Monthly Archives: August 2016

I love color in the kitchen.  I love it so much that my own honey maple cabinetry and laminate countertops hurt me to my soul sometimes. It’s only for a moment now and then, and then I shake out of it and remember the gobs of storage and room I have and think, well, not […]

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When we decorated the library, I originally had a second-hand, sorta wobbly chinoiserie tea table in front of the fireplace. The price was right and our budget was gone after paying for upholstery and built-ins, and it looked nice from a distance. However, with two rambunctious boys (even though they had to be on good behavior in […]

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This week I will begin a series for the intrepid champagne-taste-beer-budget homeowner/decorator, those who know their taste and are willing to try it on their own. Today, we’ll go through my favorite online sources to find to-the-trade-only fabrics, and then, in future weeks, where you can send those fabrics to upholster the pieces you have, […]

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I’m not a big fan of trends. Trends come and go, and I’m not that interested in things that don’t have staying power, for two reasons mostly: I’m worried I’ll tire of the trend after two years’ time. I don’t have the money to replace things when the trend goes out of style. I think the above […]

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