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Let the 2018 “Color of the Year” Wars Begin! (My Money Is On Sea Foam for the Win)

First of all — congratulation to Beth, who won the gorgeous Jess Franks Art Calendar from last week’s post! Thanks to everyone who read and commented on the post. I hope you enjoyed learning about Jess and her beautiful work. Now, on to business! Every year, marketing and retail entities roll out their “Color of the …

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Jess Franks, Floral & Landscape Artist and Instagram Sensation

    I am so pleased to bring you today’s post! I’ve become a bit of an art monger in recent years, and one artist who has caught my eye (along with an enormous following on Instagram) is Jess Franks. Stick around to the end of the post for a nifty little giveaway! (All photos …

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Move Over White — Cream Is Back in a Big, BIG Way! The 2017 Southern Living Idea House & Sources

Pictures of the summer show houses are coming out and flooding the web, eagerly awaited by those of us who can’t go. Marcus Design and Elements of Style have leaked pics of the Coastal Living Showhouse by Mark Sikes (a blue and white beauty), and there are some really creative, drop dead gorgeous rooms in the 2017 Hamptons …

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That’s a Wrap!: Matching Your Walls, Windows & More … and Sources

  The 2017 Southeastern Showhouse, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ second foray into the showhouse circuit, was a stunner, at least according to what I could see on all the Instagram feeds. Knowing their graciously well-heeled and well-mannered Southern audience, designers brought out the beautiful and left the daring at home. Gordon Dunning (I featured GD as one of my designers-to-watch …

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Designer Story: the Lovely and Luminous Work of Liliane Hart

Designer Liliane Hart opened her eponymous Manhattan design firm in 2007, but she first came on this New Hampshire girl’s radar this past summer with her entry in the 2016 Hamptons Designer Showhouse with a soft, serene, and yet utterly unique master bathroom. (All photos from www.LilianeHart.com.) I think it was the always-cool Eskayel wallpaper together with the …

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The Quest for a Keeping Room: When an Open Kitchen Doesn’t Kill the Cozy

  Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. — Edna St. Vincent Millay She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it). — Lewis Carroll I always pass on good advice…. It is never of any use to oneself. — Oscar Wilde …

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Glass Lamp Love: Vintage Murano and Opaline (Plus My Finds for You!)

Much as I love many of the lamps from some of my trade vendors (Visual Comfort, Currey & Co., Bungalow 5, Robert Abbey, etc.), I have a serious fascination-bordering-on-fetish for vintage glass lamps. Were I able to indulge it more, it would be a predilection that could easily bankrupt us. Hand blown Murano lamps from makers …

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Nina Farmer’s Historically Sensitive Style is Hip2Save

Boston designer Nina Farmer has been hot for quite a while now. Her name has become synonymous with Beacon Hill and a sleek, historically sensitive style. And while the design blogosphere has been buzzing with Bailey McCarthy’s big reveal of her home in this month’s House Beautiful (I admit, I’m pretty smitten myself. That DINING …

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Why Your Gray Wall Turned Blue (or Green, or Purple) and How to Fix It

    I’ve counseled a number of people who had either just bought a house or were building and called me after they got into color trouble. Where their paint selection seemed to magically change colors. The most common I hear is a gray wall turned blue. They’d been trying to go it alone, figuring …

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Convince Your S.O. to Paint Your Room Any Color You Want!

It’s the last week of the One Room Challenge, and my Artfully Fresh Foyer is all ready; I’m just waiting to get the photographs!!! So two more quick design inspiration posts for the Saturday blog. Today — fresh, classic rooms in every color. Where can you find them? On Home Glow’s Pinterest page. Home Glow’s Pinterest …

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Designer Spotlight: Meredith Ellis for Happy, Traditional-with-a-Twist Style

I’m in the One Room Challenge homestretch, so I’m back this Saturday with another quick style spotlight — designer Meredith Ellis. Austin-based Meredith Ellis caught my eye more than any other designer in 2016. Her style resonates with me deeply. I first noticed her while thumbing through a copy of the March issue of Better Homes and …

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ORC Week 3: Let Your Light Shine (or, How to Create a Lighting Plan that Flows without Boring Yourself to Death)

Welcome to Week 3 of Home Glow Design’s One Room Challenge: My Artfully Fresh Foyer. Today I’m tackling lighting. In case you missed them, feel free to check out weeks 1 (inspiration) and 2 (paint color and the myth of mega framing sales). And now…. Lighting: Going with the Flow Unlike someone with an open …

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Home Style Compatibility QUIZ!

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

yet nothing seems to work?