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Woodpecker Pulls

Woodpecker Pulls

I absolutely love hardware! Whether it’s house numbers, door knockers, kitchen pulls or the powder room towel hook, they all help give your home a sense of style. Here are some of my favorites!

Places to search for some amazing hardware are AnthropologieTerrain, & Michael Healy, as well as eBay, Etsy, flea markets, and local estate sales.

tKnocker from 12th Avenue Iron

tKnocker from 12th Avenue Iron

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When designing an outdoor space, I always like to include a console table. The console table, on its off time, serves as a place for a lantern, potted plant, and an interesting object or two (as in the photo above). However, when there is entertaining going on, the console becomes the perfect place for food & drink.

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A great example of this, is Bunny Williams’ patio area. She has a lovely huge console table that can easily transform into a buffet table when entertaining.

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Here, for a friend’s garden, I had a potting table and mirror made for the patio area. When entertaining, the table becomes the perfect place for beverages and food, otherwise, it displays the owner’s fabulous plants and objects.

Breaking it down…

The table you use for you buffet doesn’t necessarily have to be a proper console table, you could use an old picnic table, potting table, small bistro table or even your outdoor coffee table — it all depends on your needs/space.

Items for your buffet…

Tomorrow – The Bar

*all goods from Jayson Home & Garden, Pottery Barn, Terrain, Serena & Lily, One Kings Lane & Inner Gardens

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‘Tis The Season

Tonight, we are finishing up decorating for the holidays. The menu — hot cocoa, hot buttered rum and warm apple pie. Therefore, in needing some inspiration for this evening I took some time and visited some of my favorite websites. This year I am taking an easy approach to the holidays and using lots of wreaths, trimmings from the Christmas tree and lots of candles. Here are some more ideas I came across.

I love this star lantern from Terrain

Simple cream pillars from Restoration Hardware

Another great and easy thing to do for the holidays is to grow Amaryllis. They come in different colors/color combinations and if placed in the right light can produce amazing flowers. To purchase these from Terrain, click here.

Here, I tucked a couple Amaryllis into some greens

A simple wreath is always elegant

A couple of weeks ago, I found a wreath made from old Christmas music sheets at an Antique store. The photo above shows similar wreaths from Living with Lindsay. I wouldn’t think it would be too difficult to make? Click here to find out how to make one from Living with Lindsay.

I also found another photo of one from the blog, Nesting Place. She has some great ideas for decorating for the holiday season, click here to check them out.

Happy Holidays!

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The Kitchen and Breakfast Nook

Before

The plan here was to remove the wet bar (under the big key) and walk-in food pantry (behind the buffet). With these two sections gone there would be room for a smaller, yet more efficient, food pantry – as well a new breakfast area.

A little blurry but you can see the progress at this point.

After

With the wet bar and old food pantry removed we had space to add one of my favorite kitchen items — the banquette.

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Another view of the kitchen, looking toward the family room.

After

In the rest of the kitchen we replaced the cabinet doors to give it a more modern look, but still kept with the overall traditional style of the home. With the atrium gone, we were able to make use of the space by creating storage for large appliances, as well as a small work station. The light fixture over the breakfast table is from Terrain.

Before

The view of the kitchen looking toward the living room.

After

The cabinetry in the island was also rebuilt to better suit the homeowners. Instead of a place for a wine fridge we added large drawers for linens and kid items.

Next time, the Library and Media Room!

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 The goal with this project was to create a casual and comfortable home with a neutral palette that would be soothing for the homeowners, yet relevant for a family of four. Because they were moving from a smaller home into a larger one, I knew there would be new pieces to purchase. However, to keep the new home cozy and familiar, I wanted to use as much of the homeowners’ original furniture as possible. Though there are still odds and ends that need to be done, I am finally ready to post the “after” photos.

The Dining Room 

Before

The photo above shows the original space as you enter the front door. A large atrium sits in the middle of the home connecting the dining, kitchen and formal living room. Behind the atrium is the formal dining room, and then the large family room. To the right of the atrium is the entrance to the kitchen.

During

As you can see we removed the atrium, which allows for a much larger dining room and overall space to entertain. A wall was added in an “L” shape between the dining and kitchen to add a bit more privacy between the two areas, as well as to add extra storage in the kitchen.

After

In addition to removing the atrium and adding a wall, we opened up the entrance into the family room about 2 feet to provide a better balance.

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Another “before” photo of the dining room and atrium

After

Again, you can see with the removal of the atrium, the space is more open.  For functional purposes, as well as to incorporate color, we placed a 9 foot red bench in the entry. The owners are still waiting for the 10 foot dining room table and a piece of art that will be placed on the wall opposite the buffet. The chandelier is from Hinkley Lighting.

The Living Room

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After

We removed the stucco from the fireplace to reveal the original brick. We had the fireplace, walls and ceiling painted, added a mantel and hung two large picture shelves from Ikea. Now, we’re just waiting on one large jute rug to come in and this room is done!

Next time: the breakfast nook and kitchen!

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