Not My Cup Of Tea…Or Is It?

We all have them. Pet peeves. Pre-conceived notions. Things we passionately hate about “bad” design. It’s different for everyone. Some people loathe wallpaper, in general. Others can’t stand the sight of shiny brass hardware, or an overstuffed recliner. Everyone is entitled to their opinion – and we all have the right to love where we…

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6 Tips For Painting Your Nursery

This post is for all you expectant parents, grandparents, and interested friends and family who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a precious little one!  One of the most exciting parts of anticipating a baby’s birth is creating their special room in your home. Oftentimes, this involves repainting. It’s the easiest, most basic way to…

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A Gothic Revival

Whether or not you realize it, Gothic motifs are everywhere in contemporary design and furnishings. I guess you could call it a Gothic Re-Revival of sorts. Whenever you see a quatrefoil (super hot right now), pointed arch, or a flying buttress (not likely 🙂 ), that’s Gothic. It can be a little dark and dreary,…

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20 Great Paint Color Names

So…I’m on a bit of a color bender of late. It’s awfully hard not to be when you are eating, sleeping and breathing it, as well as taking a class in it this summer. I’ve begun to hoard things like fan decks and giant-sized paint chips (and no, I didn’t eat them as a kid…

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Automagic Color Schemes With Chip It!

Ever witness a scene, or see a picture that had amazing, beautiful color that inspired you in some way? If you are a design professional (or enthusiastic amateur!), you’re always on the lookout for this type of inspiration – perhaps for a unique, fresh color palette for your own space or a client’s. I’ve been…

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A Soft Landing

Until recently, I’ve resisted thinking about furnishings and decoration for our new house (which is under construction, about to enter blue boarding phase!), in order to focus on the “bones” and other things that are a higher priority to address now. But I’m starting to succumb to temptation, partly because of some great sales I’ve…

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