With big lighting vendors like Visual Comfort, Currey & Co., Urban Electric, and so many others populating design magazines with their fabulous and seemingly endless designs (there are SO many I’ve bookmarked to use someday!), it can be easy to forget that vintage lighting can also be an option. Sometimes vintage can be a cost-saving way to add character to […]

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  • Well this was a revelation! What a great source. So great, in fact, that I’ve already found the perfect piece from TBC for my own home, and am in the process of purchasing it. Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      I’m thrilled! Can’t wait to see where you put it.ReplyCancel

  • OH MY GOSH… you are so right- I am dying! My hands are sweating because I’m hyperventilating over all the gorgeousness! Thank you for sharing! You are the best! xxojoanReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Hehehe. Do you have space for any more lighting in your amazing house?! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful pictures of chandeliers! I think my favourite is the Iron Curl one.ReplyCancel

June 24 marked my blogging anniversary — I have been blogging every Saturday now for 1 year! That’s 58 original long-form posts, along with 8 stories for New Hampshire Magazine, 3 stories for Around Concord Magazine and a couple of guest posts. Not to mention, my design work has gotten really busy thanks to my lovely clients! […]

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  • Paula Moreshead

    I am a fairly recent reader and have not read any of these posts. I can’t wait to take the time to carefully read each one!
    I’m glad to read that your blog is gaining traction, because I think it’s one of the best out there!ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Thanks so much, Paula! That’s very encouraging to me. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Evett

    Hi Amy,

    Looking forward to next week’s post! I hope you source has some chandeliers that are 24″ and under. Recently I was on the quest for some new lighting, and could not believe the huge scale of most lighting.ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Haha! Yes, I was in that boat, too. I’ll try. 😉ReplyCancel

I love beginning a room with an Oriental rug as the foundation. There is no better rug in the world for durability and stain resistance, let alone beauty and craftsmanship. Furthermore, with so many Baby Boomers downsizing (many of whom bought some really nice heirloom pieces) the availability of quality Oriental rugs at auction and on […]

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  • Paula Moreshead

    As always, I love your ideas and appreciate all of the information. I’m in the process of looking for a living room rug myself, and this is helpful!

    Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Glad to be of help! Would love to see what you decide. 🙂ReplyCancel

So, I started writing a post about “Avoiding Oriental Rug Overkill” (because there can be too much of a good thing). As I was doing my research, I found an AMAZING rug auction coming up on June 26 that I had to post about instead. We’ll talk about avoiding overkill next week. I LOVE Oriental […]

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Laurel Bern recently did a post on that ever-fascinating, mind-bending topic — the trick to “the mix” of contemporary and traditional elements. Articles have been written on this topic ad nauseum. Even considering the fact that Laurel has major design creds (she’s a veteran-designer-turned-blogger rather than the other way around, like it often is), I was a little […]

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  • Hi Amy,

    What a wonderful way to start my day finding you had included me in this fabulous post! I agree wholeheartedly and have used ming and opium coffee tables in numerous designs. They always look terrific and add an element of sophisticated style.

    And yeah, the one in the red living room is an antique. I was so happy that the client loved it as much as I did.

    BTW, your library is fabulous!

    xo ~ LaurelReplyCancel

    • P.S. Thanks for the great graphic too. Beautiful round up of the best out there. It went straight to pinterest!ReplyCancel

      • Amy

        You are most welcome! Your post was great — you have a highly educated opinion, great style, and a writing voice that is totally unique. I’ve learned so much from you. And thanks for the compliments on the library. 😉

        And I LOVE the real antique table you found. I’m a sucker for authenticity.
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