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tamara matthews-stephenson
Works at root cellar designs
Attended Parsons School of Design
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Under The Pergola column: A Simple Grilled Clam appetizer Impresses Guests
Under The Pergola  Sharing An Easy Go-To Recipe When Hosting Guests For the Weekend at the Beach,  Grilled Clams With Herbs   Summer is winding down, and this August we are busy entertaining guests and squeezing in the last joys of summer.  In these times, ...
Under The Pergola Sharing An Easy Go-To Recipe When Hosting Guests For the Weekend at the Beach, Grilled Clams With Herbs Summer is winding down, and this August we are busy entertaining guests and squeez...
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Why In Design Column: All About Our Fascination With Japanese Lusterware
WHY IN DESIGN COLUMN  Japanese Lusterware: Set the table with this beautiful porcelain,  an easy to find & accessible antique sailboat book ends in Lusterware We've been busy this summer researching and writing lots of stories about design, entertaining, fa...
WHY IN DESIGN COLUMN Japanese Lusterware: Set the table with this beautiful porcelain, an easy to find & accessible antique sailboat book ends in Lusterware We've been busy this summer researching and writing lots of...
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Under The Pergola Column: Caccio e Peppe, a Classic Italian Pasta Dish
SAVORING SUMMER Under The Pergola,  a recipe share:   Summer Entertaining Made Easy W ith  Caccio e Peppe , Italian Style  for our annual summer Lobster Bake  we set the table with black board butcher paper  and wrote birthday messages with chalk on the pap...
SAVORING SUMMER Under The Pergola, a recipe share: Summer Entertaining Made Easy With Caccio e Peppe, Italian Style for our annual summer Lobster Bake we set the table with black board butcher paper and wrote bir...
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Console tables....one of the most important pieces of furniture when entertaining and here are our top five...
What We All Need During A Busy Summer of Cooking & Entertaining? A Fantastic Console Table Makes Our Lives Easier... Our Favorite Top Five Console Tables... I hope you are savoring those summer tomatoes this season, wit...
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Swimmingly: Nest by Tamara blog's Favorite "Hamptons Style" Swimming Pools
Our Favorite Swimming Pool Design  Is  the "Hamptons Style"  Simple Yet Elegant  With a Natural Touch To Boot! our Standard Poodle Bridget at our swimming pool's edge-- we laid those blue stones ourselves (this photo is five years ago when Bridget was a you...
Our Favorite Swimming Pool Design Is the "Hamptons Style" Simple Yet Elegant With a Natural Touch To Boot! our Standard Poodle Bridget at our swimming pool's edge-- we laid those blue stones ourselves (this photo ...
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Lusterware: bringing antiques into your home to make a modern table
WHY IN DESIGN COLUMN Japanese Lusterware: Set the table with this beautiful porcelain, an easy to find & accessible antique sailboat book ends in Lusterware We've been busy this summer researching and writing lots of...
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Shelter Island's Artists Exposed With a Day-Long Visit to Artists In Their Studios, Artsi
Artsi:  a day of discovery on Shelter Island  meeting with artists in their homes and studios   lunch at Sunset Beach Jack & Jill Shop, Sunset Beach My friend Rochelle and I meet annually on Shelter Island to catch up, have lunch and spend time together.  W...
Artsi: a day of discovery on Shelter Island meeting with artists in their homes and studios lunch at Sunset Beach Jack & Jill Shop, Sunset Beach My friend Rochelle and I meet annually on Shelter Island to cat...
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Fashion Column: Color Trends Dovetail For The Home Market This Fall 2016
Hues On The Runway and For The Home,  Fall 2016: To color or not to color: that is the question! written by Fashion Editor, Susan Young root cellar designs' Black & Blue collection in Noir, Bleu; Gardenia Swirl, Techno, Tortoiseshell, Heron Marble This seas...
Hues On The Runway and For The Home, Fall 2016: To color or not to color: that is the question! written by Fashion Editor, Susan Young root cellar designs' Black & Blue collection in Noir, Bleu; Gardenia Swirl, Techno,...
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UNDER THE PERGOLA column: Nest by Tamara's Top 5 Console Tables For Summer Entertaining!
  What We All Need During A Busy  Summer of Cooking & Entertaining? A Fantastic Console Table Makes Our Lives Easier... Our Favorite Top Five Console Tables... I hope you are savoring those summer tomatoes this season, with a pinch of salt and fresh picked ...
What We All Need During A Busy Summer of Cooking & Entertaining? A Fantastic Console Table Makes Our Lives Easier... Our Favorite Top Five Console Tables... I hope you are savoring those summer tomatoes this season, wit...
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Happy Swimming!
Our Favorite Swimming Pool Design Is the "Hamptons Style" Simple Yet Elegant With a Natural Touch To Boot! our Standard Poodle Bridget at our swimming pool's edge-- we laid those blue stones ourselves (this photo ...
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It's Wallpaper Wednesday, and OUR NEW wallpaper is debuted....
On Wallpaper Wednesday, root cellar designs debuts first wallpaper collection, Black & Blue! Susan and I are excited to launch our very first wallpaper collection. After creating five fabric collections over the past 1...
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  • root cellar designs
    Interior Design/textile design, 2000 - present
    interior design firm, home textile design firm, writer for Nest by Tamara blog
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New York - Vermont, Boston & New York
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a New York City Interior Designer, Freelance Writer and Lifestyle Expert journaling my experiences. Don't forget to read my blog Nest by Tamara at http://nestnestnest.blogspot.com
Introduction
I am a working NYC residential Interior Designer, author of Nest by Tamara blog, nestnestnest.blogspot.com and freelance writer for magazines and websites.  I enjoy writing, interior decorating, cooking, gardening, reading, shopping for antiques.
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cooks a mean dinner, loves hosting dinner parties and cocktail events, can work my way around an antique show/market in a flash, my favoritre part of design is combining colors, can refinish furniture, write stories about nesting,
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  • Parsons School of Design
  • Castleton State College
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Hamptons Retreat by Jennifer Post is Ripe for Entertaining
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Designer Jennifer Post merges new and old in this relaxing, yet vibrant Hamptons retreat -- featuring custom rugs from Doris Leslie Blau!

Set a Gorgeous New Year Table with Fresh Holiday Amaryllis
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a blog about nesting, interior design, decorating, cooking, entertaining, recipes, history in NYC and the Hamptons

All that glitters is gold....Nest by Tamara's gold roundup for the home
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a Louis XVI-style giltwood commode harkens to another era when gold was adorned in the home. Golden viewpoints! brand new golden light Zanad

Behind the historic Hampton's doors at Christmas, part 2: a small, styli...
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Nest by Tamara's decorating holiday series: Behind historic doors in the Hamptons at Christmas time thanks to the East Hampton Historic Soci

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Give Thanks Walk on November 23 to...
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When I see these images from Norman Rockwell's art which chronicles the American family, I am deeply touched, reminding me of generations of

friend of IFDA NY, Jamie Drake brings Hollywood glamour to the 7th Annua...
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the 7th annual Designer Visions Showhouse with views from Jamie Drake's project for for House Beautiful magazine. written and photographed b

a soothing, lovely color choice--Benjamin Moore's 2014 Color of the Year...
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Nest by Tamara's philosophical musings about Benjamin Moore's A Breath of Fresh Air chosen as the 2014 Color of the Year Benjamin Moore's Br

Our collective obsession with converting barns to residential homes
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I love barns... via Remodelista.com As a kid, we lived in a converted barn, and therein explains my love and fascination with barn architect

History, Design, Architecture and Great Style all come together for the ...
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Hot Off The Press-- Interior Design News: The seventh annual Hearst Designer Visions showhouse has just been announced, and this year the 20

Monday Summer Supper recipe share: roasted baby back ribs with an aromat...
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photograph collage I took from the East End of Long Island A simpler August in the Hamptons: avoid the crowds, shop during the week, use the

California dreaming: shopping, cooking and inspiration from Traditional ...
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with the talented Traci Zeller working our magic in the Thermador kitchen A trip to Sunny, southern California inspires my end of summer ent

Party Pictures: IFDA members, friends & designers out to support Hol...
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Holiday House Hamptons stepping out for a worthwile cause: On a glorious summer evening in Bridgehampton, Long Island at the Villadom in a b

Nest by Tamara: Serena & Lily brings a brand new full-service design...
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I have been blogging since 2008. Nest by Tamara is a lifestyle blog inspired by my busy, full life as a NYC interior designer. I muse about

Nest by Tamara: Part I: Nest by Tamara's Summer Finds for 2013 -- Settin...
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I have been blogging since 2008. Nest by Tamara is a lifestyle blog inspired by my busy, full life as a NYC interior designer. I muse about

Nest by Tamara: My Salute To Summer profiled in Traditional Home magazin...
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I have been blogging since 2008. Nest by Tamara is a lifestyle blog inspired by my busy, full life as a NYC interior designer. I muse about

Nest by Tamara: A design-inspired, collaborative spring season with Trad...
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I have been blogging since 2008. Nest by Tamara is a lifestyle blog inspired by my busy, full life as a NYC interior designer. I muse about

Nest by Tamara: Weekday recipe: Tamara's lemon caper chicken with roaste...
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I have been blogging since 2008. Nest by Tamara is a lifestyle blog inspired by my busy, full life as a NYC interior designer. I muse about

Viewpoint: 11 Reasons a 23-Year-Old Shouldn’t Run Your Social Media | Bu...
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Pardon the generalization: I don't mean to attack 23-year-olds specifically. Nor do I believe there are no young people capable of managing

Nest by Tamara: the art of framing: with an insider's look at J.Pocker i...
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I have been blogging since 2008. Nest by Tamara is a lifestyle blog inspired by my busy, full life as a NYC interior designer. I muse about