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PICTURE PERFECT PARTIES, A BOOK REVIEW AND DEMONSTRATION

November 8, 2013

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It’s as if Annette Joseph read my mind when she wrote her first book, Picture Perfect Parties. This much anticipated, beautifully photographed, and eloquently written primer on how to throw the perfect party was just the tool I needed to jump start my creativity. I was one of the first to read the book back […]

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SMITTEN BY: MIGHTY OAK WOOD DOORS

September 7, 2012

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A common symbol of strength and endurance, it’s no wonder why oak is a top species for wood doors. Oak wood doors are some of the more economically priced and readily available wood doors compared to other hardwoods and add charm to any home in both interior and exterior settings. Each time I visit a […]

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LIGHTEN UP: LIVING WITH DARK LEATHER FURNITURE

September 4, 2012

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urrently, I’m working on two living/family rooms that include two or more pieces of dark leather furniture. I have nothing against brown leather, but I prefer it when it is broken up with upholstered pieces whether in a neutral shade or a brighter hue. An abundance of dark leather tends to make a room feel […]

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MOVIE REVIEW | A MAN NAMED PEARL

February 20, 2012

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written by Abra Lee, Garden Contributor unday February 26th marks the 84th Annual Academy Awards and with so much movie buzz in the media, I wanted to share one of my favorite films of all time. Titled ‘A Man Named Pearl’ it is the true story about self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar of Bishopville, SC. […]

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TODAY ON HOUZZ: INTERVIEW WITH PHOTOSTYLIST ANNETTE JOSEPH

January 21, 2012

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y latest ideabook on houzz.com is an eye-opening interview with photostylist/producer Annette Joseph. After witnessing her style a room from scratch at a mock photoshoot, I became intrigued with the art of photostyling and had to learn more about the craft. Annette’s job is to help you envision yourself living in the space, enjoying it […]

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THANK YOU JET MAGAZINE!

January 15, 2012

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Thank you Jet Magazine for publishing my advice (January 23rd) on transforming your living room into an ideal retreat. It’s such a honor to have my work included in a magazine I grew up reading. There was always a Jet in our magazine rack! When Senior Editor, Kyra Kyles called to chat about low-cost ways […]

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NEW YEAR, NEW START

January 2, 2012

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So we are already into day 2 of the new year and into the second day of your resolutions.  Truth is, you can start anew anytime of the year so don’t put too much pressure on yourselves to get it right the first time. The same truth holds to starting a new decorating project. It […]

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