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Singing the Blues

It was interesting to learn the history of the color but more importantly the symbolism and psychological effects it has on people when they see this particular hue. What do you think of or feel like when you see the color blue?  Blue has been shown to be a color of loyalty and fidelity, it’s the color of water and air therefore it leads consumers to

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Wallpaper Back In Vogue

Wallpaper has been making a come back and is in vogue! If you love Pinterest or Houzz, I am sure you are seeing more rooms that feature wallpaper.  So how would you like to use wallpaper to add style to a room? It’s a great way to add color and interest to a bathroom. Here are a few of my tips if to help if you

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Taking the Time to Get Decorating Right

Interior designers are “doers!” We like to take a design idea and run with it.  A good designer listens and helps you plan so you can make the best decisions.  Hasty decisions to satisfy a spontaneous idea can result in pieces of furniture, or painted cabinets, that really aren’t what you wanted. It’s like driving through a fast food window because you’re hungry, and feeling guilty

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Decorating for Couples: When Styles Clash

We all know that opposites attract, but it can be tricky when those opposites try to work together to create a new interior design. The home decor can become a mismatched mess if you don’t put the right opposites together. Here are some suggestions on how to blend two different design styles into a harmonious motif.   Set the expectations early. Before you embark on your

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Fashion Mavens Use Color at Home

Often, a fashion designer’s personal style is seen not only in their fashion but also in the decor of their home. Here are some great rooms that reflect the design sensibilities of their owners. Kate Spade. The designer’s graphic and colorful look is echoed in her interior, Habitually Chic says. Kate’s interior also shows how well she blends and updates  different styles.     Kenzo. The fashion designer,

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The Theme of Spring High Point is ‘Inspiration’

The Editor at Large reports that the upcoming High Point Market will have a theme of “Inspiration.”  Furniture designers and interior designers alike depend upon inspiration to keep their work fresh. Inspiration also helps keep visitors to High Point motivated when their feet are tired from visiting so many showrooms! Here are some of the inspirations I predict will continue to be big this year: Color. The

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“Evolve” KBIS 2013

We love getting out to see new ideas for kitchen and bath design.  We’re taking advantage of the KBIS “Evolve” event this weekend, April 19th through the 21st, in New Orleans. KBIS stands for the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and it’s something no interior designer should miss. We’re experiencing interactive showcases of everything innovative and exciting in the kitchen and bath design world including: First time exhibitions

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Your Guide to Kitchen Window Treatments

Window treatments inject more style into your home’s interior design, especially in the kitchen. The following kitchen window treatments could be just what your kitchen needs to add a bit more style to the space’s design. Cornice –The great thing about a cornice is that it won’t block any natural light. It’s main purpose is to add architectural interest. It also helps make your ceilings look higher,

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Academy Awards 2013 Colors and Textures

The recent Academy Awards awards ceremony had many of the latest trends on display. Exciting color and textures energized the red carpet. Here are some of my favorites. White. Sparkly white was very much in vogue. Some may say the white was a bit unseasonal or a bit bridal…but creativity and movies have always gone hand-in-hand!  The Boston Globe praised the color choice and assembled the photo montage

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Banish Winter Blues with Color

Do you ever get the winter blues during the colder seasons of the year? I know I do. In fact, it’s not all that uncommon. When the weather grows cold and the sky gets obscured by grey clouds, it can be difficult to feel energetic or motivated. One of the reasons we get the winter blues is because of the lack of sunlight and the lack

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