new (antique) end tables for lydia’s room

August 21, 2019

I dropped my sweet baby girl off at her first day of kindergarten this morning and am not even embarrassed to admit that I couldn’t make it out of the room without bawling my eyes out.  So, given this momentous day for her, myself and Luca, I thought it only appropriate that I would post…

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kid-friendly coffee tables

October 16, 2018

If Lydia had her way, there would be coffee tables strategically placed all over our house so that she could re-enact scenes from The Greatest Showman on top of them at a moment’s whim.  Needless to say, this is exactly one of the reasons why we don’t currently have one in our living room.  Both…

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a vintage JB Van Sciver bamboo bed for Lydia

December 7, 2017

I’m a firm believer that good things come to those who wait – or, in my case, when you aren’t even looking in the first place!  It seems like whenever I’m on the hunt for something in particular, I always come up empty handed, but my best finds to date have always been popped up when…

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a love affair with a hutch

August 4, 2016

Of all the corners, nooks and vignettes in my house, I’m pretty sure the built-in hutch in my breakfast room is the most photographed, by far!  (If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know this to be especially true!)  This little corner of our home gets beautiful morning light, looks out over our deck,…

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decorating around a white dining table

November 9, 2015

I was catching up on my Pinterest feed late the other night (thank you, insomnia!) when I stumbled upon an image of foodie extraordinaire Katie Lee’s dining room in her former Manhattan abode.  I know we’ve all seen this image (as well as the rest of her home) a million times, but what really caught…

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a new console table

October 27, 2015

I had this linen pleated slipcover made for the table in my foyer right after we moved in five years ago – it was one of the first items I pulled the trigger on for the new house and it’s still one of my favorites (and the fact that it has remained in the same…

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adorable seating for the kiddos that blend in with any decor

August 21, 2015

I’ve been on the hunt for some pint-sized seating for Lydia to keep in our living room that is comfy enough to for her to relax in but that also doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb from the rest of my decor.  Call me crazy, but I get enough “pops of color” from baskets…

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weathered oak stain

February 2, 2015

A LONG while back, I made a farmhouse table for our kitchen and then spent an equally ridiculous amount of time mixing stains trying to find the perfect weathered gray for it.  I finally got the perfect mix and the table has been a beautiful addition to our kitchen ever since; it looks especially fabulous…

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high gloss

November 7, 2014

Want to know a little secret?  Of all the coffee tables, cribs, consoles, dining chairs and side tables I’ve stained, painted, distressed, whitewashed and drybrushed over the years – and there have been quite a few – not once have I been asked to do a high gloss or lacquer finish!  I’m finally getting my…

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August 22, 2014

When the lovely folks over at Chairish, an exclusive, curator approved online marketplace for vintage furniture, asked me if I wanted to design a room around one of their accent chairs, I jumped at the chance!  The only hitch was that it had to be a bright space full of color and for someone who…

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