space solutions

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carving out more closet space

It’s rare that anyone feels they have enough closet space.  Most of the time, no matter how much one has, our stuff expands to fill what we have.  But especially in older houses and apartment buildings, sometimes bedrooms have either a 12″ deep by 36″ wide closet enough to hang 4 dresses or no closet […]

a 10-minute project over the weekend

Everyone has those annoying cabinets over the refrigerator.  Mine was getting to me.  It was empty.  And there was a bunch of junk on top of the refrigerator in front of the annoying cabinet.  So I cleared off the refrigerator, took the doors off of the cabinet and put my cook books up there.  The […]

photo display

I love this anti-matchy-matchy photo display from Pottery Barn.  Great inspiration!

fabric box storage collections

So versatile, so pretty and so organized…for every room of a home.  I kick myself every time I think of how I passed up all those marked-down boxes that Hold Everything was selling off when they closed up shop.  But I have three favorite go-to online shops to buy beautiful fabric covered storage pieces. Not […]

Kitchen and Bath Business :: get info right from the pros

I received a package from the lovely Melissa at Kitchen and Bath Business last week. I have read the K+BB magazine before, but have never been on their website. Over 6 million kitchens were renovated last year in the US and almost the same amount of bathrooms.  Whether you live in a house or an […]

classes for the clueless decorator…

or anyone looking for some new tips. I received two emails this week about national chain stores offering classes at local shops.  Via Smith & Hawken, Cottage Living is offering a class on Saturday, August 18th on Aging Your Garden: Easy Ways to Add Patina to Containers, Furniture and More. Call your local Smith & […]

63 Flying Cloud: a tale of life and travel in Colorado (a new to me blog)

One more post before I sign off for the night! The boy and I always talk dreamily about one day owning an Airstream trailer, especially a Design Within Reach model.  And I came across a unique and really enjoyable blog by Lynn and Michael who live in Colorado and travel around the beautiful state in […]

more *moving* resources

Relative to hiring movers to move you and your stuff, it seems to me that the consensus is to get REFERRALS from friends and family and anyone else that you trust.  I have heard that most of the people dissatisfied with their movers found them online.  Luckily, I know a number of people who have […]

weekend & jersey city apartment tour

We went to the Yankees game on Saturday. And then we spent the rest of the weekend with friends in Jersey City.  As promised, here’s a mini tour of Annisia and James‘ great apartment.  You can see the full size photos and tour here. 

something I’ve always wanted :: a greenhouse window

I know I have this image clipped somewhere in my inspiration files from an issue of MS Living from a long time ago.  I have always wanted a greenhouse window in my kitchen.  They are great for windows with a bad view.  And plants added to any room introduce great layers of texture and color.  […]

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