Spring Scarf Style

Apr 1, 2014

It’s official: spring is finally making its way across the Northeast, and we couldn’t be happier. On that note, we’re lightening up for the season by pairing new outfit combos with our favorite scarves, and first on our list is Annie’s Rose Dots wool scarf. Inspired by a hand-painted pattern from a 1920s textile mill in Lyon, France, this design is a graphic modern take on the classic rose print. We love that the Rose Dots scarf evokes vintage wallpaper without looking dated, and it’s...

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Canine Crush: Lady, with In To...

Mar 31, 2014

You’ve no doubt heard the saying that behind every great man is a great woman, but who’s behind all the great women of the world? Dogs. We’re pretty sure of it. Case in point: this mixed-breed beauty with an amazingly expressive face—and a flair for design, including a sassy Dash & Albert WOUF. Pet parent/owner’s name and job title: Jo Piazza, Executive News Director for In Touch, and Life & Style, author of Love Rehab: A Novel in Twelve Steps Dog’s name: Lady Breed:...

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The Plane Truth: How to Dress ...

Mar 28, 2014

When you work for a world traveler like Annie, you pick up a ton of terrific travel tips. We’ve covered packing a checked bag like a pro and carry-on essentials, but what about the outfit you wear on the plane? Turns out Annie’s got some great tips for this too. Assuming you don’t have a job interview or important meeting as soon as you land, here are her rules for dressing for plane travel: 1. Leave the sweats at the gym and the pajamas in bed. Yes, you should be comfortable on a plane,...

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Rustic Refined: R. Riveter Han...

Mar 27, 2014

Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse were young military spouses when they met in Dahlonega, Georgia, just outside of Camp Merrill. An M.B.A. and a Master of Architecture, respectively, they hadn’t yet had time to develop careers, and found themselves frustrated by the lack of prospects. After many a discussion about the issue, Lisa recalls, “We thought, Let’s quit talking about it, and do something that’s mobile and flexible for military spouses.” Thus R. Riveter, a line of rustic-chic...

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Wordless Wednesday

Mar 26, 2014

Welcome to (almost) Wordless Wednesday, where we feature an inspiring image each week. We’re gearing up for the 2014 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival! View the full program.

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Behind the Scenes at Tobi Fair...

Mar 25, 2014

We had a pretty lucky run at the Design Bloggers Conference, picking up a whole bunch of goodies from the sponsors and even winning a dinner at the Woodfire Grill. But when we also won a ticket to one of Tobi Fairley’s Design A to Z camps, we knew we had to drop everything and make the trip to Dallas for this special two-day workshop. Held at the Stoneleigh Hotel, Tobi’s workshop was made up of 15 beginner interior designers and serious decorating aficionados. Like Annie, Tobi has an...

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Why We (Still) Love Zigzags an...

Mar 24, 2014

Every few months or so, it seems like some fashion or decorating authority declares one trend dead—mort, muerto, tot!—and another on the rise. Since we’re always less concerned with whether something is trendy as opposed to whether it actually looks good, we usually take these prognostications with a grain of salt. But when some of those experts started picking on the chevron and its sister, the zigzag, we just had to jump into the fray. To us, zigzags and chevrons can hardly be...

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A Night at the Woodfire Grill,...

Mar 21, 2014

Lucky ducks that we are, during the recent Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta, we attended (among other fab parties hosted by Sub-Zero, Ethan Allen, Sunbrella, HGTV Magazine, and Kravet, an exclusive wine dinner with conference founder and DigitalSherpa president Adam Japko—and a bunch of blogging and interior designer friends—at the Woodfire Grill. Adam, who’s also an ace wine guy, worked with the chefs to put together a menu inspired by five basic concepts of interior design:...

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Great in Bed for 20 Years Gues...

Mar 20, 2014

As the Pine Cone Hill 20th anniversary celebration kicks into high gear, we’ve got a brand-new feature that we’ve been dying to share with you: we’ve invited an exclusive group of design bloggers to be guest bedding stylists, putting together their favorite sheet, duvet, blanket, throw, and decorative pillow combos just for us. This month’s guest stylist is Erin Gates from Elements of Style, whose impeccable eye for mixing the high-end with the hip has kept us tuning in week after week...

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Wordless Wednesday

Mar 19, 2014

Welcome to (almost) Wordless Wednesday, where we feature an inspiring image each week Coastline of Ithaca, Greece near Villa Kalos...

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How to Hang a Mosquito Net Bed...

Mar 18, 2014

After months of cocooning ourselves in cozy knits and fluffy fleece, we’re craving a light, airy, romantic refresh for the bedroom. This out-of-Africa décor look—featuring Annie’s tropically inspired bedding and her amazing eye for texture—has us all sorts of jazzed. Who knew that some pale, watery colors, contrasting fabrics, and a well-placed bit of mosquito netting could create so much drama? Even better, you can hang this faux netting canopy in less than a half hour, using only a...

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St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate St...

Mar 17, 2014

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got a special treat: Svengali of sweets Michael Taylor of Mikey T Bakes is back for another dessert round, and this time he’s sharing his recipes for mouthwatering, sweet-with-an-unexpected-bite Chocolate Stout Cupcakes. (Did you miss Michael’s previous recipes? Check them out here and here.) Trust us, you don’t want to miss these cupcakes. So round up your ingredients and supplies, pick up some cute St. Patty’s Day cupcake liners and...

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