Life at Home: Hospitality, Barbecue & Fireworks

Family celebrations are anchored in thoughts of home and the relationships we cherish. Memories of gathering together to celebrate relationships and holidays attach themselves to great food, laughter and good design. My impressions take me back to how relatives homes were arranged and rearranged to easily fit the crowd at hand and how little effort […]

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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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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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