Living Room

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Some Favorite Rugs

One of my favorite purchases from Lucy’s project was this amazing Taza rug from West Elm. It was soft and thick and well-made and, for this room especially, it had just the right amount of color and pattern (which is to say not too much, so that the pillows and art could be the stars […]

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Lucy’s Living Room Makeover

Though I had been a reader and fan for years before, Joanna Goddard and I became real-life friends in 2008. She had emailed me when we were still living in Delaware about coming up to the city to do a refresh on their West Village apartment. I remember the first time we met at her […]

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DIY Nook Book Shelves and Benchtop

Remember how I mentioned that our carpenter had installed a few simple shelves in our nook to hold our TV components? I like the easy bracket system he had come up with, so I duplicated it recently when I wanted to fill out both sides of the nook with shelves. I pulled off the old […]

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Some Living Room Updates

It’s been a while since I shared some photos of the decorating progress in our house! I’m still trying to figure out what I want and where, but this set up has been working pretty well in our living room for about a month now. Michael bought me a giclee print of my favorite painting […]

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