country living

November 16, 2011

The older I get, the more I appreciate the simple things in life.  When we built our current home a year and a half ago, I sold and donated everything and started over with a fresh mindset that included a much cleaner, more simple design aesthetic with calming, neutral colors, soft fabrics and lots of…

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navy blue & brown

November 14, 2011

When it comes to colors that are both classic and versatile, for me, it doesn’t get much better than navy blue.  Deep, inky blues are not only great neutral backdrops, they add a touch of glamour and elegance to any space.  I am obsessed with this color, finding every opportunity to infuse a little inky…

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ball jar inspiration

November 9, 2011

Who would have thought that something as simple and inexpensive as a mason jar could provide endless decorating possibilities? It seems like everywhere I turn there is yet another creative way to display them and I love them all! While vintage Ball jars can run anywhere from $5-$25 a piece (and up), a twelve-pack can…

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let’s talk turkey

November 4, 2011

If there’s anything my Greek/Italian heritage has given me, it’s a love of food and a ton of family recipes, both of which will come in handy when I host Thanksgiving at my house this year.  While the main attraction for my family and friends will be the food, in typical fashion, I am much…

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orange you glad?

November 3, 2011

I’m naturally drawn to neutral spaces with subtle, washed-out colors, but now that we’re well into Fall, I’m craving a little more color to really warm up my home.  Pops of orange are a great way to infuse a little color and warmth into any space, regardless of your decor style.  A little of this…

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rope inspiration

October 28, 2011

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to add a little nautical flair and a lot of texture to your home is with none other than rope!  Lowe’s, Home Depot and local hardware shops sell jute rope in all sizes by the linear foot for pennies, but the possibilities are endless, when it comes…

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more bookshelf inspiration

October 19, 2011

I really ought to start a “bookshelf of the week” category with all the inspirational images  I have been squirreling away! Today I will be sanding through multiple layers of paint on four dining chairs, so here is a little eye candy to get me through the day! The image below is from this jaw-dropping…

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A few things I’m loving right now

October 10, 2011

This weekend was all about spending time outside, enjoying the beautiful 70-degree temps and catching up on much-needed beauty sleep.  (I hadn’t realized how tired I was until I lost my cell phone, only to find it in the fridge!)  What better way to kick off the week than to highlight some of my current…

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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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ticking stripe obsession

September 26, 2011

I’m reupholstering a bench for a client in a vintage gray and white ticking stripe fabric and the more I work on it, the more I want to keep it for myself!  Ticking may just be the perfect fabric…it can be paired with everything, works in modern, traditional and beachy interiors and is generally inexpensive. …

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