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How to Style a Mantle

April 27, 2016

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The cooler temps here in Calgary this week have made me turn the heat back on and think about lighting a fire!  A little part of me weeps as I write this, I really thought we had beaten the odds this year with a spring that was gorgeous and on time! But alas, this is Calgary and we know better.  So in honor of these cooler days, I thought I would share some of my favorite ways to style a mantle.

Mantles get a lot of attention during the winter months and holidays, but if you’re lucky enough to have a mantle in your space, they are a great place to add interest and decor all year around.


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Inspired Interiors

April 19, 2016

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This stunning Cape Cod retreat belongs a Boston philanthropist who grew up summering on the island. When it finally came time for a space of her own she turned to Hutker Architects, decorator Richard Hallberg and C.H. Newton Builders to create the relaxed, yet polished interior. An incredible lesson in interior design and this weeks addition to my Inspired Interiors Series.

A neutral palette dominates throughout the house, spotlighting the homeowners impressive art collection. When I spoke to the homeowner afterwards, I asked how he got into art collecting. He suggested that I check out websites like to learn more, but it was so useful to talk to him. Art is something I’m very passionate about and the artwork in this house was beautiful. The ceilings of many of the rooms are enhanced with reclaimed timber, which brings an instant patina to the new home.


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Easter Decor

March 21, 2016

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Spring is officially here and that means two things – pastels and Mini Eggs!  Every year, I convince myself I’m putting out Mini Eggs as part of my Easter Decor and every year I devour them in mere moments.  Why break with tradition?  Here they are again this year!


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