not your grandmother’s wicker

April 24, 2014

I have a love/hate relationship with patio furniture these days; I would LOVE to find pieces for my screened-in porch, but am too indecisive to figure out what is is that I really want.  For the longest time, I was pretty sure I wanted teak that would weather to a gorgeous, silvery gray…but then I…

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obsessed: french bistro chairs

March 5, 2014

Maybe I’m still stuck on Monday’s post, but I seem to be stuck on all things blue and white these days.  The cold, dreary weather doesn’t help, either; I’m so ready to welcome Spring and add a few more pops of blue around the house to really signal the end of winter!  Lately, I’m loving…

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obsessed: windsor chairs

October 4, 2013

Lately, it seems everywhere I look I see Windsor chairs – in magazines and all over Pinterest, especially – and not just in country homes in New England, either.  I especially love birdcage style Windsor chairs, so when Erin posted pics of bold blue-painted Windsors from Ethan Allen the other day in her parent’s Connecticut…

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whitewashing vs. dry brushing

July 18, 2013

I get a TON of emails with questions about whitewashing furniture – mostly wanting to know the difference between whitewashing and dry brushing and how to choose which technique for a piece.  I’ve posted a step-by-step tutorial on how to whitewash furniture, but thought I’d give a breakdown on the difference between the two and…

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5 amazing headboards/beds

May 16, 2013

The furniture in our master bedroom was a purchase my husband made right before we started dating – I remember the first time I saw it, in all its knotty pine glory (eek!) – I wasted no time painting it black the day he left for deployment right after we were married!  The time has…

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before + after: buffet-turned-changing table

April 10, 2013

I’m a huge fan of mis-matched furniture in any room, but I especially love incorporating non-traditional pieces in nurseries and children’s spaces for a fun, unexpected twist!  My client and good friend already had this buffet and wanted to use it as a changing table in her baby boy’s nursery – the size, lines and…

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rattan dining chairs + a great find!

January 17, 2013

World Market has, surprisingly, been knocking it out of the park lately! I’ve had my eye on these rattan dining chairs since I first saw them last year.  I love the shape and the high backs, and the darker tone and texture would look beautiful against a distressed wood table.  They retail for $159 per…

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bachelor pad

January 7, 2013

When a friend’s younger brother closed recently on the purchase of his very first home, he turned to me for help decorating it and I jumped at the chance to design an amazing bachelor pad for him! To start, we’re working on the living room, which is open to the kitchen- the perfect setup for…

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bye, bye black

December 19, 2012

When my lovely friend Ellie Mae (remember her amazing maternity photo shoot?) asked me to refinish a changing table and crib for her twin baby girls, I jumped at the chance!  Her babies will be here in the next few weeks and how better to welcome them to the world than with a revamped, shabby…

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before and after: graywashed crib

September 12, 2012

A few weeks back, I posted this nursery design board for a special little client getting ready to make her debut in two months.  I just finished her crib and was so excited with how well it turned out, I wanted to share!  I promise to post pictures of it assembled once the nursery is…

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