Decorators Show House & Gardens 2015

Every spring decorating and design enthusiasts look forward to the annual ASO Decorators’ Show House & Gardens organized by the Atlanta Symphony Associates (ASA) who raise funds to support the ASO and its community outreach and education programs. One of the longest-running decorating events in the United States (45th consecutive year) and certainly one of […]

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Master Bath Decorating Trends 2015-2016

Home decor is a work in progress according to a recent Houzz survey and the master bath is no exception. When it comes to renovation, bathroom remodels provide one of the highest rates of return on investment. A mid-range bathroom remodel recoups 72.5 percent during resale, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2014 Cost vs Value report. […]

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Decorating Trends: Before & After

Here we go again after months or even years of deliberating over what to do, how to do it and when to do it; you are finally ready to take the leap into the world of ‘before and after’ for better or worse. It shouldn’t feel so overwhelming of a decision when we decide to […]

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Table Top Decorating Trends: Part II

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As promised, ‘Table Top Decorating Trends: Part II’ is pleased to reveal to you the results of our (Loretta’s Interior Design) participation in a local community event, “Alpharetta’s Table ~ Decorating for the Holidays.” As we considered the simple instructions and design elements posted in Part I – let’s take a look at the results: […]

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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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Kitchen Trends 2015: Countertops

As for interior spaces the kitchen I believe will forever be the most popular space in the home and we are always searching for the latest and greatest when our turn comes to update, renovate or build a brand new one. Countertops are one of the major investment elements following your cabinet choice and while […]

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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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