Tagged thoughts on decorating

The Final Word On White Walls, A Lesson Learned & My Favorite White Paint

I’ve always said you’re either a white wall person or you’re not. And in general, there isn’t much overlap between the two. At my last house, I met a neighbor once who started telling me about how much work he had to do to his house when he moved in, like painting all the walls …

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Zebra Wallpaper + Gold Ceiling Are Happening in Project Hallway

It seems like all I’ve been talking about lately is Project Hallway and well, that’s probably because that is all I’ve been talking about. Usually I’m thinking about a million projects at once but I’ve been singularly focused on the hallway for some reason. It’s actually a much more productive way to work but I think …

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Kitchen Office Update + a $250 Lighting Giveaway

***This giveaway is now closed.*** Having lived in as many homes as I have, the one thing I’ve learned is that it takes time to fine tune your spaces to fit your lifestyle. Take our kitchen office for instance. When we bought the house, it was described in the listing as the Bill Paying Station. The thought …

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Artist’s Berlin Apartment

You may have noticed that I’ve started another category recently called Interesting Homes. I did that because I love looking at real homes and how people live even if they aren’t necessarily my personal style. I think that’s why I feature so many homes on FTRB that could be described as bohemian. You know the …

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More Thoughts on Decorating By Feel

Nearly two years ago, I posted this room to illustrate how I decorate much more by feel than by looks: Some time last year, I found out that that gentleman on the couch there is P. Allen Smith, a garden expert and television host and that’s what looks to be a study in his home. I …

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My Best Decorating Advice for Creating a Personal Home

If you’re visiting from InStyle, welcome! Here are a few links if you’d like to get acquainted: -There is a tour of my last home on Design Sponge here. -You can shop my virtual shop for one-of-a-kind antiques, original art and vintage gems here. -If you want to know more about me, you can check out this …

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Slightly Obsessed with Ben Pentreath

I just bought a ticket to London for February so I’m already thinking about all the places I need to visit, including Ben Pentreath. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a home accessories and antique shop full of interesting-looking pieces sourced from around the world and its owner just has impeccable taste. This photo of …

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My Design Identity Crisis as Illustrated by Some Favorite Interiors

When it comes to design, I firmly know what I like and what I don’t like so you’d think it’d be easy to settle on a decorating plan and execute it, right?  Only if that were true! The problem is that I like so much. One day, all I want is an all-white, fairly minimalist …

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More on Decorating by Feel

Today I’d like to continue that discussion about decorating by feel that I started a few months ago. I’m drawn more and more to rooms for their feel more than how they look. Many of you got what I was talking about the last time and had some really great insight. Here are two more …

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Decorating By Feel

I decorate a lot by feel. While I’m completely a visual person and I’m always looking at inspirational images, often it’s more of a feel of a space that intrigues me more than what it looks like. This is a great example of what I’m talking about: While this room is much more traditional than …

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