Episode Two is Live

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Join me as I hit the road North and visit one of my favorite places to find great antiques. I am always on the search for soulful items to give a home some character.  Click here to watch episode two!

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day…

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This is a good day to think green! Cheers!

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yummy Asparagus tart from Martha Stewart

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The Friday Find ~ 15 March

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April showers are just around the corner and if this week is any indication, we have a rainy Spring ahead. Ann Mashburn gets it right with this handy number. Better order now so you have it for April!

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Get The Look: Color Mixing…

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Were you inspired by the fresh use of color in yesterday’s post? Here are a few great pieces that work together for a similar approach. This tufted blue sofa from Neiman Marcus is a fabulous starting point.

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A brown and blue throw pillow from John Robshaw is a subtle balance to strong colors

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This modern blue vase  from Wisteria is a perfect hit of blue

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This modern gold pillow from Anthropologie is a modern hit of this bold color.

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An iconic Bertoia chair from Design Within Reach looks hip with the gold cushion and will mix well into any room.

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Add in a pink poof from John Derian for the finishing touch.

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Effortless Color Mixing…

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Mixing colors is not as easy as it looks. This living area is so well done and looks completely effortless but it is not! This is the perfect balance of soft and strong colors. The trick to success … repeating the colors. The blues, yellows and red all show up more than once. This keeps the “conversation” going! Loving this!

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Bring Spring Indoors

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Now that we are well into March, it is time to bring Spring indoors. All you need is a big vase filled with branches from blooming flower trees. Cherry and Dogwood trees and even Forsythia (my least favorite of all) look great indoors. Florists are now full of the gorgeous branches to liven our homes. I love them best in an entryway or dining table. If you are lucky enough, you may have trees in your own yard you can snip from. Fabulous!

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On My List…

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I am the first to admit that technology is a great thing but old school can even be cooler. This red wall phone from Urban Outfitters has been on my kitchen to do list for a long time. I am sorry to say but hand-held sets are just not attractive. I love everything about this. The color and the way-back-when feel it has. The remotes can go elsewhere but this red number is screaming to be hanging on my kitchen wall. Let’s remember … no electricity needed for this baby. All the better when there is a power outage. Every home should have a land line, so why not this fab one?!

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Fabulous Fabric Find

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The iconic Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon print looks fresh in a non traditional color palette. We usually see this in reds and greens but I love it more in rich blues. I can easily see this as the middle ground to white and high gloss black for a room drenched in natural light. Use for seat cushions on black lacquer chairs. Big lush throw pillows on white sofas. This fabric gives room energy and daring style. This is great!

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Spring Forward…

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Ah yes, tonight we turn our clocks ahead one hour! Sweet! What better time than now to show you all my favorite alarm clock. This classic clock by Newgate is by far the chicest one out there. Every room can use a hit of red and this is the perfect accessory for just that!

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The Friday Find ~ 8 March

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Venture  into yellow with this fabulous retro  hobnail pitcher from Anthropologie. This Grandma chic beauty  will look hip with  modern white dinnerware. Filled with water and lemon slices for dinner parties, this will be a refreshing way to bring some yellow into your  home. If you read my earlier entry on yellow and want to give it a try…this is how to start!

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