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Archive | SPRING

This category offers tips, inspiration and solutions for Everyday Living during the Spring Season. Design, Decorating, Recipes, Tablescapes, Entranceway Design, Gifting and more. All about living with the season.

Container Herb Garden From Seed #OXOSpringGardening

Spring and Summer-like temperatures, have come to our neighborhood and I am finally creating the container herb garden from seed I have been talking about for the last couple of years. Included in this project is replacing the mix of planters currently on our balcony with a constant look of one style, using all organic […]

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What is May Day Anyway?

According to history…. “During medieval times, May Day festivities took off in England. At the crack of dawn everyone would “go a-maying,” gathering flowers and greenery and choosing a Maypole. Women would also wash their faces in fresh spring dew to improve their complexions — and men would try to seduce them. (Many poems about […]

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Seasonal Decorating: Styling a Spring Coffee Table

Dilemma: “I want to bring the feeling of Spring into my home decor but my budget is small and my available time is even smaller. Can you help me?” Solution: I hear this dilemma quite a bit during workshops and classes. You want to refresh your home each season, and although you want it to […]

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Weekend In Paris

This weekend many design enthusiasts and professionals made the pilgrimage to Paris for the Maison + Objet. Although 1000’s of miles away I am dreaming of the day when I can again visit Paris in the spring, attend this amazing event and walk the streets for inspiration. For now images will have to do. The […]

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Macy’s vs. Martha Stewart Case Update

The below post was re-posted from HFN Magazine in their newsletter dated 7.16.12. NEW YORK-Macy’s has been granted a preliminary injunction in its lawsuit against Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) over the agreement between MSLO and J.C. Penney to offer certain Martha Stewart home products in J.C. Penney stores and online. After a hearing on Friday, according to […]

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Design Finds: Casa Nova Tampa

Lastnight I attended an event at CasaNova in Tampa, FL for a networking function {and if truth be told to stare at all their beautiful home decor items}, and found a few new favorites to put on my growing wish list as well as an item or two for a client’s office re-style. This Bird Nest […]

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Asparagus Soup… Cold Spring Trend

We all know there is more than one way to do pretty much everything but when I came across “Asparagus Soup with Poached Egg” twice in two days and thought it was worth testing and sharing. The first one is from Williams-Sonoma and I found it when I was at my local shop drooling over pretty much […]

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