ABCD Design Inspiration

Campaign Style Nightstands {Rainbow Color-Coded Accessories}

Opening this post with a photo of kumquats, you ask? Yeah, well – I washed them and dumped them on the countertop yesterday before I put them on my plate at breakfast time. They’re so beautiful I had to snap a photo!  I honestly couldn’t help myself. I guess this goes without saying, but color can do wonderful […]

  Posted by Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo / Color Palette and Making Your House a Home and The City Apartment and Uncategorized

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Decorating with Green {Baking Irish Soda Bread}

It’s St. Paddy’s Parade day in New York City. This means two things: 1) drunk leprechauns will flood the city streets at a very early hour and 2) I’ll be hiding out at The Country House until tomorrow morning to avoid said leprechauns. While I am here, I plan on making my Mother in Law’s Irish Soda Bread […]

  Posted by Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo / Color Palette and Personal and Uncategorized

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{Monday Morning} Foggy Sunrise

I had a girlfriend up to The Country House from the City for the weekend. She managed to stretch her stay out as long as possible by catching the 5:59am train into New York City this morning before work. I really don’t mind early train station runs this time of year as I know Mother […]

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Babe Spray Roses & Purple Dianthus Flower Arrangements {Color Theory}

To me, color theory is an absolutely fascinating subject. I have two tiny, but powerful books that have influenced how I think about color on a day to day basis. They are Interaction of Color by Josef Albers, and Johannes Itten’s The Elements of Color. Color theory is seriously something you could study for a lifetime. […]

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{How To} Design a Flower Centerpiece in Oasis Wet Floral Foam

First things first: I want to start by saying that Floral foam is totally toxic and bad for the environment because it is petroleum based. It is carcinogenic and I do not suggest you arrange flowers in it on a regular basis. That being said, (once in a very rare blue moon) you may want to have […]

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