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Renovation Obstacles II:  Keeping character in your home

Renovation & Interior Design Renovating a home can be thrilling both in the positive and the negative sense.  Positive in that it gives you the opportunity to finally add all the features you’ve always wanted in your home, but negative in that you could do some real design damage if…

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Renovation Obstacles: Why Open Floors Are Not Always The Best Option

Hopping on my Soap Box... Excuse me while a rant a bit about the open floor plan that is so popular in new construction and remodeling projects today.  While they are super trendy and seemingly helpful for family living, open plans come with a myriad of obstacles that consumers don’t anticipate when…

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Never Enough: Why most people don’t have enough furniture in their rooms

The more (furniture), the merrier in decoration and interior design One of my claims to fame is how much furniture I can fit in a room.  Almost every client I have designed and decorated homes for in Nashville and beyond has commented on how much furniture I can fit in…

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Pairing Fabrics and Wallcoverings and the Tendency to Play It Safe

Pattern Crazy One of my greatest talents and passions as a decorator and interior designer is to pair fabrics and wallcoverings, coordinating multiple patterns in a room. To me, it is a missed opportunity to not put multiple fabrics on a sofa or a chair.  I often tell clients, “Hey, we…

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You do not live in a padded cell: How to avoid the seduction of a white room

Public Service Announcement I have to speak out on something I feel is a public service message, and it has to do with the color white.  I feel like we are at the end of the Poseidon Adventure.  You know the movie where a rogue wave knocks a ship in the…

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The Covenant of Wallpaper—Choosing a Paper You Will Love for Years 

Wallpaper is back and it’s amazing Some of you are still suffering from PTSD from the last wave of wallpaper in the 90's, but I'm telling you it's time to get back on board. Wallpaper is amazing from a couple of different perspectives:   ONE: It’s amazing because the choices are…

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