Author - Colby Morrell

A Look Back at Architecture Great, Richard Morris Hunt

Richard Morris Hunt My obsession with Richard Morris Hunt began in Newport, Rhode Island when I was about 15 years old after a tour of the Breakers Mansion, designed by Hunt for the Vanderbilt family. The Breakers is the architectural and social archetype of the “Gilded Age,” a period when members of the Vanderbilt family were among the major industrialists of America. This french chateau inspired architecture is the look that surrounds Richard Morris Hunt’s legacy. If you weren’t familiar with his [...]

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2016 Project Look Back

The Carthage Show House was one of our biggest projects in 2016. We were honored to take part in turning a prominent Carthage home into a designer showcase home to be sold with the proceeds benefiting the McCune – Brooks Foundation. This project was very special to us because we got to give new life to a historic property and re-imagine the function of the home, all for an amazing cause. Check out more of the Carthage House in [...]

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How to Style a Fireplace

A fireplace is a wonderful thing to have in a room. They are warm, inviting, and visually striking. But there seems to be a common problem among people who have gorgeous fireplaces…what to do above them. Whether it’s trying to figure out how to style the mantle or what to showcase on the wall, decorating around a fireplace can be tricky. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our best tips for styling a fireplace, take a look… Classic [...]

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Gather & Give: The Perfect Dinner Party Accessories

This time of year is all about coming together and creating warm memories to last a lifetime. For most of us, these gatherings take place around a dinner table full of delicious food and treats. To help set the mood and make the occasion extra remarkable, we’ve put together some of our favorite dinner party accessories from our online store. Check them out below: 1. Hawthorne Designer Dog Bowls by Unleashed Life / 2. Drexel Decanters / 3. Exton Tray / 4.  Pierre [...]

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Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery

The Pantone Color Institute has announced its Color of the Year for 2017 — Pantone 15-0343, or “Greenery.” Every year Pantone chooses a new color that represents the attitude and trends of the year. This year’s color is supposed to be symbolic of new beginnings, which is perfectly fitting after the rollercoaster that 2016 has been. Pantone describes the the color as a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, [...]

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Styling the Perfect Vignette

There is nothing better than the perfect vignette. If you’re unsure what that might mean in regards to interior design, we’re talking about a collection of objects arranged together to create an eye catching display. I love love love vignettes, and creating them is undoubtedly my favorite part of being the visual merchandiser for our brick and mortar store. Over the past few years, I’ve learned that what has always come naturally for me doesn’t for most people. A common [...]

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Thanksgiving Day Tips Round Up

This time of year always sneaks up on us. Is it just us? Surely we aren’t alone in thinking “where has the year gone?” Then you start to think about all the things you have to do to prepare for the holiday season and that can get a bit overwhelming. To help ease that stress, we’ve gathered up our favorite blog posts from the past to quell your nerves…Thanksgiving is only a week away! What do you have left to [...]

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Behind the Brand: Regina Andrew

When it comes to beatiful, thoughtful, and classic design, Regina Andrew immediately tops our list. The design company is a go to for us when we are looking for lighting, particularly table lamps, that are stylish and constructed well. The company is headed by Carla Regina and James Andrew, who are artists that met in the late 1990’s. Combining their artistic visions and passion for all things eye catching, they are truly the driving force behind the Regina Andrew brand. We [...]

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Halloween Decor You Can Keep Out All Year

October is the month we all enjoy adding a little spook to our lives. For our local readers, we have gathered some of our favorite “Halloween inspired” decor that we have available in our storefront. The great thing about these items is that they aren’t completely Halloween – they’re so fabulous, you will want to keep them around all year! Contact us at the store or stop in for more product information!

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Brand Spotlight: Control Brand

This edition of Behind the Brand is dedicated to the New York based company, Control Brand. We love them because their designs are current but also timeless. Control Brand employs a team that searches the world for inspiration to create their own pieces. They always have something new and exciting to offer. Beyond their beautiful designs, we love that the company is small enough to be personal in service but large enough to handle any needs the customer may have. Check out [...]

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