Springtime Beauty Now & Forever

I adore flowers of all kinds, but it’s the flowering branches that always make my heart sing. Quince branches kick off the spring season here at my Country House. I…

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Cozy Up Top 10

In the middle of January, with these frigid temps here in Connecticut, all I want to do is stay warm and cozy. For me, that starts with my home. There…

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Holiday Door Quick Fix

For last minute holiday door styling, I highly recommend my 5-step simple trick: 1. Pick any wreath at your local supermarket (just be sure it’s still green!). 2. With pruners…

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Dress It Up

Dress it up. The moment I spotted this set of 8 silver plated cups with fanciful handles I knew it would make my place settings look absolutely fabulous! Of course,…

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Setting a Blue & White Summer Table

Blue and white is probably my favorite color combination. It always feels so crisp and fresh…and timeless. So when Scot Haney, co-host of WFSB’s Better Connecticut came for a visit,…

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Creating a Spring Garden Basket

Potted spring flowers + basket with liner + moss + twigs = A beautiful spring garden basket! WFSB’s Better Connecticut co-host, Scot Haney, and I whip up a gorgeous (if…

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Wendy’s Winter Whites

Country House in the Mountains is where Wendy Lewis lives and works. Her 1800 Federal-style white shingled country house in Vermont is her home and her muse. I met Wendy…

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2019 Never Looked So Good!

Happy New Year! In true Country House style we kick off 2019 with Country House style, of course! Please enjoy our annual gift to you, our 2019 Nora Murphy Country…

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Set a Holiday Tartan Table

Calling all tartan lovers! This latest Better Connecticut Lifestyle segment is dedicated to you! I wish I was able to get this uploaded in time for Christmas, but the more…

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One Fabulous Antiques Diva

I immediately fell in love with Aidan Gray and The Antiques Diva Collection by Aidan Gray on the High Point Design Bloggers Tour last month! Let’s start with Aidan Gray.…

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Reimagined & Repurposed

Cisco Home is about inspiring creativity by reimagining the mix of sustainable materials and textures for today’s home. The High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour took us there to experience…

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A Nantucket Day At The Cozy House

It has to be authentic. That’s my motto.  And when we head out for a family getaway to Nantucket Island, the Cozy House is just that…authentic. Located on the southern…

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Spirited Summer Style

I love the 4th of July. And I love getting my classic 1767 Cape Cod/Saltbox all decked out for the holiday. But, it’s the first day of summer that inspires…

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Yay! It’s A Country House Summer!

Summer…it’s here! And with it brings good growing, fresh garden to table eats, and late into the evening campfire gatherings. Life’s lived outdoors, and what living we do indoors now is…

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Pretty Pansy Ice

I always ask myself “How can I elevate this _____ with flowers?” The blank can be anything: a place setting, a coffee table, the powder room, the front door, a…

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