Patio & Beach Umbrella Round Up

Patio & Beach Umbrella Round Up

This weekend we were so grateful for our two big Frontgate umbrellas, and so I thought I’d do a roundup of some great ones in different price points and styles.  A classic white canvas umbrella is always a good investment, but having fun with them is great too- fringe or a decorative edge adds a little style to an otherwise workhorse item.

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Inspired By: The Refreshed White Barn Inn

Inspired By: The Refreshed White Barn Inn

I had no idea until yesterday that one of my favorite spots in Maine, The White Barn Inn, has gotten a facelift thanks to the super-talented Jenny Wolfe Interiors. I LOVE what she did with this historic inn, and am really impressed by how fresh and yet historically appropriate it feels.  The last time we stayed here I had thought, man-this place needs a makeover- and here we have it!

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Molly’s New (Old) House: Kitchen Plans

Molly’s New (Old) House: Kitchen Plans

Molly here! Knowing how much you all loved Erin’s (actually not so) mini kitchen reno, we thought it might be fun to share another project we’re working on… my family and I are moving into and partially renovating a new (old) house in the next few months, and will be chronicling parts of the process here on the blog!

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My New House: Exterior Paint & Patio Plans

My New House: Exterior Paint & Patio Plans

As we finish up the little last items from our first phase of renovations, I can’t help but think of what’s next!  And also, focus on thinking about warmer days ahead where we can spend time outside!  So today I thought I’d share my plans for my patios and exterior paint that I plan to execute come spring.

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An Remote Design Before & After

An Remote Design Before & After

I thought it would be fun to share some snapshots of a recently installed remote design project we did on Long Island.  Due to COVID and distance, we never set foot in this house not met the client, but yet were able to take an unremarkable space and make it a truly cozy, amazing spot for this family to hang out, entertain and quarantine in style.

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Dream Home Renovations Realised

Dream Home Renovations Realised

Home renovations come in all shapes and sizes, but the desire to overhaul our living space will always be a balancing act between budget, time, and resources. We recently ran a survey of 1,000 homeowners to find out about their dream home renovation projects. The feedback we received gave us some interesting insight into the aspirations and limitations of people looking to spruce up their home.

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4 Reasons to Choose Wallpaper Instead of Painting in Your Home

4 Reasons to Choose Wallpaper Instead of Painting in Your Home

If the idea of wallpaper makes you think of your grandparent’s home right out of the 1960s you’re not alone. Many people mistakenly think that wallpaper is outdated, but it’s actually a great option for decorating and can be a lot better than paint in some situations. Here are four reasons you should choose wallpaper over paint as you think about decorating your home.

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Roundup: Retail Bathroom Vanities

Roundup: Retail Bathroom Vanities

When planning our lightning fast renovation, I had to forego some of the custom details I initially thought I would do – like a custom vanity in the kids bath – in favor of something store bought and ready to ship. Happily, it not only came out great, but saved me a lot of money too.

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Living Room Wallpaper: Room Design Themes

Living Room Wallpaper: Room Design Themes

There is a wide range of discounted wallpaper options, from peel-and-stick varieties to a number of different styles depending on your needs and home qualities. This article is about different ambiance themes you might be going for in your living room, plus which wallpaper formats will be best for each of these themes.

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Rooms that COVID Brought Back

Rooms that COVID Brought Back

COVID has caused an actual boom in our business.  It sounds terrible to say, but it’s true. We’ve never been busier.  Because everyone is forced to stay home/ work from home/ learn from home people are really seeing their homes, and the faults in their homes, in a new light. 

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Floral Wallpaper: Common Benefits and Features

Floral Wallpaper: Common Benefits and Features

For many homes, floral or botanical patterns are ideal as accent walls or similar focus points. Even if the majority of your primary walls are a different aesthetic, a few panels of natural wallpaper will add a splash of color that you can complement with other accents, keeping the visual fresh for anyone in the room.

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Emma’s Nursery Reveal

Emma’s Nursery Reveal

Emma’s completed nursery!  I am pretty happy with how this came out, and am still trying to figure out how to make some of this work in the new house – her new room can only have roman shades, and I really don’t want to chop these curtains up- so hoping I can use them in the guest room.

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Wallpaper Needs and Themes for Hotels

Wallpaper Needs and Themes for Hotels

While many naturally connect wallpaper with home areas, it has numerous uses in commercial spaces as well. One of the top examples here, where aesthetics are often vital in a given room or space, is within a hotel, motel or any other type of lodging business.

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