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Stephanie Ryan Art + Design

I heard from a former Blogging Your Way student of mine, Stephanie Ryan, today and her news blew me away! She is an artist from Pennsylvania who has a charming etsy shop where she sells many of her sweet nature-inspired paintings and prints but, get this, Lenox picked up her designs and now she has an entire range of dinnerware available at Macy’s! Here are a few photos from her new collection at Macy’s to whet your appetite…

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Cozy Knitted Throws for Frigid Temperatures

It’s absolutely freezing here in the northeast. In fact it’s way below freezing. So in an attempt to make you feel warm, I offer up a round up of knitted throws. Just imagine snuggling up in one of these by a roaring fire. Don’t you feel warmer already?


Handknit Throw from West Elm, $59

Keep reading to see more cozy throws.

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Which Celebrity Home Would You Love to Live In?

I was reading Curbed this morning that designer/show host Nate Berkus has his Chicago home on the market for a fat $2.65M, the same place we drooled over back in a past issue of Elle Decor magazine. Remember his gorgeous 4,000-square-foot lakeside crib? If you’re a Nate fan, of course you do. Well all this can be yours… well perhaps not all — I can’t be sure, but I’d want the full monty, it would need to be furnished with Nate’s lovely things.

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Ferm Living Spring/Summer 2011

My friend is the new rep for Ferm Living in Germany so I’ve been waiting for her to share their latest catalog with me and it’s here! Jonathan Lo from Happy Mundane posted it first, so I can’t take credit, but here are some additional images that show their new collection for Spring/Summer 2011. I agree with Jonathan when it comes to some of their kids products when he said, “Move over kids, these are mine!” – for sure, Jonathan!

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Join Us on Pinterest

Yesterday, Holly introduced you to Pinterest, the fantastic visual bookmarking site. It is still currently an invite-only site, but Ben, the creator of Pinterest, was nice enough to hook up all of our Simply Stated readers with access.

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Click on this link to join Pinterest. You’ll just need to use either your Facebook or Twitter account to sign up.


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Organize Your Decorating Ideas With Pinterest

It’s a new year and no doubt you have many projects to take on at home but how do you stay organized when it comes to your finds? I’m decorating a few rooms in my apartment currently and have found Pinterest to be enormously helpful in this regard. What is Pinterest? When I joined, I asked the same question as I wasn’t really clear how yet another community-based cataloging site would help me. I am a blogger afterall, can’t I just blog when I find something I like? Plus, I’ve tried FFFFound, We Heart It, Polyvore, Tumblr, StumbleUpon and a bevy of other sites that have the same end goal in mind: to help you organize images on the web for free.

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8 Interiors Books On My Wish List For 2011

A new year is here and with that, a slew of new interiors books coming your way for 2011! I love books, there is nothing like cracking open a beautiful interiors book and lingering over text and images for ideas and inspiration in your favorite chair. I don’t mind reading text-only novels on a reading device, but if there are illustrations or photos, I want a hard copy – a “real” book, please! So with that, here are 8 must-have interiors books that will sit proudly on my coffee table this year. I can’t wait for each of them to release and below each beautiful cover, I’ll tell you why!

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New Year’s Resolutions For Your Home: 12 Tips

It’s January 3rd and most of us are slowly getting back into our daily routine, though I don’t know about you but I’ve been having a hard time waking up early with all of these late nights… Oh but yes, routines, a new year, resolutions. I’m sure you’ve made a few that are health-related (don’t we all?) but what about the home? Do you have some new year’s resolutions for your home?

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When Do You Take Down Your Holiday Decorations?

The holidays are winding down, and I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the new year. Part of starting the new year off right in my family involves taking down the holiday decorations. We traditionally put everything away on New Year’s day. This year it will be a bit earlier since that’s when I fly home to New York.

So I want to know when you take your decorations down. Click through to vote in the poll.

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On the Hunt: Pretty Cake Stands

I’m not normally a resoultion maker. But this year, I’m setting some goals for myself. I’m an amateur baker, and I’ve never tackled a layer cake. So that’s one thing I want to learn to do this year.

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