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New Year, New Look & New News

Hello, my friends! Happy belated new year! I didn’t intend to be away so long but….. I got an early Christmas gift in the form of a pre-holiday holiday to Sri Lanka. I’ve been fascinated with its history, tea culture, stunning scenery and colonial cities and architecture for ages so it was a dream to… Read more »

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Anthology Magazine

Good morning, friends, I wanted to let you know that the fall 2015 (and final) issue of Anthology magazine is out and it is wonderful. Truly. Remember how excited I was when it debuted five years ago? A few months ago, I was asked to contribute to the Screen Play feature so I’m very proud to be a part of this last… Read more »

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An Explanation/Some Exciting News

(Dining Room) Hi, there, I feel like this post has been a long time coming. You may have been wondering what the hell is going on around FTRB lately, why I haven’t shown you any of the projects I’ve been working on, if I fell off of the face of the earth, just got flaky or what…. Read more »

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Designer Stock Exchange This Weekend

*You may have received an unfinished post yesterday via email or your reader. That was due to a scheduling mishap. Sorry!* Oh, you should have seen my house the past week, guys. I say you should have but I’m not actually going to show you any photos because you would be horrified. I turned it… Read more »

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2013/2014 + Five-Year Blogiversary

(Some of my favorite decor moments of 2013.) Happy 2014! I hope you all had a good holiday. It’s a new year which means FTRB is also another year older. It seems impossible that I published my very first post exactly five years ago! Where does the time go?? FTRB went through some major changes in… Read more »

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A New Chapter for FTRB

As the Brady Bunch so wisely sang….. When it’s time to change, then its time to change Don’t fight the tide, come along for the ride, don’t you see….. Over the past six months or so, I’ve been thinking a lot about how much blogging and the design blog world has changed since I started FTRB. I… Read more »

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Thank You For the Mention, Abigail Ahern

Well this made my week. Actually my whole month. You know what a fangirl I am of Abigail Ahern. I’ve blogged about her an embarrassing number of times. Anyway, her second book, Decorating With Style, was just published and lo and behold, she includes FROM THE RIGHT BANK in the section titled “Little Black Book – the… Read more »

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My January in Pictures + Vine

As you know, this month was all about the showhouse, showhouse, showhouse. It was a lot of work, a lot of parties, a lot of events and it’s not over yet! And there were even more parties as some of my favorite people celebrated birthdays. All this didn’t leave much time on the home front… Read more »

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Four-Year Blogiversary and Some Goals for 2013

Hi, friends, happy 2013! Don’t you just love the clean slate a new year offers? Along with the fresh start, I’m really happy and grateful to be celebrating FTRB’s four-year anniversary today. As this milestone was approaching, I started thinking a lot about why I do what I do. Four years is a long time… Read more »

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Treasure Hunting in the Boonies

My trip last week was so different from the kind I usually take – I had no itinerary, no specific destination and no must-do/see/eat list. It felt really weird but it was also very cool to have nothing to focus on other than finding great products. My kind of business trip! The reason I decided… Read more »