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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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Antique Shopping in Parma

I cannot even begin to express in words the gamut of emotions I experienced during a most amazing week shopping at the largest Antiques fair in Italy, Mercanteinfiera. (Sigh.)   As you know, I love antiques, and my dear friend Toma Clark Haines of The Antiques Diva and Co. invited…

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A House to Love – Renovating Boxwood Hill

Removing Obstacles We looked at many houses when considering our move to Nashville, each with many obstacles to be overcome.  I wanted an older home where we could create something unique.  Ruthann wanted something close to the interstate to get her quickly to her beloved hometown of Franklin, TN.  High…

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