Fall Fireplace Styling

The humidity is gone and there’s a chill in the air that tells me it might just finally be Fall!  If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace (boy, am I jealous), here’s a few images for Fall styling inspiration.

Completely obsessed with this first one,

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via Lonny

and this Buffalo check,

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Loving this perfect shade of burnt orange

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and seeing logs stacked up high.  Such a cool idea.

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How do you like to decorate for Fall?

I’ve mentioned before that I like to switch out my pillows, although those fall ones now permanently live on our basement sofa and four of these gorgeous pillows from The Pillow Shop reign in my Living Room year-round.  If you’re in the market for new pillows, I can’t say enough enough good things about the owner of The Pillow Shop – and how fantastic her work is.  HIGHLY recommend.

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via The Pillow Shop

And of course, I bust out the best-smelling fall candle of all time:

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via Nordstrom

Tell me what you do at your house!

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Pretty House of the Week

Sorry to see you go, blue hydrangeas, but I do love mum season.

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Pretty House of the Week

I found a year-old issue of House Beautiful at the shore a few weeks ago and was ogling over this waterfront home in Rhode Island.

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This wallpaper is so, so good:

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via House Beautiful

And this gallery wall?  Perfection.

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via House Beautiful

Red, white, and blue done right:

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via House Beautiful

Tiled walls!  In the whole kitchen!

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via House Beautiful

And oh, these drapes.  I’m drooling.

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via House Beautiful

Don’t you just love a good beach house?

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From the Vault

It’s time for another installment of “From the Vault,” where I share the bizarre things I see in people’s houses.  Fun, right?

Bet you never saw a multi-colored, changeable, disco-mirrored flushmount in a breakfast room before.  Well, I have:

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Adjust the color to match your mood!

Thankfully, my clients who bought the house where said flushmount lives have great taste and ranked “Replacing Breakfast Room Flushmount” very high on their to-do list.

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Exposed Beams

Exposed beams are a design feature I’ve always loved.  In most instances, I see raw wood beams over a white ceiling, like so:

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Then I came across this image from Lonny:

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via Lonny

Doesn’t it look amazing to see white beams on a wood ceiling?  So fresh.  I never would have thought to do, but it really looks good.  Of course, it would be killer in a beach house, but I think you could easily pull it off in any home.

Exposed beams give a room so much character, don’t you think?

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Pretty House of the Week

One of my favorite bloggers, Erin Gates over at Elements of Style, recently wrote a really cool post about modern rustic style for a client designing a new home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Have you ever been? I love that town.

I think her inspirations images fit right in with this modern-day farmhouse.

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via House and Home

I’m totally into this.  So fresh and unique. (Click here if you want to see what the inside looks like.)

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The Perfect Kitchen

I actually gasped when I saw this picture.

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via Cococozy

That island!  Those cabinets!  The pendant lights!  AND steel windows and doors?!  I don’t love the barstools, but there is so much perfect happening everywhere else I can’t say I mind them.

I think if I closed my eyes and tried to picture my dream kitchen, so much of this picture would be in it: carrera marble counters, subway tile backsplash, white cabinets, high ceilings, built in fridge, humongous island.  Oh, and a pretty view, please!

What would be in your perfect kitchen?

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Back to (Blog) Business

Okay folks, the wildest real estate market I’ve ever seen had me in a whirlwind of showings, photos, new listings, multiple offers, and settlements (9 in a 5 week period alone!) over the last 7 months.  Now that many of my clients are happily nestled in their fab new homes, I’m dedicating myself back to the blog.

I’m going to try really hard to give you a Pretty House of the Week every Friday again AND post some extra content during the week.  So tell me what you like and what you want to see more of, k?

It’ll be like our own little meeting at the kitchen table.

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Pretty House of the Week

This is Katharine Hepburn’s Connecticut estate.  Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?

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via Lonny

There’s water on two sides, people!  (Take the full tour here.)

Oh, and it’s for sale if you know someone looking for a $14.8M house.  #callme

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Got Dogs?

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a picture of this $1.46M home in Lower Gwynedd that I settled last week.  (So big I barely got half of its 8,315 square feet in my camera’s frame.)

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On a scale of 1 to 10, the house is an 11.

One of the things my buyers loved so much about it (beyond the superior custom features, ski-chalet chic design, wooded lot, and a Master Suite with his and hers bathrooms and connecting shower) was the dog washing room. YEP!  A whole room just for the dogs!  Since my clients have two, they adored this space.

Check out the dog bath

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and built-in dog bowls!  How genius is that?

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Not everyone has the space for a dog bath, but built-in dog bowls in a kitchen or laundry room seem pretty doable to me!

What’s on your wishlist for your dogs?  (Happy Friday!)

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