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Basketweave Backsplash….

Basketweave Backsplash….

A little over a year ago I posted about a home near mine that I’d been in where the homeowner had used a black and white basket-weave backsplash in her kitchen.  At the time, I couldn’t really find any images to show what I was referring to….other than this one from


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House of Fifty, Winter/Spring Issue is Out!

House of Fifty, Winter/Spring Issue is Out!

Last summer I got an email from Janell over at Isabella and Max  looking for samples of Clarence House’s “Vase” wallpaper.  She ended up ordering the paper to use in her family’s bonus room.  While in the process of working with her on her order, she asked if I’d like to write an article


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Kitchen Cabinet Glazing Dilemma….

Kitchen Cabinet Glazing Dilemma….

I think I have mentioned ad nauseum that I plan to do white kitchen cabinets around the perimeter of our kitchen….and I want a very light grey glaze on them.  And this is still very much my vision…..but I’ve run into a snag…..and would love your opinions. Currently, the kitchen


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Kitchen Anticipation….

Kitchen Anticipation….

I mentioned yesterday that our kitchen cabinets are due in later in the week.  We are replacing / re-orienting the island, moving the pantry and adding a butler’s pantry.  We decided to keep the perimeter cabinets and are matching the style.  They are good quality and fairly new (installed in


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Basketweave Backsplash…

Basketweave Backsplash…

I was recently in a home in my neighborhood with a great kitchen.  The homeowner had updated the kitchen….and had white cabinets and black granite countertops.  On the backsplash, she had a black and white basketweave.  Honestly, I love basketweave for the floor but had never really given it much


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Pendant Agony……

Pendant Agony……

And then there were four options for my kitchen island pendants….in no particular order…. ignore finishes that are pictured… These four are available at widely varying price points….and I am trying not to let that affect my decision.  I fully expect that I could end up choosing one that is


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Grey Subway Tile Backsplash….

Grey Subway Tile Backsplash….

A collection of images in my inspiration files…… photogrpahy by Michael Partenio Susan Serra Photography by Patrick Cline Fiorella Design photography by Ngoc Minh Ngo Do you like the look?


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