Great Design = Intentional Design

Great interior design just doesn’t happen, it begins with a great plan. Whether you are starting from scratch with a new home or have been in your home for a few years and can’t figure out where to begin, call for help by partnering with someone who can assist you in making your dreams come […]

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Color of the Year 2014 ~ Sherwin Williams

Wow! Exclusive Plum (SW6263) is a statement maker; Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2014 and how cool it is! “A balance of cool blue and feisty red with a splash of gray,(it) pairs well with a variety of styles to create color schemes suitable for any room.” SW A hue that can go masculine or […]

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Holiday Color Trends

It’s 20 days before Christmas and as the first full week of December is coming to an end some major (and minor) decorating decisions are being made within homes and interiors around the world! Holiday color is one of the majors; when decided upon, it will drive the direction of your holiday decorating theme for […]

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Life & Home By Design: Gratefulness & Family

Gratefulness and family are two words that are intrinsically woven into the fiber of relationships that share life together; they are seldom mentioned under the assumption that they exist, taken for granted often from the parents down to the youngest sibling. An entitlement expressed most often when it is not shown or when treated unfairly. […]

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Table Top Decorating Trends: Part I

Emily Post still rules when it comes to the etiquette of entertaining and commanding the proper ingredients for setting a grand table even in its simplest forms. I happen to have a copy of her tenth edition of Etiquette (the original edition was published in 1922) that gives item by item of ‘setting the table’ […]

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Decorating Trends 2015: Mario Buatta, The Prince of Chintz

With great pleasure I would love to give you a peek into one of America’s greatest designers and his new book available in October, Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration. Sharing his love of Chintz and its place in the American home, he has enjoyed 50 years of decorating and continues to run […]

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Decorating Trends 2014-2015: Luxurious Textiles

Dramatic Scale ~ Glamour ~ Sophistication describe the direction of textile design for the home today! Finely woven linen prints derived from an antique Chinese painted silk mural panel. Known for blending her love of Chinoiserie, color and bold patterns Mary McDonald is a textile designer that I would like to feature today. She “reinterprets […]

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