Fall is a great time to think about starting an indoor herb garden to. If you are starting  your indoor herb garden in fall, begin with established plants so they will continue to grow indoors over winter and produce quicker. After potting your herbs, place them in sunny window and enjoy them all winter long. Here are some suggestions that thrive indoors
 
 
Weekend project: Complete a small sample piece in Navy & White before painting the bathroom in this bold nautical hue...this is the color combinaton I've chosen and it's  so bold, I want to be certain its right for us. Here's the sample. A nautical retro organizational table on casters. Fun, right. Great for a small entryway, or a bathroom.
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It began, as these things often do, on the catwalk. All the fashion editors have been wearing navy rather than black at the recent shows. Then the interiors magazines started photographing furniture and accessories against navy instead of grey walls. 
Kate Watson Smyth

Love it. Already bought my paint. Thought about doing it in the past...Now, I'm going to embrace it in 2015 and make a pedge to redo my bathroom as this fall's project. Here are my inspirational decor spaces...what do you think? Are you bold enough to go deep blue?
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Nautical Navy
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Contemporary Navy...Vivian Westwood Navy Geometric Wallpaper
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Traditional Navy
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Glam Navy
Wish me luck as I take on NAVY in a small bathroom...I'll post photos when I finish the redo.
 
 
Get inspired. Let your personal estetic shine....
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This piece adds a great pop of color to the space. It's so much fun. A large canvas taped off in a geometric pattern, with latex grey and pumpkin paint. 

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I did a couple of abstract pieces this summer. This one I put in my livingroom.

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Sliced tree branches painted in blues, greens, creams placed on a large canvas is beautiful and interesting adding both color and a natural element to your space.I like working with wood and created my own art vignette utilizing paint and wood. Take a peak.

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Fun fun fun...Coffee Stirers painted and glued to a framed canvas.

 
 
I am so behind in posting and I promise I've had the best intentions but life has just been...well, you know!  It's all good...just busier than ever! Time to get back to sharing and embrace the changing season. Great summer nights are just beginning to get crisp. What a fabulous September here in New England. Great summer too! So as we all clean up our doorsteps and yards, of the assorted remains of summer, Im already thinking about updating my decor with some fall elements. Some inspiration  always gets my creative juices flowing. From the dramatic to the simple, embracing the season with natural elements throughout your space marks the changing season and brings joy.
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Simple greenery and fall elements enhance entryways and make it enjoyable for you and your neighbors to come home everyday.
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Simple natural touches bring home that feeling of Fall.
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Pumpkins are a seasonal standard and bring great pops of color. For a nautical touch, just add a bit of twine to the stems.
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Woven material add texture and can go from summer to fall easily with just a few seasonal elements.
Goodby Summer, Hello Fall!
 
 
I am a total geek when it comes to front door decor. I like it. I innately believe that a welcoming front entry is like your first hug to your family and friends when they drop in. I grant you this is a first world passion and does nothing to promote world peace. Yet, I still feel like ...why not say good morning neighbors and hello friends with your front porch!
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The Satori philosophy of designing a Spring front entry, rests on picking out a large centerpiece and work off that In this case the yellow bench brings the big pop of color and design. I like it. Yellow and blue always compliment each other and I bet it looks great from the street too.

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Contemporary color approach from BHG. I like how crisp and clean it feels as you approach the front door. White painted porch and colorful doormat really accent the pop of color from the door . Very nice!

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Reinvented sewing machine cabinet transformed into a front porch planter. Love the yellow.

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The simplicity and beauty of this Spring arrangement. We have blooming Lilacs  and Hyacinthia and I like using them

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Rather than send your old unusable bike to the dump, paint it and use it as a flower basket. My neighbor has this in her front patio and I always notice it and her entryway.  I'm not sure about this color pink,  but I love the overall feel of this. Spring!

 
 
 
 
So I'm finishing up a custom  piece and I love it. It was born from my client's wish to  match a much loved buffet bar in their dinning room. The color is a very light greenish white with a confederate blue trim and an aged glaze.
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Goal: Create a piece that matches this buffet/bar
The Kristina Cabinet was patiently waiting in their garage for a little Love. Beautiful piece !

The challenge...lots of carving in the wood and as we all know very difficult going from  a deep stain to a light paint. Definitely not for the casual painter or refurbisher. But the piece is so pretty and really just waiting to become a statement piece.

Here is the piece painted in Sherwin William's SPROUT ! It is the most delicate and lightest green ever. I added golden amber to the gaze to give the piece depth and match up with their buffet. The  doors haven't been glazed yet as we are wondering if it would look good... with the blue trim  added the panels, as well. What do you think?  I'll let you know what they decide and take a few final pics of the cabinet completed.
So Sweet!
 
 
I love coastal holiday décor and it's so much fun to make things with the children of our family! Here are our inspirations in easy homemade holiday décor
 
 
Sorry about the lack of posts in October...between the projects in the studio and my everyday life my focus has been to better organize my home. Why? My best happiness is directly entwined with a neat nest. During the summer I just let it go and now that it is colder by the shore..its time to clean up my act.  Honestly, I'm in my happy place when everything is organized. My work, my home, my schedule. Ahhh.....human beings we are such funny creatures.

Organization #1 What to do with the Halloween pumpkins....

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From HGTV...I love the organic beach-y feeling of this.
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This look is from Tracy Knaak. Very pretty.
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The folks at Beach Cottage painted their pumpkins pale greys and whites and and created a lovely simple tablescape.
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If you have a free afternoon...why not make a magnificent centerpiece for your thanksgiving table. Very pretty. Sand & Sisal.