Wordless Wednesday

Aug 13, 2014

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

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10 Tips for Hosting an Outdoor...

Aug 12, 2014

Here in the Northeast, we have a sadly short season for outdoor entertaining. But instead of bemoaning our lack of under-the-sun fun (well, okay. Maybe we do a little of that, too), we make the most of our warm-weather seasons by hosting lots of al fresco events. Our current favorite? Outdoor movie night. To create our outdoor movie night setup, we turned to Annie. She broke it all down into the following tips: 1. Start with several smaller indoor/outdoor area rugs—figure on a minimum of one...

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Using Graphic Rugs in Small Sp...

Aug 11, 2014

As we like to tell our apartment and petite-chateau-dwelling friends, a small space isn’t a decorating death sentence. In fact, a small room provides an opportunity to make a big impact with just a few well-chosen items. On our must list: graphic rugs. We love their visual punch and their ability to make a small space appear larger, and the way they add instant drama to clean-lined or solid furniture and accessories. While decorating a larger room often means budget-busting area rugs, small...

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Annie Wins the ICON Award!

Aug 8, 2014

During the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market a couple weeks back, where she debuted dozens of fabulous fall arrivals from Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert, and Fresh American, Annie received some surprise kudos: she was named the 2014 Career Achiever in the ICON HONORS, sponsored by AmericasMart Atlanta, which celebrates the best in global innovation and superior achievement in the home and gift industry. Annie faced some pretty stiff competition, but she was ultimately...

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Sweet Swede: The Sonia Quilt G...

Aug 7, 2014

We hope you’ve been enjoying our behind-the-scenes peek at Annie’s Pine Cone Hill 20th Anniversary Collection, which has brought back a selection of best-sellers for a limited-time run. Today we’re taking a closer look at Sonia, a gorgeous quilt with so many pairing possibilities, we hardly know where to begin. Annie first spied this pattern on an antique Swedish document and immediately fell in love. The intricate floral featuring delicate sprigs and bold bouquets, the soft shades of...

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Shop the All-New Annie Selke S...

Aug 6, 2014

Ever have one of those secrets so juicy, you think you might pop if you don’t share it? Well, we’ve been ready to burst like a grape in summer fruit salad for a while, but we finally get to make the big reveal: our brand-spanking-new website is now ready to shop, and we think you’re going to love what you see. What’s the big deal, exactly? Well, for starters, the new site is fully integrated, so you can shop all of Annie’s brands—Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert Rug Company, Fresh...

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How to Create the Ultimate Car...

Aug 5, 2014

With a daughter in college—and her own past experience with living at a boarding school and university—Annie has acquired some pretty useful back-to-school skills, like shopping for dorm-room essentials, packing, and putting together a thoughtful care package. Perfectly timed for when your student is starting to feel the stress of a heavy workload and a bit of homesickness, the care package is all about providing a hint of home and a healthy dose of comfort right when he or she needs it...

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Sewn Together: Lisa K. Tharp B...

Aug 4, 2014

We’re always on the hunt for innovative decorating ideas, so when we saw this eye-catching area rug treatment courtesy of interior decorator Lisa K. Tharp, we let out a collective ooh and aah. In her design for a stunning beach house on Cape Cod, Lisa came across an enviable challenge: how to choose a rug for a light-filled, expansive living room that sees its share of sandy feet and muddy-puppy messes? The answer: sew together several durable indoor/outdoor rugs to create the look of one...

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Bistro Box: Farm-to-Table Road...

Aug 1, 2014

In our little corner of Western Massachusetts, an area rich in culture and dining options, we’re lucky enough to see new restaurants pop up almost every season. This summer, the one that’s got us the most jazzed is the Bistro Box, a quick-service roadside stand that serves—drum roll, please—local, farm-to-table comfort foods with a scrumptious contemporary twist. The Bistro Box was founded by Nick and Birdie Joseph, both Culinary Institute of America–trained chefs, as a food truck...

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Sleek & Bright Girl’s Roo...

Jul 31, 2014

“I wish I could find great bedding and accessories for my daughter’s room that doesn’t have Disney princesses all over it.” If we had a nickel for every time we’ve heard this lament, we’d have enough cash to design an entire mansion full of girl’s rooms . . . and we’d make sure one of them looked like this bright, spunky, but not overdone bedroom by Laura U Interior Design, an award-winning firm out of Houston. What gives this room its punch is the tasteful use of bold hues...

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Wordless Wednesday

Jul 30, 2014

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

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Easy Succulent Container Garde...

Jul 29, 2014

We didn’t think gardening could get much more fun—until we saw the something-cool-around-every-corner gardens of Bunny Williams. While we meandered around these stunning grounds, we couldn’t help but notice some unexpected plants—spiky cheveria, bright chartreuse sedum—popping up in unusual places. The conclusion? Bunny digs succulents.   Eric Ruquist, Bunny’s chief gardener, notes that the renowned interior designer loves succulents for their variety in size, shape, and form, and...

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