Rose Garden … June’s Color of the Month

It’s finally here! Summer living, summer loving, and playing in my gardens!  At LDD we have started a fun monthly project… Color of the Month. This month we have chosen Ben Moore’s Rose Garden (1353). Very apropos, as rose is the flower for June and, well, we all know how much I love my gardens! We’re finding Rose Garden...

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Night of Collaboration.. Take Two!!

    “Love your whole story, even if it hasn’t been the perfect fairytale.”       Last week, we hosted a Night of Collaboration with Amy from W by Worth. We ate, drank, and learned about ourselves. We are all strong confident women, we just don’t always show it on the outside. Amy gave us tips on how...

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An Evening of Collaboration

“As clothing wears, fades, stains and stretches, it becomes an intimate record of our physical presence. It traces the edge of the body, defining the boundary between the self and the outside world.” Does your closet have you feeling a little “Carrie Bradshaw pre-wedding to Big”?Have you diagnosed your self with a closet full of nothing to wear syndrome?...

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Shake it off, Love is in the air!!

Shake it off! Just when you’re “getting down and out” about all of this snow,  Valentine’s day is the perfect excuse to spruce up your home and “shake off” those winter blues!  We’ve rounded up a few cute ideas full of  romance and spontaneity, just for you!  Parisian Pillows La Carte, Knot Garden, and Lumiere pillows from Eastern Accents add...

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You’re Gonna Miss This …. A Christmas Letter

Sharp, long shadows criss crossed with bright sun rays fell upon my face.  The blinds gently tapped against the window pane as a breeze made its way through the shade and kissed my cheeks. My arm slid across the crumpled sheets as I began to stretch and enter the world of the living.  Sleeping past 6:00 am was a...

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My Favorite Things 2014

My Favorite Things …. you’ve waited all year!  Well, I made it through my first Thanksgiving without my baby girl home.  Joe and I are entering a new chapter in our lives where we now have to share our babies with their significant others.  In the modern world of text messaging, skype and social media you would think the transition...

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Pantone 2015

Every December, Pantone graces us with the color of the year– The color that will set the mood for the next 12 months.  This year, the color is called Marsala, and is described by Pantone as…  “A tasteful hue that embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This...

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Summer Dish on Fish

It’s summer in New England. Here in Connecticut, that means a lazy day enjoying the cool water of the Sound and nights taking advantage of the fresh seafood that the coast has to offer. So jump on board today as we explore some fishy fixtures for your home.. and some for your stovetop too! In the past, I’ve designed...

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Red & White for the American Red Cross

For as long as any of us can remember, the American Red Cross and its bold signature of a red cross on a white ground has been the symbol of hope, support, safety and security.  The American Red Cross rushes in when disaster hits.  Amid the chaos, turmoil and disorder they rise, sometimes figuratively, and other times literally from...

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Fourth of July: The Most American Things EVER.

This Forth of July, like all Fourth of Julys, we celebrate what makes America great.  Take a look at the list we’ve complied!!  Apple Pie Pillow from Eastern Accents Patriotism  Fabric from Andrew Martin George Washington Sculpture from Jonathan Adler Rodeos  Bull from Global Views American Made Montclair and Bedford chairs from Thibaut, all american made.  Red, White, and Blue Honfleur Stripe from Ralph Lauren...

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Rockin’ 80’s!

While the 80’s were hot for toys, clothing, and pop culture, 80’s home decor hasn’t yetcome into its revival like past decades. However, it does invoke a sense of nostalgia.  And of course, the hair..  Pastels, pastels, pastels! Pastels and stripes were both on trend. I love the stacked baskets at the end of the bed. It reminds me...

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Happy Spring!

It’s finally here!! Tulips are sprouting, birds are chirping, and the sunshine is warm!  We’re so happy we could jump for joy.. much like these adorable Holsteins.  I’m  taking a break from Ashley’s teenage time travel to bring to you a few fun ideas for spring. Just a little something to make you smile 🙂 Nothing says spring to...

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Bedrooms (III) …Sweet Seventies

Every era has a defining characteristic, something that rewinds you to the days gone past.  For me, it’s a teenage girl’s bedroom.  Maybe I’m just missing having Ashley home!  Really, if you want an accurate portrayal of the trends today,  you should just take a peek upstairs, after all aren’t those beautiful babies (hardly babies …) our future? Over...

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