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Wallpapering the Butler’s Pantry

I want to let you in on a little secret. Earlier this year, I gave myself a deadline of June 30 (first half of 2015) to finish up the major decorating projects in this house. By major, I mean things like painting, wallpapering, key pieces of furniture, lighting, etc. I kept this to myself because …

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A New Sofa For the Living Room

Good morning, friends, happy February and happy Groundhog Day! First things first, thank you so much for your comments and emails in response to my last post. It’s not always the easiest thing to share online so I really appreciate hearing from you and for your support. As I mentioned in that post, as a part …

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Current Favorite Chandeliers and Pendants

Finding the perfect lighting has been one of the hardest things to get right in my house. Lighting is such an important component in a room; it can make or break a room entirely in many cases. Well, I’ve certainly taken my own sweet time with it (like years!) but I feel like I’m finally crossing the …

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Favorite Black and White Wallpapers

I decided a while back that I wanted to re-wallpaper this wall in my dressing room with something black and white: It’s part of my overhaul of that room. (I think I finally found the dresser but more on that later.) So I’ve narrowed it down to my top five. As you look at them, see …

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Lately: Waiting on Kitchen Island Lights, Searching for a New Dresser, Filming for HLN, and a Pilgrimage to Fallingwater

Good morning! Here are a bunch of little things to catch you up on around here. First, it turned out that those Circa lights I wanted for over the kitchen island comes in metal as well as paper so that settled it! I’m so happy with my choice but not so much with the wait time. …

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Some Recent Acquisitions, Purchases, Gifts and Bartered Items…..

I want to thank everyone who came out to support our first ever Designer Stock Exchange this past weekend and also those who helped get the word out about the event. We really appreciate it! A special thanks to my good friend Angela (The Painted House) for lending a hand and especially with hanging all …

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Palm Madness + House of Hackney

I guess it all began with my wanting to put some sort of leaf (probably palm) pattern wallpaper in the laundry room. I was trying to decide on a pattern when I saw the Brazilliance installed in a showroom and was convinced that was the one.  Then I went off to London for spring break …

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A Foyer Update with My Newest Chairs, an All-Time Favorite Chinoiserie Fabric and a Pop-Up Sale

I have been wanting to show you this chair makeover for the longest time! You saw a tiny peek of these chairs when they were in my dining room a couple of weeks ago. But I’m currently trying them out in the foyer (you didn’t expect them to actually stay put, did you?) and while …

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Mud Cloth from One of My Favorite Places in the World

With very few exceptions I really do love everywhere I travel so it’s hard for me to choose a favorite place. But there are a few that do stand out as truly special, that will always have a hold on me and Mali is one of those places. It’s a fascinating country in its diverse …

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Bookshelf Roundup

I’ve always been drawn to rooms with bookshelves as a predominant feature. I always say you can tell a lot about homeowners from their bookshelves – their tastes, interests, personality….. that’s what makes them so interesting (i.e., brings out my nosy side). Here are some great ones to add to the FTRB bookshelf collection. A room …

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