Spring Into Design

As we enjoy the expectations of springtime and the potential of new beginnings we should also consider bringing Spring into our home by focusing on a space that could use a color lift or a piece of furniture that still has potential but whose look is outdated and shows signs of wear with its frayed […]

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Designing with Fabric, Pt. 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of Designing with Fabric! After years of consulting with design clients I can’t express enough the importance of a well thought out space and functional plan for the optimal use of your home furnishings and the fabric or textiles you select. For the sake of simplicity let’s choose the Family […]

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Designing with Fabric, Pt. 1

Textiles play an important role in planning our interior spaces. Texture, pattern, color, durability and style of the fabric influence the beauty, functionality and placement within the space plan and furniture placement in the home. If you have a space in your home (e.g. a family room) that requires a multi-purpose application such as tv […]

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Decorating Trends 2014~2015

When considering decorating trends, one must have the gift of vision or pay attention to those that do. We all have a starting place, a current home with a family filled with personality and interest, season of life and various activities that drive the direction of our decorating theme and style. Couple this with a […]

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Life & Home By Design: His Style + Her Style = Our Style

To blend or not to blend, this is an ongoing design dilemma for couples today! The aged challenge to mix or merge varieties of furnishings until you accomplish a desired style that both partners believe speak to both their individuality and blended style. When my husband and I started life together after college we had […]

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Life & Home By Design: Color

As a designer the most asked question I have received over the years revolves around color; from color trends, color hues/values, complimentary colors, what will go with the color of my…., to where do I start with color in order to end up with the feel and flow that I desire from room to room. […]

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Design Flow

Upon entering a home it doesn’t take long to experience a “mood, feel or sense” within the four walls. The design flow can affect this tone drastically. Similar to a route or traffic flow making sense, the design flow can be the best combination of creativity and function. Are items arranged in your home in […]

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Decorating Trends to Live By

“The older we get, the more we become who we really are,” I once had the privilege of hearing. The same reasoning applies to decorating our homes. “The older we get, the more our true decorating style is reflected in our home.” When replacing furniture that was purchased “on a whim,” or “met the budget […]

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