Family Friendly Style at the Boston Design Center

Today I had the opportunity to attend the Boston Design Center’s annual open house, “The Look” – albeit for only a couple of hours (babysitter constraints!). I spent some time perusing the showrooms, and introducing myself to folks as a newly minted member of “the trade.” During my abbreviated visit, I had my radar up…

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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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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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Ikat Inspiration

There is no doubt that ikat prints are very hot right now. It doesn’t feel right to call ikat (that’s eeee-cot) trendy, though – after all, these are patterns derived from ancient textile dyeing techniques. Somehow it looks just as fresh and bold today as it surely did then (we’re talking several hundred years ago).…

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