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Serena & Lily Riviera bench in breakfast nook, white kitchen, red Tolix Chairs, Saarinen style Tulip table, preppy dining room, @psstudio www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Breakfast Nook Update with Serena & Lily

I’ve been in the market for a bench to create a banquette-like seating arrangement in our breakfast nook for awhile now, and we finally pulled the trigger on this lovely Riviera Bench from Serena & Lily in navy (FYI – the red color is on sale and it’s a STEAL).  It arrived last week and
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Get inspired by bold big city style - taxi cab yellow - how to wear yellow - Pencil Shavings Studio - Boden - Kate Spade - XO Monica Lee - striped bags - full midi skirts - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Style: Taxi Cab Bold Color & Accessories for Fall

I’m headed to New York City for the Better Homes & Gardens’ stylemaker workshop again this fall, so naturally NYC is on the brain. And what is more iconic than the classic yellow cab? So I thought I’d pull together a little classic yellow and black style post to get you excited for fall.  
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Pencil Shavings Studio dining room makeover with Benjamin Moore. Inspiration board, mood board, aqua and navy, color schemes, interior design, @psstudio www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

New Project: Dining Room Makeover with Benjamin Moore

I got an email from the lovely folks at Benjamin Moore at the beginning of the summer, asking if I’d like to participate in their upcoming blogger campaign by using their Regal Select line. This was incredibly perfect timing and I said yes – that dining room was just begging for a fresh start.  I’m definitely a
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First Day of Second Grade

It was a swift end to summer after our Disney cruise, and here we are at the beginning of a new school year. Jude started 2nd grade yesterday at his school and he was pleased as punch with his new classroom and new teacher. And because we can’t just do one milestone, he went ahead
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