coral goodness

March 5, 2012

Tangerine Tango may be the color of the year, but coral is totally on my radar right now! Small doses of this beautiful hue – pillows, flowers, lighting, faux coral pieces – go an awful long way (I happen to especially love it paired with navy blue).  Even though it’s been an unusually mild winter…

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east hampton elegance

February 22, 2012

If you’ve ever flipped through Phoebe Howard’s portfolio, you know classic elegance is her forte, and this  East Hamptons home is no exception.  When I first saw the amazing kitchen (on Pinterest, no less), my jaw hit the floor!  Gorgeous vaulted ceilings made of reclaimed wood, a huge island and mirrored cabinets….it makes my heart…

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inspired: burlap

February 21, 2012

Burlap is a fabulous, inexpensive, industrial fabric-it’s great for when you want to add texture and warmth to a space, and at around $3 per yard, it’s super accessible for anyone’s budget.  Here are some of my favorite ideas using this textile.  First up, these beauties.  Toms are some of the most comfy shoes I’ve…

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twice as nice

February 16, 2012

It’s another manic day, and I’ve had nothing but computer issues all morning, so before I lose my mind, I wanted to share a gorgeous beach home designed by the wonderfully talented interior design firm, Black and Poole.  Founder Gretchen Kubiak definitely became a girl after my own heart when she designed a Victorian in…

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happy valentine’s day!

February 14, 2012

I’m quite a bit under the weather today, but I wanted to wish you fabulous readers a wonderful Valentine’s Day and thank you so much for reading!  I hope you all get to spend it with the one you love! Today, I’m thinkin’ pink…pale, barely-there, perfect pink.  Even those with an aversion to this hue…

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the inn at palmetto bluff

February 13, 2012

As temps dip to unseasonable lows here in the southeast, I’m dreaming of a weekend getaway at the beautiful Inn at Palmetto Bluff just a few hours away in Bluffton, SC. Quaint cottages, complete with your own bikes, kayaks and beach access, this is lowcountry luxury at its finest and I could happily fall into…

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sleeping beauty

February 10, 2012

This has been a rough week…the quote above pretty much sums up what I am going to be doing this weekend, and maybe getting out of my pj’s to catch Ryan Reynolds in his new flick (and possibly Channing Tatum and gorgeous Rachel McAdams’ new one, as well).  In the spirit of a lazy weekend,…

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red is for love

February 9, 2012

Red is a great accent color and makes a big impact in small doses-throw pillows, lamps, flowers and even books.  I love red-it was the color of my first car, I carried Black Magic roses in my wedding bouquet,  my closet is peppered with lots of red and, more often than not, my toes sport…

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another great book for framing

February 7, 2012

If you have read this blog for a while, you know I love framing pages from books (see here, here and here) and now I’ve got another one for you!  Last year, during a trip to the United Kingdom, I took a day trip down to Hay on Wye, a charming little town on the…

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striped goodness

January 30, 2012

While helping a client pick wallpaper samples last week, I found myself gravitating toward and pointing out almost every striped pattern. I tend to do the same thing with fabric, as well.  Stripes make me happy – whether it’s a spool of grosgrain ribbon, a striped rug, a throw pillow or a soft, comfy tee,…

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