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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Heart of Design

The heart of design is a woman’s home In every space her family roams Through humble service she shares her love The very heart of God a gift from above For him and her, a spouse would say or a family made, a home displays Plans for color, space, and furnishings made Each room is […]

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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Color & Space: Updating An Outdated Space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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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by focusing on a space that could use a color lift or a piece of furniture that still has potential but whose look is outdated and shows signs of wear with its frayed […]

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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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