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Best of September + Weekend Reading

Friday, October 4th, 2013

I have really enjoyed this week so much, between the fall sprucing and the beautiful weather, it’s been lovely hanging around the house. This weekend is shaping up to be both relaxing and busy in a good way, we’re wrapping up the soccer season, working on the shelter home that’s recently been painted, I’ll be trimming a window and painting a front door and sharing more details soon. And of course Sunday brings another round of great football watching!

Here’s the roundup of the not to miss posts from September: best of sept 1

Autumn arrived in the living room with a few seasonal touches; I tackled two more colors in the Color Series, decorating with black and decorating with orange. Also DIY fabric coasters.

best of sept 2

Did you see the before on this cabinet makeover? Take a tour of the Valley of the Moon in Sonoma, and here are a few Etsy artists I like (plus more reader favorites in comments). After a trip to NYC, I wrote up an inexpert fall fashion report and some images of the High Line and Chelsea. I published a list of 75+ favorite retailers for home decor and accessories.

More links I enjoyed this week …

Domino Mag relaunches – expect great things.

George Clooney and Cindy Crawford are neighbors, tour their stunning Mexican villas.

He said She said – building a home together.

That smell of the first fall rain we all love? It has a name. (thanks Sherry!)

Five tips for starting a business by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty.

Thoughts on the new Etsy guidelines.

A great company starts with a great idea.

Facebook is building its own housing.

Sagrada Familia to be completed in 2026 but finished here in 60 seconds.

I’ve been humming this song all week long.

 

And a few more of my articles from around the web:

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Five Ways to Brighten Your Bed at BH&G

Five Ways to Dress Wood Stairs at BH&G

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Global Patterns & Textiles in Home Decor at Lamps Plus

Tips on Choosing Grey Paint Colors at My Colortopia

 

Enjoy the article and links and have a fab fall weekend!

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Best of July & August

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

I failed to roundup the best of July earlier this summer so I’m including both today, here are the not to miss posts from August and July on the blog!

best of august and july 1

The guest room got a few upgrades; I was inspired by the tiled staircases of Santa Barbara; many of you agreed with the reasons to choose laminate kitchen countertops; a dresser got a new look with blue paint.

best of july and august 2

I styled a rustic & refined dining room for World Market and began a color series exploring the following: red / yellow / purple / green / coral. More colors to follow including tomorrow’s look at orange (‘tis the season!)

best of july and august 3

I posted my favorite black & white films and many of you chimed in too (great comments!); I featured some tips for growing and caring for lavender. Thanks for your input on hardwood vs. lookalike tile; some DIY personalized notecards you can make; mixing wood tones; and the completion of the painted bathroom cabinets with a step-by-step.

I’m so grateful you all continue to come back, thank you so much for reading!

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