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Gorgeous red chinoiserie Pagoda mirror from LampsPlus for my One Room Challenge makeover -

One Room Challenge: Week 3

Week 3 of the One Room Challenge – we’re halfway there! The biggest things that have happened this week involve lots of waiting. Since there wasn’t any major renovation happening in this room (and it’s all primarily cosmetic/furnishing change) I’m kind of at the mercy of the furniture delivery guys.  LivenUp posted a couple of
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Dash & Albert indoor outdoor rug - Southern style front porch swing daybed - colorful porch - - @psstudio -

DesignSponge – Lake House Tour

Design*Sponge was one of the first blogs I ever read, and I couldn’t get enough. I heard Grace Bonney speak a few weeks ago at the BHG Stylemaker event, and was happy to see that she’s as lovely and well-spoken in person as she is online.  They featured our lake house in a home tour yesterday
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Carlton Landing front porch swing with HBC Point Blanket

Pumpkin Patchin’ at Carlton Landing

With Fall Break finally here, we ditched the city and ran straight for Carlton Landing. Fall is our favorite season here, and I’ve decided that it’s not just because the weather is chilly and marvelous. It’s the sharp contrast to our everyday life in the city — schedules filled, frenetic, always something to distract or entice
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Bold fall decor with a Chinoiserie twist: our Thibaut wallpaper entryway in a silhouette floral is paired with a vintage white campaign desk and a pair of ceramic Bungalow 5 pagodas. For fall this year, I brought in a mix of white, green and traditional orange pumpkins along with a handful of velvet pumpkins too.

Decorating for Fall, Chinoiserie Edition

Have you started decorating for fall yet? I’m having a major chinoiserie moment over here.  October in our house is full of birthdays, both Simon’s and Jude’s, as well as fall break and lots of other fun things. I’ve been rearranging furniture and prepping for the One Room Challenge that begins on October 6th and it feels
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