A Poolside Pretty: Amagansett, NY

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What do you do when you are unable to expand your home because of wetlands? The only possible course was to renovate their treasured family home calling in talented architect Darren Helgesen to transform their 1490 sq. ft. home and creating an outdoor oasis in the process. Read more

New England Farmhouse

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Hello friends, just back from Ireland and organizing our hundreds of pictures to share later this week, what a “grand” adventure we had. Driving in Ireland from Dublin to County Kerry to Galway we found the resemblance between Ireland and New England to be uncanny. The beautiful lush countryside, picturesque cottages, charming villages and rolling mountains that end with the sea were just breathtaking.

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Lake House Lovin: Lake Muskoka

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Lake living is such a peaceful existence, this year our family vacation will be on a lake in Maine and I find it is truly a time to connect with my family and nature. The crisp morning air, warm sunny days kayaking and beautiful surroundings set the scene for the perfect vacation. Today I am sharing some lake house love from the fabulous Muskoka Living, a design center dedicated to help you live a passionate lifestyle Muskoka style. In a region known for its exquisite natural beauty this lake house is a real gem. Read more

Organic Bedding with Pizzazz

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Q. I need ideas for organic bedding that is not a boring solid, any suggestion? 

A. The good news is there are several options available. Amy Butler is one of my favorites shown here. This is a fun 100% organic pattern and I love the pop of aqua. A solid shag rug would be so much better just saying… West Elm also had some really nice options and were slightly less busy in pattern.