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Thursday, March 27

decorate like a new englander

Welcome to All in the Detail… I am so glad you are here! 
 
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I am always right at home when I am in New England

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My utopia is a small community in upper New York where my family summered each year

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I feel at peace when walking the streets of Boston

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I have a sense of calm come over me when I'm at Martha’s Vineyard

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Cape Cod is my ultimate shopping destination

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I feel enlivened when I stroll the streets of New York City

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PERFECTION is the sound of water lapping against boats and docks

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If you believe in previous lives, mine has to have been in New England

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I could live on New England-style Lobster Rolls

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Although my visits to the Northeast are far and few between now,
I know that New England is my home away from home.

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So the other day when I ran across a House Beautiful article titled
10 Signs You Decorate Like You Are a New Englander
I just had to check it out and of course, I qualify! … do you?

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Your home belongs in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, or Connecticut, if:

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You’re not the stucco or brick house-owning type, it’s strictly shingles and shakes under your roof

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You have a brass lobster on your coffee table

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A lakeside bonfire is your version of a cocktail party

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You can never have enough blue-and-white porcelain plates

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You have a closet full of designer bags, but nothing beats your L.L.Bean

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The room leading to your back door is called a mudroom… 
that’s where you keep your boots and cut your hydrangeas

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In the summer, you kickback in your boathouse between family canoe races

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When you need to meditate, you wrap yourself in a fleece blanket and sit on a dock

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Firewood is a winter necessity, but you also embrace it as rustic-chic porch décor

HBX-NEW-ENGLAND-DECOR-STYLE-8Framed pictures of ships… yeah, you have those. 
After all, where exactly did the Mayflower land? That’s right.
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