10 Great Accessories for Floor and Tabletop (for Families!)

If you are a parent, does this sound familiar? “The baby is pulling up/walking/running! We need to move everything off floor and the tables to make the house safe for little Junior”   Thankfully, child-proofing does not mean you need to live without decorative accessories in your home – even when the baby can “get…

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Berkshire Home and Antiques

There’s something about going on vacation that just seems to shake the cobwebs from my imagination and open my mind to new ideas and inspirations. I blogged a great deal during my trip to Newport last summer, and this year we are encamped in the Berkshires, overlooking the campus of our beloved Williams College (I…

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Greek Key Redux

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope your weekend has been as gorgeous where you are as it has been in Newport, where we’re entering our final week of vacation. One of my earliest blog posts on Interiors for Families was all about the Greek key motif in contemporary design and furnishings. Just barely scratching the surface there,…

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Color For Dummies

I have to admit – when it comes to color, I am a bit of a dummy myself. After all, I am but a student of design, with my required color theory class still ahead of me (this summer – can’t wait!). I’ve certainly been guilty of timidity when it comes to using color, and…

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My New Home Scrapbook

Yesterday my husband and I learned that our offer to purchase a new construction home was accepted, but we’ve actually been moving down this path with the builder for several weeks. During that time I’ve been amassing a collection of ideas for designing and decorating, and thought I’d share it with you. As with all…

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