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Valentine's Day gifts
Posted Feb 1 at 3:07 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Unique gift ideas to dazzle and delight your Valentine… Toast your enduring love with Christofle’s red crystal champagne flutes. The GRAPHIK line has a contemporary flair and celebratory vibe. $190.   Etched with hearts, flowers and phrases like “Je t’Aime,” Christofle’s silver plated GRAFFITI tray will appeal to the younger set as well as pop art devotees, and can be used as a display or...
Sofa protection, pet throw
Posted Jan 23 at 3:46 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Home furnishing gurus Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, who have hearts of gold and a soft spot for dogs, have announced a new line of exclusive pet throws. Homeowners now have a fashionable way to protect their sofas, chairs and lounges from the dog hair, stains and wear created by our four-legged friends. During the winter and headed into mud season, pet throws are a must, and mean that we don’t...
Eclectic rug and furniture pairings
Posted Jan 7 at 10:46 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Without a doubt, today’s marketplace is highly decorative. Homeowners and interior designers alike are making bold and offbeat choices with furnishings and floor coverings that are wildly successful and unique. Homes are reflecting personalities, preferences and the travels of occupants. Heather Vaughan Design This out-of-the-box thinking results in some pretty electric and extraordinary spaces...
contemporary rugs and furniture
Posted Jan 6 at 5:24 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Contemporary rugs run the gamut and can range from shimmering monochromatic floor coverings to brilliant and bold designs. Geometrics figure in greatly to contemporary styles, and so do the tactile aesthetics of the weave underfoot. Often, designers integrate bamboo silks for a subtle shimmer or play with the pile length for a three-dimensional look. Atsu Gunther Interior Design For a modern...
Transitional rug
Posted Jan 5 at 12:00 AM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Transitional rug designs are going strong on the home front, with the most successful styles channeling ancient motifs and patterns in refreshed and inspired ways. Composition, color and texture are key for transitional spaces, and all are often manipulated for a diverse and exciting effect.  Heather Vaughan Design Principal Heather Vaughan of Heather Vaughan Design nails the transitional look...
kotzen interiors
Posted Jan 2 at 4:27 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Ice-cold martinis and oysters on the half shell. Horizonless seas and fiery sunsets. Some things bring out the best in one another. And so it is for rugs and furniture. With the range of rug and furniture styles available today, there is no end to the looks you can create. From tonal designs that blend in to the whole to look-at-me one-of-a-kind statement pieces, it’s no wonder interior designers...
High-end bedding
Posted Dec 14 at 3:51 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Gifts to beautify your home and those of others.... For the entertainer on your list, Christofle Paris has just the gift to bring sparkle to the table. The fine French silversmith joins two centuries of tradition with modern day luxury living with MOOD by Christofle flatware set and storage capsules. Flawless yet functional, these treasure chests have dark walnut interiors that house a 24-piece...
Art books for gifts
Posted Dec 13 at 10:39 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Gifts for those in your inner and extended circle.... We have always loved gifting beautiful art books and, in this digital age, page-turning presents carry even more weight. Chatham’s Focus Gallery, which specializes in striking fine art photography, has a well-edited collection of books of photographic art from top-tier publishers. Choose the theme that will resonate most with the recipient—...
Handmade ornaments
Posted Dec 11 at 3:42 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Our picks for the host of those fabulous seasonal soirees... Seafood lovers will say “Aw, shucks” when presented with the Sir | Madam Oyster Napkin Set, comprised of four linen napkins cataloging North American oysters, their geographical location and their flavor. You’ve likely had Malpeque and Wellfleet oysters, the briny beauties from Prince Edward Island and Cape Cod Bay, respectively, but...
Farmhouse Pottery candle
Posted Dec 7 at 1:04 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
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Are you searching for a gift to bring to a Yankee Swap at an upcoming holiday party? What you bring can vary greatly, depending on whether you’re looking to elicit oohs and ahs or hoots of laughter when your gift is unwrapped. It also comes down to how practical you are. As we see it, there are three types of Yankee Swap Gifts. Choose wisely.  The Keeper If you’re looking to bring the gift that...

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