Lately, I’ve received some questions from readers about sourcing. So here we go.   Have you ever seen something you absolutely loved in a magazine, went to the “Sources” page in the back, and then traced the web links only to find: NO PRICE information, and NO WAY to BUY IT NO INFORMATION AT ALL. Just a […]

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One of my favorite Pinterest pages that I have is my Color in the Kitchen page. On it, I have kitchens (that I think are done well) in almost every color under the sun … and when I say color, I mainly mean the cabinetry is in a color. But I definitely love a neutral […]

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I got the idea for today’s post while going on a color consult. The client wanted to have a gray room, and I have nothing against that at all! But it did make me think about beige and how trends and attitudes about beige in all its varieties have fluctuated recently. We’ve known for at least a […]

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  • Julie S

    Oh yes, I am so glad to see beiges coming back around. I never was on the gray trend because it is one of my least flattering colors. We did end up with a green-gray sectional but if you look closely it has butterscotch flecks under the nap of the fabric so it plays well with everything. The deep beiges of the Tuscan era are not coming back, thank goodness, and these pale beiges are indeed so much more homey than the grays that have been trending. Manchester Tan is killing it in that photo with the white wainscotting – I want to drink it for breakfast (must remind me of creamy coffee) and I think you are right about the name hurting its popularity.ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Sound like you did really well with your own decor!

      I don’t think the Tuscan Tans hit up here in the Northeast as hard as elsewhere in the country. We just didn’t see the housing boom with houses constructed in that particular style. More new-colonials.

      I think Manchester Tan can be very, very classy. Classy never goes out of style.ReplyCancel

  • What lovely rooms you have found for us Amy, thank you. I have never been a big fan of the grey, so a version of tan can be really warm and welcoming. I spotted the Palladian Blue on your color chat. My TV room is has been this color for 15 years and I still LOVE it.ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      LOVE Palladian Blue.

      I also think men respond to better to versions of beige for some reason. Boys like brown.ReplyCancel

  • Connie

    Love your posts. Everyone is informative and beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Moreshead

    Another great relevant post, Amy. Just last week as I was discussing paint colors with my daughter for her living room, I gave thought to Manchester Tan, but then I wondered since she is 28, whether or not she would be put off by the name of color! It really is a good one, and we may end up using it after all. You gave some lovely examples of how good it can look.ReplyCancel

Sorry I missed last Saturday. It was the first unplanned day I’ve missed in 20 months of blogging. It was a crazy week (what week isn’t?), and Friday was my HH’s 40th birthday dinner and celebration. I just didn’t get it done early and chose to sleep in. Hope you’ll forgive! On to today’s topic! The holidays are LONG […]

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  • Sarah

    Agreed! Definitely #4. So much happiness in that little room. I wouldn’t mind doing laundry in there. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Paula Moreshead

    All of the #3 rooms are my favorites. I especially like the wallpaper in the powder room, but I also appreciate the layered, “not-as-obviously” decorated look of the Patricia Mclean living room and the John Oetgan living room. Maybe it has something to do with being a Southerner? 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      I LOVE those rooms, too. You cannot argue with refinement and taste — and you Southern ladies have that in spades! My mother-in-law and late grandmother-in-law are/were cut of the same cloth.ReplyCancel

Remember the Shel Silverstein story “The Giving Tree?” It’s about a tree who loves a boy. Through the years, the tree gives the boy everything she has so that he can make a new life for himself and be happy. After years of striving, empty handed and old, the boy at last finds rest simply by being with her, […]

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