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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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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Holiday Design Trends 2015

We all have guiding principles or observations that shape the course of our lives and I have had one for years that has been observed continuously when designing homes; that “the older we become the more our true decorating style is reflected in the home.” A transition happens at some point in our lifespan where […]

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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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Kitchen Trends 2015

Thinking about updating your kitchen or building a new one? Then let’s talk kitchens and a few ‘must’ considerations for the most hardworking space in your home! Long term view: In terms of function and space what matters now and what will matter in the season to come…consider the must haves for efficiency sake. Smart […]

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Fall Design Trends for Home: Back To School

Our home is our design project, forever evolving into that ultimate look that seems to change a little or a lot with every season. Well, fall is approaching and its time to make a decision that will help prepare us for the holidays; you know, the one thing that you had intended to be ready […]

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