Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Feeling Foxy!

We all know that Summer is coming to an end! We don't want to admit it but Fall is around the corner. I even hear my little Fox friends have been making quite a ruckus lately in the evening, I think they know that their season is almost here! In Hunterdon County we have an abundance of these fluffy tailed sneaky little Foxes. I have seen them many a morning scurrying through my back yard and even chasing my poor Remy up a tree! I still can't help but love them. It is coming up on Hunt Season as well here in New Jersey. My daughter will occasionally ride with the Amwell Valley Hounds in a Hunter Pace, but never a Fox is caught, thank goodness! 
Since the leaves will soon be changing and the colors will turn to a glorious rust I thought it fitting to pay tribute to the little Fox who will hide amongst the foliage during this soon to be Autumn. Enjoy!

A lovely Little Hunterdon Fox!

Amwell Hound getting some lovin!
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The above pillows-Humble-Haute!

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Love For Old Flooring!

I guess I have always been attracted to antique flooring but it seems as of lately that I have become a bit obsessed with it! Although we love our old farmhouse and have been here for over 15 years we have been toying with the idea of moving on. We just cannot decide if moving on means finding another home or building from scratch!  While contemplating all of this I started day dreaming of what I would put in a new home if I had the chance to do it from the ground up. One thing is for sure, I would definitely use some old stone tile! I love that old stone really doesn't have a cold feel because of the worn quality and patina. After the number my adorable dogs did on all my hard wood flooring a change would be good.  Here are some dream rooms and definite dream floors that I could live with and enjoy for years.





The above flooring images courtesy of De-Opkamer!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Magical Floor- Mirth Studio!

Mirth Studio was started by Interior Designer and Decorative painter Sally Bennett. Sally worked for high end clients through out the New York Area and did some amazing painted floors for them. When it came time to do her own home she wanted the same look without the labor and time consumption. She thought about ceramic tile but felt it was cold and hard so she moved onto  trying to created the same effect with wood. After months of research she found an American company with 30 years experience  to manufacture 12 x 12 sized 1/2 inch thick engineered hardwood tiles! These tiles are very durable and have 10 coats of abrasion resistant UV hardened 100% resin polyurethane.  Oh how I want to use these tiles! You can have crazy color or subtle shading the sky is the limit and they will even do custom! 
Check them out and you may wanting to rip out an existing floor just to have some fun with Mirth Studio Tiles!

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Below are some of my favorite picks!