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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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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Life & Home by Design: Let The Fabric Speak

“Let the Fabric Speak,” spoken by one of my FSU college professors during a semester of learning how to create and construct fashion from a sketch. This phrase is a keeper; a principle as it turns out to live by when it comes to selecting the best fabric for the intended use in a home. […]

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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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