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Color of the year? Simply White

Color of the year? Simply White

I could not be more pleased with Benjamin Moore's choice of color of the year! Simply White (OC-117) is so soft and serene and a great choice if you want to create contrast with elements that you want to use in the space. When I think of all white rooms, I imagine...

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5 Tips for Gorgeous Gallery Walls

5 Tips for Gorgeous Gallery Walls

{Image Credit: Habitually Chic} My appreciation for people who have a desire to create a gorgeous gallery wall continues to grow. Gallery walls can be installed precisely with identical frames spaced exactly the same distance from one another, or they can be...

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Fall Curb Appeal

Fall Curb Appeal

Happy Friday! I'm brimming with excitement today. We are headed to The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze this afternoon and I can't wait to experience it for the first time. It is obviously a popular place since tickets are sold out and get this, a couple got engaged there...

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A Girl’s Nursery finally comes together

A Girl’s Nursery finally comes together

CT in Style - A girl's nursery finally comes together in pink and brown. When I found out I was pregnant with Catherine, I immersed myself in buying her clothes that were girly and pink. I went over the top and I didn't care. If it was pink and had a ruffle, flower or...

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Enchanting Summer Patio Inspiration

Enchanting Summer Patio Inspiration

Connecticut in Style, a Connecticut-based lifestyle blog - summer patio inspiration One of my dearest friends happens to be a naturally gifted designer. Her entire home is gorgeous, inside and out - and she is teased mercilessly about how clean it always is. I don't...

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Ideas for Bamboo Shades

Ideas for Bamboo Shades

Today, I'm sharing ideas for bamboo shades. I absolutely love bamboo shades and think that they are a great addition to any room in your home. Just take a look at all the images in this blog post to see what I mean. From the dining room to the bedroom, bamboo shades...

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Summer Bedroom Makeover

Summer Bedroom Makeover

Summer Bedroom Makeover - CT in Style, a Connecticut-based lifestyle blog. Hi guys! I hope that you all had a fun July 4th holiday! Even though the official start of summer was a couple weeks ago, the beginning of July triggers the start of hotter weather. It's when...

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Round Dining Tables

Round Dining Tables

Due to the shape of our long and skinny dining room, we have a rectangle dining table. When we entertain, the table opens up to seat 10 and it fills up the room quickly and makes it instantly festive (okay, we are crammed in). Depending on who we are entertaining, we...

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Fireplace Mantel Designs

Fireplace Mantel Designs

If you live in a home with a fireplace, the chances are that it is the focal point of the room. And if you are like us, during the fall and winter months our fireplace is filled with logs ready to be lit so we can have a fire whenever we want. During the colder...

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Dreamy Fairy Lights

Dreamy Fairy Lights. There is something so captivating about starry string lights, I find them a little mesmerizing. I love the way these fairy lights make my home glow during the holidays and I decided not to wait until December to use them again. I took them out on...

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Entryway Ideas and Inspiration

Entryway Ideas and Inspiration

Entryway Ideas - CT in Style, a Connecticut-based lifestyle blog. We have a small entryway at the front entrance of our home. While most entryways have a coat closet, ours is too shallow for that. I've tried every which way to carve out a closet, but it's not...

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Martha Stewart’s Maine House

Martha Stewart’s Maine House

Take a tour of Martha Stewart's Maine House - CT in Style, a Connecticut-based lifestyle blog by Sarah O'Brien. This image is so Martha. Reminiscent of her work spaces in her famous Turkey Hill Road residence in Westport, Connecticut - Martha has made space for a...

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The Allure of the Treehouse

The Allure of the Treehouse

Sometimes I want to retreat. I fantasize about spending a night in a tree house with an elevation that would give me a new perspective both literally and figuratively. I'd kiss my husband and children goodbye and hoist a bag over my shoulder that I had filled with all...

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Alexa Hampton

Alexa Hampton

CT in style At first I wasn't sure if I was at the right venue. I'd been excited for weeks in anticipation of attending the Near & Far Aid Pre-Tour Designer Breakfast featuring interior designer, Alexa Hampton. And although it looked like her at the podium - she...

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Patio Inspiration Idea

Patio Inspiration Idea

Patio - Connecticut in Style Lifestyle Blog - Sarah O'Brien I feel like a bear emerging from hibernation. After the longest and coldest New England winter I can remember, I've been immersing myself in warm and sunny weather for the past 4 weeks - and it has...

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Connecticut in Style

Connecticut in Style

Connecticut in style For several years I was a Garden Hostess. It is the name they give you when you volunteer to oversee a garden for a fund-raiser called "Discovery in the Garden." Local Connecticut residents purchase tickets and receive a map to 5-6 homes in...

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Miles Redd

Miles Redd

From Connecticut to the Bahamas, Miles Redd travels miles and miles to design some of the most gorgeous and exciting interiors. Named as one of Architectural Digest's Top 100 Designers in 2014, Miles Redd embraces vivid colors and vibrant patterns like nobody's...

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Studio McGee

I don't fall in love easily. But when it happens, it is instant. I fell in love with my husband at first sight in the lobby at work (true story) maybe someday I will write a post about that (we'll see). In the meantime, I have fallen in love with a husband and wife...

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Spring Preview

Spring Preview

  I love winter, I really do. But with all this white snow piled everywhere and evergreen leaves shriveled up against the bitter cold, I've forgotten what spring looks like. We still have many weeks to go before the ice melts and the first tiny buds appear and I...

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Leopard Print

Leopard Print

I have a never-ending love affair with leopard print, both in my closet and at home. I like it equally in large and small doses depending on the color palette. If I am wearing mostly neutral or navy blue, larger doses work brilliantly. At home, it works beautifully...

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Soak in the view

Soak in the view

By the time February comes around, we have had many steady days of frigid weather.  There are some days when I just can't get warm.  I walk around in sweaters and wooly socks, sipping my hot tea and I am still cold.  On days like that,...

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