Color in the Kitchen

Yesterday, while (finally) flipping through the July/August issue of Traditional Home, I came across a kitchen that really caught my eye… Not only is it drop-dead gorgeous, but it also happens to be in the very same town in which I reside (Newton, Massachusetts), and the brainchild of a local designer I can’t seem to…

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Animal Prints

This post is not about animal prints. Well, not exactly. It is and it isn’t. It’s about prints of animals, not the prints on animals. There, glad we cleared that up. Today, the New England Home Design Blog featured rooms and commentary from  fellow Newton-ite (and fabulous designer) Liz Caan, including this powder room, which inspired the post. The…

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Going Up: Stair Runners

I’m beginning to think about what to do with the main stairs in our new house, which is (still) under construction. I know that, for reasons of safety and aesthetics, I want to do a rug runner from the first floor to the second floor, but I’m unsure on just about everything else – color,…

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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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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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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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Best Of E-Design

Recently I’ve been incredibly inspired, and encouraged, by the quality of “e-designed” residential interiors – that is, spaces that were designed and decorated by a professional from afar, without ever setting foot in the room (and usually, without ever speaking with the client). As I develop my business plan, I definitely see this as a…

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Slowing Down, Speeding Up

Those who have been following this blog may have noticed that my frequency of posting has decreased a bit of late. I so wish that wasn’t the case, as I find writing here to be a wonderful creative outlet. But I’ve been working on a few other ‘projects,’ which are keeping me incredibly busy. Still…

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