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SUMMER AT LAST

Summer is here and thoughts of warmth, cool breezes and blue skies fill our heads. It is a time for thinking about bringing the colors of summer into your home.  Fresh summer flowers such as Azaleas, Hydrangeas and Lilies can be put into vases, water pitchers or ceramic planting pots and placed on tabletops, shelves […]

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YOU LIKE TOMATOES AND I LIKE TOMAHTOES

In 1937 Ira Gershwin wrote a wonderful song for the movie “Shall We Dance” called “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”.  It starred Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.  The point of the song was to demonstrate that a couple can have differences of opinion, but in the final analysis they must compromise if they want […]

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Good for home & good for the enviornment

New clients of mine were looking to redecorate their bedroom.  They wanted an eco-friendly environment and asked for my help redesigning the room.  As a designer, I look to create surroundings that are safe, practical and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.  The task of creating an environmentally friendly attractive home design is not as difficult […]

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UNDERNEATH IT ALL

There are several choices facing you when the time comes to change the look of your floor. Carpet, hardwood, tile, laminates and vinyl are the popular choices. For sheer beauty, a combination can help provide that special look. Carpeting is probably the most commonly used floor covering and comes in a variety of colors, patterns […]

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EYES UP

Is your ceiling painted white?  If your answer is yes, you are not alone.  Most people consider the ceiling to be just a ceiling.  It is a flat surface a few feet above your head.  To me, on the other hand, it is an area that can be used to create a more attractive home […]

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WALLS SHOULD TALK

Many homeowners who decorate a room in their home are stymied when it comes time to finish the walls. “Do I use wallpaper or paint?   What color should I make the walls?”  “Should I use a neutral paint color so the walls don’t take away from the rest of the room?”  These are common questions […]

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Punches Of Pop

Do you remember decorating your new home?  It began as a big empty space, and it grew, quickly, or over time, into an atmosphere that expressed your taste in color, pattern, texture and furnishings.  Unless your tastes have changed, you still enjoy the look of your surroundings, but don’t you sometimes feel that you need […]

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WHAT YOUR WINDOWS SHOULD WEAR

The main focal point of most rooms is how your windows are dressed.  Your taste in window fashion is a reflection of your sense of style, and as with the clothing you wear, there are many choices.  Windows sometimes are adorned with fabric and fringe as a woman might accessorize a dress with jewelry.  Neither […]