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Looking Ahead At The Future Of Home

This has been a tumultuous year!  Am I right or am I right?!?! From a pandemic that locked us down, to riots that showed us we can love our black friends but "black lives matter" is bigger. Gender identity, equality and acknowledgment are a focus of attention. We've witnessed several once in a lifetime, catastrophic storms and fires that have changed our landscape for a very long time. How does this influence home design, decor and lifestyle trends for the future? I'm entrusting in some of the big guns in the industry to bring the details home to you. Sherwin Williams is my paint expert, Pinterest, The Italian Bark and Melissa Penfold are my industry experts. They have already shared their...

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Transitioning Your Decor From Summer to Fall

  If you were with me last Fall, you'll remember I transitioned my home from Fall to Christmas. We had twinkling lights for Thanksgiving and Christmas slowly emerged over time. I love how this form of decorating was gradual and truly enjoyable.  This year I'm transitioning from Summer to Fall in the same manner. What is transitioning? It's more of a gradual change from seasons. Instead of Fall appearing in one day it appears gradually over time. The trend across the pond and finally emerging in the US is bringing the outdoors in.  My friend Ellen from @featherglass has been doing this forever and does it better than anyone. I'm showcasing her home in this blog post to show you...

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What Does Your Coffee Table Say About You?!?!

Did you know there's a piece of furniture in your home that says a lot about who you are. You walk past it every day; you likely use it every day. It sits in the middle of your home, you and your friends gather around it. It holds pizza & popcorn; it sometimes actually holds coffee & it paints a picture of you are. What am I talking about? It's of course, your coffee table. The way you decorate & keep your coffee table, says a lot about you as a person. How? Lets have some fun and explore the ways! According to my friends at Apartment Therapy: If It’s Always Neat - You’re likely a perfectionist, and you believe that everything in...

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Pull A Room Together With This Best Kept Secret + Five Design Terms You Need To Know

You've spent weeks analyzing paint chips, you shopped for just the right pieces of furniture & lighting to create an attractive room but something is off. The biggest not so secret, secret in home decorating is our first design term .... TEXTURE! Texture - When designers talk about texture, they're talking about the surface quality of a material. Every surface has a texture whether it be smooth or rough, bumpy or flat. Texture can be both seen & felt. By my definition, texture is how something feels by sight and we really don’t even have to touch it to feel it. Textures can be furry, silky, shiny, smooth, hard, soft, rough, downy, chunky, ragged .… you get what I'm talking about! We can add...

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Tips & Tricks For a Tidy & Clean Home

You're stuck at home...I'm stuck at home...We're all stuck at home. Spring has arrived and cleaning is upon us, so lets get down to the nitty gritty. If you know me, you know I hate clutter. So keeping a home clutter free is important for me. Cleaning on the other hand isn't my top priority. Don't get me wrong, I love a clean home but I don't seek perfection.  No matter your personality, cleaning and organizing are a necessary evil. Here are some Tips & Tricks for keeping a Tidy & Clean Home. DECLUTTER - Removing the mountains makes cleaning easier. I learned early on that you can't have a clean & happy space with piles of clutter. Clutter comes in many forms...

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