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Fall Decor Inspiration

Fall Decor Inspiration

If you haven't had a chance to decorate your home for fall and are looking for ideas, you have come to the right place. In today's blog post, I will be sharing lots of fall decor inspiration to get you motivated. There are many spaces inside and outside your home that...

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Creating Personal Spaces in Your Home

Creating Personal Spaces in Your Home

Creating Personal Spaces in Your Home Hi guys! I would imagine that due to COVID-19, y'all are spending a lot of "together time." Yup. Same here for us. Give me a virtual high five. Lots and lots of togetherness coupled with the fact that today is the last day of...

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Shelf Decor and Styling Tips

Shelf Decor and Styling Tips

Shelf Decor and Styling Tips Hi guys, I hope that you had a great weekend! I had a fabulous weekend and feel relaxed and recharged. It's exactly the kind of weekend that I needed to get back in the mood to blog. I also got the gift of a little downtime which I am...

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Front Porch Makeover

Front Porch Makeover

Front Porch Makeover Hey guys! I am so excited to finally be able to reveal a winter front porch makeover that I did for my customer, Jenn. She and her family live in Westport, CT in a charming, closely knit neighborhood that is brimming with activity. When Jenn...

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How to Get the Farmhouse Look

How to Get the Farmhouse Look

How to get the Farmhouse Look One of the most read blog posts on Connecticut in Style, is "Key Characteristics of Modern Farmhouse Homes." Not only have I had over 47,000 views for this specific post on my blogsite, it ranks Number 1 on Google's First Page. When I...

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My Peony Romance

My Peony Romance

I've decided that Peonies are romantic flowers. As with any great love story, they start slowly and build over time until they burst into the most lush and fragrant flowers. A few years ago, my girlfriend Alexi, texted me from a garden nursery. She had found a great...

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The Most Beautiful Powder Rooms Ever

The Most Beautiful Powder Rooms Ever

Connecticut in Style: DESIGN FILES Happy Monday guys! I promise that there is a lot of powder room inspiration in today's post - and I can't wait to share it with you! I'm a little obsessed about Powder Rooms. I don't have a lot of obsessions, but powder rooms rank up...

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Creative Bedside Tables

Creative Bedside Tables

Creative Bedside Tables Grab some coffee, I have lots of photos to share! This week, I stumbled across this amazing bedside table (above) and I fell in love with everything about it. It is the perfect size, it is functional and it's gorgeous to look at! This bedside...

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Glamorous Home Offices

Glamorous Home Offices

Glamorous Home Offices Hi friends! Today I want to talk about home offices. Regardless of whether you are a stay-at-home Mom or have a career, it is really important to create a space for yourself to take of business. Sometimes this space is in a traditional office -...

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Elegant Fall Decor

Elegant Fall Decor

Hi guys! Do you feel ready for fall? I sure do! October is officially here in all manner of ways. There's been that first crispness in the air, the leaves are beginning to turn, and I am buying pumpkins by the armload! I'm still trying to decide which way to go with...

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Wow Factor: Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour 2

Wow Factor: Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour 2

Touring this house reminded me of how important it is for every home to have a wow factor. The wow factor can be pretty much anything that creates a surprise for your guests. A million dollar view, a piece of art, a meticulously manicured garden, or an all-white...

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Key Characteristics of Modern Farmhouse Homes

Key Characteristics of Modern Farmhouse Homes

It's no secret that Modern Farmhouse Style has swept the country. In addition to the actual architecture of the exterior and interior, the decor has become immensely popular. What's great about modern farmhouse style is that it can be grand or small! Even if you don't...

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PHOTOS! 2018 Designer House Tour Part 1

PHOTOS! 2018 Designer House Tour Part 1

To all my interior design lovers, this one's for YOU! Let me start by stating that Near & Far Aid did it again. They assembled a group of incredible homes for their annual Designer House Tour. Each house on the 2018 Tour was impeccably decorated and provided us...

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Tickets! Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour

Tickets! Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour

  Tickets are still available to the 2018 Near & Far Aid Designer Tour! Click HERE to purchase now. Hi friends, I've been counting down the days to this year's Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour. It starts tomorrow, Friday, May 11th. There is still time...

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Beach Party House

Beach Party House

Summer is calling! Today we are going behind the scenes for another tour of a Connecticut Designer House. This home is very different from the first home I blogged about last week. I'm calling this one the Beach Party House. This home is located just a stone's throw...

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Southport Soirée House

Southport Soirée House

It's that time of year again! On Friday, May 11th, the always anticipated Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour opens its doors to interior design lovers across Connecticut. Below is a previously published post on one of the many amazing homes that we toured last...

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How to Quickly and Easily Brighten a Room

How to Quickly and Easily Brighten a Room

When I am in the mood to "refresh" a room, it is usually because I found something utterly gorgeous. This time, gorgeous was in the way of pillows I found at Home Goods. Specifically, a trio of embroidered pillows that have a Moroccan design. And in true Moroccan...

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Flowering Window Boxes of Charleston

Flowering Window Boxes of Charleston

Flowering Window Boxes of Charleston | my favorite home in Charleston | Hi everyone! I am dusting off this previously published post because I was looking for some inspiration for flower boxes (I will share my secret reason later). The post below is one I wrote after...

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Sarah O’Brien’s Holiday Zen Living Room

Sarah O’Brien’s Holiday Zen Living Room

For the first time, I went Zen with our living room holiday decorations. I've discovered that I prefer all or nothing when it come to my personal style. I'm either attracted to over-the-top glamour with lots of bright color or a natural color palette that very calm...

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Best Hanukkah Gifts for the Home

Best Hanukkah Gifts for the Home

When our friends celebrate Hanukkah, which begins on December 12th this year, it's important to me to give them gifts that are both meaningful and beautiful. However, it's been a little nerve-wracking in the gift giving department for me. I don't know a lot about the...

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PHOTOS! Rooms with a view 2016

PHOTOS! Rooms with a view 2016

| Douglas Graneto Design, LLC | I love November in Connecticut! This weekend, Rooms With A View, a high-end designer showcase, will be open to the public. Many of my Connecticut readers know that Rooms with a View was created by late Dean of American Design, Albert...

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2017 Holiday Decoration Trends I am Loving

2017 Holiday Decoration Trends I am Loving

I swore that I wasn't going to be one of "those" people who rushed the holidays. We haven't even had Halloween and already I am seeing Christmas decorations in all the stores. It almost feels like it is an insult to Halloween doesn't it? It's like taking the spotlight...

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Tour Our Dreamy Master Bedroom

Tour Our Dreamy Master Bedroom

Hi guys, I'm back! I took a couple of weeks off from my usual daily blogging, although I did sneak in a post or two. I'm surprised at how much I missed my evening ritual of settling into my office chair, reviewing and editing photos and writing. I didn't take any time...

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Latest Interior Design Trends

Latest Interior Design Trends

Hi guys! I'm excited to announce that I am starting a series called New Design Trends I Am Loving. These are things that I am seeing repeatedly come across my little lane on the information highway. I actually started doing this last year with fashion trends and I...

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Stately Southern Home

Stately Southern Home

Hello Monday! I want to kick off the week with this stately southern home featured in the Atlanta Homes magazine. Designed by Suzanne Kasler (Ballard Designs contributing designer) this home uses her self-proclaimed signature color, white, as the backdrop to most of...

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Five Easy Care Houseplants

Five Easy Care Houseplants

I woke up on Sunday morning and actually said (out loud) "Oh, the sun is out today." Yep. It's been that bad here in Connecticut. We've had days, maybe weeks, of rain and or cloudy skies. It's getting monotonous. And depressing. I think that I must be one of those...

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Charleston’s Most Beautiful Home

Charleston’s Most Beautiful Home

Charleston's Most Beautiful Home During my recent Charleston getaway, I fell in love with so many aspects of this picturesque city. The most famed architecture can be found south of Broad Street. It is a harmonious blend of brick, stucco and wood featuring arched...

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25 Gorgeous Kitchens with Farmhouse Sinks

25 Gorgeous Kitchens with Farmhouse Sinks

25 Gorgeous Kitchens with Farmhouse Sinks | farmhouse sink crush | If the heart of every home is the kitchen, then the heart of every kitchen is the sink. The sink is the most used area of any kitchen and deserves disproportionate attention compared to other elements...

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Just Because It’s Pretty

Just Because It’s Pretty

Just Because It's Pretty | a blue and white combination in the corner of our bedroom | For the love of pretty. So guys, in preparation for a blog post, I set up this little vignette in the corner of our bedroom. My color inspiration was blue and black (I'll get to...

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For Like Ever, The Cult Poster

For Like Ever, The Cult Poster

For Like Ever, The Cult Poster. Please tell me that you have seen this poster. It pops up a few times a year as I am flipping through interior design magazines. The design is so unique, it practically jumps off the page. I feel like the people who own this poster are...

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A simple way to pick paint color

A simple way to pick paint color

a simple way to pick paint colorPicking the right paint color for your walls can be a daunting and expensive process. When faced with redecorating a room in our home I start in the usual places. I search online, browse through interior design books and magazines and...

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10 Chic Campaign Desks

10 Chic Campaign Desks

10 Chic Campaign Desks   One of the greatest byproducts of writing a blog is how much I have learned. While scouting online for images of campaign desks, my research revealed some interesting facts about the origin and history of campaign desks. I didn't know...

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Shade Loving Plants and Flowers

Shade Loving Plants and Flowers

Shade Loving Plants and Flowers | my two front door urns planted with kong salmon pink coleus, sweet potato vine and xtreme orange impatiens | Got shade? I absolutely love living in a neighborhood that has a lot of mature trees. The trees provide a wonderful canopy of...

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Affordable Outdoor Lighting

Affordable Outdoor Lighting

Affordable Outdoor Lighting Getting our deck ready every summer is a labor of love. There is a lot of bleaching, scrubbing and power washing involved - but it is totally worth all the elbow grease. As soon as everything has been cleaned and the cushions get put out, I...

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Summer Inspired Deck

Summer Inspired Deck

Summer Inspired Deck | my pumpkin pie on the deck enjoying some lemonade | My entire family and I spent our free time last weekend getting the house ready for summer. We started by power washing our home then we swept cobwebs, cleaned windows, scrubbed away mildew,...

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12 Chic Floating Bedside Tables

12 Chic Floating Bedside Tables

What do you call it? That indispensable piece of furniture next to your bed? A nightstand or a bedside table? I've always called it the latter, and I think that whichever term you use, may depend on where you were raised. I tease my midwestern husband about calling...

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Kitchen Makeover Reveal

Kitchen Makeover Reveal

  Kitchen Makeover Reveal - UPDATED! I added more before and after photos that shows better images of the entire kitchen The kitchen was officially finished on Friday, yahoo! The kitchen makeover involved a different wall color, new window treatments and new...

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Neutral Palette, Dreamy Bedroom

Neutral Palette, Dreamy Bedroom

When my husband and I took on our home renovation, our bedroom was the very last place to get finished. We obviously had a bed and tables, but it wasn't pulled together in a cohesive manner. When I finally turned my attention to it and got it done, I felt a little bad...

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Favorite Things

Favorite Things

A home at night with mini lights in the boxwoods, and coordinating bows. Simple and elegant. Happy Friday...and where the heck did this week go? It flew by! It must be the time of year, everyone is bustling about getting ready for the Holidays and it feels a bit like...

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