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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: A NANTUCKET SUMMER

One of my favorite things about blogging and social media is that I’m always coming across quite a few incredible small businesses and boutiques with some of the most beautiful products, so I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some of my favorites here on the blog to share with you all!…

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MY (NOT SO) SECRET WEAPON FOR INCREDIBLE FERNS ALL SUMMER LONG

Whenever someone comes to my house for the first time during the summer months, they always know which one is mine by the ginormous ferns flanking my front door! For me, it’s just not summer without these quintessential southern beauties; when I first moved here from the northeast, my neighbor laughingly told me it was…

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BEAUTIFUL COFFEE TABLE BOOKS FOR MOM

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I can’t think of someone more deserving of a little something nice than all the momma’s I know! A guilty pleasure for me and a lot of my friends is a beautiful coffee table book; it makes the perfect gift because it’s something I know many of…

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THE COOK’S ATELIER + FRENCH-INSPIRED PRETTIES FOR THE KITCHEN

One of the questions I’ve gotten a lot recently is what are some of my favorite cookbooks. There are two requirements for me to really, really love a cookbook and they are: one, healthy recipes that are delicious and super quick and easy to execute and two, beautiful photography. I’m not just talking about the…

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WHAT MY CHILDREN HAVE BEEN PLAYING WITH DURING QUARANTINE

We’re getting ready to close out week nine of quarantine (it is week nine, right??), and one of the most asked questions I’ve been getting whenever I post a picture to my stories of my children playing or crafting, is what my kids are playing with/using to keep busy during quarantine. Honestly, if I had…

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DESIGN PROJECT: SELF CARE + MY FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Taking a break from all things design and decor-related today to join Annie from Most Lovely Things and Mary Ann from Classic Casual Home in their latest Design Project: Self Care! I’ll be totally honest, I hesitated when Annie first asked me to participate; aside from daily workouts and the occasional pedicure, self care hasn’t…

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another sag harbor stunner

If any of you have been around here for the last few years you know I have quite the affinity for sea captain’s cottages. Even though I’m just now getting back on the blogging band wagon, some things never change; this gorgeous Sag Harbor stunner stopped me in my scrolling tracks the other day on…

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get the look: navy lacquered butler’s pantry

I’m officially adding “navy lacquered butler’s pantry” to the list of must-haves for our forever home, thanks to this breathtaking little jewel box off the kitchen in blogger Sue DeChiara’s Connecticut home.  I’ve followed Sue’s blog for years and have obsessed over every inch of her butler’s pantry since they moved in a few years back…

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blogger home tour: most lovely things

One of the best things about blogging and social media is the people you get to “meet”.  Annie Diamond from Most Lovely Things is one of my favorites to follow; I’ve been reading and taking inspiration from her beautiful blog and Instagram feed for years now; I love her style and her gorgeous home!  After following each other for…

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5 easy + inexpensive ways to make a big decorating impact

I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a big decorating impact in your home.  Some of my favorite ways to do so not only happen to be some of the most budget-friendly but also pretty easy to incorporate.  I’m usually working on pretty tight budgets with clients so…

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an insta garden to love

If I hadn’t ended up in interiors, I think I would have loved landscape design.  For me, there is nothing more satisfying or therapeutic than planting, pulling weeds, trimming bushes, deadheading flowers or picking plants and blooms for my pots.  After having lived in this house for seven years now, our landscaping (all of which we planted…

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a 19th century farmhouse at the beach

I can’t think of a better way to hop back on the blogging bandwagon than to share an unbelievable 19th century farmhouse in Bridgehampton by design genius Steven Gambrel, which was featured in the latest Elle!  I’m obsessed with everything and anything Gambrel does and if there’s anyone still out there visiting the blog anymore, I…