Window Drama.

Having an abundance of windows in your home is a blessing.  But sometimes, especially in older homes, those windows are in places that really junk up your interior design plans.  You try to work around them, but they keep jumping out and wreaking having with your perfect furniture layouts.  Most often this is present in bedrooms and bathrooms.

“How can I do a big vanity with that damn window there?”

“How can this big room not have one wall without a window that I can put my bed on??”

Sound familiar?

Well, I’m here to help, of course. Did you know it’s now hip to put bathroom mirrors in front of windows?  And beds in front of them too? Heck yeah! Take a look at these fab examples!

LOVE this cool mirror hung over the shutters from a rod!

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Get the Look: My Guest Room

Ever since my book came out I’ve been getting inquiries about the side tables in my then-master-now-guest room.  These were some old Williams Sonoma Home ones that  a client offered me.  I had always loved them, but they were no longer in production so I could not resist the offer! They were dark brown wood but I spray painted them white and I still love the way they look!  The problem is- no one was making anything like them!

Until now!

Bungalow 5 just released a near exact version of them!  Currently they aren’t on any retail sites, but you can bookmark them and Google them in a few weeks when they probably hit stores. :)  So I thought I’d I’d pull together a little board that can help you get the look of this room!
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Designer Feature: Lisa Hilderbrand’s Charleston Project

When I saw this stunning kitchen in Traditional Home last month I had to know more. Designed by Lisa Hilderbrand of Welhil Interiors (and sister-in- law of famed Nantucket writer Elin Hilderbrand), this was a second project for the designer and client Sarah Hamlin after they moved from Connecticut to Charleston (which I’m considering right now with this winter weather.)  It’s such a compliment when I client hires you for a second home, and I loved to learn that the family brought many of the items Lisa purchased for their previous home with them!  This space is a great study in combining various styles, time periods and textures.

But first, let’s all have a moment of silence for this Lindsay Adelman chandelier in the kitchen.
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Winterizing Your Interiors!

I know you lucky folk out west are having a super warm winter, but on the east coast and in New England, it’s been brutal. If it’s not eight feet of snow it’s -20 degree wind chills!  We’re spending a TON of time in our homes so I thought I’d offer up some suggestions for making our spaces more enjoyable during these frigid months!

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velvet curtains // LL Bean comforter // flannel sheets // humidifier // sheepskin rug // matches // fireplace screen // wood basket // firestarter kit // Feu de Bois candle // Cowshed candle // wood planter (large) // wood planter (low) // 15 best plants for air purification // blanket //  fuzzy pillow // crewel pillow // mugs

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