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Every Day I Think of Mom

Today, Mother’s Day, I was reading this wonderful article, The Best Style Lessons 12 Top Designers Learned from Mom and thought about how much I’ve been influenced by my mother’s style.

I have my mom’s beautiful things all around me –an Orrefors “Wish to the Moon” vase she received as a wedding present,

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Adventures in Design: The Scottish Highlands Part 4

As I've shared with you in my previous Scottish Highlands posts about Amhuinnsuidhe Castle, salmon fishing and Harris Tweed, the land and the people here are like no other.

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Adventures in Design: The Scottish Highlands Part 2

The holidays are upon us and as I was getting out festive plaids for the house and for Maze, tartans immediately came to mind and I realized I hadn't finished sharing my trip to Amhuinnsuidhe Castle in the Scottish Highlands with you!

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Adventures in Design: The Scottish Highlands Part 1

Last month my husband, Chris, and I were so lucky to be invited by dear friends in Scotland for a salmon fishing trip to the majestic Amhuinnsuidhe Castle. The castle is on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides Islands of the Scottish Highlands.

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Home Decor

As I'm closing up my cottage for the summer, I wanted to share how I use decor and design throughout my home to create a welcoming environment for my family and friends.

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Mixing D. Porthault Patterns in the Bed and Bath

As you may have gathered by now, I am a D. Porthault devotee! What I love about their linens and terry are the whimsical patterns that go so well with solids, florals and textures.

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Bardes Interiors Featured on "This Week on Houzz"

So excited to share that a photo from my Bardes Interiors porfolio is featured on "This Week on Houzz" in the ideabook "Wake Up Your Kitchen with a Deluxe Coffee Center."

The home owners on this project were true java aficianados and asked that I make their treasured espresso machine and coffee grinder a critical part of their kitchen design.

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Summer Entertaining

To me, summer at the cottage is the easiest and most enjoyable time for entertaining. It's not "real" cooking - which for me means following recipes. It's a time when I can throw together a meal, combining favorite flavors and textures, and rely heavily on the grill!

A cocktail party with simple nibbles is a great way to end the day and kick off a warm summer evening.

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Cindy's Blog

I'm Cindy Galvin, owner of MAZE Home Store and Bardes Interiors. In my blog I hope to inform, inspire and entertain you with lessons I’ve learned, insights on the beautiful things all around us, and stories from my adventures in design. I hope you'll join me on my journey through the world of design!

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