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A HOUSE DIVIDED :: WALLS OF WINDOWS

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If I really think about it, my obsession with walled window dividers in homes began with this kitchen that I’m still pretty in love with. It resumed again with this office. And then, suddenly, it seemed as though this architectural detail was everywhere… And not just reserved for kitchens, by any means. The open window […]

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  1. Kati

    I only knew walled windows from office spaces but I love seeing them in private homes. It just makes every space much bigger and brighter. The only disadvantage, you have to clean up every room and cannot just close the door behind you, leaving the mess inside.

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  2. Nan // Simply Elegant

    Oh my gosh all these spaces are beautiful!! I love the idea of bringing windows indoor. I am not sure that I would want it for my bedroom, but I love the idea having a wall of windows in the kitchen like the first two images.

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  3. Kate Zucconi

    I love this concept!
    The idea of allowing lots of light to flow through a property with internal glass walls is stunning! Apart from the practical issues (i.e., a love of cleaning vast expanses of glass)!
    I think it works particularly well with metal framed windows!

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  4. HRJF

    My husband and I live in a loft with open floor plan. A wall of windows would be perfect way to break up the space and still allow light in….

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GO FOR THE GREEN… SOFA.

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In the beginning of the year, I avoided writing anything about emerald green. I’m still not really into this whole ‘color of the year’ thing. But – if we’re being honest – there’s one area in which I’m completely infatuated with this rich shade… The green sofa. I’ve been collecting images for a while now of these […]

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  1. mhnwrites.com

    Yay for the IKEA versions of things! You really can create that look with that IKEA sofa. I am all about white walls and I think this may have helped me find just the right color sofa to go with it. THanks!

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  2. Dawna Jones

    Definitely the one by Nicole. I adore how it glams up a black and white scheme, while not completely screaming for attention. I’m with you have a big crush on the velvet green sofa!

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    1. STEPHANIE

      Cathy, you’re so right! I just had the West Elm tufted settee you’re speaking of delivered last Saturday, and it is a stunning “Moss” green!! The photo posted above of the W.E. Moss Green settee is way too light and doesn’t do it justice. The way it appears in the catalog is very true to the actual color. Super comfy to lounge on, too ;)

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  3. Rayna

    I’ve had a love affair happening with green sofas for awhile now (long before it was the color of the year.) I just put in an order for a sofa with velvet green upholstery (not as grass green as the images above), and I am excitedly waiting for it to arrive. I think it’s the perfect burst of happy color for the rainy, gloomy Washington days that are coming.

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  4. Kay

    Now you made me dreaming about green velvet sofa :) I love the combination of the green sofa with the pink armchairs symmetrically positioned on the sides and picture collage on the wall. Ahhh, can I move there? Kay xx

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  5. Franki

    Green is a “tough one”…there are so many undertones (blue, yellow, etc) so…until you see it “in person” it’s a tough one. franki

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STYLE THIS :: AGATE LAMP

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A couple of months ago the editors at Mountain Living asked if I was had time for a little project, and (shockingly) I did – and I’m so glad because I had fun with this one! The assignment was to choose a home accessory that reflected a trend to watch in 2013. After much pondering, […]

9 responses on “STYLE THIS :: AGATE LAMP

  1. Tiffany

    What a gorgeous lamp! I can see why you chose it, although picking something must have been a challenge! Your styling options are spot on as usual! :) Merry Christmas!

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  2. Franki

    I DO SO LUV the way you think!! That lamp is a stunner!! I’ve got this “copper relationship” going recently…window frames “vintage metallic copper,” doors – four and counting…. Can’t wait to see more!! franki

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HIGH POINT :: HICKORY CHAIR + PEARSON

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Two of my favorite showrooms to visit when I’m in High Point are Hickory Chair and Pearson. This year, HC was a little different with the introduction of a new creative director. (Their previous one and quite possibly one of my most favorite people – Ron Fiore – left HC for Bernhardt, which explains some of […]

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  1. Franki

    That looks “so much” like my setee’ at the end of my tester bed!! LUV IT!! That “tufted” leather couch…I would sit on that any time!! franki

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HIGH POINT :: C.R. LAINE + BERNHARDT

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Yes, it was weeks ago, but High Point is still on my mind these days as I start to think about trends for the upcoming new year. In the past, I’ve led you through the showroom tours with me pointing out every little piece to love, but this year, I’m going to use my editor […]

6 responses on “HIGH POINT :: C.R. LAINE + BERNHARDT

  1. Annie

    Great post on the beautiful showrooms! Bernhardt this market was truly amazing and one of my faovrites as well! Loved hearing the story about C.R Lanes coco+kelley inspiration!

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  2. Lisa Mende Design

    Cassandra, Great post! I kinda felt badly chosing the coco & kelly inspriation for one of my style pics but I loved it so much I couldn’t help myself! I have to admit, the chair you chose was a close second! The showroom was fabulous! Holly did an incredible job! I really am sad I didn’t get to see your beautiful face in person!

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  3. Franki

    That last vignette just speaks volumes to me. Of course, I luv’d that cozy den on a blustery day like today!! franki

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  4. Stephanie Lowder

    I love seeing your picks and reading your thoughts via coco+kelley, Cassandra. Such a graceful, authentic viewpoint, and I enjoy it.

    Was nice visiting with you in High Point, and great fun to see Bernhardt among your picks here.

    Happy November!

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  5. Ron Fiore

    You are an inspiration, fearless and a favorite! Thanks for including Bernhardt in your Blog. I like that we are featured with my new friend Holly Blalock. She’s fearless, too. Take Care…….Ron

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