Benefit Street, College Hill, Providence

Got 24 Hours in Providence? Here’s One Way to Spend It!

Deb Architecture, Travel 15 Comments

As luck would have it, I was recently invited to be a guest on¬†GoLocalLive in Providence, RI to speak to host Molly O’Brien about the genesis of The Front Door Project. While nervous for my first broadcasted interview, I was thrilled for the opportunity and decided to give myself a little extra time to familiarize myself with the third largest …

wreath, christmas, winter, bow

Still Looking for the Perfect Christmas Wreath?

Deb Architecture, Get the Look 4 Comments

Look no further! While you can’t go wrong with a classic fresh pine wreath with a red bow, you might want something a little extra special. Or, more importantly, something you can use year in and year out, saving money and time in the long run. I scoured¬†Etsy to find a wonderful assortment of wreaths (and a couple of swags!) …

greek revival architecture, buena vista historic district, west hartford, ct

Living in a Local Historic District: Is It What You Think?

Deb Historic Preservation 10 Comments

Many towns across the country have designated local historic districts within their town. But what does that mean, exactly? Most of us realize it’s a collection of old homes grouped on a single street or within a couple of blocks in a neighborhood. We assume the homeowners have to get permission to paint their house a certain color or to …

old stone warehouse, Fredericksburg

Old Stone Warehouse: Four Floors and Many Stories

Deb Historic Doors, Thursday Doors 17 Comments

My daughter is a junior in high school and you know what that means…college tours! Our little family of four spent spring break driving 1,800 miles round trip to visit a number of schools in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Our first stop was Fredericksburg, VA, home of University of Mary Washington. I was immediately charmed by Fredericksburg’s downtown …