hamptons haven

October 5, 2011

When I think of Hamptons living, I think of the perfect balance between old and new, modern and rustic, with plenty of texture, softly distressed furnishings and muted colors.  This Hamptons hideaway is the perfect mix-from the wood beams and soothing color palette to those amazing whitewashed floors and that stunning plate rack.  (I wonder…

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luxe for less: equestrian chic

September 22, 2011

Last week, in search of some fun accessories for a client, I stopped by one of my favorite local antique shops, and, as I turned the corner, I ran smack-dab into this beauty: I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since! There’s something so haunting and at the same time, breathtaking, about it. …

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budget-friendly finds for fall

September 13, 2011

I long for days when the temps are low enough to wear jeans and long-sleeved tees without sweating bullets.  While I hate to see summer come to an end, my hubby gets home from deployment in a few months, so I welcome fall with open arms this year! The A/C is still on full-blast at…

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my master bath plan

August 18, 2011

Last year, when we built our new home, I knew exactly what I wanted in every part of the house.  I like to think that working with me was a builder’s dream, because, even before ground was broken, I had already picked paint colors, tile, hardwoods, cabinet style, granite, even which way to run all…

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casual elegance on a budget

August 4, 2011

Working on a tight budget allows me to really get creative in my approach to a project, so when a friend asked me to help her revamp her “builder beige” kitchen, I jumped at the chance!  The only catch was that we were working with a very tight budget.  Here is what I came up…

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when a plan comes together…

August 2, 2011

Last week, I posted this idea board for a master bedroom on which I’m slowly, but surely making headway: …and this week, we’ve been getting down to business, bringing everything together!  The Bellesol mirror is even more striking in person (and the Baroque bedding behind it isn’t too shabby, either!): The homeowner fell in love…

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outdoor decor that won’t break the bank

July 27, 2011

Last week, I found these Adirondack chairs on sale for $30 and quickly ordered 4 for extra seating around our pool.  Even though I will have to prime and paint them, you just can’t beat the price AND they fold up for easy storage in the winter.  With summer in full swing, there’s nothing like…

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serene retreat

July 25, 2011

A while back, I posted this idea board for a master bathroom in a new construction home I was working on.  The home was finally completed and the homeowners were able to move in a few weeks ago, so now it’s time for the real fun to begin-decorating and bringing in all those little details…

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June 14, 2011

  There are so many things we have yet to get for our own home and the only thing keeping us from doing so is my own indecisiveness.  I don’t know what it is, but I can walk into a client’s home and know within minutes the paint colors for their walls, which furniture placement…

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moody blue beach bedroom

June 1, 2011

I love light, bright beach houses with plenty of crisp white paint as much as the next person, but who says you can’t get the same effect with dark, cozy colors?  Lately, I’ve been so inspired by spaces that can achieve a laid back, sophisticated beach feel without resorting to pastels and seashells, that I…

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