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!) …

deerfield, massachusetts, wells-thorn house, blue

Some New Year Inspiration

Deb Architecture, Quotes & Inspiration 8 Comments

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain We have all heard this quote before, or something like it, haven’t we? The classic way to defeat procrastination is to just do something, anything, to get the …

1161 prospect avenue, west hartford, connecticut, historic district, neoclassical revival

What’s the Scoop At 1161 Prospect Avenue?

Deb Architecture, House History 6 Comments

A month or so before the holidays, West Hartford resident Allan Mayer reached out to see if I would help with a Christmas gift for his wife Ellen. Given Ellen’s love for their stately Prospect Avenue home and her interest in history, we landed on a house portrait as well as some background on its former owners. Although I had never undertaken a project of …

national historic landmark, hartford, connecticut, harriet beecher stowe house,

Tourist in My Own State: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Deb Architecture, Historic Doors, Historic Preservation, Tourist In My Own State 12 Comments

Let me begin by saying I apologize. I apologize to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, a recently designated National Historic Landmark, for the fact that I did not visit their wonderful museum and cultural resource during the first 46 years of my life, all of which I have lived in Connecticut and most of which I have lived less than fifteen minutes …