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Trim Doesn’t Have to be White

Trim Doesn’t Have to be White

Accent Trim — How to Do It Have you ever seen trim in a color other than white and thought about if it was a good idea or not? I am here to tell you that it IS a good idea.   Why paint your trim a color? Be unique- most of the world has white trim. Highlight your...

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Creating Inspiration Collages

Creating Inspiration Collages

Design Collage Travel experiences, weather, colors, fabrics and patterns are a constant source of inspiration. The best way to test out an idea or a palette is to create a collage, where you can test how the materials and finishes blend into each other and juxtapose...

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Symmetry

Symmetry

I know that the majority of people seek out and crave symmetry. I get it, but all I ask of you is to choose at least one opportunity to embrace asymmetry too! Why go for the uneven bars? Uneven means more difficult, but high risk means high reward. If you want...

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Nature Inspired

Nature Inspired

It is proven that bringing the outdoors in is calming, comforting and inspiring for people- an innate contribution to a space. As humans, we are intrinsically drawn to nature, so if you are forced to be indoors, you might as well bring nature in, which means daylight,...

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Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action

Lighting Design Lighting is the jewelry in a space. I am not going to lie, I happen to LOVE jewelry, which means I also happen to LOVE lighting. You should love it too- a room without it is like a naked wrist without a bracelet, and we can’t have that! Your foyer,...

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When Life Hands You Lemons

When Life Hands You Lemons

I needed a reminder- when life hands you lemons, such as a pandemic, you might as well make them pretty. Forget the lemonade- that has too much sugar! Living in an older home lends to its quality craftsmanship and endearing details, but there is no doubt that my...

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Front Doors Need More…

Front Doors Need More…

Every time I see a front door washing out on an exterior or it is the same color as the shutters, I feel that the personality of the home is being sacrificed. Do not neglect this opportunity! Your door can be the backdrop of family photos OR how people remember your...

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Adding Dimension Through 3D Art

Adding Dimension Through 3D Art

Designing with Art I know that when you think about art, you think about 2-dimensional prints- maybe they are canvas or framed. Imagine a world where there was more life to every piece that you hung on your walls. It is possible….because 3-dimensional art does just...

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Boy OR Girl?

Boy OR Girl?

Gender reveal parties have taken over our times and it is rare that a couple waits until…

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What The TILE?!

What The TILE?!

I may sound like a broken record, but you have heard me say this before – lighting and tile are truly the accents in a space that bring in the pop, the accent and the personality.

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If Your Walls Could Talk…What Would They Say?

If Your Walls Could Talk…What Would They Say?

Is Wallpaper still IN? Walls are your largest blank canvas in your home. Let them make you smile. Let them be the topic of conversation. Allow them to contribute to your home and lend to your personality! Wallpaper has been back IN for a while now, but the options...

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