vintage ski entrance design

It’s amazing what a production a wedding is and as much as people tell you that, you never really believe them until you are up to your eyeballs in escort cards and welcome bags. Truth be told, I love this stuff. From flower arrangements to place settings to lighting schemes, wedding design is a ton ...

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DIY window-valance-finished

After a year of thinking about my guest bedroom valance project, it finally came to fruition. Why did it take so long? Because it took me forever to convince Mike that this über-DIY project was feasible. The plan was to build a window valance out of wood, wallpaper it to match our accent wall, and ...

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silver wall sconce

Hanging by the front door of his former bachelor pad, Mike had sconces made of old terracotta roof tiles. They were definitely a bit rugged for my taste but I loved their simplicity--just a candleholder drilled into a found object. Then I started thinking, with that formula, a sconce could really be anything. For the ...

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fool-proof plant ideas

I adore having plants and flowers in the yard but tending to them is not how I’d like to spend my time. So my question this summer has become: How to have a pretty garden with the least amount of effort. And with a bit of research on resilient plants for east coast living, we ...

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