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Thank You All!

November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. So I wanted to reach out today and wish you all a very safe and happy Thanksgiving Day!

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My floppy tulips and I hope you enjoy the long weekend. Thank you everyone!

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Simple and Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpieces

November 18, 2017

Looking for ideas on putting together a quick and easy centerpiece to show off on your Thanksgiving table?:

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If you’re anything like me, by now you have barely wrapped your head around the idea that Thanksgiving is around the corner. I was searching for ideas to decorate my own table and here are a few ideas I  gathered together for tips and inspiration:

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Seems easy to make with a small basket of pine cones and greens. It looks so elegant, doesn’t it?

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Here are different sized candles layered on top of faux  leaves looking pretty.  I can do that:

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Love this idea!:

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I like that it is unique and because it is on a tray that you can easily pick up and move if you have to. Also looks pretty easy to put together.

This is one of my all time favorite table centerpieces:

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If you look closely, you can see how simple it really is to make. (Sure Kelly, why don’t you whip one up right now?)

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I like the above table setting, simple and easy to move if necessary.

I’ve always felt that a simple and natural approach feels both festive and genuine.

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Well, I was searching for ideas to make up my own table. Here is how far I have come:

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Better get going! Hopefully I will have a Thanksgiving table setting pretty enough to share with you this week.

Thanks everyone. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Guest Room Transformation with Amazing Before & After Photos

November 11, 2017

Marsha, we have outdone ourselves this time with your guest bedroom makeover!  As always, working with you has been such a pleasure. I love how well we work together searching and finding the next perfect piece to our design puzzle. Your new guest room is just beautiful! :

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Marsha and I have worked on several home projects online together in the past few years. She lives in Illinois, I am in New Hampshire. This time she was looking to update her guest room:

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Target’s New Project 62™

October 14, 2017

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Have seen or read about the launch of Target’s new décor line, Project 62™ ? I think it is very exciting!  Described as a line of midcentury modern-inspired furniture and accessories made for everyday living at affordable prices:

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 Project 62™ was named for both the year Target was founded and according to the company, the year modernist design was most popular. The collection is made of of furniture, rugs, lighting, home décor, bedding, bath and more:Read More

Caliente AF-290 is Benjamin Moore’s 2018 color of the year!

October 10, 2017

Caliente AF-290, a vibrant, charismatic shade of red has been chosen for the Color Of The Year 2018:

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Strong, radiant and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and
makes people feel special, like ‘red carpet treatment’,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of
Strategic Design Intelligence. “Whether used as one note or on four walls, the spirited personality of red
turns heads signaling surprise and adventure. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes.”

I have specified this color in the past as an accent wall in a large dining room. The client loved it! I am not sure if I would like a whole room painted in this color, but it looks great as a front door color:

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Beautiful Caliente Red barn with Ben Moore Simply White:

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I actually do like all the walls painted in this vibrant red in the bath:

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Great pop of color in an all white kitchen!:

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So what do you think readers? I have seen some terrible colors introduced as the Color of the Year so I am feeling pretty happy about this fun color! Let me know your thoughts!



Layering With Rugs

October 7, 2017

You already know that another great way to bring in color and texture in a room is through the use of area rugs. Now that we are headed into the colder part of the year and want to cozy up our homes, now is a good time  to layer another smaller, different textured rug over your existing rug:

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Neutral or natural fiber rugs and carpeting, such as jute or sisal, make a great backdrop to all types of prints and patterns, helping to take some of the guesswork out of the layering process!Read More