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tamara matthews-stephenson
Works at root cellar designs
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Our Favorite Design Applications This Week--Painted & Wallpaper Ceilings
Don't Forget Your Ceiling,  An Important Surface  To Create Beautiful Detailing! I designed this nautically-inspired guest bedroom in Sag Harbor pulling from the original whaling town's history and influences! Painted ceilings is a favorite of ours.  Last s...
Don't Forget Your Ceiling, An Important Surface To Create Beautiful Detailing! I designed this nautically-inspired guest bedroom in Sag Harbor pulling from the original whaling town's history and influences! P...
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Fall 2016 Has Us Longing For Matte Black in The Home, On Our Tables & Even Our Ceilings!
Matte Black For The Home,  Fall 2016! Welcome Fall, And Without Skipping A Beat, Matte Black Is Our New Best Friend  matte black is special when used juxtaposed with wood, brick and natural elements. a little matte black goes a long way  Mecox Gardens,  Eas...
Matte Black For The Home, Fall 2016! Welcome Fall, And Without Skipping A Beat, Matte Black Is Our New Best Friend matte black is special when used juxtaposed with wood, brick and natural elements. a little ma...
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Smitten with Kelly Wearstler's Melange Light Collection, Withstanding the test of time...
FAVORITE LIGHTING AT THE MOMENT... Kelly Wearstler's Melange Lighting collection, a Modern Day Classic  and Keeps Us Coming Back For More! photo via One Kings Lane Kelly Wearstler is a force to reckoned with in the interior design industry.  If I had to cho...
FAVORITE LIGHTING AT THE MOMENT... Kelly Wearstler's Melange Lighting collection, a Modern Day Classic and Keeps Us Coming Back For More! photo via One Kings Lane Kelly Wearstler is a force to reckoned with in the i...
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Nautically-Inspired Interior Design dovetails with gorgeous art in Sag Harbor's Watchcase Factory this summer.
Glimpses of a Summer Installation,  an Art-Infused Townhouse at  Watchase Factory  Keeps the Sag Harbor, Long Island  Community Enthralled! You may remember I designed a penthouse suite  at Watchase Factory  which is a modern, luxury apartment complex in Sa...
Glimpses of a Summer Installation, an Art-Infused Townhouse at Watchase Factory Keeps the Sag Harbor, Long Island Community Enthralled! You may remember I designed a penthouse suite at Watchase Factory which is a m...
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Why In Design: The Long History of Hexagon Shapes in Our Home & Architecture
honeycomb shaped lit wall I spotted, Maison & Objet, Paris 2016 from Christofle Why are we Fascinated With the Hexagon Shape in Architecture & Design? "the hexagon...absolutely perfect in economizing labor and wax" -Charles Darwin (on bees choosing the shap...
honeycomb shaped lit wall I spotted, Maison & Objet, Paris 2016 from Christofle Why are we Fascinated With the Hexagon Shape in Architecture & Design? "the hexagon...absolutely perfect in economizing labor and wa...
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Travels to Parma, Italy have All-Things Italian On our Minds...
TRAVEL COLUMN: Touring Parma, Italy by Tamara Matthews-Stephenson How Much Do We Love Italy? Let's Count The Ways As We Plan a Trip to the  Mercanteinfiera Market  This Fall! What is the Mercanteinfiera Market?  "a unique event, one of the most important ap...
TRAVEL COLUMN: Touring Parma, Italy by Tamara Matthews-Stephenson How Much Do We Love Italy? Let's Count The Ways As We Plan a Trip to the Mercanteinfiera Market This Fall! What is the Mercanteinfiera Market? "...
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So excited you'll be joining +The Antiques Diva & Co in this exclusive opportunity! Can't wait to see you in Parma!!! 
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It's Black and Matte This Fall For Me!
Matte Black For The Home, Fall 2016! Welcome Fall, And Without Skipping A Beat, Matte Black Is Our New Best Friend matte black is special when used juxtaposed with wood, brick and natural elements. a little ma...
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Why kelly wearstler's melange sconces keep us coming back for more
FAVORITE LIGHTING AT THE MOMENT... Kelly Wearstler's Melange Lighting collection, a Modern Day Classic and Keeps Us Coming Back For More! photo via One Kings Lane Kelly Wearstler is a force to reckoned with in the i...
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We at Root Cellar Designs Hope to See you At our Panel Discussion on Thursday, September 22 at 3 pm for What's New What's Next
Please join the design duo from root cellar designs  for panel discussion, Insight from Emerging Artisan Brands   Tamara and Susan will join in a panel discussion moderated by Million Dollar Decorating Podcast's James Swan on   T hursday,  September 22 at 3...
Please join the design duo from root cellar designs for panel discussion, Insight from Emerging Artisan Brands Tamara and Susan will join in a panel discussion moderated by Million Dollar Decorating Podca...
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Our thoughts on the iconic Honeycomb shape -- Nest by Tamara's WHY IN DESIGN column is back! history, lore and uncovering iconic design....
honeycomb shaped lit wall I spotted, Maison & Objet, Paris 2016 from Christofle Why are we Fascinated With the Hexagon Shape in Architecture & Design? "the hexagon...absolutely perfect in economizing labor and wa...
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Oh, how we love Italy and it is special to be invited to Parma, Italy for antique hunting...
TRAVEL COLUMN: Touring Parma, Italy by Tamara Matthews-Stephenson How Much Do We Love Italy? Let's Count The Ways As We Plan a Trip to the Mercanteinfiera Market This Fall! What is the Mercanteinfiera Market? "...
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please note: Turri NYC is a sponsor of Nest by Tamara blog New York City promises another valuable design source with the opening of Italian luxury furniture showroom, Turri NYC! Turri NYC's design aesthetic ranges ...
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    Interior Design/textile design, 2000 - present
    interior design firm, home textile design firm, writer for Nest by Tamara blog
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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
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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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  • 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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Nest by Tamara: Part I: Nest by Tamara's Summer Finds for 2013 -- Settin...
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Nest by Tamara: My Salute To Summer profiled in Traditional Home magazin...
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Nest by Tamara: A design-inspired, collaborative spring season with Trad...
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Nest by Tamara: Weekday recipe: Tamara's lemon caper chicken with roaste...
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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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