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SNIPPETS OF FALL

It’s finally feeling like fall around these parts and the weather couldn’t be more incredible! Although we are still jumping about thirty degrees between drop off in the morning and pickup in the afternoon, it’s so nice having cool nights for sleeping and temps in the seventies for riding bikes and spending as much time…

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FALL DESIGN BOOKS

I always look forward to all the new design books debuting in the fall and this year there is quite a bevy of beauties soon to be released! There is nothing I love more than curling up with a beautiful design book; no matter how many times I’ve flipped through some of my favorites, there…

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THE GREAT DEBATE: TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT?

A few years back, I found this beautiful Thomasville buffet at a church sale and knew it would be the perfect piece for our entry. It was in beautiful shape, the wood really warmed up the space and the drawers and cabinets have been so helpful in storing our ever-growing collection of board games and…

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(MORE) PRETTIES FOR THE KITCHEN

I’ve been slowly but surely making my way through closets, cabinets, drawers, bins and baskets throughout the house and the first place I always begin is the kitchen. Since I spend so much time in here, I’m always trying to keep my cabinets, drawers and countertops free of unused clutter and only display things that…

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THRIFT BOOKS + A SIMPLE, BUDGET-FRIENDLY ART IDEA

I love a beautifully executed gallery wall; it’s one of my favorite ways to make a dramatic impression and personalize a space, and it’s also a decorative touch I think every home could benefit from. I shared a photo of my guest suite bathroom on Instagram a few weeks back and got so many questions…

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A NEW PIECE FROM SUE DE CHIARA ART

For longer than I care to admit, I’ve been looking for an oversize piece of art to replace the wood starburst mirror that’s been hanging over my mantle for the last decade. As much as I loved the mirror paired with my wicker demijohn bottles, it was time for a change. The mirror was four…

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5 WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR INTERIORS WITHOUT SPENDING ANY MONEY

I don’t know about you guys, but every year, without fail, when the tree comes down and all the Christmas decorations are packed away, the house feels so empty and sad. I always end up looking for ways to refresh the spaces we spend the most time in without buying anything new and this year…

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THE SWEETEST SHEET SET FROM A SURPRISING SOURCE

I was hunting for new Christmas sheets for the kiddos when I stumbled upon this adorable organic gingham sheet set from GAP Home and couldn’t add them to my cart fast enough! It’s not easy finding bedding that is peachy/coral for my little miss’s room (everything is always PINK), but this set couldn’t be a…

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HOW TO MAKE A DEMIJOHN LAMP

I’ve had quite the love affair with demijohn lamps since I first laid eyes on one in this Sag Harbor property years ago – so much so, in fact, I devoted an entire blog post to it here. I love how much interest and drama they add to a corner or side table, but I…

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ELEVATED CLASSICS FOR THE KITCHEN

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve blogged regularly, but it couldn’t be a more welcome distraction for me to get back into it right now. I feel like I’m forever in a state of decluttering and purging items from every corner of my house (especially when I’m stressed), but the one room that I…

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NEW BOTANICAL PRINTS FROM SHOP UPCOUNTRY LIVING + 20% OFF YOUR ORDER

Anyone who knows me well knows that change is not something I’m quick to embrace – especially when it comes to my littles. A perfect example is the gallery wall in my little miss’s room, which has not been touched since I hung it when I was pregnant with her eight years ago! While my…

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BEFORE AND AFTER: OVERSIZE PICTURE FRAMES

I will never cease to be amazed by the power of a few coats of paint. I’ve been wanting to change things up in my living room and give it a little refresh without spending a ton of money, and my favorite way to make a dramatic impact is always with paint. Since I am…