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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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The 10 Best Design Blog Posts You May Have Missed

June 24 marked my blogging anniversary — I have been blogging every Saturday now for 1 year! That’s 58 original long-form posts, along with 8 stories for New Hampshire Magazine, 3 stories for Around Concord Magazine and a couple of guest posts. Not to mention, my design work has gotten really busy thanks to my lovely clients!

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The Best Furniture in America You May Never Have Heard Of: D.R. Dimes

Oh, how I hate to end phrases with prepositions!! But a headline just isn’t nearly as catchy (or as Google searchable) had I written “The Best Furniture Company of Which You May Never Have Heard.” Oh well. My 10th grade English teacher laments. Anwho! Today, I’m here to bring you that behind-the-scenes tour with one of America’s

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Custom Look Patterned Lamp Shades for Less

    Every great outfit needs fabulous accessories to make it really feel finished. Consider gorgeous custom lamp shades to be the “jewelry” of a room then — with great shades, a room can go from “good” to runway-worthy. I have some awesome sources for beautiful custom (and custom-look!) lamp shades for less than the usual suspects

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ORC Week 5: Stairway to My Design Heaven, or An Online Source for Stair Runners

Hello All! Week 5 of my Artfully Fresh Foyer for the One Room Challenge, here! The foyer is done (as of 2 nights ago) and I just had it photographed yesterday. I can’t wait to show you the final reveal next week, but today I’ll be talking stair runners and throw rugs, with a great online

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ORC Week 2: The Plan, the Plaster Master, and the Myth of Mega Framing Sales

So, a lot of One Room Challenge work has been going on, and the results are going to be fantastic. This is lengthy post, with an update as to the work going on first and then some investigative reporting matching up one of America’s most popular Big Box arts and crafts shops against small framing businesses as

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Home Style Compatibility QUIZ!

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

yet nothing seems to work?