Our House is Out!!

I’ve been waiting for this day for what feels like forever!! (But in all actuality, only about a year and a half ūüėČ I’m so excited to share with you that the new Spring 2014 issue of Domino Magazine is out on newsstands!! {Domino Magazine Spring 2014 with gorgeous cover girl Anne Zeigler} Barnes & […]

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February 28, 2014

How to Accessorize a Console: Step by Step

I love¬†rearranging¬†accessories for little refreshes around my house and my clients’ homes.¬† Taking¬†an ordinary spot and elevating it with¬†a thoughtful arrangement is¬†so satisfying and makes such a difference!!¬† So today I thought I’d share a little step-by-step console arrangement I did¬†in my house. We’ve been spending more time in our family room¬†at home, and I […]

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February 25, 2014

Pretty Piles of Wood

So we have this little “cabana in the woods” (we haven’t thought of a better name yet and it sounds way better than “former dog kennel”) and have dreams of one day adding a wood-burning fireplace to it. ¬†It’s a small square structure with a corrugated steel roof and concrete slab floor. ¬†We currently have […]

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February 24, 2014

Tips For Relaxing a "Traditional" Home

A reader recently asked me if I had any suggestions for relaxing traditional homes… ¬†She’s moved to the Northern Virginia area from California and prefers a relaxed, casual feeling but knows that her home and neighborhood have a more refined, traditional style and wants to find that perfect balance of refinement and comfort. ¬†It’s something […]

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February 21, 2014

Pretty Little Friday

I’m obsessed right now with this Prosciutto Arugula Flatbread with Mushrooms & Truffle Oil and had to share. It’s lighter than pizza and perfect with a glass of wine: On our recent vacation to the Cheeca Lodge in the Keys, we fell in love with their flatbread and came home and tried to make something […]

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5 Tips for Mixing Patterns

{My boys at the old house with some of my favorite botanicals} One of our clients’ home is in the new March issue of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, and to go along with the story, I’m sharing a few tips on mixing pattern over at the¬†Better Homes and Gardens’ Style Spotters blog.¬† I’d love […]

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February 20, 2014

The Conservatory

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted a “greenhouse.” ¬†I loved the idea of being able to walk into a room in my home anytime that felt like summer.   {conservatory by Vale Garden Houses } Being surrounded by lush ferns, moss, citrus trees and true green goodness everywhere honestly wakes something up […]

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February 19, 2014



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