The Classic Pedestal Table

According to , “The pedestal table was originally designed for smaller rooms and to give an air of status. They were popular because of their functionality and almost all homes had one in some form. Just like today, they could be put to use in an elegant dining room or as a gaming table […]

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September 4, 2009

The Lucite Trend

Well, I can’t say that I’m up on the trends. At all. Because sometimes when I go to write a blogpost about a trend or something I think is really great, and I’m googling images, I come accross a post on the very subject I was planning on writing about… and quite often it’s over […]

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September 3, 2009

Love Life.

Simplify your life Live one day at a time Less is more Slow down and take it all in… Quality over quantity Forget about the mess sometimes & be happy there’s someone there to make it. Don’t worry Paring down makes you feel free… Take pleasure in the day to day Appreciate the little things […]

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September 1, 2009

Grisaille Murals & Wallpapers

OK, all I can say about the entry in one of Martha Stewart’s homes (above) is LOVE LOVE LOVE. I’ve been attracted to large-scale murals & etchings & toiles lately as you can see here. Grisaille is a term for painting executed entirely in monochrome, usually in shades of gray or brown, particularly used in […]

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August 28, 2009

Smoothie & My Little Guy

I normally don’t do food posts, but sometimes something’s just too good & too easy not to share. The other night we made these amazing Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothies. (We were trying to copy one we’d just had a smoothie place in IL.) We used (reduced fat) peanut butter and (low fat) frozen yogurt […]

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August 19, 2009

I got my wallpaper!!!!

Yay!!! We’re (my husband) is hanging the wallpaper as I type!!! I should be packing but had to let you all know!!!! It’s going in the breakfast nook of our kitchen (which will have dark walnut hardwood floors installed in a couple of weeks, also courtesy of wonderful husband.):   If you remember, I really […]

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August 16, 2009

Accessorizing with Ferns

I love fern. Whenever I see a photo of a room with it in it, I take a second look. It just gives this awesome fresh jolt of green & energy to a space. It has a classic feel yet it’s a bit wild & untamed & perfect for any modern space. (And they’re so […]

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August 14, 2009

A Sweet Surprise: ( a casual) Tablescape Thursday

Saturday morning one of my best friends, Alissa, stopped over while we were gettting our lower level wall-to-wall seagreass carpet installed. I had to miss a little party some of our friends were having because I had to stay & supervise the install, so she brought over BREAKFAST!!! I’ve been meaning to do Tablesapes Thursday […]

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July 23, 2009



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