Tag Archives: Betsy Head

Corner Dining—A Buying Guide

Corner dining is all the rage. Once considered a tad country or a bit too traditional for modern families, people are rediscovering the benefits of this type of informal dining. Open kitchens can be ideal for a nook like these … Continue reading

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Bar Cabinets—A Buying Guide

More people are entertaining at home. Along with hors doevres and good company, another important component of any successful party is a well-stocked bar. The question becomes how to best display your glassware and potables. Rather than using the dining … Continue reading

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Media Storage—A Buying Guide

Media storage is a necessary evil.  In general, designers are not big fans of electronics, cords, or televisions.  However, most people have televisions and need aesthetically pleasant furniture on which to store them.  With so many styles available, there are … Continue reading

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Beautiful Book Storage

                                        Nearly all of my clients have collections of books they want to showcase.  Whether stacks of paperback plays or hardbound … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Pattern Play

As a designer, I find the most risk and reward comes from selecting fabrics for a space. From upholstery to drapes to throw pillows to bedding, coordinating fabrics can be tricky. What scales, what colors? Do you stick with matchy-matchy? … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Gift Idea: Recliners

Father’s Day is right around the corner – are you prepared? This year, instead of getting Dad a card or a gift certificate to the local bowling alley, give him something that he can really enjoy and appreciate for many … Continue reading

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Highlights from the International Contemporary Furniture Fair

From chandeliers made from underwear to glamorous glass bars, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair is a place to see and be seen in the world of furniture. Throughout the duration of the fair, which is North America’s premier showcase for … Continue reading

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