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Haint Blue Porch Ceilings

For generations, it has been traditional to paint porch ceilings blue. In the South, the pretty blue-green color often used for porch ceilings is called… 333 more words

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The Duchess of Cambridge's Interior Designer

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate Middleton) have two residences. When in London, the Duke and Duchess reside at Kensington Palace in Apartment 1A, which was formerly the home of Princess Margaret. 556 more words

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Gorgeous Southern Gardens

Today, I am sharing some incredible gardens that were designed by the Atlanta, Georgia landscape design firm Howard Design Studio. I recently came across their beautiful portfolio when I was researching… 101 more words

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A Favorite In Garden Design: Espalier

When I was browsing through the new June issue of Traditional Home the other night, I was struck by photos of a beautiful, English-looking garden that is in Birmingham, Alabama.   348 more words

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Charming Beach Cottages

I’ve been subscribing to the magazine Coastal Living for several years, and, to be honest, Coastal Living‘s home tours bore me. The homes are always perfectly nice in a professionally decorated way, but they tend to lack personality and originality.   211 more words

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A Visit to the Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens

A dear friend brought me with her to visit the Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens this week, and it was a treat! Lake Forest is a lovely leafy suburb about an hour’s drive north of Chicago.  629 more words

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Black and White: A Classic Combination for Outdoor Living

A color combination that always looks classic is black and white.  I like it especially in outdoor spaces, because it looks fantastic with greenery and every color flower. 150 more words

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