where to buy nautical charts + budget-friendly tips for framing them

November 12, 2015

I’ve gotten a lot of emails lately, asking where I found the oversize nautical charts hanging over the sofa in our living room and, even though I’ve sourced where I bought mine in previous posts, there were a couple of tips I thought might come in handy for those of you who are interested in…

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fall finds for less than $50

October 21, 2015

I have never really been one to decorate for fall, save for some strategically placed mums and heirloom pumpkins on my front porch but lately, there are so many goodies out there that are making me rethink decorating for the season.  The only thing I love more than a good bargain is when the score…

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a simple, stunning alternative to fresh flowers

October 1, 2015

I love fresh flowers as much as the next girl, but when I really want to make a statement and add a little drama, I find myself turning more and more to plants for making a big impact – especially philodendron.  I just can’t resist those big, waxy, emerald leaves and always end up bringing…

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oversized ocean photographic prints by tricia mckellar

March 4, 2015

Last weekend as I was thumbing through Instagram, I stumbled upon an oversize framed photograph of the sea by a designer/blogger I follow and stopped dead in my tracks; it was absolutely beautiful! A little sleuthing after I couldn’t get it out of my head and I discovered that it cost a pretty penny (I’m…

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25 favorite decorative accessories for less than $50

February 19, 2015

I skipped out on posting a wish list this week, so I thought I’d make it up by posting a bevy of beautiful, budget-friendly home accessories for less than $50, instead! While there are a few things I am totally willing to spend a little more money on, decorative accessories are not one of them. …

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fab fall finds for $75 or less

September 24, 2014

Yesterday marked the start of fall and, much to my surprise, the temperature never made it above 65, so I’m finally very excited for the change in seasons!  I emptied all of my summer pots and got them ready for some mums, cabbage, kale and ornamental grasses and am chomping at the bit to pull…

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the most incredibly priced, oversize outdoor lantern lights!

August 13, 2014

I’ve been on the hunt for some oversize lantern lights for my front porch for a while now; if you’ve been following, I won’t bore you with the details – I’ve posted about my search here, here and here.  I had finally decided on some copper beauties that were on major sale and then, in…

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budget-friendly bamboo blinds: my top 3 favorites

May 5, 2014

If I had a dollar for every email I get asking me where I found the bamboo Roman blinds in my house, I’d have one fat piggy bank!  I LOVE bamboo Roman blinds; for me, they are my go-to window covering because they work in so many decor styles and they bring so much warmth…

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my top 10 no-fail design products

December 17, 2013

Design and decor trends may come and go, but there are a few products in my arsenal that I use time and time again that never fail me, no matter the design style I may be working with!  I love each and every one of these products not only for their versatility but also for…

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mix + match

September 21, 2012

When I was a kid, my parents’ favorite restaurant was this little hole-in-the-wall Italian place, right by Dupont Circle.  The food was amazing and the whole place seemed lit by a million candles that flickered off the stone walls and crisp white tablecloths.  Stacks of small, mismatched ironstone dishes sat on each table for dipping…

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