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Pastoral Glow: Peter Batchelder, New England Artist & Master of Light

Pastoral Glow: Peter Batchelder, New England Artist & Master of Light

One of my absolute favorite inspiration launchpads for decorating a room is a beautiful work of art. And as a Granite State resident, color lover, devotee of old buildings, and art-collector-wannabe, I have long been an aficionado of New Hampshire and Massachusetts artist, Peter Batchelder.   All images used with permission of the artist.   …

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New Source for Limited Edition Prints by Emerging Artists (for Collectors with Limited Funds)!

Back in January, I did a post on my favorite source for original art on the web, Saatchi Art, which offers curated art from emerging artists all over the world, in every medium and at every price point, along with free advisory services. (Read the post for a few of my artist picks.) But even “every …

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Jess Franks, Floral & Landscape Artist and Instagram Sensation — and a Giveaway!

I am so pleased to bring you today’s post! I’ve become a bit of an art monger in recent years, and one artist who has caught my eye (along with an enormous following on Instagram) is Jess Franks. Stick around to the end of the post for a nifty little giveaway! (All photos by Jessie …

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Designer Story: the Lovely and Luminous Work of Liliane Hart

Designer Liliane Hart opened her eponymous Manhattan design firm in 2007, but she first came on this New Hampshire girl’s radar this past summer with her entry in the 2016 Hamptons Designer Showhouse with a soft, serene, and yet utterly unique master bathroom. (All photos from www.LilianeHart.com.) I think it was the always-cool Eskayel wallpaper together with the …

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ORC Week4: If These Walls Could Speak — Silhouettes for Custom Wall Decor

For week 4 of my Artfully Fresh Foyer One Room Challenge, I hit a wall — literally and figuratively. As I was thinking through the whole project in my head — foyer, up the stairs, second floor landing — I realized that I had a whole lot of wall space to fill. BTW, if you’re …

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ORC Week 3: Let Your Light Shine (or, How to Create a Lighting Plan that Flows without Boring Yourself to Death)

Welcome to Week 3 of Home Glow Design’s One Room Challenge: My Artfully Fresh Foyer. Today I’m tackling lighting. In case you missed them, feel free to check out weeks 1 (inspiration) and 2 (paint color and the myth of mega framing sales). And now…. Lighting: Going with the Flow Unlike someone with an open …

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ORC Week 2: The Plan, the Plaster Master, and the Myth of Mega Framing Sales

So, a lot of One Room Challenge work has been going on, and the results are going to be fantastic. This is lengthy post, with an update as to the work going on first and then some investigative reporting matching up one of America’s most popular Big Box arts and crafts shops against small framing businesses as …

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