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Recycle That! Wall-to-Wall Carpet

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My sister and her family moved into their 1964 ranch a few months ago. Since then she has done a lot to bring it into this decade; removing dated wallpaper (although none of it tops my kitchen’s old wallpaper) and painting, replacing dated lighting and of course, the floors needed attention. Wall to wall carpeting […] [Read More]

Relax in style

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This LC4 lounge by the Italian furniture maker Cassina is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Can you imagine having one in your own home? The iconic lounge, designed in the 1920s by Swiss-born French architect and designer Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, features a chrome cradle that […] [Read More]
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New Garden Barely Survives Irene

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By Amy Dolego Our vacation week went by in a flash.  Although it was a working vacation to get some very important things done on the house, it felt restful simply because we weren’t rushing. We couldn’t have picked a better weather week.  The days were filled with clear blue skies and comfortable temperatures, perfect […] [Read More]

A dose of color!

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The blood orange hue of this Margarita bistro set by Alfresco Home is deliciously lush. Plus, what better color than orange to usher us out of summer and into the fall? I know, we still have almost two weeks of summer. I shouldn’t be rushing things. The set is also available in green apple and […] [Read More]
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Get to Know…Green Lunching

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Let me start with a few staggering statistics so you understand the impact going green at lunch can have on our planet. The Container Recycling Institute claims that 2.81 million juice boxes were sold in the U.S. in 2006, most of which cannot be recycled due to the inseparability of the cardboard, plastic, and aluminum […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Cool, Contemporary Lighting

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I love the simplicity of this Kamal Dark Walnut Wood Lamp by Arteriors, available from Country Design in New Canaan. It’s fashionable and contemporary, but by no means stark. The rich-toned wood and lovely adjoining circles bring it warmth, accessibility and interest. The dark base comes with a contrasting light beige linen shade with cotton […] [Read More]
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Burn, Baby Burn

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So Irene has come and gone but she has left her mark. I have a burn down my hand from the candles I have been burning. It is day three of no power and as I write this I am relying on the light from my laptop to see the keys. I didn’t go out […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Just look at these curves…

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This versatile little Escher table by Emmemobili, found at Signorello of Westport, is constructed of wonderfully-pleasing curved plywood. It can be used “as is,” or stacked to create a shapely shelf for books or display items. Available in wenge wood, natural oak or tinted. Each table is just more than 27 inches long,  27  inches […] [Read More]
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