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As a blogger who writes about design, one of the questions I’m asked the most is to define my personal style. I’ve been asked to define it “using only three words” or “if it was an animal” or, my personal favorite, “if it was a food!” (I said “ham sandwich” for some reason.) While this …

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One of the most beloved dining sets was made to untangle the mess of legs underneath tables and chairs by a mid-century design visionary who changed the landscape of home furnishings. Eero Saarinen approached furniture design as an artist creating a sculpture, with fluid shapes and curvilinear forms. He built function with beauty and gave new form to the industry by pushing …

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Hello! Each Wednesday I share some of the photos that stopped me in my tracks while I was scrolling Instagram the previous week. Here are this week’s picks! 1. @Brittanyork: That reminds me: did you see the eclipse? 😀 2. @VibekeDesign: So cheerful and inviting! 3.@Birdie_Farm: I’m not sure where this photo originally came from, but I …

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When Diane and Niles Rath had their son, Balthazar, they knew that leaving their one-bedroom New York apartment was inevitable. A few years prior, Diane, who worked as a learning specialist, and Niles, a computer forensics consultant and born and raised Manhattanite, had caught the remodeling bug. They first redid a condo outside of the …

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If you’re not yet familiar with Melanie Abrantes, she is the namesake behind the beautiful cork and wood home goods she designs. They’re stylish, sustainable, and if you’ve been following her on Instagram you may have been getting glimpses of her book debuting today — and her dog, Rover, with whom we’re more than a …

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More often than not, our Sneak Peeks focus on the homes our readers share with their children, pets and fantastic finds. While we’re always über excited to take a look no matter a home’s setup, it’s such a pleasant surprise when we get to peek at other aspects of how you all live. Take author …

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Image from the awesome, Pin-worthy Ally Banks Interiors. And no, I do not know where those stools are from but am dying to know myself! Counter stools seems to be a lot of people’s decorating kryptonite.  Sometimes it’s mine as well!  Its a piece of furniture that is prominent in your home and likely used …

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Oh, to have known about Shaker style when I had my own furniture design to build. The hundreds of small, complicated pieces, the excessive connection points and varying angles in my scheme were a far cry from the simple elegance of the Shaker approach and led me to anything but a religious experience. The Shakers, or “Shaking Quakers,” were …

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Happy Monday, y’all! I decided to have a tag sale and get rid of almost everything this week. I’m serious. Furniture, decor, clothing, bedding, drapes…you name it, if it feels fussy, tired or unnecessary, it probably has a tag on it right now. 🙂 All three of us seem to live better with less “stuff”, …

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Sometimes when big vacations aren’t in the budget, I like to travel via photograph. While scrolling through someone’s Instagram feed isn’t quite the same as actually dipping your toes in the sand, it certainly can lift your spirits for a moment to wade through pictures of citrus-y drinks, bathing suits and striped cabanas. There’s a …

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