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INSPIRED: NON-WHITE KITCHENS TO LOVE BY STEVEN GAMBREL

I love an all-white kitchen – it’s clean, crisp, timeless and, if done correctly with lots of contrast and texture, can make quite a dramatic impression. Lately, though, I’ve been so drawn to kitchens in muted shades of grays, blues and even taupes and especially tone-on-tone or limed oak cabinetry. Soft, subtle colors, beautiful, honed…

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RATTAN ENTERTAINING FAVORITES FOR SUMMER

Summer is my favorite time of year to entertain; it’s the one season where I can really go all out on my table and for my guests while still making it feel casual and laid back. Adding some texture to the table is my favorite way to add an easy, breezy, laid back vibe for…

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6 TIPS FOR SCORING AT THRIFT AND CONSIGNMENT SHOPS

I was recently having a poolside conversation with a friend who was looking for some end tables for her living room and about fell off my Adirondack chair when she said she had never set foot inside a consignment shop! Most of the furniture in my house is from antique/thrift/consignment shops; I LOVE the thrill…

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VASE ROUNDUP

Nothing screams summer louder than an armful of beautiful blooms in an equally amazing vessel. Whether snipped from your own garden or bought from the grocery store, there’s just something about a summery arrangement of fluffy hydrangeas or wildflowers that make a space seem that much more cheery and bright! Over the years, I’ve amassed…

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RECENT ETSY FAVORITES

I’ve been purchasing and sourcing so much from Etsy over the last year and it continues to be one of my go-to sources for everything from entertaining, tableware and barware to hostess gifts, French market totes and antique finds. There really is a treasure trove of beautiful items at such great price points with a…

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5 EASY STEPS TO A BEAUTIFUL CHARCUTERIE BOARD

A beautifully arranged charcuterie board is my favorite way to unwind from a long week; there’s just something so therapeutic about creating something both beautiful and delicious (especially since I’m completely inept at food styling, otherwise!) I also love a beautiful cheese board to welcome friends for dinner and drinks and while I’ve yet to…

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A SIMPLE, MUTED TABLE SETTING FOR SUMMER

As I’ve grown older, I find myself seeking out the simplicity in everything and that, most definitely, includes my table settings. I can certainly appreciate a beautifully set table with all the bells and whistles like napkin rings, elaborate centerpieces and a million pieces of silverware but when it comes to setting the table for…

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MAKING MY CASE FOR BLUE SHUTTERS + EXTERIOR DOORS

If you guys follow me on Instagram, you know we were back up in Nantucket last month for another unforgettable family vacation. I’m still working on a recap post, since many of you asked about what to do on the island with littles and the best places to eat, etc., and it’s coming, I promise!…

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: A NANTUCKET SUMMER

One of my favorite things about blogging and social media is that I’m always coming across quite a few incredible small businesses and boutiques with some of the most beautiful products, so I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some of my favorites here on the blog to share with you all!…

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MY (NOT SO) SECRET WEAPON FOR INCREDIBLE FERNS ALL SUMMER LONG

Whenever someone comes to my house for the first time during the summer months, they always know which one is mine by the ginormous ferns flanking my front door! For me, it’s just not summer without these quintessential southern beauties; when I first moved here from the northeast, my neighbor laughingly told me it was…

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY PRETTIES FOR THE KITCHEN

Over the past couple months, I’ve been slowly clearing out closets, cabinets and pantries and getting rid of/donating quite a lot of junk that I just don’t need anymore. Making space has improved my whole outlook toward my home and how I am able to function in it and it’s been so therapeutic tossing things…

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ALFRESCO DINING FAVORITES

Since the weather has been so gorgeous and the pollen has finally cleared out, we’ve been eating as many meals as possible on the deck and it’s been glorious! The kids love it because they get to be outside and I love it because I get to use more of my favorite entertaining pieces! The…