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Inside the Design Library with Beacon Hill at D&D Fall Market

“Textile designs serve no practical function, but they can transform an environment, tell the story of a culture, symbolize a tradition, establish unity, convey a personality, or express a mood. Culturally, they allow us to recognize “our tribe” and give one a sense of belonging.” Peter Koepke, Owner and Director of The Design Library, explains the power of print in his new volume, Patterns: Inside the Design Library.…
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Sneak Peek Fall 2016 New York Tabletop Show

In the midst of the very busy early fall season, yesterday marked the opening of the Fall 2016 New York Tabletop Show at 41 Madison. While I will circle back around to take a closer look at many of the beautiful new offerings, today I offer you a sneak peek at a few favorites.…
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Happy Labor Day

As we bid goodbye to summer and usher in the unofficial beginning of fall, I wish you all a very happy Labor Day. We may be celebrating the contributions that workers have made to our country but let’s also enjoy the long light of summer before we hit the ground running for the fall season ahead.…
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Friday Five Favorite Finds IX Preview

Friday Five has become a summer favorite and while I’ll be bringing you this week’s picks, you’ll have to stop back a bit later today (Friday) to see in full. But for all of you who look forward to opening them with your coffee in the morning, I’m offering a little preview here.…
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Nantucket Update

With a busy week on island and visiting guests, there hasn’t been time to bring you a Nantucket update. But here is a sneak peek at a bit of what’s been happening and some of the new posts coming soon. So hang on – I’ll be back with you in a flash!!…
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Stylish Yachting

Life on Nantucket revolves around the water. Whether you are in it, on it or just enjoying the view, the endless blue beckons. And while boats are a ubiquitous part of island life, many aren’t interested in the expense or effort of owning one. …
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First Look at the Sotheby’s Showhouse 2016

This week, At Home, the Sotheby’s Showhouse 2016 opened. Running through next Saturday, the third annual Designer Showhouse and Auction features twelve design firms who, using works from a variety of Sotheby’s departments, have created a diverse selection of chic and eclectic rooms.…
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Merry Merry

From my table to yours, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Merry Merry
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Tis the Season

December is not only the time for making your list and checking it twice but tis the season for gatherings galore. The first half of this week alone started by celebrating Christopher Spitzmiller‘s one year anniversary in his new space with a book signing with Jeffrey Bilhuber.…
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Back to School

I am going back to school for my daughter’s Parents’ Weekend. Nothing makes me happier than learning something new! While some things have not changed in this little village for centuries, the classic brick and clapboard facades hide a bounty of sophisticated technology and a far reaching global community, celebrating the best of old and new.…
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