ON MY RADAR

August 11, 2020

Please excuse the blog silence the last few weeks, as I’ve been busily soaking up the last of these slow, sweet summer days with my littles before school begins again next week! I have so many fun things to share here on the blog once we get back into the swing of things with the…

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ANSWERING ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR POOL

July 6, 2020

If you guys follow me on Instagram, you may well be tired of seeing my pool in my feed or stories, but as this is our happy place from now until the end of September, this is where you will find us for 90% of the summer! and, consequently, where most of my pictures from…

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FINDING JOY IN LITTLE THINGS: SETTING THE TABLE

March 25, 2020

Now that we are all doing our part and staying home, my connection to the real world exists solely through group texts with my family and friends and my Instagram feed.  I’m forever grateful to so many who have tried to maintain a sense of normalcy and have continued to post such beautiful and inspiring…

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a stunning, nautical-inspired wedding in new england

May 3, 2018

After one of the longest, coldest winters in history, we are finally basking in the heat and humidity again, so to celebrate, I thought I’d share one of the most stunning nautical-inspired weddings I’ve ever seen in person, since warm weather makes me want to break out ALLLLLLL the nautical everything!  You guys might remember…

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mother’s day table + gift ideas

May 2, 2018

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and this year, I’m ahead of the game for the first time in forever with gifts for my own momma and some of my closest friends already wrapped and ready to be given!  I’ll be spending the day this year with my mom and my aunt, which is…

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2018 goals

January 15, 2018

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are off to a great start in 2018!  The holidays seemed to fly by so fast, despite finishing my Christmas shopping early in the hopes of enjoying a small bit of the season before the big day, but it was worth all the hustle and bustle…

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farewell, my sweet gunner

March 31, 2017

It’s been forever since I’ve gotten personal here, but I just couldn’t get back to writing about design and decorating without acknowledging such a tremendous loss in our family.  Two weeks ago we had to put our sweet Gunner to rest. Even though I knew it was coming, I was absolutely devastated.  We had a little more…

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new at west elm

January 6, 2011

I always get excited to see retailer’s Spring lines, and wait patiently for their catalogues to make their way to my mailbox.  (After the holidays, it’s one of my favorite ways to beat the January “blahs”!)  The latest from West Elm was the first to arrive yesterday and it did not disappoint.  These metal bath cabinets…

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eric zener

December 31, 2010

If dropping $20,000 on a piece of art were a luxury I could easily afford, my first purchase would be one of Eric Zener’s oversize oil paintings.  Each piece is so incredibly realistic that, at first glance, one might have a hard time determining whether he or she was looking at a photograph or a…

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pantsuits for paintbrushes

December 29, 2010

For years I have helped friends, family members, neighbors and clients decorate their homes, tackling everything from painting, refinishing furniture, choosing furniture placement to making window panels and pillows, picking the perfect fabrics, accessorizing and much more.  Starting my own interior design business seemed like the only logical next step.  So, after successful careers in…

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