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Friday Finds: Fabio Wallcovering

We are showcasing the talented Miss Claire and her interest in wallcovering. The top two photos are from the exhibit “Appreciation: A Celebration of the U of M Arts Scholarship Program” at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. The exhibit runs through August 26, 2010. Claire designed and “printed” the wallcovering shown in these photos. She...
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Friday Finds: Top 12 Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

“Popular Benjamin Moore colors,”  “Benjamin Moore,” and “best-selling Benjamin Moore colors” are search terms people are using to find their way to Hirshfield’s Color Club blog. So here they are. Benjamin Moore’s most popular colors, starting with the top seller White Dove. If you are looking at traditional neutral colors for your home this is...
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Friday Finds: Patrick Dougherty’s Big Build

I went out to the Minnesota Arboretum last weekend to see Patrick Dougherty’s Big Build in progress. I was so excited when I found out the Arboretum commissioned his residency here in May. A Patrick Dougherty in Minnesota – that’s big. Today, May 22, 2010 will be a ribbon cutting and naming ceremony for the...
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Friday Finds: Thibaut’s Shangri-La 2

It was manna from heaven when I received today’s e-mail from Thibaut introducing the Shangri-la Collection. The room sets in this collection are the best I have seen from Thibaut. I always love a little  mix and matching of design styles to keep it fresh. Noticed… and liked… Greek Key tape on the sheers like...
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Friday Finds: Chinoiserie Wallpaper Countdown

Chinoiserie is one of my all time favorite words…I like how it looks on paper and I love the way it sounds (sheen-waz-a-ree). Chinoiserie, according to Webster, is a style that reflects Chinese qualities or motifs, an object or decoration. Europe fell in love with the Asian influence of China and Japan in the early...
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Friday Finds: Faux Bois

Faux Bois is french for “fake wood,” as it looks like wood but it’s not.  Replicating the faux bois look appears to be easy, fun and fairly inexpensive. These photos are showing a painted base, then one or two (I can’t remember what the Old Masters rep said, I’ll find out) layers of stain that...
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