The Patio

I have talked to so many people who are nervous about investing in good upholstered furniture because they have children. With good reason – I have witnessed said good upholstered furniture permanently stained unwittingly by a child who had just gotten her face painted. We all saw it happening, as if in slow motion, but…

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Nursery Theme Thursday 4: Coastal Prepster

Happy Nursery Theme Thursday! The Coastal Prepster nursery theme is all boy. It’s perfect for the future lacrosse-playing, New England private school attending, Nantucket Red pants-wearing baby in your life! Of course, none of these things need be true for this adorable concept to work in your nursery. This theme was 100% inspired by the…

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Functional Cabinetry for the Dream Kitchen

We are at an exciting stage in defining the interior of our new home – kitchen design. Never having been through this process before, I guess I didn’t realize just how many choices there are to be made. Door style and finish, layout, color, appliances, decorative accents, tiled backsplash, cabinetry features and functionality and seating…

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A House With Good Bones

It is often said of an old and gracious home in need of some TLC that it has “good bones.” I think what this usually means is that it has the potential to regain its former glory through extensive renovation and/or expansion. Well, in our case, our house is in the midst of construction –…

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When Architecture Tells a Story

As a college student, I was particularly interested in American art and architecture – so much so that I designed my curriculum around this subject, double majoring in art history and American studies. It was, and is, incredibly fascinating to me how important and uniquely American stories are told through period painting, sculpture, decorative arts,…

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Nursery Theme Thursday 1: Transportation

Greetings, and happy Nursery Theme Thursday to you! Or whatever day it is when you happen upon this post. I’m very excited to debut the very first theme – TRANSPORTATION! Yes, we’re talking planes, trains and automobiles. And boats, horses, maps, street signs, and anything else related to moving from point A to point B.…

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