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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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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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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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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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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Designing with Fabric, Pt. 1

Textiles play an important role in planning our interior spaces. Texture, pattern, color, durability and style of the fabric influence the beauty, functionality and placement within the space plan and furniture placement in the home. If you have a space in your home (e.g. a family room) that requires a multi-purpose application such as tv […]

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Decorating Trends 2014~2015

When considering decorating trends, one must have the gift of vision or pay attention to those that do. We all have a starting place, a current home with a family filled with personality and interest, season of life and various activities that drive the direction of our decorating theme and style. Couple this with a […]

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