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Reviews: Shopping and Dining at Terrain in Westport

Reviews: Shopping and Dining at Terrain in Westport

Opened just couple months ago in Westport, Terrain is a home and garden store (and a sister brand of Anthropologie) that mixes vintage furniture finds with unique accessories, fresh flowers and potted plants. The place feels very organic and fresh. You can’t miss the impressive building situated right on Post Road – parking gets full pretty […]

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Summer Decorating Guide: Outdoor Entertaining

Summer Decorating Guide: Outdoor Entertaining

Here is part three on this week’s summer decorating guide. Today it’s all about relaxed time spent with friends and family while entertaining outdoors. And if it’s to be relaxed, it has to be easy! Here are 5 tips for a stress-free outdoor meal. 1. Set up a bar so guests can help themselves to drinks. […]

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Summer Decorating Guide: Decorating with Coral and Shells

Summer Decorating Guide: Decorating with Coral and Shells

Summer decorating should be easy and fun. Simple arrangements and pretty colors make for best summer vignettes. And what says summer more than coral and shells? Since many species of coral are endangered, I prefer to use faux coral in my project. See below how I incorporated pieces of faux red and black coral into […]

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Pesky Pests No More

Pesky Pests No More

One of the perks of summer is being able to eat outside.  What better way to entertain guests than making a nice summer meal and enjoying it outdoors? There is, however, something that can put a damper on your perfect evening: right when the sun goes down the mosquitoes come out to bite.  Never fear, citronella candles […]

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Happy 4th of July! Happy Birthday, America!

Happy 4th of July! Happy Birthday, America!

If you can’t wait for this weekend – you are not alone! It’s America’s birthday AND  a long weekend. Families and friends will gather for outdoor lunches, blankets and baskets will be dusted off, simple and delicious meals will be served — there is no better way to spend a summer day.  Make your picnic festive with some […]

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Need Shade?

Need Shade?

Umbrellas work great but what about adding a little flare? Try creating an exotic look with fabric! There are triangle “sails” that are used to create shade that also create a dramatic effect. Your backyard will be instantly transformed.

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A Perfect Outdoor Room

A Perfect Outdoor Room

If you are planning to create an outdoor living room this year – this is the time! Many retail furniture companies (Restoration Hardware and Crate&Barrel, to name just a few) offer pre-season discounts of as much as 15%. I have just met with one of my favorite clients and we spent an hour talking about […]

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Branching Out

Branching Out

Time to branch – out! We all have been hearing about the interior design concept of “bringing the outdoors in” for a long time. Time to implement! Here are some of our ideas for how to create an organic and earthy look in your home using tree-inspired furniture and accessories:

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