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What is it About a Good Movie Set?

Monday, July 28th, 2014

While watching a Sunday night movie (You’ve Got Mail), I realized that all my favorite romantic comedies have awesome interiors. Can’t be a coincidence. Maybe we love these movies because they’re cute, funny AND they look good. Casual and elegant   The Ultimate Beach House   Who can View More

While watching a Sunday night movie (You’ve Got Mail), I realized that all my favorite romantic comedies have awesome interiors. Can’t be a coincidence. Maybe we love these movies because they’re cute, funny AND they look good.

Casual and elegant

Kathleen Kelly's apartment, You've Got Mail

Kathleen Kelly’s apartment, You’ve Got Mail

 

The Ultimate Beach House

House in the Hamptons, Something's Gotta Give

House in the Hamptons, Something’s Gotta Give

 

Who can forget the house from Father of the Bride?

Father of the Bride

Living Room, Father of the Bride

 

Layered neutrals and linens make this so chic and natural.

Bedroom, It's Complicated

Bedroom, It’s Complicated

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The Bungalow in Santa Monica

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

The Bungalow is more than a room; it’s a state of mind… How great is this place? Dina was lucky enough to visit last week during her trip to California. Check out the tile and eclectic furniture…we’re in love.

The Bungalow is more than a room; it’s a state of mind…

How great is this place? Dina was lucky enough to visit last week during her trip to California. Check out the tile and eclectic furniture…we’re in love.

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Main Bar

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Main Bar

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Main Bar

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Outside Deck

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The Study

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State Room

Sneak Peak….

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Last week we spent some time on the coast at a job site in Sawnsboro. We are very excited with how this design is coming together! Here’s a sneak peak…  

Last week we spent some time on the coast at a job site in Sawnsboro. We are very excited with how this design is coming together! Here’s a sneak peak…

 

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Our Latest Crush

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Latley, we’ve had a huge thing for hand painted tile. Maybe it’s the unique patterns…or the bold and happy colors! Or maybe it’s the history that comes with it (like the antique French hand painted tile we just used on a job at the beach). Whatever it is, these View More

Latley, we’ve had a huge thing for hand painted tile. Maybe it’s the unique patterns…or the bold and happy colors! Or maybe it’s the history that comes with it (like the antique French hand painted tile we just used on a job at the beach). Whatever it is, these tiles can add a splash of color and personality to your home. 

handpainted tile

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Keep it Simple

Monday, February 24th, 2014

“simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication… “    

“simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication… “

 

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via Darryl Carter

 

Are you on HOUZZ??

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

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Small Space? No Problem!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Sometimes small spaces can be discouraging, but luckily, Design is magic! Here are a few tips to trick your eye by creating an impression of expansiveness. -Instead of hanging curtains at the top of the window molding, go all the way up to a few inches below the View More

Sometimes small spaces can be discouraging, but luckily, Design is magic! Here are a few tips to trick your eye by creating an impression of expansiveness.

-Instead of hanging curtains at the top of the window molding, go all the way up to a few inches below the ceiling. This will help make the room feel taller.

via myhomeideas.net

via myhomeideas.net

-Treating walls and floors with stripes can expand the sense of space.

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via hgtv

-Use lighting to bounce your eye around the room.

-Mirrors and reflective finishes create a “vista” and bring light into dark spaces.

-Use art or frames to create faux doorways or windows to make a room feel bigger.

-Hide your closets and doors by using touch latches and recessed pulls.

Tricks to Successful Kitchen Lighting

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Figuring out the perfect amount of light for your kitchen can feel like a huge task…but it’s not! We’re here to help you reach the perfect amount of lighting for  YOUR kitchen. 1. Crunch the numbers: Start by finding your kitchen’s square footage (length multiplied by width). A View More

Figuring out the perfect amount of light for your kitchen can feel like a huge task…but it’s not!

We’re here to help you reach the perfect amount of lighting for  YOUR kitchen.

1. Crunch the numbers:

Start by finding your kitchen’s square footage (length multiplied by width). A kitchen that is 12 feet wide by 18 feet long covers 216 square feet. Next, multiply the square footage by 1.5 to figure out the wattage needed to properly illuminate the room (216 x 1.5 = 324 watts). This number is now your guideline for the number of watts needed to light your entire space. This includes overhead lighting, task lighting, accent lighting and ambient lighting.

2. Layer the lighting: 

*Ambient lighting: This provides an overall lighting that creates a warm glow and softens shadows. To achieve this you can use a ceiling fixture or lights placed above upper cabinets.

*Task lighting: This illuminates workspaces and can be created with lighting under upper cabinets.

*Accent lighting: This is a great way to add depth to your space. You can use adjustable recessed fixtures or lighting inside of glass-front cabinets.

3. Take control:

Dimmers are very important in a kitchen space. This will allow you the flexibility to adjust lighting to the task at hand- full lighting during food preparation and a softer one for early mornings or after dinner.

4. Be GREEN:

You can have a fabulously lit kitchen while saving the world one light bulb at a time! Regardless of what you decide to use (fluorescents, compact fluorescents, LED, or halogen) look for the Energy Star label when shopping for fixtures.

Happy lighting!

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via HGTV

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Via HGTV

Via HGTV

Via HGTV

 

Friday’s Fabulous Find: Vintage Appliqued Textiles From India

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

So we’ve talked a lot about Indian inspired interiors/furniture/and accessories (for their trendiness) and felt like we HAD to share this image from the August 2013 issue of Veranda magazine. Oh and check out the rattan stool under the console table…love to say we told you so (:

So we’ve talked a lot about Indian inspired interiors/furniture/and accessories (for their trendiness) and felt like we HAD to share this image from the August 2013 issue of Veranda magazine. Oh and check out the rattan stool under the console table…love to say we told you so (:

Vintage appliqued textiles from India repurposed into a canopy & bed dressing & Vintage Woodson Wallpaper

Vintage appliqued textiles from India repurposed into a canopy & bed dressing & Vintage Woodson Wallpaper

Home Office Inspiration!

Monday, April 15th, 2013

For those of us who have work to do from home, finding peace and quiet can be difficult. Feast your eyes on these amazing home office spaces-they are beautiful and will inspire you to be productive! We are firm believers that if your space inspires you, you will View More

For those of us who have work to do from home, finding peace and quiet can be difficult. Feast your eyes on these amazing home office spaces-they are beautiful and will inspire you to be productive! We are firm believers that if your space inspires you, you will work harder!

Refinery29

Refinery29

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SouthernCharm

SouthernCharm

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If you don’t have enough space to just have a home office, these adorable office nooks will inspire you to create a space to work in your own home!

JessicaBuckley

JessicaBuckley

 

BetterHomesAndGardens

BetterHomesAndGardens

MimiAndMeBblog

MimiAndMeBlog

Now everyone, get to work!

xoxo,

Lizzie