Gretchen Bellinger’s Festive Net Fortune Fabric: Perfect for 2012!

As we ring in 2012, we look to beginning a new and prosperous year—one that will bring us good fortune! Many of us follow traditions to bring good luck and fortune, including eating black-eyed peas. Believe it or not, in New Orleans, cabbage is thought to give financial prosperity. Speaking of good fortune, I recently found out about Gretchen Bellinger‘s new textile introduction, Net Fortune. It’s a wonderfully

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Satin Nickel for the Inspiration House Bath

If you’re thinking of updating the plumbing fixtures and hardware in your bathroom, I suggest you consider a satin nickel finish. Satin nickel has a warmer look than chrome since it’s nickel plated on brass, which gives it a golden undertone. For the Inspiration House, I selected satin nickel for the bath I designed. My fabulous vendors include the Matthew Quinn Collection for the beautiful cabinet

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A Chic Holiday Table Created By Susan Currie Design

Entertaining is a major part of the holiday season. To give you decorating inspiration, I created a unique holiday table setting in a blue and white with silver shimmers.  It’s a color combination that perfect for Hanukkah and the entire winter season. Take a look… My inspiration for the design began with the blue tablecloth made from a Duralee fabric from the Eileen Kathryn Boyd Collection. I

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How to Select the Perfect Stone for Your Color Palette

When I began working on my concept for my Inspiration House bathroom design, selecting the stone for the vanity was a key element. I wanted a stone with colors that complemented the room’s other finishes. Marmi Natural Stone is my source for stone, and I love the variety in their inventory because they find unique quartz, marble and granite from quarries around the world. Personal preference is a

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Holiday Gift Guide: Susan Currie’s Top Etsy Picks

You may have your holiday shopping underway, but are you still trying to think of the perfect gift for stylish friends? Etsy is one of my favorite places for finding unique holiday gifts. Here are a few I love! Aren’t these little cow bells fun for the holidays? But don’t put them away after the holidays. They’ll add interest to your home year round. I love

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Is ’80s Style Coming Back?

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles recently explained some of the trends that took over in the ‘80s are in style again, including bright colors and preppy looks. The good news is, now ‘80s style has an updated, modern spin that looks downright chic in current interior design. Bright colors have been spotted all over the decorating world, in textiles, furniture and even place settings. Lilly Pulitzer’s fabrics

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Susan Currie Selected to Design Room in Upcoming Inspiration House

I have to start telling you about the 2012 Inspiration House that’s part of the fabulous Cathedral Antiques Show. The showhouse gods shined down on me, and I was selected to design a room. If you love blue—a soothing hue in color theory—you’ll have to come see my creative twist to one of the bathrooms. As a color associated with cleansing and relaxation, blue is perfect for

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Add Cheerful Yellow to Wintry White Designs

Wintry white spaces have been trending lately in the interior design world, not only in big-name magazines, but also in the decorating blogosphere. But white on its own is a little too cold for my taste, so I suggest adding yellow to a white space to lift your spirits this winter. According to color theory, yellow invokes joy and happiness, so take a look at these

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