Monthly Archives: February 2017

Dining Room

Dining Room

The Mark Twain House & Museum decorated for the 2013 Christmas season. It is modestly decorated as though you are walking in on the family on Christmas morning. Beds are unmade, presents unwrapped, wrapping paper all over, etc. It is beautiful.

The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105 | 860-247-0998

“A Home – & The Word Never Had So Much Meaning Before” by Patti Philippon‚ Beatrice Fox Auerbach Chief Curator |

"Samuel and Olivia ‘ivy’ Clemens were married in 1870 and moved to Hartford in 1871. The family first rented a house on Forest Street‚ in the Nook Farm neighborhood‚ from Livy’s friends‚ John and Isabella Beecher Hooker‚ and later purchased land on Farmington Avenue. In 1873‚ they engaged New York architect Edward Tuckerman Potter to design their house. Livy had strong opinions about the design of her home; she drew sketches and sought the counsel of trusted friends on her ideas. Construction began in August 1873‚ while Sam and Livy were abroad. Although there was still much finish work to be completed‚ the family moved into their house on September 19‚ 1874. Construction delays and the ever-increasing costs of building their dream home frustrated Sam. In spite of this‚ he was enamored with the finished product‚ saying‚ ‘It is a home – & the word never had so much meaning before.’ Mark Twain and his family enjoyed what the author would later call the happiest and most productive years of his life in their Hartford home. He wrote: ‘To us, our house…had a heart, and a soul, and eyes to see with us; and approvals and solicitudes and deep sympathies; it was of us, and we were in its confidence and lives in its grace and in the peace or its benediction.’ Financial problems forced Sam and Livy to move the family to Europe in 1891. Though he would complain about other places the family lived compared to the Hartford house (‘How ugly‚ tasteless‚ repulsive are all the domestic interiors I have ever seen in Europe compared with the perfect taste of this ground floor’)‚ the family would never live in Hartford again. Susy’s death in 1896 made it too hard for Livy to return to their Hartford home‚ and the Clemenses sold the property in 1903.


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interior design solutions

interior design solutions

Furniture Interior Design Ideas that includes modern designs of living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and dining rooms that will decorate your screen and provide you with interior design ideas to decorate your home.

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Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons (Grand Valley State University, August 10-12, 2015)

Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons (Grand Valley State University, August 10-12, 2015)

At Grand Valley State University (Allendale, Michigan) for the excellent Re-think It 2015 Conference. Here are my pictures of the beautiful Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons that opened in 2013. This is a LEED Platinum building (the first I ever visited). From their site: "The Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons is designed to be the intellectual heart of the Allendale Campus. It will exceed the expectations of anyone who thinks of a library solely as a home for printed books and whispered words. In this new library, students will find a range of environments, from noisy to quiet, in which they can work on an assignment alone or in a group; receive coaching from a peer consultant in research, writing, or presenting; practice a new skill or play with a new idea; learn something unexpectedly; engage easily with each other in spaces engineered to accommodate the sounds of natural conversation; or curl up by the fireplace in a contemplative space with the best views on campus. Students will do all of these things in a building that was crafted with their needs in mind—the right lighting, the right furniture, the right resources, the right services, the right spaces, and the right amount of flexibility. "Going to the library" will take on a whole new meaning as the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons becomes and integral part of every student’s experience at Grand Valley."

Posted by cseeman on 2015-08-13 15:15:15

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Rustic Living

Rustic Living

A beautiful living space with warm earthy tones and lots of welcoming texture!

Lit naturally with the exception of 1 SB 800 popping light into the front of the image. Made with 3 plates, 1 full room exposure, 1 exposure for the hanging light and 1 exposure for the windows.

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5 Hot Trends for Your Bathroom

5 Hot Trends for Your Bathroom – In 2015, patterns that recognize an occupied way of life with an emphasis on green innovation are going solid. In this issue, we’re highlighting five of the most well known washroom redesigns for 2015.
No Tub or Stand-Alone Tub?
Today numerous family units are……

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Country Kitchen Decor

Country Kitchen Decor

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Another Pictures of country kitchen decor:

English Country Style Kitchens

Posted by korkufilmleri on 2015-01-04 13:02:23

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Decorating For Small Living Rooms

Decorating For Small Living Rooms

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