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Mini Pendants in the Bathroom: Passing Fad or Fresh Classic?

Pendants in the Bathroom: Passing Fad or New Fresh Classic?

Sorry I’m late this morning! I’ve been in the “pinning” phase of design for our big remodel (Kitchen, pantry/laundry, mudroom, master suite — stayed tuned for all the goodies!! Earnest planning begins this winter!), and so have been searching through master bath inspiration a lot lately. Our master bath is probably the biggest question mark …

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7 Lessons in Outdoor Lighting, and Our Home Finally Glows…in the Dark (Hehehe)

Today I’m here to talk a little about outdoor lighting. The days are noticeably shorter, and I’ve started turning on the outdoor lights around 7:00. “Outdoor lights,” you say? “I thought you didn’t have any outdoor lights.” As of this time a month ago, we didn’t. Remember this post on outdoor lighting with a lifetime guarantee? Well, …

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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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My Super Secret Source for Unique Vintage Chandeliers

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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The 10 Best Design Blog Posts You May Have Missed

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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Glass Lamp Love: Vintage Murano and Opaline (Plus My Finds for You!)

Much as I love many of the lamps from some of my trade vendors (Visual Comfort, Currey & Co., Bungalow 5, Robert Abbey, etc.), I have a serious fascination-bordering-on-fetish for vintage glass lamps. Were I able to indulge it more, it would be a predilection that could easily bankrupt us. Hand blown Murano lamps from makers …

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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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