Sabre Spreaders

Sabre Spreaders at Amy Dutton Home

One of our most popular dinnerware lines at the amy dutton Home shop is Sabre Paris. Their products bring unique, fun, and quality accessories to your dinner table and we love them! Every week we sell more and more spreaders, from pink to mossy green.

Recently, we realized that for our newest Sabre order we needed to buy some spreaders that could match with any kitchen collection. When we saw these more natural designs with wood, ivory, and ebony patterned handles, we knew we had to get some for the shop!

Come on in this week to get some for yourself! If you don’t like the specific handle shape or pattern, we can order it for you. And if you have a gift to buy, these make the perfect present!

Also…we will be selling our Sabre lines through our e-commerce site so check back soon!

Quiet Home Paints

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I first met Lisa Teague of Quiet Home Paints through a mutual friend and immediately knew that her design aesthetic perfectly complimented mine. I’ve always admired her work and believe that supporting other local designers helps the design industry of the Seacoast, so I thought I would write a blog post about her.

She started her career as a decorative painter over 25 years ago. Lisa, like me, was lucky to have clients that allowed her to use their homes as a blank canvas to develop and master her skills as a surface designer and painter. After working in the south of France and travelling the world, she found that working with her daughter, Andi, makes her the happiest. Lisa wanted to develop her paint design business using her non-toxic paint products, and Andi’s marketing and artistry expertise made the perfect mother-daughter duo.

The philosophy of Quiet Home Paints is summed up perfectly by their tagline, “naturally safe, simply beautiful.” They are a mother/daughter team that believes design should be beautiful, safe, and environmentally responsible. Their business model lives through their products, packaging, and even marketing materials. Quiet Home Paints are a truly non-toxic product, with no nasty carcinogenic binders in the products that many other paints have. What makes QHP special is that it isn’t just a line of paint. Lisa, as the design partner, took her years of as a color consultant and a painter and created color lines with true design knowledge and experience behind them.

When you work with Lisa for design, she typically recommends Quiet Home Paints. As a client, you can choose to work with colors from any large company, but why do that when you can have custom mixed and non-toxic paint from the designer herself?

To get in touch with Lisa at Quiet Home Paints, you can head to their website, www.quiethomepaints.com. You can order samples and paint right on-line and the paint shows up at your door step a few days later. To see Lisa’s design portfolio and check out some of her other services, head on over to www.lisateague.com!

Instagram: @lisateaguestudios

Twitter: @ltsdesigns

Find her on facebook as well!

Summer Glassware

Summer Glassware @ amyduttonHome

Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner…if spring ever decides to show. I’m most looking forward to the warm nights congregating with my family on the patio eating a fresh, summery dinner. Come the season of outdoor eating, I often switch out my more formal dinnerware for plastic plates and fun, nautical inspired glassware.

When our newest shipment of summer glassware arrived at the amy dutton Home shop, we were elated to break open the cases of these fun pint, wine, and rocks glasses. I can almost taste the fresh lemonade or ice cold beer!

Come on in to the shop this weekend and grab yourself a few sets of these fun and unique glasses. Eventually, the weather will catch up!

How to Create a “Forever Home”

Forever Home with amy dutton Home

Are you tired of moving? Are you looking for the opportunity to design your “last” home? Ironically, I have two of these projects on my boards right now.

Life is life and is, of course, very unpredictable. But while you can’t control the circumstances and outcomes of life, we still owe it to ourselves to plan to the best of our ability. There is a huge movement in the design industry called “Age in Place”.

An “Age in Place” home is a design that is flexible to meet all the scenarios that might come your way in the future so that you do not need to move again. This makes for a better investment in building but also a much more enjoyable life as you age.

Design-wise, I find the challenge fascinating and fun. The goal is to keep square footage to a minimum but meet ADA requirement to the best of your ability. In the very least, plan for first floor living, 36” wide doors and keep the house as low to grade as possible should a handicapped ramp be required in the future. Creating flexible space that can easily be converted should a nurse need to live in the home is also a key component.

I’ve worked with these amazing clients for about a year to get the design right at the right price. Designing your last home is a special opportunity and one that should not be taken lightly. Since this house is located on the water, we wanted to also consider how the sun moves around the house as well as maximizing the view. While the floor plan is simple, it is extremely efficient and functional with plenty of options for future demands on the space. Overall, I feel very lucky to be a part of this process with them.

SPECIAL NOTE:

Getting ideas from online resources is one thing but I am NOT a fan of buying plans online (even though I will soon be selling our own plans online). The reason being that I am often the designer who ends up “fixing” the plans that people have purchased making your design fees double unnecessarily. It is more efficient and a better product to have your home custom designed because human nature is that you will make edits to plans to meet all your needs.

If you are considering designing a new home or renovating your existing home as an “Age in Place”, I hope you will give me a call. Let’s see what we can create together!

Sachets

Buy these lavender sachets made from amy dutton home designed fabric.

Don’t you love the waft of fresh lavender and flowers when you open up your dresser drawer?

I love sachets so I couldn’t resist making some for the shop out of my fabric. The fresh scent of nature when opening up my dresser drawer bring an aroma of peace and calm as I get ready for work in the morning. I thought these sachets would be a great way to share this with you.

Place these handcrafted special and unique sachets in your drawer or cabinet for a fresh smell of flowers every time you open it.

This is an amazing, small yet thoughtful gift for yourself or someone special. Let us wrap it up for you! For $18 you can put a smile on a face every day!

To shop these online, check out https://amyduttonhomeshop.squarespace.com/accessories/lavender-sachet

sa·chet: a small perfumed bag used to scent clothes.


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