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As a professional interior designer, I spend so much time churning out color plans for projects.  I strategize how a color will sculpt a space, correct a problem, unify rooms or affect brand perception for commercial clients.  Color is often on my brain. But today as I drove past a mimosa tree in full bloom…
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A to do list should never feel like all work and no play. Whether it’s meeting a friend for drinks or breaking out the ice cream maker, be sure to add some fun to your to do list before summer slips away! To help make room for relaxation and beauty, check out this month’s Decorating…
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Home decor this year has been all about bringing the outside in. Incorporating natural elements into an interior helps create a soothing atmosphere that mimics the feeling of being outdoors. This month, we gave this trend our own fresh spin by creating a botanical bedroom that will excite the eyes and calm the mind.  We…
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Design school can be exhilarating. It can also be a pain. I remember being bored to death in a lighting class that for me was dryer than dry. I remember in a different and favorite class, a very funny fellow student “gagging” loudly throughout the first many centuries of a furniture history class (that I…
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I love the feeling of accomplishment I get after crossing something off of my to do list. Sometimes, I’ll write down a task that I’ve already completed, just so I can cross it off! To get the same positive, productive vibes going in your own home, check out this month’s Decorating Savvy Checklist! Select even…
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  A bold area rug and reclaimed wood bed begin this rustic space. Nightstands made to resemble antique leather trunks sit on either side of the bed while a dark wood dresser provides additional storage across the room. Industrial elements were added in the form of a drum side table and mirror, both made of…
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OK Peeps. This year’s Kips Bay Show House was an odd affair for 2 reasons: #1: The show house was secured on the late side and because of this, it forced designers to dash even faster to spin their magic. As a result, luscious ceilings were almost all but missing, as was much needed overhead…
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Did you know that lists have been known to boost creativity? Sign me up! It’s true. By writing down the small steps you’re freeing up your mind to focus on the bigger picture! To help get your creative juices flowing, enjoy this month’s Decorating Savvy Checklist! Select even just one of the actions below to…
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