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Design podcasts In 2009, I partnered up with Megan Arquette of the blog Beach Bungalow 8 and Joni Webb of Cote de Texas and created a “radio” podcast chat series that we called “The Skirted Roundtable” (with a little nod towards The Algonquin Roundtable). We fashioned ourselves after “The View” (only nicer) with conversation about design and blogging. Sometimes its just the three of us and sometimes we’ve invited other interesting people to join us. Since we began, we’ve been lucky to have hosted some of the biggest names in the design field today and these episodes have become something akin to a “masterclass” in interior design.

Designer Charlotte Moss Designer Suzanne Rheinstein

Suzanne Rheinstein, Charlotte Moss and David Easton are but three of a stellar group of design stars we’ve chatted with over the last nearly two years. For a complete list of our chats, you can visit our website at www.skirtedroundtable.blogspot.com for the full listing.

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January/ February 2011 IN THIS ISSUE Design Podcasts The Skirted Roundtable

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Refresher Course for my Kitchen: Feature story in Country Woman

I hope your holidays were wonderful and your new year has started off with a bang. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? How are they going? Mine are actually going swimmingly, thank you very much! January has been a busy, busy month with the final touches being put on a fabulous little girl’s room and the start of a couple of fun new projects. More to come on all that. My kitchen makeover, which I covered on my blog, was featured in the February 2011 issue of Country Woman magazine. The nice people at CW have generously allowed me to reprint the article in its entirety in these pages (Pg. 4). I hope you enjoy the details of this drab to fab makeover! I recently visited a wonderful shop in Hingham, MA called Beyond Gorgeosity which deals in vintage and antique furnishings and accessories. If mid-century modern is your thing, this is your place. (Pg. 9). BG sells online via 1st Dibs as well, so no worries if you’re not local!

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Beyond Gorgeosity in Hingham, MA

On My Drawing Board: New Project: Master Bathroom

Credits and Contacts Who, What, Where & When

ON THE COVER

• Photo by: Michael J. Lee • Image used with permission from Country Woman magazine.

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Beyond Gorgeosity | Hingham, MA www.beyondgorgeosity.com/ “Life's short. Live Gorgeously.” Owner Peter Levis’ gallery showcases an eclectic assortment of beautiful furnishings, light fixtures and objet d’art. Specializing in Mid-Century modern masterpieces, this Hingham Shipyard shop is packed with beautiful finds from all periods of the decorative arts. Also available through 1st Dibs.

1940’s Italian Bar Cabinet by Paulo Buffa

1940’s Maple Caned Settee

1938 Italian Console Mirror by Brusotti

Mastercraft King Brass Headboard 1960’s

Mid-Century Tripod Hairpin Floorlamp

Pair of Edward Wormley for Dunbar Two-tiered lamp tables

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::Surroundings:: Guide to Decorative Living Jan/Feb 2011