Friday Fun Best of the Web: Su...

Sep 19, 2014

While we’re sad to see summer slipping away, we’re always happy for the opportunity to look back at our favorite decorating tips, DIYs, and recipes from the season. So if you didn’t have a chance to join us the first time around, take a peek; you might just find your next weekend project or treat right here.   How-To: Make This Bridesmaid Swag Bag June might be the undisputed champ of wedding months, but October and December are quickly gaining steam. Show your bridesmaids just how...

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Shop the House—and Win Up to $...

Sep 18, 2014

In honor of our all-new, one-stop shopping site, Annie is giving away almost $3,000 in unique designer products for the home. We know what you’re thinking: How do I get in on all this sweet swag? It’s pretty simple. Check out how our brands—Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert, Fresh American, and The Outlet @ Pine Cone Hill—can help you create whole-room looks for every part of the house by clicking here. Then choose your favorite item, and repin it on your own Pinterest board. When...

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Wordless Wednesday

Sep 17, 2014

Welcome to (almost) Wordless Wednesday, where we feature an inspiring image each week.

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Great in Bed for 20 Years Gues...

Sep 16, 2014

As if our Pine Cone Hill 20th anniversary celebration couldn’t get more exciting, we have two words for you: Tobi Fairley. That’s right: today the Houston-based interior design superstar with the encyclopedic knowledge of fabric and an innate knack for marrying patterns that seem like they couldn’t possibly go in the same house together, let alone in the same room, is here to show us how she puts together her ultimate dream bed. While Tobi is well-known for her use of color, she says,...

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Black, White & Beautiful:...

Sep 15, 2014

Black can be a challenging color for the kitchen, a space most people want to feel light, bright, and airy. But this stunner of a design by Portland-based firm Jessica Helgerson Interior Design gets it all just right. From the contrast between light and dark to the Old World touches and the warm brass accents, we could spend days marveling over the crisp yet inviting feeling of this kitchen. The original kitchen was a narrow, single-window galley in a circa-1926, Mediterranean-style apartment...

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5 Steps for Preparing Boxwoods...

Sep 12, 2014

It might seem early to be thinking about winter yard and garden prep, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned here in the volatile climate of the Berserkshires Berkshires, it’s that you can never plan too far ahead. Today we’re taking a look at boxwoods, one of our all-time favorite garden plants for its versatility, its ease of maintenance, and its ease of adaptation and shaping to all sorts of garden spaces. While some varieties, like Buxus ‘Winter Gem,’ are pretty...

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Inspired By: Transferware ...

Sep 11, 2014

Annie’s love affair with transferware continues. And if you joined us for the first in this series of pairing the iconic ceramics with blue rugs (plus a bit of history on transferware), you know that Annie’s not afraid to mash up favorite patterns. Today she’s taking the pattern play to new heights by  contrasting an elegant, floral, and decidedly feminine transferware plate with a boldly graphic blue chevron rug. Why does this combo, despite its obvious differences in character and...

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Wordless Wednesday

Sep 10, 2014

Welcome to (almost) Wordless Wednesday, where we feature an inspiring image each week.

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Fly Me to the Moon: Inspired D...

Sep 9, 2014

We can hardly believe that one of our favorite local events, the Berkshire International Film Festival, turned 10 years old this year. That’s a decade of bringing world-class independent features, documentaries, short films, and family films, as well as panel discussions and special events with filmmaking luminaries, to our little corner of Massachusetts. Does it get much better? The answer is a big, resounding yes, especially if you love great design, an amazing party full of supporters of...

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Summer Scarf Style

Sep 8, 2014

The dipping temperatures have been some cause for consternation here in the Northeast, but we’ve got two words for Mother Nature: bring it. We’ve already stocked our closets with our secret weapon—scarves in beautiful brights and layered neutrals—and we’re ready to tackle any late-summer or early fall cool-down that comes our way. Tops on our list of the moment is Annie’s Dahlia lightweight wool scarf, a stylized take on a traditional floral. With its navy background and bright...

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Friday Fun Best of the Web: Ki...

Sep 5, 2014

Sure, there are bajillions of articles out there on how to organize your kitchen, but how many of them offer quick, crazy-easy DIYs that you can accomplish in a single weekend? In today’s Best of the Web, we’re focusing on our favorite kitchen storage solutions from around the blogosphere, all of which can be done with minimal time and specialty skills, and which will instantly corral the clutter, make your kitchen look a lot cleaner, and help it function a whole lot more...

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Sassy Sandwiches: Coconut Curr...

Sep 4, 2014

It’s no secret that we’re major foodies here at Fresh American HQ. From baked salmon with a tropical salsa to tomato pie and some pretty phenomenal cupcakes, we’re rarely happier than when we’re in the kitchen, testing out new recipes. But some days, we just don’t have the time to spare on elaborate prep, yet we still want a meal that’s fresh, flavorful, quick, and easy. Enter the sassy sandwich. For this new series, we’re going beyond the standard deli fare to bring you some of...

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