Monthly Archives: March 2013

Happy Easter From Chestnut Cottage!

Every year when Easter arrives at Chestnut Cottage, my Easter lunch guests think that I have worked for hours on the Coconut Cake that I serve for dessert!  Little do they know that I have a little secret on this … Continue reading

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“Designer Notebook”: Green on Sofas, Green on Chairs, Green on Windows and Everywhere!

In my career as an interior designer, one of my favorite “key ingredients” for a design concept is fabrics!  I love searching for and sourcing lovely fabrics.  And one of my favorite fabric houses is the quintessential British fabric company, … Continue reading

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“Inspiring Images”: The Doors of Dublin

The colorful doors of Dublin are most fascinating! Legend reports two theories on these delightful, colorful doors.  One theory (and my favorite) is that the women of Dublin were tired of their husbands going in the wrong doors after spending … Continue reading

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“On the Road with Kathryn”: On to the South of Ireland!

One of the most special places that I have stayed while traveling is the Park Hotel Kenmare! Located in the town of Kenmare in South West Ireland, this idyllic haven of tranquility is a must when traveling to The Emerald … Continue reading

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“The Collected Style”: Walk Into Spring in Emerald!

Spring brings forth a burst of green, particularly emerald.  And no place is that more evident than on The Emerald Isle! No matter where you might be, emerald is a hit for a collected style for Spring 2013! Aren’t these … Continue reading

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