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16 Aug 10 Reasons You Need an Interior Designer

In my last blog, I quoted Red Adair about the true cost of hiring a professional.  Having a qualified interior designer cannot only save you money, but time and frustration as well. So if you are thinking about tackling an interior design project or remodel in...

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17 Jul Finding Inspiration!

In my last blog I mentioned that clients often get paralyzed by indecision when it comes to using pieces they have, because they worry about finding the “perfect” piece.  There is no perfect piece – only a perfect piece if it means something to you...

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26 Jun The Best Companion

This past week I suffered a great loss.  Dee Dee, my sweet feline companion for 20 years, passed away.  It was a peaceful transition with her dying in her sleep.  So, after many weeks of Dee Dee getting weaker and frailer, I finally had to say...

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11 Jun Ikat

Ikat (ē-ˌkät).  This technique of dyeing yarn – and its resulting pattern – has been around for hundreds of years.  But in the last few years, I am seeing a real resurgence of Ikat patterns both in fashion and home. Ikat comes from the Malaysian word...

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10 Jun The Brewster Chair

The Brewster chair was introduced this spring at the High Point Furniture Market and for me; it was love at first site (and first sit!).  I love the clean lines, the architectural element of the continuous chrome support and the supreme comfort of the style. ...

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The Claridges Tile from Artistic Tile gets its inspiration from the Claridges Hotel in London.  The sinuous lines reflect an Art Nouveau past, yet still fell completely contemporary for today’s interior. Available in several standard materials, my favorite is white marble with mother of pearl ribbons. ...

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A sisal rug is always a great choice as an inexpensive and classic look for your floor. You don’t need to shell out thousands of dollars for a hand knotted wool rug or even more for a custom designed rug.  A sisal rug has the wonderful...

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