Our Favorite Things… Pottery Inspired by Nature

It’s January in Central New York and I’m already dreaming about spring… Sunshine, fresh green foliage and flowers – I can’t wait! In the meantime, there are so many ways to bring the outdoors in – including freshening up your tablescape.  Fresh flowers, centerpieces and seasonal linens are always an option to bring in naturalContinue reading “Our Favorite Things… Pottery Inspired by Nature”

New Life for Tired Flowers

One of the easiest ways to breath a little life into a fresh cut flower arrangement that’s starting to fade is a fresh water and a snip of the stems. Look over the flowers and discard any that are truly past their prime (limp or browning petals, etc). Working with the flowers that have potential,Continue reading “New Life for Tired Flowers”

Living Beautifully… Simple & Elegant Accessories for the Dining Room

The dining room in the year’s Parade House was dressed simply in cream and silver with a few organic touches to soften the room. The centerpiece, a sleek trio of silver & glass hurricanes are quite contemporary, so a bit of moss was added to soft the look. Our abundant floral arrangement of faux branchesContinue reading “Living Beautifully… Simple & Elegant Accessories for the Dining Room”

Parade of Homes… Accessorizing the Kitchen

This year’s Parade of Homes kitchen was a show stopper with a blend of sleek contemporary white cabinets, white quartz countertops and a reclaimed wood tray ceiling – together they bring in the perfect blend of contemporary style and rustic chic. The open shelving in the kitchen had beautiful live-edge black walnut shelves and wasContinue reading “Parade of Homes… Accessorizing the Kitchen”