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A NEW (OLD) PIECE FOR OUR ENTRY

For someone who has spent the last decade working in an industry that is constantly evolving, I regularly find myself chanting over and over that “change is good” when it comes to my own home. While I love my house, the floor plan simply does not lend itself to rearranging furniture whenever the mood strikes,…

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ON MY RADAR: FALL FAVORITES

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for some fall decor favorites, but when it comes to the change in seasons, instead of “decorating”, per se, I like to add lots of layers and texture – piles of comfy throws, soft candlelight and lots of baskets, trays and natural elements like marble, wood, unlacquered…

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CHARCUTERIE FOR TWO

Lately, we’ve been celebrating the end of another week with a simple cheese plate and a cocktail on the porch while the kids play outside. The weeks just seem to fly by at warp speed, so, come pickup time on Friday afternoons, I’m ready to down shift and enjoy every moment of having my littles…

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GET THE LOOK: INA’S EVERY DAY + ENTERTAINING STYLE

If there’s one person who has influenced my entertaining and design style (as far as kitchen and dining go), it’s Ina Garten. I picked many similar design elements for our kitchen when we built our house, from the black countertops and white glassfront cabinets, right down to the little details like the oversize Anchor Hocking…

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TIPS FROM A PRO: HOW TO KEEP MYRTLE TOPIARY HAPPY AND HEALTHY

If you have been following along here for a while, you know I am mildly obsessed with myrtle topiary; they’re the perfect decorative accessory, in my opinion, because they add so much texture, interest and a pop of fresh color, not to mention the fact that they’re just so beautiful and elegant! As much as…

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SHOP SMALL: LOVING LATELY FROM PALOMA AND CO

La Dolce Vita was one of the very first design blogs I ever followed more than a decade ago, so when designer Paloma Contreras opened Paloma and Co, it was inevitable that I would covet every single curated piece! This is one of my first stops for gifts for friends, hostesses and sometimes even teachers,…

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INSPIRED: HOLLANDER DESIGN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

I’ve been forgoing folding laundry while catching up on the Crown after the littles go to bed lately in favor of hitting up Pinterest pretty hard and I realized a few days ago that not only are the majority of my pins of cedar shake or white clapboard exteriors and landscape architecture, but an overwhelming…

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WORTH THE WAIT: THE WELL LOVED HOUSE BY ASHLEY WHITTAKER

There isn’t much I look forward to more come fall, save for the bevy of beautiful new coffee table and design books that debut this time of year. Ashley Whittaker’s The Well Loved House is the first of my pre-orders to arrive and it does not disappoint! For someone loves tone-on-tone neutrals and subtle patterns,…

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GET THE LOOK: BLUE AND WHITE PERFECTION ON LONG ISLAND

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a home tour, but once I saw this Long Island beauty by designer Sarah Bartholomew, decorated from top to bottom in blue and white, it was too beautiful not to share! I don’t think there’s another color combination that I love more than blue and white; it’s crisp,…

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BLOG POST IDEAS

A few weeks back, I asked friends on Instagram what they’d like to see more of here on the blog, as I’ve been in kind of an inspiration slump lately. The responses ran the gamut from everything from skincare, makeup favorites and daily outfit ideas to favorite recipes, house tours, DIY’s and more decor finds.…

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LONG LIVE DAHLIA SEASON

The only upside to the close of summer is that my back-to-school blues are assuaged by lots and lots of dahlias! My friend Sarah started her own sustainable flower farm last February and I couldn’t wait to sign up for her fall subscription for all the dahlias, zinnias and cosmos my little heart could wish…

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TEN FAVORITES I USED CONSTANTLY ALL SUMMER

Summer is, hands down, my favorite time of the year; I’m probably the only person in the country that isn’t pining for sweater weather and pumpkin lattes, but I’ve just always been a summer girl and can be found holding on to the season with both hands this time of year. We’ve got a ways…