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SIMPLE, FRENCH-INSPIRED PIECES FOR THE TABLE, INSPIRED BY MIMI THORISSON

Maybe it’s the doldrums of winter or the fact that I love setting a pretty table any chance I get, but I’ve been flipping through Mimi Thorisson’s cookbooks so much lately (specifically this one and this one) as much for her beautiful, simple table settings as for the recipes. When it comes to understated elegance,…

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INSPIRED DESIGN: MCGRATH 2

I have always appreciated and gravitated toward a classic, tailored approach to design – muted color palettes, lots of texture, antique pieces mixed in with more modern art and accessories and subtle hits of pattern that blend together for an effortlessly chic feel. One of the design teams that embodies this very approach is New…

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THRIFT BOOKS + A SIMPLE, BUDGET-FRIENDLY ART IDEA

I love a beautifully executed gallery wall; it’s one of my favorite ways to make a dramatic impression and personalize a space, and it’s also a decorative touch I think every home could benefit from. I shared a photo of my guest suite bathroom on Instagram a few weeks back and got so many questions…

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ENTERTAINING FINDS I’M LOVING LATELY

One of the ways I beat the winter blah’s over here is to focus on food and our table. Seems a little silly, but it always works! Trying new recipes, putting together a small charcuterie board and taking the time to set a beautiful table for no reason are such simple things but go such…

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A NEW PIECE FROM SUE DE CHIARA ART

For longer than I care to admit, I’ve been looking for an oversize piece of art to replace the wood starburst mirror that’s been hanging over my mantle for the last decade. As much as I loved the mirror paired with my wicker demijohn bottles, it was time for a change. The mirror was four…

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5 WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR INTERIORS WITHOUT SPENDING ANY MONEY

I don’t know about you guys, but every year, without fail, when the tree comes down and all the Christmas decorations are packed away, the house feels so empty and sad. I always end up looking for ways to refresh the spaces we spend the most time in without buying anything new and this year…

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JANUARY (p)INSPIRATION

Ah, Pinterest……what would I ever do without you for inspiration? Ever since Insta turned into a never-ending feed of advertisements and reels, Pinterest has retained its title as my favorite source for inspiration, not to mention my preferred social media outlet to fall down a rabbit hole on when I have a few minutes. Typically,…

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CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE

Driving around town this week and seeing all the Christmas decorations still up makes my heart so happy; the holiday always flies by while I’m so busy preparing that I feel like I miss out on actually enjoying it as much as I want to. So yesterday morning, I took a little time to slow…

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CHRISTMAS 2022

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are off to a great start in 2023! Every year I have the best intentions of sharing all my Christmas and holiday-inspired ideas and photos but, like many of us, time creeps up on me and when it comes to choosing between blogging…

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MY FAVORITE HOSTESS/TEACHER/JUST BECAUSE GIFT

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are off to a great start this first official week of the Christmas season! This week officially marks the start of many get-togethers, dinners and cocktail parties, which means hostess gifts will be needed, as well, so I am hopping on here to re-share one of…

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TIPS FOR HANGING A FLOOR-TO-CEILING PHOTO GALLERY WALL

I love a beautiful photo gallery wall; I can’t think of a better way to add a little drama and personalization to your space than a wall full of the faces of those we love. We’ve had one in every house we’ve lived in, but it wasn’t until I saw this hallway in this project…

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THANKSGIVING PREP

This weekend we have our first of two Thanksgiving celebrations and I’ve been planning my table all week! As much as I love going all out with a fancy table for the holidays, this year I’m going super simple with a buffalo check tablecloth, my grandmother’s silver candlesticks, my beloved French wine glasses, bamboo flatware…