Floral design

Decorating with Bird Nests

Walking through my garden in today it finally feels like is spring here! I was thrilled to come across the delightful discovery of two abandoned bird’s nests in the branches of my freshly-blooming lilac and privet trees to add to my nest collection. This collection has served me well as I often use

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Sophisticated Pumpkin Decor

The first chilly day finally came and I just could not help myself. I grabbed the first white pumpkin of the season, a small cabbage, a few gourds and went straight to my garden to forage for foliage in my favorite palette of soft greens. The resulting arrangement sits on

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Floral Arrangement in Antique Silver

Styling a Home with Summer’s Bounty

When styling rooms for a magazine shoot, the trend is often less is more, but this time of year I like to go for more! With gardens,

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Getting the Shot: Stylist and Photographer Teamwork

After years of working at New England Home with the most talented photographers in the country, I was really honored…

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Styling with Flowers: Finding inspiration

One of my favorite parts of any photo shoot is styling the flowers since they really do add the finishing…

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African Violets

Let’s Hear it for African Violets

I never had been a big fan of African violets; they just didn’t grab my attention until I created an…

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Urns with moss balls

Winter Garden Urns

By Karin Lidbeck Brent With the excitement of the holidays behind us, the thought of the bleak winter ahead can…

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Notes from The Field: Vintage Inspiration

By Karin Lidbeck Brent  I am thrilled that the current issue of Country Gardens by Better Homes and Gardens magazine…

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Snug Harbor Farm

Design Destination: Snug Harbor Farm, Kennebunk, Maine

Really? Really. It was a Saturday night in mid-January when we decided to check the weather forecast for the following…

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Clinton Ross Smith: Design in Bloom

I’m totally obsessed with flowers right now. I think it all started last fall with Stella McCartney‘s tutti-frutti dress that…

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Friday Favorites 2/18/2011

Cheryl Katz, Contributing Editor This may sound funny, even a little kinky, but I adore ribbons. Not fake velvet or…

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