livethefinelife Doesn't every cottage come with perks? Pretty sure this Spider Farming gig is going to make me rich. Rich, I tell you!!! #sdgcottage #sandlerdesigngroup #eww #gross How about the in-window gas line placement? It's special. Who headed up #buildingcodes in the 60s? I'd like to have a chat. Link to more good badness in my profile. #parttwo #commitment 1d
  •   cityfarmhouse I actually spider webs! 1d
  •   nashvillenancypr If I could have a chat w/ our builder!! Stand up bathrooms only! 1d
  •   livethefinelife It's not the webs @cityfarmhouse, I love a beautifully woven masterpiece covered in dew, it's the Brown Recluse family living here. If their venom only melted fat and not flesh, I'd be a gazillonaire! 1d
  •   livethefinelife This house has an honest-to-goodness submariner bathroom upstairs, @nashvillenancypr. It has a one piece metal shower and a 4' tall medicine cabinet, also metal, tucked between the studs. The toilet is elevated about 6" above the floor, right where the roof line slopes the lowest. The "Before" tile selection is THE BEST mix ever. It's so bad it's good. Looking forward to sharing when it's time! 1d
  •   cityfarmhouse Ugh those house guests have to go! @livethefinelife 1d
  •   livethefinelife #shopvac and a remodel to the rescue @cityfarmhouse! 17h

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livethefinelife First thought:: The railings don't begin to match at #sdgcottage, but then I realized, "Hey! One more thing in common with @lynneknowlton!" #whensquirrelsattack #omg #thatrailing #itsbad #everythingmustgo #exceptthesquirrel #ohcanada in #Nashville #needatreehouse 3d
  •   lynneknowlton ROFL he looks like he's getting his game face on. Welcome to my world. Teehee 3d
  •   sixelarethcir I want a new deck. Ugh. Who paints a deck orange-red? 3d
  •   livethefinelife Seriously, @lynneknowlton. One of the redeeming qualities of the new house is it's fabulous soil. Fruit trees flourish, as do peonies and other flowers. I couldn't grow them 8 miles down the road. Squirrelly Pants and the Bunny Family love to eat the fallen fruit. This one challenged me to a game of Freeze. He won, this time. 2d
  •   livethefinelife Your answer is, @sixelarethcir, nearly everyone who was an adult in the 80s. The only reason this is a combo wood deck with metal railing is the previous owner needed a ramp. I'm gonna need one too...someday, but not yet and definitely not in orange-red! 2d
  •   sixelarethcir This house was built in 2004. The previous owner should be very ashamed. 2d
  •   livethefinelife There's really no way to undo that, is there? Pressure washing probably won't help much @sixelarethcir. 2d
  •   sixelarethcir FIL tried it, worked some. We may just sand and stain it dark. Luckily it's flat slats. 1d
  •   livethefinelife @sixelarethcir. Dark it is! 1d

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livethefinelife Sharing a little news about changes at the #home front on the blog today. You know where to find the link. #sandlerdesigngroup #interiordesign #movingout #movingon #missmyyard #truthtelling 1w

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livethefinelife If you're in #NYC before September 7, be sure to catch #ChinaThroughTheLookingGlass, a fascinating journey through the history of the #Chinese influence on #fashion @metmuseum. It's well worth a visit. #TravelTip: if you aren't a member, buy your tickets online and avoid the queue. Saves time and avoids stress! 1w
  •   cozystylishchic Wow- that looks fabulous! Hmmm....now to get to NYC in the next 6 weeks. 1w
  •   livethefinelife Market week sounds like a good excuse to me @cozystylishchic! I would love to go back. Needed one more hour to explore this extensive exhibit. There is a blue and white mosaic dress made entirely of shards of Chinese porcelain and loads of #hautecouture. The workmanship is amazing! 1w
  •   suixtillisa Wow!!! 3d
  •   livethefinelife You should go @suixtillisa. The blue and white porcelain inspired collection is right up your alley! 2d

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livethefinelife I went mining for brass and crystal in the cottage project and struck gold! #sdgcottage #sandlerdesigngroup #joy #treasure #20 #keepers #original #crystal #brasshardware #vintage #1940 2w

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livethefinelife My Room For Girls in @omorecollege of Design's #omoreshowhouse (top) is morphing into a client's master suite (bottom). There are still details to attend to, but doesn't @crlaine look fabulous dressed in @sunbrella in both spaces? #interiordesign #repurpose #reimagine #roomforgrownups #inprogress #projectpoplar #sandlerdesigngroup 2w

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livethefinelife Doing some late night wandering thru my roll and found this moment of #zen. #reflection #creek #goodday #latergram #NJ 2w

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livethefinelife In the battle of Calatrava vs. the Universe, #Calatrava for the win. #architecture #worldtradecenter #transit #wtc #skelton #tranaportationhub 3w

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livethefinelife Let's skip lunch and go straight to dinner, please. #farmersmarket #freshness Love the #vintage bucket. Thanks for making my day a little yellower and greener @bloomsburyfarm, and more purple too! I bought #redcabbage #yellowsquash multi-color #tomatoes and #mint. 3w

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livethefinelife Today, I took a toddler to an #IvyLeague college, told her she's a genius and it was an 'extra' early #admissions tour, but, truthfully, it was so I could take photographs of #gothic #architecture. #imbad #imbad #iknowit 3w

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  •   jennguth I love it! ...what is it? 4w
  •   livethefinelife It is a magnificent gold lame embroidered and beaded #gown @jenguth, by @guopeiofficial, on display at the Met, featuring the history of China's influence on fashion. Just posted the front. It's a work of art! 4w

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livethefinelife The #Chinese influence on #fashion summed up in a single, extraordinary garment by @guopeiofficial, 2007, and it's going to take me three shots to show it off! #1of3 #exquisite #guopei #gown #CostumeInstitute #fashion #couture #goldlame #goldsilkthread #embroidery #beading #exquisite #nyc #mustsee#eightyhoursofhandsewing 4w

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livethefinelife Saturday, in the park, you'd think it was the 4th of July... #july3 #centralpark #beautifulday #nyc #reflection 4w

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  •   emhouck Is that a cat in the one window? 4w
  •   livethefinelife Just a reflection @emhouck. Wish it was a cat! 4w
  •   emhouck Working on the city for years, I always loved watching the windows. Every once in a while making a connection. :) 4w

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