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Fresh Summer Spins on Victorian Classics: Wicker & William Morris

  It is GORGEOUS here in New Hampshire right now. Spring comes late in New Hampshire (heck it’s practically summer!), but at last the irises are blooming, the lilac trees are resplendent in their plumage, and the maples, oaks, willows, and birches are all sporting their best New Leaf Green. With all this summery New …

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My 3-Year Review of the Best Cordless, Battery-Operated Window Candles

I realize that a review about cordless, battery operated window candles may seem a little early yet. (At the time of this post, Halloween is tomorrow.) However, the days ARE already getting darker, and with backorders and shipping delays from the never-ending repercussions of COVID — not to mention that these candles sell out every …

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5 Steps to Mix & Match Woods Finishes (And what to do when you've messed up!)

5 Steps to Mix & Match Woods Finishes (And what to do when they clash!)

    Just like mixing metal finishes, mixing wood finishes can be a brain scratcher for many homeowners. Whether you’re starting from scratch with a new build and can choose everything fresh or have purchased an existing home with floors & cabinetry in place, chances are exceptionally good that you’ll hit this stumbling block at …

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Where to Splurge & Where to Save to Maximize Your Decorating Budget

Case Study: Where to Splurge & Where to Save to Maximize Your Decorating Budget

    One of the many reasons I loved Project HGD Modern Rustic (see last week’s reveal post) was that it came out so well on such an approachable budget. We really honed in on how to maximize the homeowners’ resources — where to save & where to invest. (We could say “splurge,” but not …

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Artist on My Radar: Bri Custer’s Memories of Light & Color

THANK YOU to everyone who entered our “Summer Refresh with Minted” Giveaway last week. I’ll be emailing everyone with the results shortly! Reproduction retailers like Minted are a FABULOUS way to support working artists & beautify your home. But I ALSO advocate buying originals when you can! Having a one-of-a-kind piece that is meaningful to …

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Home Style Compatibility QUIZ!

Have you tried decorating your home with that all elusive “mix”…

yet nothing seems to work?