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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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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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Centerpiece Tips & Tricks

You are the builder of your future & if your future includes a new centerpiece I'm here to help! I recently posted a question about centerpieces. "Do you prefer centerpieces that are one sided (meaning they look great from the front but not the back) vs a circular display that's styled from all sides". I'm tackling the question head on in this blog post. The key to choosing which type of display works best is based on the table you're styling & it's location. Dining room tables, coffee tables, some sofa tables & some end tables are viewed from all sides & should look good from all sides. If your display backs up to a wall - you're golden & a one...

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Spring Spruce Up!

Hey Friends!  I hope you're having an awesome start to Spring. It's a great season to freshen up (Spruce Up!) everything around your home. Indoors you've probably opened windows to let the fresh air in and outdoors you're probably working on cleaning up everything Winter left behind. I've been fortunate enough to get to do a little bit of both. I feel accomplished when the projects are complete. This week, I was blessed with the opportunity to help a good friend decorate her new home. We talked about the things that make her smile (pics of her kids, flowers, art). We talked about colors, goals & plans for the future of her home. All of the photos in this Blog...

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