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Author name: Amy

Historically Inspired: Just How Fresh Can an Old House Get?

By American standards, I live in an old, OLD house. It isn’t First Period or anything, but 1790 is about as early as it gets in most parts. Luckily, being built late in the 18th century, our house doesn’t have the low ceilings of earlier saltboxes or Georgians, and the windows are pretty big compared to […]

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How Far Would You Go for Cheap Upholstery? — My Secret Source

When we decorated the library, I originally had a second-hand, sorta wobbly chinoiserie tea table in front of the fireplace. The price was right and our budget was gone after paying for upholstery and built-ins, and it looked nice from a distance. However, with two rambunctious boys (even though they had to be on good behavior in

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Discount High-End Designer Fabrics: The Best Sources Online

This week I will begin a series for the intrepid champagne-taste-beer-budget homeowner/decorator, those who know their taste and are willing to try it on their own. Today, we’ll go through my favorite online sources to find to-the-trade-only fabrics, and then, in future weeks, where you can send those fabrics to upholster the pieces you have,

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The Knotty Pine Paneling Problem: 3 Alternatives to Painting It All

    Knotty pine wood paneling has long been a staple of summer cottage/cabin construction and, the 1950s-1970s, was completely ubiquitous in even primary residences. Look around the web, and you’ll find tons of blog posts about why and how to paint over pine, but today we’ll go through when it’s appropriate to keep it

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The Freshest Summer Palette — And It Isn’t Blue and White!

Recently, we vacationed with my husband’s family in Hilton Head. The company was fantastic, the shore gorgeous, the water warm, and my kids emerged sans the blue lips they usually sport while swimming up here. Then, one night while we were eating some ice cream before bed, a TV special about the beauties of New Hampshire

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Auction Steals and Deals Pt. I: The 6 Things You Should Buy from the Block

So, last weekend was the holiday weekend, and while many of you were grilling, cruising the lakes on your boats, hanging out at the beach, I was … trolling auction websites for deals. Yes, I’m obsessed, and I drive my husband crazy with it. It’s not like I’m even looking for things for our own home

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So Granny Chic: High Quality Brown Furniture is Always en “Vogue”

And I mean literally. In its May issue, the ever-au courant Vogue magazine actually gives nine tips on why and how you should “Steal Your Grandma’s Style.” So, while I have always loved traditional Granny Chic and have incorporated a number of style elements in my own rooms, now, at last, it is a cool thing to do.

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What’s Old Is New: Blue and White Chinois Ceramics Get a Painterly Update

Hello everyone (or probably no one, seeing as this is a new business and my very first post :), and welcome to Home Glow! Before we get to my post on the latest chinois restyle, a little about me…. Those who know me know that, though I can’t throw together an outfit for Saturday night,

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Home Style Compatibility QUIZ!

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

yet nothing seems to work?