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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Wallpaper Trends 2015

Wallpaper is back and coming on strong! A classic design element weaving itself in and out of décor trends since the ages began, collections are showing up everywhere. Patterns showcasing the bold and beautiful, gentle and feminine to those that whisper design lightly with vivid color palettes to softer hues for any occasion and style, […]

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Is Your Color Fresh?

If your first thought went to your hair color smile, you are among friends. But actually I am referring to your home and the current color plan that you are living with. A couple of months ago I received an inquiry from a new homeowner; “I would love to hear your suggestions on paint color […]

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Your Design Style, Pt. I

Are you struggling with determining your design style? You are not alone! Decorating styles have evolved as our lifestyles have evolved as the way culture adapts to new environments. Let’s take a brief look at a few popular styles and a few less known that will help you answer this question for yourself. Classic Traditional: […]

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Summer Design Trends for Home

It’s bright, it’s hot, it’s fresh, it’s summer! And that means things change at home to meet the demands of life that call for less structure and more fun. It is time to open up your home a bit by bringing the outside in through many ways and techniques that cost very little. Here are […]

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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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A Mother’s Heart for Home

Born with capacity to love her home Not knowing at first, she ponders alone If she has what it takes To make her house a home She shaped her daughters Influenced her sons A labor of love, a life fully worn She is a Mother, her heart is her home As days move on, now […]

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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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