Why I Love a Tightback Sofa

CR Laine’s Talford Sofa There are so many reasons to love a tightback sofa – meaning, a sofa that has a “tight-upholstered” back, as opposed to loose or semi-attached back cushions. So what’s the big deal, anyway? Allow me to explain why I am such a big fan of the tightback; maybe you’ll be converted,…

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Black + White Bathrooms

Bathroom projects are among the most common renovations people undertake in their homes. They can be exciting, but also stressful. Aside from possibly having to adjust your everyday personal hygeine rituals during the course of construction, and dealing with ballooning budgets and slipping schedules – you’ll need to commit to specific not-inexpensive and not-flexible materials…

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Countdown to High Point

High Point Market is just two weeks away!   Since many (probably most) of my readers are not designers, I first need to explain what High Point Market is, exactly. It’s the largest home furnishings industry market (or, trade show) in the United States. It happens twice a year in High Point, NC, which is…

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How To Paint A Dark Room

Chances are, you have at least one room in your house that is a “dark room” – meaning it lacks sufficient natural light during the day to illuminate the room to your satisfaction. There is something wonderful about a space in which you can leave the lights OFF during the day, and only turn them…

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A Change Of Plans

You may have noticed I’ve been away from the blog for awhile. I’ve been on writing hiatus while we’ve been focusing on some personal business. For months – heck, for nearly a year I’ve been blogging about “our new house,” and the process of designing and decorating it while construction has been ongoing.  I’ve spent…

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