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SUMMER INSPIRATION

Just popping in quick to share some summer inspiration in the form of cedar shake beauties, lots of garden goodness, lacquered Dutch doors, pea gravel drives and subtle nautical details (naturally). The past few weeks it seems like there’s been a lot of repetition in my Instagram feed, so I’ve been reverting to the folders…

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GET THE LOOK: SAG HARBOR SPRING TABLE SETTING

I asked on Instagram last weekend what kind of posts you’d like to see here on the blog and an overwhelming number of you requested more table settings with sources for getting a similar look! I feel like I post quite a few of my settings on a regular basis, but if more is what…

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CHARMING CHARLESTON: WINDOW BOX PERFECTION

We’re planning a quick weekend trip back to the Holy City before the blazing heat hits and, since I have gardens and landscaping on my mind 24/7 lately, I thought I’d share some snaps from some of the most beautiful window boxes from our favorite city! I’ve posted pics from our trips before but I’m…

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OUTDOOR FAVORITES FOR SPRING + SUMMER

Spring is on its way out the door, as the heat and humidity are quickly on their way in, so we are currently all about cleaning up the yard, flower beds and waiting patiently for the last of the pollen to clear so we can power wash the exterior and move full-on into summer mode!…

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INSPIRED: THOMAS O’BRIEN’S INCREDIBLE GARDENS IN BELLPORT

As we finish cleaning up our garden beds and prepping the yard for the summer season, I’m constantly soaking up all the garden and landscape inspiration. At the top of my list of gardens and yards to ogle is the incredible Bellport property of designer Thomas O’Brien, whose home was featured in Frederic Magazine last…

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USING FLOWER FROGS FOR ARRANGEMENTS

I’ve been arranging blooms far longer than I’ve known what a flower frog is, but ever since I discovered them, they’ve been a favorite must-have for gorgeous arrangements and centerpieces! A flower frog is made out of glass, pottery or metal with a bunch of holes in the top and which is made to sit…

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INSPIRED DESIGN: KATHRYN HERMAN LANDSCAPE DESIGN

When I think of classic, elegant landscapes, landscape designer Kathryn Herman is one of the first to spring to mind. Her ethereal landscapes, gardens, garden rooms and greenhouse designs are so effortlessly beautiful, organic but grounded, and reflective of her passion for timeless British landscape design. I first discovered Herman’s work when a follower on…

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SPRING THINGS, PART II

As is typical here in the south, we have a couple of weeks of spring-like temps,if we’re lucky, and then it’s on to blazing heat and humidity while my northeastern friends are still donning sweaters and jeans. So, while I’m craving lots of fresh greenery (see Spring Things, Part I here), I’m already gravitating toward…

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A SAG HARBOR STUNNER BY STEVEN GAMBREL

If you guys have been following along for a while now, you know I have a *mild* obsession with the work of New York-based interior designer Steven Gambrel, and this stunner Sag Harbor Victorian that he completely renovated and redesigned is no exception. Gambrel has an unmatched eye for detail and it’s beautifully displayed in…

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GARDEN-INSPIRED FINDS FOR SPRING

Blue and white may be my all-time favorite color pairing, but fresh spring green and rattan, wicker and everything woven is a very close second. I’ve found myself gravitating toward the house plant section of the grocery store and grabbing another bird’s nest or stag horn fern every time I go in there lately, just…

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WHAT I’VE BEEN PINNING LATELY

Pinterest is, by far, my favorite social media platform; there is a plethora of inspiration at your fingertips when you need to give your mind a break and just check out for a few minutes or fall down a beautiful rabbit hole of inspiration. For me, that time comes in the evenings when the littles…

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AN ENGLISH-INSPIRED HOUSE IN THE VILLAGE

One of my favorite things to do when the weather is nice is to drive or walk past some of my favorite homes in the area; I actually wouldn’t be surprised if the owners of some of them know me and my car by sight by now with as many times as I’ve stopped to…