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ON MY RADAR: FALL FAVORITES

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for some fall decor favorites, but when it comes to the change in seasons, instead of “decorating”, per se, I like to add lots of layers and texture – piles of comfy throws, soft candlelight and lots of baskets, trays and natural elements like marble, wood, unlacquered…

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GET THE LOOK: INA’S EVERY DAY + ENTERTAINING STYLE

If there’s one person who has influenced my entertaining and design style (as far as kitchen and dining go), it’s Ina Garten. I picked many similar design elements for our kitchen when we built our house, from the black countertops and white glassfront cabinets, right down to the little details like the oversize Anchor Hocking…

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TIPS FROM A PRO: HOW TO KEEP MYRTLE TOPIARY HAPPY AND HEALTHY

If you have been following along here for a while, you know I am mildly obsessed with myrtle topiary; they’re the perfect decorative accessory, in my opinion, because they add so much texture, interest and a pop of fresh color, not to mention the fact that they’re just so beautiful and elegant! As much as…

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INSPIRED: HOLLANDER DESIGN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

I’ve been forgoing folding laundry while catching up on the Crown after the littles go to bed lately in favor of hitting up Pinterest pretty hard and I realized a few days ago that not only are the majority of my pins of cedar shake or white clapboard exteriors and landscape architecture, but an overwhelming…

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WORTH THE WAIT: THE WELL LOVED HOUSE BY ASHLEY WHITTAKER

There isn’t much I look forward to more come fall, save for the bevy of beautiful new coffee table and design books that debut this time of year. Ashley Whittaker’s The Well Loved House is the first of my pre-orders to arrive and it does not disappoint! For someone loves tone-on-tone neutrals and subtle patterns,…

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BLOG POST IDEAS

A few weeks back, I asked friends on Instagram what they’d like to see more of here on the blog, as I’ve been in kind of an inspiration slump lately. The responses ran the gamut from everything from skincare, makeup favorites and daily outfit ideas to favorite recipes, house tours, DIY’s and more decor finds.…

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TEN FAVORITES I USED CONSTANTLY ALL SUMMER

Summer is, hands down, my favorite time of the year; I’m probably the only person in the country that isn’t pining for sweater weather and pumpkin lattes, but I’ve just always been a summer girl and can be found holding on to the season with both hands this time of year. We’ve got a ways…

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EXPLORING A SECRET, ENGLISH-INSPIRED GARDEN WITH THE LITTLES

A few weeks before school started back up again, the littles and I swapped our swimsuits for sneakers and headed over to a local horticultural garden for the afternoon.  Down here in the south, August is the hottest and most humid month, but the garden has lots of shade and is completely in bloom, and…

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PARING DOWN + BEAUTIFUL STORAGE

When school let out for my kiddos this summer, any and all home improvement or decor projects came to a screeching halt. It’s been so nice to have had a little break, but my list of items to tackle when they’re both in school again is growing longer and longer by the day! This past…

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LOVING LATELY: BLUE + WHITE + LOTS OF RATTAN

I can’t think of a more quintessential color palette for summer than blue and white.; when paired with rattan, wicker and bamboo, the effect is effortlessly chic! My husband likes to tease me that there isn’t a wicker piece I won’t find to blog about and I have to agree; chances are, a lot of…

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INSPIRED: NON-WHITE KITCHENS TO LOVE BY STEVEN GAMBREL

I love an all-white kitchen – it’s clean, crisp, timeless and, if done correctly with lots of contrast and texture, can make quite a dramatic impression. Lately, though, I’ve been so drawn to kitchens in muted shades of grays, blues and even taupes and especially tone-on-tone or limed oak cabinetry. Soft, subtle colors, beautiful, honed…

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MAKING MY CASE FOR BLUE SHUTTERS + EXTERIOR DOORS

If you guys follow me on Instagram, you know we were back up in Nantucket last month for another unforgettable family vacation. I’m still working on a recap post, since many of you asked about what to do on the island with littles and the best places to eat, etc., and it’s coming, I promise!…