It’s pretty sad, I guess, that my handsome husband and I sometimes look forward to his retirement, the kids being grown, and downsizing. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love our family and our life; it’s more than we ever hoped for. But the husband’s job can be a pretty big emotional drain, kids […]

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  • Christy

    One of my favorites!! Great read.ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      I’d be happy to live there, wouldn’t you — and have my son-in-law mow the lawn each weekend while I sip on ice tea. 🙂ReplyCancel

Today, I’m excited to show you a project in the works! Before embarking on a full-house overhaul, my client wanted to begin with the master bedroom so that she and her husband can have a retreat amidst the chaos that will soon envelop their home (an excellent strategy).

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I have read two articles this week in completely different media outlets (here and here) about how Gen Xers or Millenials don’t want the “brown” furniture that our parents and grandparents bought, that it’s almost impossible to even give away let alone sell. Dining room sets, formal living rooms, bedroom sets — apparently, we younger […]

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  • Nancy

    Old can be new and young at heart!ReplyCancel

  • Mila

    What a great, helpful blog post. Thank you! And the rooms you feature are just breathtaking. I will continue to dream….ReplyCancel

  • Connie,

    Great post with good advice! I am seeing American made furniture snapped up in the south. We know there won’t be any more made in North Carolina.
    Your pictures have any beautiful ideas that prove your point. ThanksReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Thanks, Connie! Glad you liked. Sorry it’s taken me a while to respond. I’m hoping that as my generation heads into our late 30s and 40s, we’ll develop a little less disposable taste. 😉 Heck, we recycle everything else!ReplyCancel

When feeling overwhelmed by responsibilities, children, noise, oh… just life in general, the handsome husband and I often fantasize about buying a swath of land way north in the state and plunking an off-the-grid, tiny house on it, just for us two. I totally think that we could live in 100-150 square feet for a […]

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  • Ellen Evett

    What a wonderful Post Amy.

    I think the small house movement has a great future. First homes for those out of Collage, a good way to down-size and see you grandkids at the same time, and a way to move around the country for mobile or free-lance work like this couple.

    My fantasy of the day is to have one that I could just pull up to the side of the ocean.ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Ditto! But the real estate $ might be a little high for me on that spot. 😉ReplyCancel

Much as I love many of the lamps from some of my trade vendors (Visual Comfort, Currey & Co., Bungalow 5, Robert Abbey, etc.), I have a serious fascination-bordering-on-fetish for vintage glass lamps. Were I able to indulge it more, it would be a predilection that could easily bankrupt us. Hand blown Murano lamps from makers […]

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