It’s The Little Things That Add Character

architectural detail, embellishment, anything really can add quite a bit to an outdoor space. Here’s a wonderful old fence door, rather fancy, that works really well, nice contrast between the wall and the green of the grass. The aged patina gives character. Great sources for anything like this, either indoors or out, checkout flea markets […]

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  • Excuse Me For Wallpaper

    Wallpaper reminds me of my grandmothers condo down in Boca, which can be any grandmother and is supposed to maybe bring up visions of really poor taste and clashing colors. Actually, the wallpaper in Boca was so bad, it’s actually now kind of cool in that retro kind of way. But if you’re not looking […]

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  • Sweet Plaids Great Room Decor

    I’m a perpetual sucker for plaids. I don’t know if it’s because I’m kind of a country bumpkin at heart, or if it’s just that there aren’t all that many ways to express oneself with color – tie-dyes sadly remain out of fashion. Plaids seem to always remain somewhat in fashion – I’m thinking burberry […]

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  • Artist Designed Hotel Rooms

    I get the concept, artist designed rooms are very cool. It’s a way of bringing something that is unique and hopefully refreshing to our experience of “hotel stay” – getting away from the bland old hotel room that is cookie cutter the same. It’s also fun, I guess you could say it’s cultural and expanding […]

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  • A Little Customization To You Ribs

    So here’s something that is pretty common I’ve noticed, people (cooks or otherwise) who buy store bought sauces of some sort (in this case BBQ, but could be salad dressing or some thing else) and then zest it up with their own add-ins. I’ve been guilty of this many times and think it’s a really […]

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  • A Good Vegetable Salad

    I like making food that is going to stay for a day or two, three if I’m lucky. A good salad made with fresh vegetables and other goodies, think throwing in some fruit and cheese will sit well for awhile and becomes a great snack to pick at all day long. One of the more […]

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  • Great Little Pool House

    I’ve seen some crazy pool houses in my time. Structures that are clearly more of guest quarters than simply a pool house. Here’s a nice little one that is manageable, that has good storage (roof is obviously usable) – nice little shaded area underneath all in all a well proportioned addition to the home and […]

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