Great in Bed for 20 Years Gues...

Jul 16, 2014

We hope you had a chance to join us yesterday, because our new blogger bestie Jessica Bruno of Four Generations One Roof put together a wow-worthy back-to-school decorating look for a girl’s dorm. She’s in charge again today with this bedroom design for boys, and we’re crazy for its sleek simplicity and sophistication—perfect for any young adult who’s ready to step up his style game. For this bedding look, Jessica started with a palette of layered neutrals. She went tailored and...

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Great in Bed for 20 Years Gues...

Jul 15, 2014

Jessica Bruno knows a thing or two about creating fun, functional spaces that appeal to a wide range of age groups. On her blog, Four Generations One Roof, she chronicles some pretty amazing interior decorating projects in the home that she shares with her husband and kids . . . and parents . . . and grandparents. So when we were looking for a blogger to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pine Cone Hill with back-to-school room designs for both boys and girls, we knew just where to...

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Packing the Perfect Picnic: Su...

Jul 14, 2014

We live in a region that has no shortage of fantastic locations for picnics, from Tanglewood to The Mount (aka, Edith Wharton’s gorgeous mansion) and hiking trails at the Pittsfield State Forest, Mount Greylock, and Monument Mountain. So we’ve become pretty knowledgeable about which elements you need to create the perfect picnic experience. For this post, we’re going to focus on the items you need for memorable al fresco dining; if you’re also looking for some picnic or cookout...

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Inspired By: The Gardens of Bu...

Jul 11, 2014

There are a few certainties in the design world: trends come and go, but quality lasts for decades; every season, a variety of experts will proclaim a color—not necessarily the same one—the “new black”; and Bunny Williams, interior decorating icon, will have some of the most exquisite gardens in the Northeast. Need visuals? We took a trip last week to Bunny’s home in Falls Village, Connecticut, where the roses are lushly creeping, the veggies are exploding with color and fruit, the...

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Beach Style: How to Transform ...

Jul 10, 2014

We’re big believers that great style doesn’t mean buying tons of stuff—especially items that serve just one function. Instead, we pick and choose a few terrific items that can do double and triple duty, and sit back and reap the compliments. Case in point: beachwear. Why spend extra cash on tops, pants, and dresses that can be worn only by the shore or pool, and whose expiration date has passed by August 31? Instead, we like to repurpose pieces of cool, summery sleepwear into chic,...

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Wordless Wednesday

Jul 9, 2014

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

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Summer Scarf Style

Jul 8, 2014

Summer is the quintessential season for casual dressing, and we’re crazy for this year’s adorable printed shorts, skinny dip-dye skimmers, embellished tanks, and drapey slub tees. But what about those days when you want (or need) to dress it up a bit? Luckily, there’s a simple way to elevate your floaty dresses and laid-back tops: lightweight, colorful scarves. Annie’s cotton Hana scarf—which features an original art print by painter Melissa Lillie—is a midsummer’s dream...

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Artist Crush: Rob MacInnis

Jul 7, 2014

It’s not often that a photographer treats his four-footed subjects like two-footed supermodels, but Rob MacInnis is a unique kind of artist. After being inspired by fashion photography and its role in society—both positive and negative—MacInnis had a lightbulb moment: why not showcase the farm animal as a metaphor for the fashion model? “I wanted to draw parallels between literally consuming them, which we do every day,” and the way the photograph ‘consumes’ its subject,” he...

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Inspired by: Red, White &...

Jul 4, 2014

July 4 always brings out a patriotic streak in our decorating, but this year, we wanted to shake up the color palette a bit. So instead of pairing red and white with that old standby navy, we decided to introduce them to a new friend: French blue. A longtime favorite color of Annie’s, French blue is a medium-intensity hybrid of denim, lavender, and gray. It’s got a more sophisticated, upscale feel than navy, royal blue, or turquoise, making it just a bit unexpected when paired with...

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Steals and Deals at the Pine C...

Jul 3, 2014

It’s all we can talk about here at Fresh American HQ: the Outlet at Pine Cone Hill’s summer Tent Sale—July 10 to 13 at our Pittsfield, Massachusetts, office—is almost here, and we’re in awe over the diversity of quilts, duvets, shams, decorative pillows, throws, table linens, window panels, pajamas, and loungewear from Annie’s signature Pine Cone Hill collections that will be on offer (at 50 to 90% off retail prices!). If you just thought, But what I really need is a rug, well, get...

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Wordless Wednesday

Jul 2, 2014

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

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Have You Met Annette? Beautifu...

Jul 1, 2014

You just can’t get some gals off your mind. That was how hundreds of customers felt when Annie retired Annette, an effervescent, color-drenched quilt, shams, and bed skirt, from the Pine Cone Hill catalog. In the intervening years, she’s fielded so many inquiries about Annette that this splashy pattern was first in line for revival as part of the Pine Cone Hill 20th Anniversary Collection.   Annette’s elaborate design of paisleys, flowers, and vines in undeniably Indian in inspiration,...

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