Category Archives: Fresh Classic

It seems to be a pretty long-standing tradition in New England to put candles in the windows at Christmas time. The 7 mile drive from Concord to my town is just one house after another, all with candles. Then you hit my village with its Main Street lined with 200+ year old homes and it’s […]

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After a long wait and many a leak via social media, Hygge & West has at last launched its wallpaper collaboration with the pattern-happy, granny chic New York design team Tilton Fenwick, aka Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham. I’ve featured Tilton Fenwick many times on this blog, but just to refresh your memory on their design […]

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My eyes basically popped out of my head when I received the latest issue of House Beautiful and I saw Lee Ann Thornton‘s jewel box redo of a Connecticut ranch house. The woodwork (which was all brand new, apparently — amazing what you can do with applied moldings), the colors, the patterns, the cozy rooms, everything, everything is […]

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So, I know that I said that my DIY days died with the cry of my firstborn child, but here I am, eating my words (and some seriously yummy brownies. I’ll get to that.) A number of months ago, I wrote a blog post on How to Freshen Up Your Parents’ Formal Dining Set that’s been […]

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FALL IS HERE!!!!! The kids are back at school, and guess who’s doing a happy dance?! . . . . . . . .   Well, Monty Python and me. Don’t get me wrong, it was a GLORIOUS summer. Temps reached 80 degrees maybe 4 days. We had plenty of rain at night, green grass, and sweet […]

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