I thought it might be fun to share a little bit of my home with you here on the blog! We had friends from France staying with us recently so the guest bedroom seems like an appropriate start! Photo by Werner Strube for Traditional Home Design by Jan Showers Wall Paint- Queen Anne Pink #HC…

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Lobster for lunch is a summer favorite of mine. Who doesn’t like to indulge in an afternoon seafood feast?  Kimberly Schlegel Whitman’s Tablescapes At our lake house, I like to cover the picnic table with a crisp white linen from Porthault. Large white-and-pine chairs are brought from inside to make sure people have plenty of…

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When the weather is nice, and I am planning a lunch for friends, I would much rather dine al fresco than at a restaurant! After inviting three friends over for a casual lunch, I picked up a big bunch of sunflowers at the market and set a simple table beside the pool, where we could…

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I thought it might be fun to share a few images from our home with you!  I wanted you to see how I live with Blue and White:   Designer Jan Showers helped us select the perfect shade of pale blue for our bedroom.  She also designed the canopy to cover up two awkward windows on…

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For me, setting the table is a great creative outlet. I take every opportunity, even brunch with girlfriends, to do just that!  Here is a green and white table that was featured in my book, Tablescapes.  “Tablescapes” To set a ladylike tone,  I began with a simple white cloth and a Lily of the Valley-patterned…

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