Fall Leaves Silhouette Pumpkins

Fall leaves silhouette pumpkins

Summer is in our rearview mirrors and fall is upon us.  Fall decorating is in full swing at 716.  In the coming days I will share a few of my favorite fall decorating projects.  One of my recent favorites – this simple fall leaves silhouette pumpkin project. I found my pumpkins at Old Time Pottery… 

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Midwest alfresco

716 Al Fresco summer supper time

   Alfresco in Italian literally translates to “in the fresh.”  In just a few short weeks back to school shopping will begin and with that harsh reality front and center, I have taken to indulging in some of life’s simplest summer pleasures.  One of my favorites is dining Alfresco.  If you are like us, eating… 

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Lighting beyond the barn

Barn Light Electric Tweet

As we tackled the renovations at 716 one of the first purchases made was our kitchen lighting.  First and foremost we wanted work horse lights that were as unique as they were purposeful.  Good lighting sets the tone for the room but because kitchen lighting is used for as variety of things, from cooking to… 

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Anatomy of an American porch

Front porch lighting

I often say that 716’s front porch – is the best seat in the house.  Nothing says Americana more boldly than a front porch.  In many ways our porches in America represent a cultural ideal of family, community, and a bridge between the outside world to our living rooms.  As we prepare to celebrate this… 

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Pillow talk

716 Living Room
Jill DiMartino/VintageKC Magazine

This month 716 and it’s renovations were featured in VintageKC Magazine. If you would like to see the entire article and summer issue you can check it out here: http://issuu.com/vintagekc/docs/0301_vintagekc_summer_2014.  If you love the magazine like I do, you can subscribe and follow VintageKC here: http://www.pinterest.com/vintagekc http://www.facebook.com/vintagekc Using the beautiful photographs via Jill DiMartino &… 

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Welcome to 716, the blog


I am thrilled you stopped by my fancy schmancy new blog.  This blog will revolve around the sometimes messy, never perfect days at our home, 716. Did you see this quote featured recently in Country Living Magazine? I love the quote and the concept for a lot of reasons but two things for me stand… 

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