Monthly Archives: July 2009

Into the Looking Glass

Adding mirrors to your home isn’t necessarily a vanity project. Used effectively, they are good feng-shui. Additionally, mirrors can help with perspective and serve as a light source. The key is to place them around your place with a strategy. … Continue reading

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Finding Decorating Inspiration

Did you know that the retailers who sell home goods such as furniture, fabrics and accessories actually employ people to travel the world seeking inspiration? This might come in the form of architecture that will show up in the design … Continue reading

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Even the Bathroom Should be Decorated

Every home has one (and thank goodness!)—a bathroom. This is a purely functional room that often gets overlooked when it comes time to decorate. We slap some paint on the walls, add some color coordinated rugs and towels and close … Continue reading

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Animal Prints

I have just returned from a wonderful holiday on safari in South Africa. Of course I brought a lot of interesting souvenirs back with me, including a beautifully painted ostrich egg with African animals on it, and some beautiful elephant … Continue reading

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Antiques Can Give Your Home Charm, Style

Everything old is new again! Choosing antiques to furnish your home can be a great way to infuse your own personality and style into each and every room. The key is to choose unifying themes or pieces that can tie … Continue reading

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Sofa Shopping

This weekend I will be buying four couches for different clients. Sitting, bouncing, and lying on couches is all in a day’s work for a designer. No complaints here. But buying a sofa is not all fun and games. This … Continue reading

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Saving Space: The Trend of Downsized Living

Smaller spaced living is a lifestyle trend that has taken off among people of all ages. Some look for a low-maintenance lifestyle, where others are looking to cut costs. Regardless, it takes a little thought and planning to adapt in … Continue reading

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Ideas for Furnishing a Den

Dens and bonus rooms are such a great idea. They give extra family space to use as a hobby room, a kids TV room, a spare bedroom or a home office. They don’t have to be the tidiest room in … Continue reading

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A Smart Move: Investing In Great Furniture

It can be tempting sometimes to pick up that couch or set of end tables from a yard sale. After all, it comes at a great price. But contrary to what some believe, choosing high quality furniture may end up … Continue reading

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Luxe Lights

While most designer balk at overhead lights, calling them unflattering and harsh, even the strictest of designers has a soft spot for chandeliers. I am certainly included among those who love a good chandelier or pendant. Set the tone for … Continue reading

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