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Virgina based designer offers practical advice for living beautifully everyday. Weekly design tips around her design philosophy of LBE you can use in your own home. Shows work by other designers and glimpses into her own client projects.

Owner: acanthusandacorn

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Language: English

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Latest Blog Posts for Acanthus & Acorn

  • Tuesday TipYou can never have enough seating! So why not make it portable,  flexible and a little thrifty?One of 2 benches in the client's foyer.This is exactly what I did for a client and not just because I have a thing for benches, ottomans and stools. B...
  • Client's New Powder Room Revealed!
    on Mar 23, 2014
    I think the main powder room of a house should have a little sophistication and at the very least a bit of flair! I know many decorators like to treat powder rooms like little jewel boxes, myself included. Client's on the other hand can be oh so...
  • In Like A Lamb?
    on Mar 20, 2014
     It's nearly impossible to believe I took this photo last Spring!This was the winter of our discontent I think most would certainly agree.  St. Patrick' Day did not bring the luck of the Irish, it dumped 8+ inches of snow in my neighborhood.
  • My Snowy Valentine
    on Feb 14, 2014 in Flowers Holiday Decorating My House
    I dashed out early Wednesday morning ahead of the snowstorm and crowds, to get ready for cupid's holiday. It felt like a sweet little victory to get everything checked off my list and spend the afternoon cooking and listening to F...
  • What Would Edith Wharton Say?
    on Feb 6, 2014
    Dearest Edith,I am writing to inform you that formal living rooms are no longer in fashion. Well, at least in the 21st century. Well, at least at my house. And, perhaps a few million other people. A formal living room that Edith would certainly have...
  • Baby, it's cold outside!
    on Jan 27, 2014
    Talk about the shivers!!! On my way home, I passed by this house located in Middleburg, Virginia.  The large icicle over the doorway was about 5 feet long- absolutely horrifying! I was already freezing cold and this just made me want to get home...
  • 2014. What's In/What's Out?
    on Jan 1, 2014
    Every year the Washington Post publishes it's Out/In List. And,  just like every new year I read it along with Dave Barry's year in review. The DB article is a cynical, albeit mostly true, synopsis of what each month had to offer in world events...
  • Merry, Merry Christmas!
    on Dec 24, 2013
    I thought I was being brave last year venturing into orange, but when my husband said he'd like to see purple, his favorite color, in the decorating scheme, I was a bit concerned I couldn't pull it off... tastefully.Then after an exhaustive...
  • The Great Pumpkin Craving And A Favorite Muffin Recipe!
    on Oct 11, 2013 in Favorite Things Recipe's Seasons
    I go through it every year, that seasonal addiction that has me obsessing over pumpkins. Don't you?Bet you can't eat just one!The origin of the original recipe is unknown, I tore it from a magazine long ago. Over the years I've  made changes her...
  • Tuesday Tip
    on Oct 1, 2013 in Tuesday Tip Before/After My work
    Consider giving something you thought was really ugly a complete overhaul. The results may surprise you! BEFORE:The client sent me this photo taken at night, I'd swear, just to demonstrate how ugly and hopeless the chair was in it's current st...
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