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September 23, 2013

The State of Design

It's honesty time and I need to purge the negativity from my soul. After flipping through this month's latest design magazines, I closed my eyes and told Ruthann to just let me die. I will be refusing all food and drink, so please, don't try to revive me. The signs…

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Small Space; Big Impact!

Do you have a room in your home that isn’t living up to its potential?  I would say most of my friends and clients do.  One recent project had a new client asking me what I could do to her tired sunroom.  She was using it as a make-shift greenhouse…

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Elements Newsletter

March 17, 2012

Quick Tip

How do you make your outdoor space feel more like a room? Don't forget to include window treatments in the design. Simple drapery panels bring more intimacy in outdoor rooms by creating a cocooning effect. They can be merely decorative or they can be designed to move so they shield…

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Elements Newsletter

March 15, 2012

Cooper Creek Lane

On a recent project, a client had two large spaces that were completely underutilized. One was a landing at the top of their stairs and one was a pantry. The landing was at the top of an elliptical staircase with a beautiful scroll ironwork banister. When you reached the top…

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Elements Newsletter

March 1, 2012

Reclaiming Unused Spaces

Christopher Lowell, a one-time TV design personality, once said, "If you can dance in a room, there's not enough furniture in it." I must admit, I've used that line a time or two. It humorously and succinctly describes how rooms that are not correctly furnished feel more like the set…

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Creating a Spa Retreat

Interior Design in the Bedroom The newest interior design trend in bedrooms is to create a spa retreat.  Clients are asking to design havens, not only for themselves, but for guests and children, as well. When creating a spa retreat a few of my “must-haves” are: Lush bedding.  My definition…

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Cooper Creek Lane : Master Suite

Bedrooms should be a very personal space.  Nowhere else in the home are you at your most vulnerable.  All your barriers are down and you just want to relax and retreat from the world.  So, when designing a client’s new master retreat I thought flowers would be the perfect backdrop…

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The Rise of Americana

When I tell clients that Americana is emerging as a HOT new trend I always here, “Oh no, not geese and ducks again!”  Instead of American Country, which was so popular in the 80’s, it is called Americana.  Americana design focuses on primitive woodwork, simple forms and reclaimed woods.  It…

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