Silver in Spring Is a Lovely Thing!

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I always look forward to the fall and winter months because there are so many wonderful holidays to celebrate! From home decor to table settings for parties, you can really have fun and be creative with each theme! So why, … Continue reading

Rooftop Bars, YES!

Gansevoort NYC Rooftop Bar

Yes, I am sure you are all sick of hearing, “thank goodness it is finally Spring” (at least here where I live)! I am about 30 minutes outside of New York City. After such a long and hard winter, most … Continue reading

Frames: Think Outside the Box!

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Using frames as decoration in a room is an easy and (I think!) fun way to add a personal touch to your home. Of course there’s the usual candidates lined to be framed–photographs, mirrors–but check out some of these ideas when you’re deciding what to hang on your wall!

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Kitchen Gallery Wall

In light of my recent post about how to hang your photo frames, check this out! A really great idea for a big, blank kitchen wall.

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love decorating and adding personal touches to spaces, so I wasted no time getting started on our new house after we moved in. One of my first projects was adding a gallery wall in our kitchen. It’s a mix of a couple new pieces, and some oldies-but-goodies that you might recognize from our old apartment.

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From top left: Chalkboard from Shabby McFabby (originally a “thank you” sign for our wedding)
Macaron print from Geraldine Adams Illustrations with white frame from Amazon
Andy Warhol print from the IMA (similar found here) with blue frame from Michael’s
Wedding photo with white frame from Michael’s
White-framed cork board and photo frame from a garage sale many moons ago
Mushroom print from Lucile’s Kitchen with white frame from Amazon

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Do you have a gallery wall in your space? What have you filled it with?

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No More Naked Windows!

I just had to share this. So right!

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When I’m scouting a house for one of the various magazines I work for it’s always disheartening to see a beautiful room with wide, gaping windows devoid of any decoration. Sometimes a house doesn’t get chosen for this very reason. On the New England Home blog today I gather some of my favorite drapery moments that I’ve styled. You can check it out here.

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Fresh Hydrangea: Why it’s Worth the Effort

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Flowers in any room always adds a beautiful and colorful touch, and one flower I absolutely love to use in my decorating is hydrangea. The problem is, using fresh hydrangea is a very temporary decoration–they’re usually wilted within minutes of being cut. The popular opinion on the reason for this is that when the hydrangeas are cut, a sap-like sticky substance created by the plant clogs the area around the cut and blocks the water. Luckily, there’s a way to prolong the beautiful color of your hydrangeas and have them lasting for days after being brought in from the garden–just follow this easy step-by-step process!

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