Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A classic shingle style home in Massachusetts

This beautiful home, that overlooks the ocean in Massachusetts, is a classic New England style shingled home.  Over time, the shingles will weather giving the home a wonderful aged appearance.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

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Located on Huntington Avenue - Boston Massachusetts, the Museum of Fine Arts ( mfa boston) is one of the world's most comprehensive art museum that entertains over 1 million visitors a year. 

Since it's doors opened to the public July 4th, 1876 (the nation's centennial), the Boston Museum of Fine Arts has shown nearly 450,000 works of art.  This wonderful museum of art offer modern art, contemporary art, fine art, and historical art by painters and artisans from all over the world.

Nestled among the art and design in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, four dining venues, including a wine bar, are available with seasonal menus and locally grown ingredients.  The New American CafĂ© was named one of the best museum restaurants in the US by Food & Wine in January 2014.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Can a party dress inspire a room or party table decor? Let's see!

Do you have a party dress in your closet that you just love the colors, the accents, the way it makes you feel?  Have you ever considered using the dress as inspiration for your decor or party table theme?  I have gone into my client's closets on numerous occasions and asked them to do just that!  I ask them to pull out clothing they love, ask them what they like about it, then sometimes we go from there!

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Using Cobalt Blue For Decorating & Fashion

Growing up in an old 1680's - 1760's farmhouse in Massachusetts, I had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy many simple pleasures. Let's remember there was no internet, no cell phones, and playing outside for hours was not only normal but expected.  One of those childhood simple pleasures was exploring and digging in some of the old family dumping grounds that were hidden all over the property and uncovering many wonderful items.  Some of my favorite finds were cobalt blue bottles that I would then take home, wash, and display on my bedroom windowsill  (yes even as a little girl, decorating with accessories was very important to me :-) ).  I thought I would share a few photos of how cobalt blue can be used in decorating and fashion. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Renee Zellweger's home for sale Connecticut

For 1.6 million dollars, you could own a beautiful 3,500 square foot farmhouse in Connecticut that is owned by Renee Zellweger.  About one hour from Boston, this beautiful home from 1770 sets on 36 acres in Pomfret, Connecticut.

Listed by Keith Ross - Landvest Boston

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Friday, September 5, 2014

A visit to the San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Well this was a surprise, I just found this post that was not made public for a few years, so I figured I would still share it.  Here is a little information about a press trip to the San Francisco Decorator Showcase is just what the doctor ordered

10 Classy and Glam Halloween Pumpkins To Make With No Carving

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Katherine Hepburn's Mansion Is For Sale Again

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Ladies, get out your wallets.  After three years from being first listed, Katherine Hepurn's house is, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, is back on the market for the small price tag of 14.8 million dollars.  Wait until you see the updated interior!  It's stunning!

New England Fine Living's Web site and this blog was created by Linda Calder, The Fine Living Muse, as a Girl's Guide to Decorating in Style, Entertaining in Style, and Living in Style.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Aruba is for lovers and also mothers!

I've heard the expression Aruba is for Lovers, but since I went on this vacation with my mom, and not my Dushi, (Dushi means sweetheart in Papiamento, Aruba's  native language) I created my own tagline "Aruba is for Mothers"..  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Quick Trip to Old Greenwich Connecticut

Greenwich Connecticut holds the zip code to the most expensive homes in the United States, but it also offers a wonderful shopping experience for all pocket books.  I only took a few photos during our quick visit to Old Greenwich, but the shops on Greenwich Ave and Post Road East offer a wide range of specialty shops such as Ralph Lauren, Restoration Hardware, Hermes to Zara.