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The Star of the Show!

One of the most common services I provide my interior design clients is paint selection for their homes.  Many people find choosing the perfect color daunting, so they continue to postpone much needed maintenance and updating.  It can be overwhelming so I’ve developed some basics to consider when choosing new…

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Cover Your World…With Carpet!

Believe it or not, carpet is an increasing trend as a flooring material in home design.  Looking to Europe as a leader in design trends, more and more designers there are using broadloom, or wall-to-wall as some refer to it, as flooring.  And, they are not just using it in…

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Elements Newsletter, Interiors, Trends

February 20, 2011

The Outdoor Room

Once limited to more tropical areas of the world, outdoor rooms are more and more popular throughout all climate types.  Outdoor furniture manufacturers and fabric houses are making amazing progress with finish techniques that make all-weather furniture look and feel more like interior furniture. There are some things to consider…

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Elements Newsletter, Interiors, Trends

February 6, 2011

Casual Elegance to Modern Interiors

With every passing month, and with every new design periodical, it is more and more apparent that Country French is dead, and a more modern style is thriving.  Don’t get me wrong, I love layering multiple textures and patterns to get a cozy, charming room.  However, there are no more…

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Elements Newsletter, Interiors

February 1, 2011

Light Up Your Dreams

Lighting and Interior Design Lighting can be a dramatic focal point in a room, or it can be a huge elephant that no one wants to talk about…or look at!  With today’s trends moving away from traditional, European elegance toward a cleaner, modern look, most homeowners will need to address…

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Elements Newsletter, Trends

December 14, 2010

Accent Furniture

One small change can make a huge impact! If you haven’t been paying attention to current design trends (and if you haven’t, you should be), you may not have noticed a MAJOR trend.  It’s called Flamant design, after the famous Belgian furniture company.  They have pioneered a modern/vintage look that…

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Elements Newsletter, Tips

December 6, 2010

Holiday Quick Tip

I find it helps if you have a cocktail before you put the lights on the tree.  It keeps you from taking what should be a merry experience and turning it into the Grinch who stole Christmas. Seriously, try adding blue to your holiday tree.  The cool tones in the…

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Elements Newsletter, Interiors

December 1, 2010

New Year…New Room

It happens every year.  December 26th arrives and you can’t get rid of that tree soon enough.  There’s only one problem:  the giant whole it leaves in your room.  Same goes with the mantle, the flower pot that held the now dead poinsettia… you get the idea.  What looked good…

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Elements Newsletter, Interiors, Trends

September 10, 2010

Wallcovering…Back in Style?

If you spend any time reading shelter magazines, you have noticed the resurgence of wallcoverings.  Almost every room photographed has wallcovering in it.  Whether it’s paper or fabric, interior designers are using more patterns on the walls of some of America’s most beautiful homes. Wallcovering has been around since before…

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Elements Newsletter, Interiors

September 1, 2010

Importance of Interior Design

Residential Interior Design There have been many studies regarding the importance of interior design, both in the areas of residential and commercial design.  Researchers have found that in the workplace, well-designed spaces can reduce absenteeism and increase productivity.  In the home, well-organized and visually appealing living spaces can improve quality…

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