Archive | January, 2013

SEASIDE TWO STORY GREAT ROOM ‘SHORE’ TO PLEASE

January 31, 2013

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Pin It I’m often on the hunt for inspiration for two story great rooms and recently came across this one designed by Lillian August for the 2012 Hampton Designer Show House. This space has one of the very best designs I’ve seen from color selection to furniture scale to window treatments. Regardless of your decor […]

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MOTHERLODE MONDAY FEATURING GUEST EDITOR ERICA ISLAS

January 28, 2013

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Pin It Today’s Motherlode Monday Guest Editor is Erica Islas of California-based EMI Interior Design. It was through social media where I first learned about her work as a designer, then later (and offline) I grew to know her as a friend. We had the good fortune of meeting in person during Brizo Fashion Week […]

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DESIGNER NATE BERKUS LAUNCHES FIRST FABRIC LINE WITH CALICO CORNERS

January 25, 2013

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Pin It Nate Berkus made an impressive start to the new year with the launch of his first fabric collection through Calico Corners. 24 fabrics options ranging from metallics to heavy burlaps made their way to Calico Corner showrooms this month with prices starting at $14.99. Berkus’ love of travel continues to influence everything he […]

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DINER CHIC: 9 FUN ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR RETRO KITCHEN

January 21, 2013

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While working on a retro-inspired kitchen renovation I grew to love the element of fun vintage accessories bring to a kitchen. My clients were very confident in their choice to purchase a cherry-red Big Chill Refrigerator; however, others who also love the look may choose to explore this style on a smaller scale. Retro themed accessories, […]

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RETRO REVIVAL: IDEAS FOR YOUR BIG CHILL REFRIGERATOR

January 21, 2013

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A couple sits down at a meeting with their kitchen designer. The wife retrieves a sleek faucet from her handbag, looks at her husband, turns to the designer and then says, “Design a kitchen around this.” Remember that commercial? The camera pans to the opposite side of the conference table and the commercial ends showing […]

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GRAFFITI GLAMOUR: URBAN ART INSPIRES FESTIVE TABLESETTING

January 16, 2013

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Design inspiration is everywhere, your mind just has to be free to receive it. This project I completed for an AmericasMart Atlanta presentation illustrates this very point. Last Friday, Dayka and I presented Decorate and Celebrate,  8 Ways to for Turning Your Next Shop Party into a City Haute Spot to a room full of boutique owners […]

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MOTHERLODE MONDAY: CREATING YOUR VILLAGE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

January 14, 2013

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Pin It There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t chat with someone, either virtually or in real life, about life as a mom. Everyday presents a new set of triumphs and challenges and its nice to have someone else to share it with. No one can understand you like another mom can. […]

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