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How to Build a Trousseau

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In the not too distant past, brides-to-be who eagerly curated household linens for their soon-to-be homes was a process that brought extreme excitement to a young woman about to become a newly-minted wife. Though the custom is still being followed during our contemporary times, the percentage of future brides giving it as serious a focus […]

Event to launch Pandora de Balthazár Home Fragrance

Events Galore at Round Top!

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    We’re busy as bees in Round Top, our spot within the Arbor International Antiques and Interior Design Show—in Tent F at 1503 Highway 237—a vibrant mélange of activity. Getting a bit of business out of the way, we’re offering a handful of discounts to fairgoers—all of our down products are 25% off; the […]

Pandora de Balthazar linens at Round Top

Bedding Down at Round Top

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  If you think you are hearing the sound of engines revving and gears spinning faster, you are right, as the fall design season is gaining momentum with the opening of the Arbor International Antiques and Interior Design Show on Thursday! We’ll be holding court in our usual spot so come by and see what […]

Pandora de Balthazar linen headboards

A Case for Couture Bedding

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After surrounding myself with sumptuous couture bedding for quite a while now, I’ve realized something that I think might resonate with quite a few of you. When I began concentrating on creating gracious surroundings for my dreamtime, I felt less of a need to spend as much on dressing my body and delighted in spending […]

Lenox Hill Gala Table by Root Cellar Designs

Design’s Savvy Influencer

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As far as savvy influencers go, there are only a handful of names I can think of that pull the weight of Tamara Matthews-Stephenson, whose blog “Nest by Tamara” has had over 800,000 views so far this year. Not only is she a successful designer with products and interiors under her belt and an influencer […]

Antique linen sheets from Pandora de Balthazar

Your Tactile Personality

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When I begin working with clients who hope to increase the comfort they feel when they go to sleep at night while also giving their bedrooms a lovely new lease on life, there’s one bit of information that has to be gleaned before any purchases are made, and it’s a very important piece of the […]

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Investing in Emotional Assets

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  As a former financial planner, the very term emotional assets has fascinated me for most of my adult life. The concept may seem counterintuitive to those of you who haven’t heard about it or to those who believe emotions have no place in the world of investing—and in many cases, this is definitely true. […]

The Many Faces of Exhaustion

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In an opinion piece in The Guardian last month, there was a heart-rending op-ed about the level of exhaustion that comes with chronic fatigue syndrome ending a long-term relationship—one point in particular representing the crux of the poignant exploration: “Perhaps this is the symptom of modern relationships. We are told to believe we deserve the […]