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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Designing Around The Focal Point

The “wow” effect in a room begins with knowing what to do with “the piece” or “wall that contains a special detail” that will drive your decorating decisions and thus anchor the room. We all have a special piece that we can’t live without that may be driven by its history with your family or […]

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Color & Space: Updating An Outdated Space

It’s that time of year: color is popping up everywhere and spring is being announced loud and clear! Limited only by what climate region you reside in, early spring perennials are blooming and igniting our emotions toward a hopeful and exciting season that this year will bring until… we enter that room in our home […]

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Color of The Year 2013, Sherwin-Williams

With all the talk about interior color right now it seemed appropriate to comment on Sherwin-Williams 2013 Color of the Year: Aloe, SW6464. The adjectives are amazing…”funky or glamorous…soothes souls and brings unexpected harmony to any area…no ordinary pastel…highly adaptable…” and seem to offer a crossover appeal to any style. It is a beautiful color, […]

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Color Trends & Home

What is one of the most consistent designer questions ever? You guessed it…the color question. From what are the latest color trends to what color(s) would work best in my home – will forever be the decorating dilemma to solve; and that’s what I hope to help you with today! Begin by taking a look […]

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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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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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