A Mantel Refresh

By |2019-05-29T17:18:55+00:00February 25th, 2017|Art, Design Projects, Front Doors, Mantels, Mercury Glass, Swedish Antiques|

I have terrific news to share: our Tudor is under contract! Yay! A solid offer, from a lovely young family, came in a day before the scheduled open houses, and we accepted it. Tom and I along with our wonderful agent, Mary Lynn White, all decided to cancel both open [...]

Christmas at our Home

By |2019-05-29T17:18:54+00:00December 15th, 2016|Christmas, Instagram, Mantels, Mercury Glass, Our Home, Pillows, Swedish Antiques|

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....everywhere you go! From Maine to Maryland, we love this festive time of year.Tom and I are back from Maine, and we're thrilled to be spending the holidays in our Tudor. And we just finished adding seasonal decor to our home, so please [...]

On the Move!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00January 28th, 2016|Art, Design Projects, Mantels, Martha Stewart Living, Our Home, Swedish Antiques, Topiary, Weather Vanes|

A BIG thank you for your kind comments about our feature in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living! As always, your enthusiasm inspires me.I started this blog to promote the shop, but now it has become much more. It's a forum for conversation with friends across the world. My [...]

A DIY Chalkboard

By |2019-05-29T17:18:48+00:00October 5th, 2015|Art, Autumn, Blue and White, Design Projects, Kitchens, Mantels|

Ceane, my friend and client, and I were chatting about all the changes in her newly updated kitchen (the one I wrote about here), and what else was left for us to tackle. Artwork came up, and I knew we had to inject a pop of something bold, colorful and [...]

A Living Room Project

By |2019-05-29T17:18:34+00:00September 11th, 2014|Art, Design Projects, Mantels|

I'm delighted to share my client's living room in a historic 1918 cottage. Like all projects, this one is unique. I think this room turned out beautifully, and it shows that antiques can be relevant, young and versatile. Earlier this year, Jen and Chris purchased a couple items from my [...]

Sharing Paint Colors and More

By |2019-05-29T17:18:29+00:00April 17th, 2014|Design Projects, Maine, Mantels, Paint Colors|

Remember our new place in Maine? I'm thrilled to say we'll be moving furniture up very soon :) If you are a new reader, first of all, welcome, and please allow me to catch you up to speed. After an extensive search for a vacation home, Tom and I finally [...]

A Collected Home

By |2019-05-29T17:18:25+00:00March 10th, 2014|Art, House Tours, Kitchens, Mantels, Swedish Antiques, Weather Vanes|

Step inside this historic Colonial house and you forget you are in Washington, DC. Studying the eclectic assemblage of art, books and furnishings, you are transported around the world through the centuries. Welcome to the home of Charlet and Steve! In addition to being friends and clients, they are also [...]

A Tour Inside Our Home – Welcome!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:25+00:00January 29th, 2014|Maine, Mantels, Our Home|

My goodness, it sure is frigid!! I hate to start a post by complaining about the weather, but when is this deep freeze going to end? Let's all pray for an early spring. Instead of a home in Maine, perhaps Tom and I should have gotten a beach condo in [...]

Antique Mantels

By |2019-05-29T17:18:20+00:00October 4th, 2013|Design Projects, Featured Designers, Mantels, Our Home, Swedish Antiques|

We'll soon be enjoying our fireplaces with fall here and chilly nights ahead. I think this is one of the highlights of the season I eagerly anticipate. It makes the transition from summer to fall so special. When we renovated our old home, I knew we would replace the lackluster [...]

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