Wherefore Art Thou, Art Nouveau?

For a long time, I’ve been trying to find an angle from which to write about art nouveau that is appropriate for this blog. Interiors For Families is all about celebrating the way ‘real people’ live – especially families with children, who require special, highly practical considerations when designing interiors. I promise I’ll get there…

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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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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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Decorating with Maps

For me, there’s nothing quite like an old map. It’s a window into the past, to the way we once lived. Everything about it is from a specific moment in time – the printing technique, typefaces, atlas creases, coloring, and of course the geographic features of the map itself. I have three antique maps (two…

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