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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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Gorgeous chic living room with dark chocolate paneled walls and a crisp marble fireplace.

11 cozy fireplaces to copy as the temps drop

I’m in the midst of decorating my mantel for fall and then eventually for the holidays as time goes on. I love to refresh it seasonally and it’s a great place to play with trends and accessories without committing a huge chunk of change. I did a little Pinterest hunting and gathering to show you
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Creative ways to decorate with pumpkins. These baby pumpkins were all dressed up in their fanciest duds as miniature flower vases at the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City -

5 creative ideas for Halloween decorations

As much as I love Halloween for the dress-up and candy, I’m always on the lookout for fun, kid-friendly and creative ways to decorate for fall. Pumpkins, gourds, jack-o-lanterns — I love them all! But I’m all about pushing it to the next level of clever and cheeky. With my youngest only 20 months, I’m more
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On newsstands October 4th, Stylemaker magazine is a new publication by Better Homes & Gardens with insightful interviews from various designers, creatives, and bloggers featuring their homes and offices. Pencil Shavings Studio author and designer Rachel Shingleton is featured in a 10 page spread full of her colorful home and inspiration for stylish living.

Stylemaker Issue on stands now!

Last week we took Jude to New York City as I attended my 4th Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker event. It’s one of my favorite blogger things to attend, and it was extra special to go this year as we have an enormous spread in their newest magazine(!). More on this in a sec.  It’s
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