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It’s Freezing Outside, But It’s All About Warmth in These Interiors!

  Yes, the weather has been friggin’ freezing, and maybe that’s why design is heating up with warmer colors! In last week’s post about an awesome show house, this room by designer Lauren DeLoach definitely seemed to be the favorite among readers.   Photo by Jeff Herr. Terra cotta and dusty teal, layered with neutrals …

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A Green and White Tablescape for Spring, St. Patricks Day, or Easter Brunch

Some people are attracted to every shade of blue. I happen to be a green girl. My dining room is in a sage green Schumacher wallpaper (read more about beautiful sage/sea foam rooms here) and has a sage and coral silk rug. I almost always break out my vintage Limoges and Wedgewood china (I have the Columbia pattern …

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Is Tan a Dirty Word? Changing Attitudes about Greige, Beige, Taupe … and Manchester Tan

  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 …

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Let the 2018 “Color of the Year” Wars Begin! (My Money Is On Sea Foam for the Win)

First of all — congratulation to Beth, who won the gorgeous Jess Franks Art Calendar from last week’s post! Thanks to everyone who read and commented on the post. I hope you enjoyed learning about Jess and her beautiful work. Now, on to business! Every year, marketing and retail entities roll out their “Color of the …

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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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Move Over White — Cream Is Back in a Big, BIG Way! The 2017 Southern Living Idea House & Sources

Pictures of the summer show houses are coming out and flooding the web, eagerly awaited by those of us who can’t go. Marcus Design and Elements of Style have leaked pics of the Coastal Living Showhouse by Mark Sikes (a blue and white beauty), and there are some really creative, drop dead gorgeous rooms in the 2017 Hamptons …

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How to Avoid Oriental Rug Overkill: 4 Tips for Coordinating Your Heirloom Rugs

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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Nina Farmer’s Historically Sensitive Style is Hip2Save

Boston designer Nina Farmer has been hot for quite a while now. Her name has become synonymous with Beacon Hill and a sleek, historically sensitive style. And while the design blogosphere has been buzzing with Bailey McCarthy’s big reveal of her home in this month’s House Beautiful (I admit, I’m pretty smitten myself. That DINING …

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Why Your Gray Room Turned Blue (or Green, or Purple) and How to Fix It

  I’ve counseled a number of people who had either just bought a house or were building and called me after they got into color trouble. They’d been trying to go it alone, figuring paint is paint and not wanting to spend the money getting guidance on something they could pick out themselves by going …

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