Category Archives: Take It From Kathryn

Paint Finishes!

I am regularly asked what paint finishes I recommend for clients…flat, eggshell, semi-gloss, etc. Presently, I am working on a project that my client’s requirements for paint are 1) washability and 2) low VOC! Most of the paint that I … 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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Thanksgiving Entertaining!

It is a busy time here at Chestnut Cottage, with Thanksgiving in less than two weeks and Christmas just around the corner! Lots to do and little time to do it in!! But when one’s passion is entertaining, the joy … Continue reading

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“Designer’s Notebook”: Shades of Blue Plus Orange!

Recently while I was in DC speaking at the Washington Design Center, I did a little work in the Scalamandre showroom.  One of the things that  I found were some interesting “shades of blue” plus orange!  I had just completed … Continue reading

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