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In the BNOTP Library: At Home With Carolyne Roehm

At Home With Carolyne Roehm by Carolyn Roehm

At Home With Carolyne Roehm was the first Roehm book I ever purchased. It definitely made me a fan and I've since purchased almost all her other books. If I had to choose one word to describe her books, it would be "Gorgeous!"   In the BNOTP Library: At Home With Carolyne Roehm Author: Carolyne Roehm Published: Potter Style Hardcover: 320 pages Book size: 12.3 x 9.3 x 1.2   3 Things I Like About This … [Continue Reading...]

Increase Curb Appeal With A Garden For The Mailbox

Beautiful Landscaping

This past January I had a little New Year's day dinner party. You may remember this photo I posted when I shared some of the pre-party preparations which included balloons for the mailbox. As you can see, things were looking pretty sparse around the mailbox. At the very end of summer I had the front yard sodded so all the liriope that had been there was cleared from the area around the mailbox so that bed could be made smaller and … [Continue Reading...]

In the Garden: Daffodils and Pansies

Daffodils and Pansies Around Gas Lantern

Welcome to the 271st Metamorphosis Monday! How was your weekend? Hope it was a nice one! It's been raining here so it was a good weekend to stay inside and gets some things done around here. I just spent it cleaning and clearing out some drawers. Exciting stuff! Ha! For this Met Monday, I thought I'd share how the bulbs are looking now. Remember this picture from a post a while back?   These daffodil bulbs sat in the garage a … [Continue Reading...]

In the BNOTP Library: Antiques At Home

Antiques at Home by Barbara Milo Ohrbach

I've never met a Barbara Milo Ohrbach book I didn't love, this one included. I purchased Antiques At Home back in 2007 and it's one of my very favorites by her. In the BNOTP Library: Antiques at Home: Cherchez's Book of Collecting and Decorating with Antiques Author: Barbara Milo Ohrbach Published: Clarkson Potter; 1st edition (October 14, 1989) Hardcover: 256 pages Book size: 10.3 x 7.8 x 0.9 3 Things I Like About This … [Continue Reading...]

Bliss Cottage: Tour The Guest Cottage At Happy Hollow

Guest Cottage at Happy Hollow

We toured Happy Hollow yesterday and I really wanted to share the guest cottage nearby but that post was getting a bit long for touring a second home. The cottage is the adorable home we saw off to the right with the cupola on top.   The cottage, known as "Bliss Cottage"  is decorated in a very different style from the main house.  It has a "country cottage meets folk art" look to me. Let's go in and check it … [Continue Reading...]

In the BNOTP Library: Garden Room Style

Garden-Room-Style Book

I have a thing for conservatories, greenhouses and any room where you can bring the outdoors in. The cover of the book I'm sharing from the BNOTP library today, drew me in and it was not a disappointment. The rooms inside are just as beautiful, some even more so! In the BNOTP Library: Garden Room Style Author: Peter Marston Published: Rizzoli (September 15, 1998) Hardcover: 160 pages Book size: 11.8 x 9.4 x 0.9   3 … [Continue Reading...]

Tour Happy Hollow, A Storybook Home With Beautiful Gardens

Gambrel Design Home with Beautiful Gardens and Landscaping 6

Every now and then I get an e-mail with a link to an amazing house. Recently, I got an e-mail from Pam and I could tell from the excitement in her voice, this was going to be a fabulous house...and it was! One look and I was totally smitten. So much charm and so not like the cookie-cutter homes we often see today. This storybook home dates back to 1901 and was designed in the Gambrel style which basically refers to the style of the roof. Per … [Continue Reading...]

Beach Table Setting With Lighthouse Lantern Centerpiece

Beach Table Setting with Shell and Sailboat Plates

Welcome to the 290th Tablescape Thursday! It's been in the 70's here for several days, I think it even got up into the 80's for a bit. Love, love, love the warm weather! All these warm days have me dreaming of the beach so it's time for a little beach table setting out on the porch.   This beach table setting celebrates the soft, cool shades of aqua, one of my favorite colors.   The bubble glasses make me think of … [Continue Reading...]

In the BNOTP Library: Designers At Home

Designers at Home Feature

I'm nosy, I admit it. I love, love, love getting a peak inside the homes of well-known designers. It's so fascinating to see how they really live. I wonder, have they used a lot of color in their home or is it decorated in all neutrals? Do they have pets? Is their home pristine and perfect or does it look lived-in? I want to know, do they decorate their own home the way they do the homes of their clients...the ones we see in magazines? Or, does … [Continue Reading...]

Tour Martha Stewart’s Home, Cantitoe Corners In Bedford New York

Martha Stewart's Farm Home, Cantitoe Corners in Bedford

Recently, we toured Turkey Hill, a home that's well known for having once belonged to Martha Stewart. Today we're touring a home she currently owns called Cantitoe Corners. Cantitoe is located in Bedford, New York. The outside has a monochromatic color scheme. Remember this photo from the early years at Turkey Hill? The kitchen... Martha has traded in her copper cookware for stainless.  I guess stainless does look better with the … [Continue Reading...]