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Does your house tell a story?

The story of a house. Landscape Designer extraordinaire Tara Dillard says it best. The narrative. Tara designs gardens that tell a story. I work with houses. Story-telling. Narratives. Narratives are wonderful.

The golden codfish overdoor, above,  is part of the narrative of my little Cape Cod summer cottage. Don’t get me wrong, I am not talking about going overboard with a cloying theme for your house.  No “Welcome to the Beach” signs over the sink.  I am talking about a simple story-line, a thread, a narrative.  A narrative is how I say “welcome to the beach.” Here is my narrative.  What story does your house tell?


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Summer Chinoiserie

Sometimes a dash of light-or-white Chinoiserie is the perfect punch for summer living, whether in a summer getaway,

or in a room in your home that is more frequently used in the summer. Here, some summer inspiration: