A brief overview of tapware

A brief overview of tapware

Bathroom tapware is an area of the home that should not be overlooked while cleaning. In comparison to living rooms or bedrooms, bathrooms are exposed to much more than the ordinary grime and dust, as well as the occasional spill. Over time, tapware surfaces such as sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and shower fixtures may acquire germs,…
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Martha Stewart Living feature on our home

Martha Stewart Living feature on our home

While our pup Charlie is a bit blase about his fame, we are so thrilled to be the cover story of this month’s Martha Stewart Living magazine!  pillows Marimekko, rug PaperTrail, cushion fabric made from curtain and stool Ikea, Pouf CB2, light Janaki Larsen. We bought this house 4 years ago and completely gutted it. Opening up the downstairs from 6 small dark rooms…
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All You Need to Know Before Buying a Home

The specific processes of a property purchase may vary slightly based on local real estate rules and practises, but many of them are universal. Knowing the steps in the home-buying process and what you and everyone else must do can give you more peace of mind. What you need to start with is your finances:…
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Important Investing Concepts to Know

You can cut down on the time it takes to learn how to invest successfully in the stock market by studying the common mistakes other people make and avoiding them yourself. The best way to increase your chances of success with your stock investing portfolio is to learn the fundamentals of the market and put…
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Anatomy of a set... Mr. Steam

Anatomy of a set… Mr. Steam

Designing and building a set of the magnitude that was needed for the Mr. Steam set was no easy feat. Imagine a complete bathroom at 15x 35′  no less – design to build in a few weeks’ time. Then throw in a hurricane to boot! True we didn’t need complete plumbing set up but we did need…
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Lisa Congdon- A Collection A Day

Lisa Congdon- A Collection A Day

I very rarely enter contests and when I don’t ever seem to win anyway- But on a lark and because I am a huge fan of Lisa Congdon,  I entered the Martha Stewart- Lisa Congdon collection a day contest…… and WON!   We were asked to submit photos of our collections and Lisa would draw a…
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Linda Filley -exquisite paper shoes

Linda Filley -exquisite paper shoes

I was hoping to have this post (as well as several others up earlier this week), but I am in NYC shooting and being a bit on overload lately I forgot my computer power cord aghh and my toothbrush. Well, the toothbrush was not a problem as I had one as one of the props for…
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before and afters

before and afters

A bunch of you saw the renovation on Apartment Therapy today and although lovin the Rue pics of the renovation have been asking for paired pics of the before and after so here goes… Ok, the front is better but not finished, it needs landscaping, and repair and the columns need finishing. That’s starting to happen now that the…
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Bright Bazaar - the BOOK!!

Bright Bazaar – the BOOK!!

I’ve been wanting to share this news with you since last spring when Will asked me to be in his first book, Bright Bazaar  Embracing Color For Make-You-Smile Style,  and now finally I can.  I first met Will  4 years ago and it’s been so cool to see him spread his colorful charm across the globe. Most…
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Books - Marrakesh By Design

Books – Marrakesh By Design

For those of you who don’t read Maryam Montague’s blog about her life in Morocco, My Marrakesh you are missing the most delicious treat.  Maryam blows me away in each and every post with her amazing writing and photos.  As if that wasn’t enough she just published a beautiful and fascinating book Marrakesh By Design about Moroccan design, filled…
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