Easter Centerpiece

Moss is the new glitter this spring.  My creative juices are flowing for a  centerpiece to decorate my Easter table.  Yesterday, I headed to my local florist with moss and a birdcage in tow.  A floral bouquet, rather than individual stems, saves money and an inexpensive birdcage from HomeGoods was all I needed for an one-of-a-kind centerpiece.


Here is my Easter birdcage centerpiece.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to bring the family together on Sunday.

Wishing you a Happy Easter!



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Legacy Home: Make Your Bed

Legacy Home at High Point Market was a must stop.  With an impressive selection of fabrics and over 30 styling combinations, create your signature style using the headboard program. Making your bed with Legacy Home is a great way to indulge yourself.


Headboard style: Jackson in Secret Garden Chartreuse

Alicia    Stella

Legacy Home adds a fresh and modern esthetic to traditional style.


Headboard Collection
Jackson Style with Nailhead Rail

Sloan    Cameron


Haven Collection

Legacy Home is a fine resource to turn to for a fabulous bed makeover.


 Images: via Legacy Home


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Monday Quote 4/14/14

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a lovely weekend. Happy to see daffodils in the backyard.  A burst of bright, sunny yellow makes me smile.  During the next few days, I’ll be watching the yard and enjoying the change from the flowering trees. Like the garden, life is a series of changes.


Thanks for stopping by.



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High Point Market 2014

Spring market at High Point was amazing.  This was my second visit to High Point Market.  I went to a few of my favorite showrooms and discovered some new favorites.  There was an abundance of  chinoiserie and brass in many of the exhibits.  Bamboo was also a big hit: bamboo headboards, upholstered chairs with bamboo legs detail.   Side tables and accessories were natured inspired with brass finishes.

C R Laine Showroom – Chesterfield sofa is here to stay. More options on upholstered swivel chairs and rockers.  Not your grandpa’s chair anymore, but stylish upholstery with great lines and dual function in updated fabrics.


Thibaut Showroom -  Fresh and inspiring color palette with classic style.


Enchantment collection -  I sat on many of their upholstered pieces and I have to say each was comfortable and well proportioned.  Every pieces in the showroom was fabulous!




More chinoiserie,  switch plates from Reprotique.


Lighting: natural fibers with brass finish. I love this piece.


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What do you think of the brass finish?  Lighting by Ro Sham Beaux

“Everyone Loves an ocean view”  – Karen Robertson Collection

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Explore these great designs from spring High Point Market.  You’ll be sure to find several wonderful pieces to inspire your spring and summer décor.  More to come.  Thanks for stopping by.


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Out and About: High Point Market

Hello, again.  I’m back from High Point Market.  The first day at market was rainy and cool, but there were places to go and people to meet.  The great thing about market is that they have complementary shuttles to the hundreds of showrooms, so the rain didn’t bother me.


Happy to be back home to family on a sunny, spring day.  Today, I’m playing catch up to all the little things that are left undone when mom is away.  For example, unloading the dishwasher before I can upload my pictures to share with you from High Point Market. Come back tomorrow for my fabulous finds at High Point Market.


Thanks for stopping by.


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Monday Quote: Believe


It’s High Point Market this week.  Follow me on Twitter for updates on what’s trending this spring.  Thanks for stopping by.



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What to Wear: Spring High Point Market

Next week,  I’m heading to High Point Market,  the home furnishings capital of the world.  I’m so excited to see  friends, find new products and attend some of the design sessions.  I’ll be walking from showroom to showroom covering thousands of products.  Comfort is important to having a successful day at market.  I’ve put together a few pieces to wear to High Point Market that are spring inspired and comfortable.

"Market Ready" by ivy-deleon-design on Polyvore

Tory Burch flats, pretty floral skirt and sweater and a good tote round out my essentials for spring High Point Market.


via Polyvore


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Country House

Over the weekend I took a ride to my previous hometown, Warwick, NY.  It’s a beautiful small town about 1 1/2 hours from New York City.  I’ve had a love affair with the Town of Warwick for over 18 years.  I raised my three children there.  We moved from Warwick for sunny days in Tampa a few years back, then moved to Princeton, NJ, where we currently reside.  On Sunday, we went back to our hometown and toured a beautiful property, which got me dreaming of country living, again.

the hall

I’m not moving; but I love pinning images of how I would put my touch to the house I toured.  This is my idea of country living now that my children are older.  I like painting everything all white and see how things develop while living in the house.  This allows me to see how I live in the space and how light moves throughout the house.

Green is my first choice for a study.

Stokes - library / guest room / office

I love red, too.


I’m head over heals for yellow somewhere in my country house.

Home Beautiful Shades Of Yellow

I’m thinking of Monticello – Thomas Jefferson’s Home re-painted by Ralph Lauren English Interiors Paint called Monticello Yellow.

dining room at Monticello- you can buy the paint from Ralph Lauren, it's called Monticello Yellow

My country kitchen would incorporate some of these classic elements: a French stove, white subway tiles and wood floors.

love the backsplash and dark/antique looking stove

Want to see more of my country home ideas?  See more here.  If you are thinking of country living, or just want a quick getaway to the country side,  the Town of Warwick, NY is a lovely place to visit.   It is no surprise that it was included in the list of The Best Weekend Getaways In America.   


photos via country house.

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InstaCraft Book Review

How do I distress from life?  I get crafty, instead of crabby.  Starting with a small project is key.  I came across a great book, InstaCraft,  by Alison Caporimo.  It has 50 fun and simple projects for adorable gifts and décor.  The brick bookends is one of my favorite projects.


Photo: Meera Lee Patel

Don’t you just love these bookends to group your favorite reads together?  Customize the spine with the title of  a favorite book for a personalized gift.   Follow these simple instructions to make your own.

Two bricks
Acrylic paints
Fine-point paint pens

Wash bricks with water
Once dry, coat one edge with acrylic paint
Use paint pen to write out book title
Let dry

The more battered the brick, the better.  Nicks and bumps supply a great textured canvas for the paint and make for vintage-looking spines.

Another InstaCraft  project is creating designer-inspired French jewelry with an old locket and two coats of colorful nail polish.  I find crafting to be a great way to slow things down and spend time with my teen daughter making something together, instead of driving to the mall.

Whether you’re a crafting pro or newbie, InstaCraft shows you how to turn 5 minutes, a few simple household items, and your own creativity into stylish, personalized trinkets and accessories.  Happy crafting!


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Monday Quote


Have a happy and successful day!



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