Category Archives: Style Guide

Happy (very late!) Thanksgiving & Welcome to Christmas at Chestnut Cottage!

I apologize for my absence at The Collected Room! Several of my wonderful readers have contacted me to see if I am still alive and everything is alright. Indeed I am alive and things are getting smoothed out after an … Continue reading

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“On The Road With Kathryn”: Favorite Find… Museum Bees!

Last Friday, I gave a book talk at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Antique Show. It was such a fun event, in a wonderful little village! On my way to the preview party on Friday evening, I was … Continue reading

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Travel Inspired Tabletops!

I thought it would be fun to design a tabletop (or two), inspired by the hotel bar at Hostellerie de Plaisance that I shared with you earlier. I commented that orange was not a personal favorite color, but I LOVED this tabletop that … Continue reading

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More Winter Whites…

Skyros Designs is one of my favorite companies for lovely tabletop designs! More snow this week has put me in the mood for white china patterns! I found a lovely Skyros collection called The Historia Collection. The inspiration for this collection is ornamental … Continue reading

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“Shades of Blue”: New Shades of Blue at Williams Sonoma!

  As you might expect, I am always on the hunt for new “shades of blue” for the table. I recently discovered some great new blue patterns at Williams Sonoma that I thought you might enjoy seeing. This new French Blue collection has … Continue reading

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