Deck the Drumthwacket Halls

These stunning images of the Governor's residence Drumthwacket in Princeton were just shared with me yesterday.  They will give you a glimpse of the work of the garden clubs I had the pleasure of working with this fall.  As we toast the tradition of the garden clubs of New Jersey decorating the residence, I want to again thank Tillie Emmert, NJ Garden Club decor chair, and the garden clubs from Keyport, Morristown, Mountain lakes, Somserset Hills, Seaweeders of Bay Head and Mantaloking, and Warren for sharing their talents.  I highly suggest scheduling a tour as a holiday activity and if you can't be sure to watch the video tour below.

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Dressing Up Drumthwacket for the Holidays

A favorite tradition of Governor and First Lady Christie, and the many who served before them in NJ, is to transform Drumthwacket for the holiday season.  As the Fine Art Committee Chair, this is my third holiday season involved with the styling of the holiday decor.  Over the years the Garden Club of New Jersey has volunteered in this transformation, some years supporting a specific holiday theme, some years collaborating with other arts groups.  This year’s theme is toasting and celebrating the Garden Club of New Jersey’s tradition of decorating Drumthwacket which first began over 25 years ago. 

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Feel Blue

The Scout Guide's Tip No. 99 Feel Blue shares some of their favorite shades of blue paint colors.  Achieving subtlety in any color is often the goal and when it is achieved it makes the space feel so natural and unworked.

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Authenticy B. Designs Participating in San Francisco Decorator's Showcase 2015

I'm very excited and proud to let you know that my daughter Brittany, and her interior design firm, Authenticy B. Designs will be a part of the 2015 San Francisco Decorator's Showcase. The showcase will be open from April 26th through the end of May. Brittany is designing His Office/Study at the top of the stairs. Hope you will enjoy checking out their blog and facebook page which will follow the progress of the room in the weeks ahead.  Click HERE for her blog.

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Romancing the Bernards Inn

If you didn't make it to the already romantic Bernards Inn for a special Valentine's drink or dinner I want to share some of the special touches we put into the Inn.

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