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New Timeless and Classic Architecture on Martha’s Vineyard

If you have visited the lovely historic Massachusetts town of Edgartown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, you have likely encountered the work of architect Patrick Ahearn.  Ahearn has designed and restored over 150 properties in the town known for its beautiful 18th and 19th century Federal and Greek revival style architecture.  Because of Ahearn’s attention…… Continue reading New Timeless and Classic Architecture on Martha’s Vineyard

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An Idyllic Cottage and Garden in the English Countryside

It was by chance that I came across the Instagram account of Charlotte-Anne Fidler, a British creative director for many prestigious fashion magazines, who left London and moved her young family to the English countryside.  In her Instagram account, Charlotte-Anne shares photos and videos of her lovely country home and the stunningly beautiful landscape and gardens…… Continue reading An Idyllic Cottage and Garden in the English Countryside

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Friday Finds 3•23•18

Here are this week’s finds: London-based designer Veere Grenney’s Tangiers vacation home.   In May, at Christie’s, the auction of the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller will take place. It is expected to be the largest art auction of all time, and likely the highest grossing auction ever. All proceeds will go to charity. (Cezanne’s…… Continue reading Friday Finds 3•23•18

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A Renovated Greek Revival Cottage in Boston

One of my longtime favorite decorating books is the Better Homes and Gardens New Cottage Style. Published in 2012, the book presents a series of cottage-style home tours. I like all the featured homes, but I am partial to a small Greek revival home in Boston, Massachusetts. I hadn’t thought much about this home for years,…… Continue reading A Renovated Greek Revival Cottage in Boston

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Our Easter Table Setting 2018

After turning our dining room table into a library table last week, this week I need to turn it back to its original purpose and get it ready for Easter. This year’s Easter table was partially inspired by this table that I saw on Instagram: I love the blue, white, and green combination, which is fresh and…… Continue reading Our Easter Table Setting 2018

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Friday Finds 3•16•18

Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Here are this week’s finds: A tiny and charming 300 year old saltbox-style cottage in the Hamptons.   If you need a break from the snow and cold, here is a look at a lovely summer garden and estate outside of New York City.   A colorful and eclectic mix in this…… Continue reading Friday Finds 3•16•18