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At the end of October, CBS Boston launched a spankin’ new website that brings all the local CBS outlets under one digital roof.  Thanks to a glowing recommendation from Boston Mamas’ Christine Koh, I had an opportunity to contribute some of my favorites to the site’s Boston’s Best section.  Need the perfect accessories to go with that dress?  Or a last-minute gift and bouquet of flowers for your co-worker’s birthday?  How about the best places for housewares and home decor?  I also shared some of my very favorite local home artisans, some of whom I’ve featured right here on the Mudroom.  So check it out, and feel free to add your own favorites in the comments!

Image credit: Comina

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Best laid plans.

I don’t know about you, but when I move into a new space (which is more often than I’d like), I try to have it all planned out before the big day.  The furniture, the wall colors, where the lamps will go.  Everything.

But sometimes things don’t turn out exactly like you expect.  There’s enough space for the couch on that wall, but looks terrible.  Your pots and pans don’t actually fit in the cabinets.  The TV is perfect right there, but the deck door allows a little beam of the neighbor’s outdoor light in exactly when you want to watch The Real Housewives airkiss and then rip each other to shreds.  You get the picture.

Anyhoo, it turns out that one of the AWESOME things we didn’t count on was that our fabulous extra-narrow cherry farm table that used to be in our dining room fit perfectly in our new kitchen, so we didn’t have to buy a kitchen table and it freed up a whole room.  Frankly, I’ve always thought formal dining rooms were sort of a waste of space, so rather than doing a home office/guest room combo (our original plan), we have the unexpected opportunity to have an entire room dedicated to an office (can you hear the chorus of angels?).  I’d like our space to be:

Peaceful, with lots of work space,

 

multi-purpose,

 

separate, but equal,

 

and of course, well-styled.

Image credits: House Beautiful, Southern Living, Cottage Living, Stacy Style (who, by the way, rocks, and if you tweet you should follow her @stacystyle)

 

 

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