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Miracle on the Beach

W. H. Auden’s poem “Musee des Beaux Arts” makes the point that the Old Masters knew that ordinary people were mostly indifferent  to momentous events. And so in Pieter Breughel’s depiction of the fall of Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sun, the ploughman took no notice and “the expensive delicate ship that must have seen/Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,/had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.” In August 2015 something happened…


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A Fresh Start for Spring

Nothing says bright, fresh and clean like white. That is why we give three cheers for Benjamin Moore which chose Simply White OC-117 as its 2016 Colour of the Year.  With thousands of choices, it’s nice to return to basics.…


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The Art of Selecting Fabric

Much of what I do is helping clients select fabric; fabric for window treatments, upholstery, bedding, carpets and other sumptuous accessories for the home. Fabric is everywhere and with our heat, humidity and sun here in Bermuda, selecting suitable fabric…


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Window Treatments 101

February is almost over and we’re quickly heading into March and the pleasures of Spring. Before you know it, the crisp temperatures and clouds will give way to clear blue skies, blazing sun and relentless heat. Tune-up your air conditioners…


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The Sands of Time

Every Christmas morning Elbow Beach is on the move as hundreds of people flock down to the shore to enjoy an authentic Bermudian Christmas. For celebrators from freezing northern climates, forgotten are the sleighs and blankets, snowy landscapes and frosty…

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Decorating Trend Predictions for 2016

Today I’m busy pulling out all of the Christmas décor and having a wonderful time placing about my house. I have always been a Christmas enthusiast and an avid collector of all things seasonal so my bits and pieces are…