The Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s a meal, a holiday, a season…a daily practice. Thanksgiving is reverent mindfulness of the source of life’s gifts and its mysteries and magic. So I was sad for a few minutes when I realized that I wouldn’t be hosting Thanksgiving at my table this year. But then today… I set the table anyway. I set the table anyway. […]

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Living Room Facelift, Restoration Hardware Knock-Off, and DIY Painting

For four years I enjoyed my DIY version of Jackson Pollock on the living room wall. The colors were right but the scale was off, the style wasn’t me and the whole room itself needed balancing and color calibrating. I had subjected this room to the standard of “cheapest possible” and learned that sometimes it doesn’t pay. You can see the […]

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Grown Up Guest Room in Gray

The nursery was a serene and calm room, painted in a quiet gray with a wish for a gentle, sleep-through-the-night babyhood. It mostly happened that way, but I don’t know if we can quite credit the paint color. You’ll remember it looked like this and we blogged about it here. Well, a few years passed and […]

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Love It or List It – Hilary Farr (And other celebrity crushes)

A few months ago I met Hilary Farr — HGTV design icon! Wow. I need to say that again for the sheer joy of it. I MET HILARY FARR. It was a seminal moment for me. She gave a one hour talk at the Southern Ideal Home Show in Raleigh, NC where Love It or List It […]

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