James Swan

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7 Things Sandra Espinet Can’t Live Without


What 7 Things can’t you live without? In today’s Million Dollar Decorating post our friend Sandra Espinet shares with us what’s on her list. Click this link for a closer look at her very stylish list.                 Sandra draws inspiration from her extensive travels to South America, Northern…

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Failure is My Friend….No, Really!


“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – Denis Waitley I’ve always struggled with spelling.  Ask any of my teachers. So yesterday’s misspelling of a guest’s name…

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The Enthusiast’s Guide to a Beautiful Home: Quotes from 6 Top Designers

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In the almost 18 months that I’ve been interviewing design professionals from around the world (600 and counting) I’ve learned something new, interesting and sometimes surprising from every conversation and interaction. Today I want to share with you some tips from the very best. Use this to make your world and home more beautiful.  …

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The Farmers Market and a Very Fancy Kitchen Range

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A big transition took place this past weekend in my home town in Maine.  A relatively small local shift made a big statement and everyone is excited. Our indoor winter farmers market               …..has relocated to its warm weather home at Waterfront Park on the Kennebec River.    …

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