Firstly, I’m sorry I’m so late this morning. Between backup work leftover from the holidays, our family getting hit by the stomach flu, a midweek post on vintage furniture, and yet another snow day — I just didn’t have a post ready until I sat down this morning well after the time my posts usually […]

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  • Dorothy

    Great ideas, but the spelling is valance.ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      HA! Thank you Dorothy. Even a grammar snob like me makes mistakes when I don’t have a proof reader — I’m glad I have so many eyes to help me out! You are right of course. “Valence” relates to electrons involved in chemical bond formations. I knew I’d seen it somewhere. 😉ReplyCancel

      • Dorothy

        What a gracious reply to my comment. Not everyone takes constructive criticism so well. I see you have corrected the entire post, so maybe very few will have seen the original. As a former editor this makes me so happy!ReplyCancel

  • Irene Kimball

    Love the window treatment at the end of your blog. I also love the chair. Could you tell me where I might purchase one?ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Irene, I’m positive that the window treatments are custom. I don’t recognize the chair (though a number of vendors I know have channel backs versions), but I bet it’s a trade-only maker as well. I’m sorry I can’t point you in the direction you can purchase on your own!ReplyCancel

I told you I might have a mid-week post for you! Happy New Year!! Well, it actually still feels a little like the holidays, because the town’s school system just sent out a message that school is cancelled YET AGAIN tomorrow due to YET ANOTHER blizzard. So the kids will be home, tomorrow… again. They […]

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  • Paula Moreshead

    Congratulations, Amy, on being selected by Chairish and on the cover shot! Well deserved, in my opinion. I’m a big fan of your blog and style. We’re enjoying a taste of your New England weather here in Florida this week, but I’m loving it!ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Thank you so much, Paula! Hopefully the orange crop hasn’t frozen 😉 Squam Lake is totally iced over 44 days earlier than the past two years, up here. Frigid!!!ReplyCancel

Have you noticed how, in the last few years, it has been getting harder and harder to find a good deal on gently used consignment or vintage decor and furniture? I have! Three or four years ago, you could find some really great steals on outlets like Etsy or Chairish. But sellers have gotten a […]

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I seem to be doing a lot of boys’ bedrooms lately! Case in point, as a part of our recent #HGDBowBeautiful project (which included the master suite), our client wanted to overhaul the bedroom belonging to her oldest son, who would be a new high school freshman in the fall. Sadly, as is so often the case, […]

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  • Nancy

    Room looks great! Love the all the elements, desk, chair, dresser, fabrics. Are the blinds blackout? What was your source?ReplyCancel

    • Amy

      Oops! I missed that one. Yes, the natural shades were blackout lined, outside mounted, and the drapes ensured that not one little crack of light came through.

      I have a few vendors, but these shades came from Smith & Noble. The particular pattern was in the clearance section (being discontinued), but since we only needed 2 shades, there was enough material to complete the job.ReplyCancel

  • What a great space Amy, I love the paint color and I think the window treatments are my favorite. I second you on the Target sheets. My college girls have them at school and RAVE about how much they love them – which makes me feel silly for some of the more expensive ones I have bought. Here’s to next week being less eventful.ReplyCancel

  • Becky

    Beautiful. Love it all!ReplyCancel

  • Diana Bier

    Great room–you did a wonderful job here! I love the way you used the artwork as a jumping off point for the blue/gray color palette, and added the energy of red and yellow.
    Thank you for the specifics on the sources–much appreciated!ReplyCancel

The answer to that question is long and circuitous. When Erin Gates’ book The Elements of Style first came out in 2014, I gobbled it up like only a decorator-trapped-in-a-frustrated-musician/at-home-nursing-mom-of-infant-and-a-kid-with-challenges’ body could. The book includes a chapter called “Love and Throw Pillows” in which, in addition to talking about bedroom style, Erin discusses how she and her husband […]

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